Sheriff Craddock endorses Gillespie
The New Castle Record
October 4, 2017
On September 28, Craig County Sheriff Trevor Craddock endorsed Ed Gillespie for governor. Craddock is the 65th sheriff to endorse Gillespie.
The endorsement adds to Gillespie’s growing support across the public safety community, including a majority of Virginia’s sheriffs. He also recently earned the endorsement of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association.
“I am honored to have earned Sheriff Craddock’s endorsement,” said Gillespie. “Providing for public safety is an essential responsibility of government, and the people of Craig County are well served by his leadership.”
In July, Gillespie released Job One: Keeping Virginia Safe. It is his plan to combat gangs, reinstate Project Exile and reward those who serve and protect. It was shared that as Governor, Gillespie will designate the Attorney General to Serve as the Commonwealth’s Anti-Gang Chief, secure funding for the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force, ban Sanctuary Cities in Virginia, expand the “Youthful Offender Program” at the Virginia Department of Corrections, ensure the continuation of school resource officers (SROs) in schools, pursue funding of the Witness Protection Programs in violent gang activity, establish Gang Prevention Programming at Department of Education, and develop alternative educational opportunities for known gang members.
Craddock added that he believed Gillespie has a clear vision for the Commonwealth and the detailed policies to make that vision a reality. “I look forward to working with Ed as our next governor. I am proud to endorse him, Senator Jill Vogel, and John Adams. Together, we’ll get Virginia back on the right track.”
Gillespie shared, “I look forward to working with him, and all of our dedicated public servants, to keep Virginians safe.”
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