McAuliffe Will Unite Virginians

Published 3:01 pm Thursday, September 12, 2013

Editor, The Herald:

I write in support of Terry McAuliffe’s candidacy for Governor of Virginia. Terry is a businessman, entrepreneur, and father of five who is committed to making Virginia the best state for business.

Terry started his first business at age 14, when he began paving driveways for his neighbors and local businesses. Since then, Terry has worked with and led numerous businesses in diverse sectors of our economy, helping to improve companies and create economic opportunity. In politics and business, Terry has worked with people from all walks of life and different political backgrounds.

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Terry believes that education is the most important thing we can do to build a strong, businessfriendly Virginia, and to help our children build successful lives. Whether a young person is going to invent a product, start a business, or get the job of their dreams, Terry knows that their success starts with the skills and confidence that only a good education can provide.

In addition, Terry is committed to serving the needs of our veterans. Around one in 10 Virginians is a veteran; Virginia ranks 7th among states in total population of veterans and will rank 4th in Veteran population by 2016. With Terry as Governor, Virginia will be able to provide access to transition services and supportive housing for veterans struggling with homelessness and mental health issues.

We can trust Terry to bring Virginians together as we work to make our state a prosperous, clean, and family-friendly environment. Because of Terry’s commitment to teachers, nurses, families, children, the economy, conservation, and the elderly, among other important issues, Terry has won the endorsement of numerous groups, including the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters’ association, which represents professional fire fighters and paramedics across the Commonwealth.

Please join me and my family in choosing Terry McAuliffe for our next Governor on November 5. Thank you.

Laura Keohane