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Chamber Press Release

NOVABizPAC endorses Bob McDonnell for Governor of Virginia
Endorsement strictly based on McDonnell’s support for Fairfax County Chamber’s legislative priorities and policy agenda
 
Published Wednesday, September 23, 2009 7:00 am
by Robby Demeria

Vienna, VA – NOVABizPAC, the political action committee of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, today announced it has endorsed the candidacy of former Attorney General Bob McDonnell in his bid to become Virginia’s next Governor.

NOVABizPAC’s trustees voted to support Mr. McDonnell’s candidacy because during this campaign he demonstrated stronger, more consistent support for the pro-business policy agenda and legislative priorities of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce.

The PAC trustees made their decision following an exhaustive research and interview process, during which the records, positions and statements of the two Virginia gubernatorial candidates were closely examined. The trustees conducted face-to-face interviews with both candidates and the Chamber hosted a Governor Debate marking a two decade long tradition as northern Virginia’s premier political event.

In the interviews conducted by PAC trustees, the two candidates were asked about the priority business competitiveness issues on the Chamber’s policy agenda: improved transportation infrastructure, economic development and tax policy.

“Mr. McDonnell earned the support of NOVABizPAC because of his overall stronger support for the Fairfax County Chamber’s priorities, specifically for identifying a plan for transportation. I commend the trustees for the hard work they put into examining the records and positions of these candidates, and for their commitment to making a decision that best supports the policies of this organization and the businesses it represents,” said NOVABizPAC Chair Fran Fisher.

“I also want to thank both McDonnell and Deeds for the time and effort they put into meeting with the PAC trustees and for their cooperation in helping us reach this decision,” Fisher concluded.

Established in 1925, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce is a privately operated, nonprofit membership organization that represents northern Virginia’s premier businesses. The Fairfax County Chamber leverages its access, influence and relationships to advance the economic vitality and quality of life in the northern Virginia region. For more information about the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, visit the Chamber’s Web site at www.fairfaxchamber.org.

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