Op-Ed by Martha Boneta
Virginia is my home. Itâ€™s where I was raised, and where my family and friends live and work. 2017 will be a critical year for our Commonwealth.
Virginia needs a conservative who can lead and govern. I know in my heart that Ed Gillespie is that conservative leader.
It has been a joy getting to know Ed and Cathy Gillespie, and weâ€™ve become friends. They are two of the most genuine and hardworking people Iâ€™ve ever met. They are always serving others. Edâ€™s career has been marked by serving other conservatives, helping elect principled leaders across the country and right here in Virginia.
Cathy has dedicated the past several years to promoting constitutional principles in public and private classrooms. Their tireless commitment to others, and especially to the beautiful Commonwealth I call home, is why I was honored to present Ed with the Liberty Farm Festivalâ€™s Sustained Service award earlier this year.
As everyone knows, I am passionate about liberty and the personal property rights of individuals. Ed and Cathy share that passion and as Governor, I know Ed will be an unwavering and ardent defender of liberty.
Ed Gillespie will protect the rights of private property owners from the overreaching hands of government. He will fight to repeal antiquated and burdensome regulations that harm our farmers. He will work with the new Trump Administration to end the EPA power grabs. He will lay out a substantive vision to grow our economy and create new opportunities for all of us.
Most importantly I know that as governor, Ed will be an honest, ethical and principled servant-leader who will fulfill his Constitutional duties in a manner worthy of Virginia.
I am so proud and honored to endorse Ed Gillespie to be our next Governor, and hope you will join me.
God bless you and our Commonwealth of Virginia!!