My Endorsement: Values Matter
The Post is asking readers to make the case for their favored candidate in the Virginia governor’s race in 200 words or less.
By Tamasine Wood-Creighton
Supports: Robert F. McDonnell
Party Identification: Republican
2005 Vote: Did not vote.
Twenty-seven years ago, I graduated with the fifth class of women from Norwich University. I was an anomaly. Very few women who were not in the medical field were entering the military, but there I was, a regular Army field artillery second lieutenant. I helped to crack the glass ceiling, and I changed the views of many men along the way.
Robert F. McDonnell, too, grew during that same period, as evidenced by his actions over the past decade. He has supported his daughter as a military officer, appointed numerous women to prestigious and influential positions, and supported many efforts in government to further Virginia family values. These values matter, and McDonnell stands firm on his values. Also, McDonnell has a plan to improve transportation at no cost to the taxpayer, to increase jobs by encouraging small businesses and bringing entrepreneurs to Virginia and to invest in our youth through improved educational benefits.
Seven years ago, I made the choice to retire from the Army and become a taxpayer in Virginia. Join with me and make the right decision now for governor: Robert F. McDonnell.
To submit your own endorsement, write to email@example.com with “My Endorsement” in the subject line. Include your party affiliation, if any, as well as how you voted in Virginia’s last governor’s race. Finally, please include a day and evening phone number (not for publication) and a note disclosing any connection you have to Sen. R. Creigh Deeds or Robert F. McDonnell, their campaigns or the Democratic or Republican parties.
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