Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms today endorsed Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie in the 2017 Virginia governor’s race. The announcement reflects Gillespie’s commitment to Hampton Roads and his policies to get Virginia’s economy growing again.
Speaking about the endorsement, Mayor Sessoms said, “Ed Gillespie is the best person to lead Virginia, and I know he will be a strong advocate for Virginia Beach. He has demonstrated his commitment to our region through his numerous visits here and his plans to grow the economy, improve veterans and military affairs policies, and combat sea level rise and recurrent flooding. I look forward to working with him on behalf of the residents of Virginia Beach.”
Ed Gillespie said of the announcement, “I’m honored to earn the endorsement of Mayor Sessoms. Virginia Beach’s success is integral to the Commonwealth’s success. We must continue to promote economic growth and serve those Virginians who call the area home. I’ll work with Mayor Sessoms, and all of our local leaders, to advance policies at the state and local levels of government that make life better for all Virginians.”
Virginia Beach is the most populous city in Virginia with a population of 450,000, and it is the 37th largest in the United States. It is home to a booming tourism industry and is critically important to Virginia’s economy.
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