Another Democrat Enters LG Race
Rich Savage, a Democratic political advisor in Richmond, announced today that he will run for lieutenant governor in November.
As part of the announcement, Savage unveiled a 10-point education plan that includes tuition forgiveness for graduates who serve as teachers for five years.
"As Lt. Governor, I will dedicate my fullest efforts to rebuilding our intellectual infrastructure to ensure that Virginia students are prepared to compete for jobs in the global marketplace with students from India, China and Europe," he said. "Virginia needs leaders who will answer the call to lead, take charge during these tough times, and provide new ideas to meet the challenges we face."
Former Finance Secretary Jody Wagner and Jon Bowerbank, a wealthy businessman from Russell County, are also seeking the Democratic nomination. Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) will face lawyer Patrick Muldoon for the Republican nomination.
Savage is the founder of Media Directions, Inc., a political advertising firm that has done work for Democratic candidates in Virginia and the nation.
He has hired Alan Secrest of Cooper & Secrest Associates to conduct research, Bennet Ratcliff of Ratcliff Strategies to advise the campaign on day-to-day strategy and media and Jaimey Sexton of Telephone Strategies Group to supervise the campaign's telephone communications strategy.
January 2, 2009; 3:33 PM ET
Categories: Anita Kumar , Bill Bolling , Election 2009 , Jody Wagner
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