Centreville, VA – Former State Senator and conservative icon Dick Black added his name today to the growing list of conservative officials and activists who are endorsing Tim Hugoâ€™s campaign for Lieutenant Governor.
â€œI served with Tim Hugo for many years. I have great confidence in Tim, and I strongly endorse him for Lieutenant Governor,â€ said Black. â€œDemocrats are ripping Virginia apart–promoting violence, looting and burning. Theyâ€™re defunding police and disarming citizens to make them defenseless. Democrats shut down our childrenâ€™s schools and bankrupted businesses. Theyâ€™ve attacked our churches and moral values. Virginia has not experienced such chaos since the Civil War. Tim Hugo must win this race today–so that our children will have hope for a brighter future tomorrow.â€
â€œSenator Dick Black spent twenty years fighting for conservative values and policies in Richmond, and I am proud to have him on our team,â€ said Hugo. â€œAs Lieutenant Governor, Iâ€™ll stand against liberal overreach in Richmond and fight to bring sensible governance that respects the pocketbooks and constitutional rights of Virginians.â€
Senator Blackâ€™s endorsement follows the endorsements of other conservative leaders including Del. Rob Bell (Albemarle), House of Delegates Caucus Chair Kathy Byron (Bedford), Del. Mark Cole (Spotsylvania), Del. Matt Fariss (Campbell), Del. Buddy Fowler (Hanover), Del. Margaret Ransone (Westmoreland), Del. Nick Rush (Montgomery), Del. Lee Ware (Powhatan), Sen. Bill DeSteph (Virginia Beach), and Sen. Ryan McDougle (Hanover).
Tim is an Army veteran and former Virginia Delegate where he rose to be the third ranking member of the House of Delegates. As a Delegate of 17 years, Tim amassed a reliably conservative voting record. Tim is running for Lieutenant Governor to position Virginia for a 21st Century economy, bring about a strong economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, defend Virginiansâ€™ Constitutional rights, hold the line on additional tax increases, and stand up for the men and women in law enforcement.