Delegate Howell Files for Reelection
Delegate Bill Howell (R-Stafford) has filed the necessary paperwork to run for re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates in the 28th District. Howell was the first candidate to file paperwork, and will be listed first on the ballot. The 28th District includes parts of Fredericksburg and Stafford County. Howell, 71, has served in the House since 1988 and as speaker since 2003.
Howell will face a primary challenge from Susan Stimpson, a former political ally who served as chairwoman of the Stafford County Board of Supervisors.
Howell issued the following statement on the campaign:
“It’s been an honor to serve the people of Stafford and Fredericksburg in the House of Delegates and I am excited to be running for re-election. Our campaign has gotten off to a fast start. Our campaign headquarters is open, our team has already been reaching out to voters throughout the district and today we submitted signatures from over 1,500 qualified voters. This demonstrates the strength and momentum of our on-the-ground, grassroots team and the support our campaign has received so far.
“With Republicans leading both chambers of the General Assembly, we have just completed a productive and successful legislative session. We adjourned ahead of schedule for the first time in 15 years, adopted a conservative, balanced budget that doesn’t raise taxes and spends $1 billion less from the general fund, rejected Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, and offered conservative solutions to grow our economy, strengthen our schools and make college more affordable.
“This session is emblematic of how I have sought to serve as Delegate and sought to lead the House. I have fought to keep spending and the size of government under control, stood up for conservative principles time and time again and led the effort to offer positive ideas and solutions on the issues that matter most.
“I am proud of my record, but elections are about the future. I am running for re-election because I know there is more we can accomplish. I look forward to talking to voters across the district about how we can continue to make Virginia’s economy stronger for middle-class families, how we can continue to cut spending and make government more efficient and how Republicans can continue to be the party of ideas.”
The Howell for Delegate campaign headquarters is located at 1 Jadip Lane, Suite 107, Fredericksburg, 22405. He practices law in a log cabin in Falmouth, Virginia. He and his wife Cessie reside in Stafford County. They have two sons and seven grandchildren. For more information, visit williamjhowell.org.
All 100 House of Delegates seats and 40 Virginia Senate seats are up for election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.
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