DICK BLACK ANNOUNCES BID FOR VIRGINIA'SFIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SEAT
Black: "This campaign is about who can best serve the good people of Virginia's First..."
FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia -- Dick Black today announced his Bid For Virginia's 1st Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. "This campaign is about who can best represent the good people of Virginia's 1st Congressional District," Black said. "This campaign is about government of, by and for the people of Virginia's First."
In making his announcement, Black said his decision to run for the seat is based on the strong support and urging of many friends in the First Congressional District of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The 1st Congressional District seat became available with the tragic passing of Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis, Virginia's first Republican female representative in the U.S. Congress.
Black is a decorated Marine who headed the Pentagon's Army Criminal Law Division where he was responsible for military justice throughout the Army. In 1998, Black was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. During his four terms, he authored key legislation including: Providing $200 Million to build highway interchanges, expanding heart and lung coverage under Workers' Comp, prohibiting abortions on minors without their parent's consent, expanding 2nd Amendment rights, and tightening bail for sexual predators.
Black is considered one of Virginia's most consistently conservative members of the General Assembly. He served on Committees on Courts, Transportation, Education, and Elections and helped elect over 30 Public Officials to House, Senate and local offices throughout Virginia--including three Delegates in the 1st Congressional District.
The 1st District includes The City of Fredericksburg; parts or all of Spotsylvania, Stafford, Fauquier, Prince William, King George and Caroline counties; all the Northern Neck Counties, the Middle Peninsula counties of Virginia, Williamsburg and parts of Hampton, Newport News, and James City County.
I like Dick Black, and think he'd be a great Congressman.
But who persuaded him that it would be a good idea to move across two congressional districts and three or four counties to run for an open seat?