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Posted at 2:58 PM ET, 10/ 9/2009

My Endorsement: A Jim Olin Democrat

By editors

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 Phyllis Olin

Supports: R. Creigh Deeds
Party Identification: Democrat
2005 Vote: Timothy M. Kaine

My husband, Jim Olin, was the congressman for the Sixth District of Virginia from 1983 to 1993. He was widely respected for his honesty, intelligence and hard work. A moderate Democrat, he worked well with members of both parties.

We met R. Creigh Deeds over 25 years ago and saw him develop into the same kind of public servant — honest, intelligent and hardworking. I know that Jim, if he were still alive, would be out vigorously supporting Deeds for governor. I’m happy to be filling in for Jim, as I believe that Creigh Deeds would be an excellent governor.

To submit your own endorsement, write to 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 Finally, please include a day and evening phone number (not for publication) and a note disclosing any connection you have to Sen.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.

By editors  | October 9, 2009; 2:58 PM ET
Tags:  Deeds, Virginia, election, governor  
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I am Gerald E. Berg, an independent Dem who was Jim Olin's last opponent for reelection to Congress in 1990. I opposed many of his votes in favor of Bush Sr's budgets, but thought him a good and decent man.

And I join Jim Olin's widow Phyllis, in support of another good and decent man, Creigh Deeds for Governor.

Today, I am no admirer of Pres. Obama's pro-Wall Street policies. Or the similar views held by the 24 carat 'conservative' phony 'Slick Bobby' McDonnell.

Creigh Deeds is not the slicker candidate--just the better one.

Posted by: bjerryberg | October 12, 2009 9:52 PM | Report abuse

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