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Associated Builders and Contractors Endorses Ed Gillespie for Governor

ABC-VA Chapter Chairman Todd Hammond: “Ed Gillespie is the candidate best equipped to support Virginia’s commercial and industrial construction industry and its thousands of employees and suppliers”

The Associated Builders and Contractors – Virginia Chapter today endorsed Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie in the 2017 Virginia governor’s race. The announcement reflects the broad support Gillespie has earned in his campaign for his pro-growth economic policy agenda.

Speaking about the announcement, Ed Gillespie said, “The Associated Builders and Contractors have great appreciation for the policies that will get our economy growing again, including protecting our right to work laws and removing regulatory barriers that will allow our small businesses to thrive, and I am proud to have earned their support today. As governor, I’ll work to expand apprenticeship and trade programs so that we can strengthen workforce and restore Virginia’s rightful place as one of the fastest growing economies in the country.”

“ABC-VA stands for free enterprise and believes in fiscal responsibility and the need for workforce development.  We believe Ed Gillespie is the candidate best equipped to support Virginia’s commercial and industrial construction industry and its thousands of employees and suppliers,” said 2017 ABC-VA Chapter Chairman Todd Hammond, vice president of Capital Interior Contractors, Inc, Richmond, VA, an employee owned, Class A contractor. “Today we enthusiastically endorse Ed Gillespie for Governor of Virginia.  He has articulated a clear position on issues important to ABC members, including supporting investment in workforce development, defending Virginia’s right-to-work policy, and supporting the free-market, merit shop philosophy.  Ed is a leader who will limit government intrusion and regulation to ensure that every individual and business has the opportunity to compete on a level playing field.”

The Associated Builders and Contractors Virginia Chapter is a statewide, pro-business association representing construction and construction-related firms. ABC-VA has three regional offices throughout the state of Virginia: Dulles (Northern Virginia), Richmond (Central Virginia) and Hampton Roads (Southern Virginia). ABC-VA has the compelling distinction of being the only association that is based on a philosophy of free enterprise. ABC-VA is dedicated to representing the interests of merit-shop contractors. ABC-VA believes in open competition and work to protect Virginia’s status as a right-to- work state.

Find a full list of endorsements here.