STATEMENT OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR BILL BOLLING ON FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT VACANCY
- Recent media and blog articles have reported that Lieutenant Governor Bolling may be considering a possible candidacy for the United States Congress in the First Congressional District. Given these reports, Lieutenant Governor Bolling has issued the following statement: RICHMOND
“Over the past several days, I have received a great deal of encouragement from business and political leaders throughout
Virginiaand in Washington, DCto consider running for the House of Representatives in the First Congressional District. I am deeply flattered by their belief that I would make a good Congressman and serving in the United States Congress would be a tremendous honor. United States
“However, as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and as President of the Senate of Virginia, my full attention is currently directed toward the upcoming General Assembly elections and doing everything I can to make certain that we retain our Republican majorities in the State Senate. Given the importance of the position I currently hold at this critical time in
history, it would not be appropriate for me to consider running for any other political office. Virginia
“I am confident that the people of the First Congressional District will find a suitable candidate to replace Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis, who did an outstanding job representing the First District in Congress. My thoughts and prayers continue to be offered for Jo Ann’s husband, Chuck, and their sons. I wish them all the best during this difficult time in their lives.”
A good call by the Lt. Governor. Though I believe that he would make a fine Congressman, I always thought the suggestions that he might move to run for this seat were a little silly, anyway.