FREDERICKSBURG, VA—Today, Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) announced that former 2ndCommissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, Paul Galanti, has endorsed his campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. Paul Galanti was an American Prisoner of War during the Vietnam War and is a strong proponent for veterans.
"I'm proud to endorse Bryce Reeves because he is a strong leader who cares about our Commonwealth and for those who have served,” said Commander Galanti. “During my time as Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, Bryce and I worked hand in hand to help Virginia veterans. I encourage all veterans and their families and friends to vote Bryce Reeves for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia on June 13th."
As a former Army Ranger, Bryce Reeves has made military and veteran’s affairs a top priority throughout his campaign.
“Paul Galanti is a true American hero and one of the biggest advocates for veterans in our Commonwealth and around the country,” said Reeves. “Veterans deserve the utmost respect—it is our duty to make sure that those who served our country and worked to protect our freedoms are taken care of.”
Reeves added, “I’m very humbled to have Commander Galanti’s endorsement and I look forward to continuing to work on advancing veteran’s initiatives across the Commonwealth!”
FREDERICKSBURG,VA—Today, Bryce Reeves announced that Edwin "Ed" Meese has endorsed his campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. Ed Meese served as a counselor to President Ronald Reagan and was the 75th Attorney General of the United States.
"It's very important that in the election coming up, we vote for Bryce Reeves," said Attorney General Meese. "He's shown his leadership and commitment to the kind of values that Virginians stand for: lower taxes, a government that works for the people, not against it, and someone who believes in the United States Constitution."
Ed Meese also serves as Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus at The Heritage Foundation.
"I am beyond honored to have the endorsement from Ed Meese," said Reeves. "During his time as Attorney General, he fought to defeat terrorism, fight drug trafficking, and prevent crime. I admire his leadership."
Reeves added, "He and his wife, Ursula, have supported me from day one and I am truly humbled to have his backing to be the next Lieutenant Governor of Virginia."
FREDERICKSBURG, VA—Today, candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) visited with Fredericksburg City Sheriff Paul Higgs, Chief of Police David Nye, and many other Fredericksburg area Law Enforcement Officers to discuss the ongoing rise of heroin and drug abuse in the Commonwealth. Reeves has visited with several localities throughout the Commonwealth in efforts to combat the growing opioid crisis.
“I am committed to addressing this horrendous epidemic,” said Reeves. “Drugs are taking too many lives and we have to do everything we can to stop that.”
During today’s meeting, Reeves listened to the concerns facing Fredericksburg and discussed his idea of putting together a statewide task force to battle Virginia’s opioid epidemic.
Reeves added, “Fatal drug overdose has become the leading cause of accidental death here in Virginia and that is unacceptable. It’s going to take strong, dedicated leadership to build out a task force and put an end to this ongoing epidemic. As a former narcotics detective, I know I have the skills, knowledge, and leadership to fight this."
FREDERICKSBURG, VA—Today, Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) announced that longtime conservative activist, Founder and President of Virginia Women for Trump, Alice Butler-Short, has endorsed his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA— Today, Virginia State Senator Amanda Chase (R-Chesterfield) announced her endorsement of Senator Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) to be the next Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. Senator Chase currently represents the 11th District and co-founded the Transparency Caucus. Below you'll find the remarks from her endorsement:
"On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, between the hours of 6am and 7pm, you will have the opportunity to vote for Virginia’s next Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General at your usual local voting precinct. Many people have asked me who they should vote for and who I am supporting. The decision hasn’t been easy as I’ve worked closely with many of those running. They are not only colleagues, they are my friends whom I’ve served with in the trenches.
As I’ve already announced, I will be voting Ed Gillespie for Governor, and John Adams for Attorney General. Today, I’m announcing my endorsement of Senator Bryce Reeves for Lieutenant Governor.
I’ve known Senator Bryce Reeves and his wife Anne for over a decade and before he was a state senator. Bryce is a small business owner, veteran, former detective and winner of the NRA Defender of Freedom Award. No one works harder and is more conscientious, dedicated and committed than Bryce. He’s a humble man whose faith in God and conviction guide him in both his daily life and his voting.
The Lieutenant Governor also presides over the senate and often casts tie breaking tie votes. For that reason, I’m supporting the candidate with the most conservative voting record- Senator Bryce Reeves, who consistently votes to support traditional family values.
It’s also important to vote for a candidate that has served in the Senate and understands Senate rules and procedures which are very different than in the House. Senator Reeves has served in the Senate for 6 years and has chaired several committees. For the past 2 years, I’ve had the privilege of serving on committees with him and appreciate his attention to detail, his commitment to excellence and thoughtful vision for the Commonwealth.
While there are several experienced and talented legislators vying for the Lieutenant Govenor’s seat, on June 13, I will be voting for Senator Bryce Reeves."
Bryce Reeves said, "I am extremely honored and proud to have Senator Chase's endorsement. Amanda is a true champion of transparency and always fights to protect our conservative values. I look forward to campaigning alongside her and am excited to have her on Team Reeves!"
Bryce Reeves is also endorsed by:
Senator Amanda Chase | Delegate Margaret Ransone
Delegate Roxann Robinson | Delegate Kathy Byron | Delegate Brenda Pogge
YORKTOWN, VA—This morning, candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Bryce Reeves (R- Spotsylvania) visited with York and Poquoson Sheriff Danny Diggs, Commonwealth’s Attorney Benjamin Hahn, Clerk of Court Kristen Nelson, and the founder of SpiritWorks Foundation Center for the Soul, Jan Brown, to discuss the rapidly growing heroin epidemic facing the Commonwealth.
SpiritWorks Foundation Center for the Soul recently raised over $7,500 to buy Naloxone for over 70 deputies in York County. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a life-saving drug that is administered to individuals who overdose. Police officers frequently arrive at emergency situations first, and having access to Naloxone will allow victims who overdose the opportunity to be treated faster.
“Virginia is facing a statewide public health emergency due to the amplifying opioid and heroin crisis,” said Reeves. “Now more than ever, we need leaders who will work closely with our law enforcement personnel. Drug overdose is the leading cause in accidental and unnatural death here in Virginia. We cannot let this trend continue.”
Sheriff Diggs noted that York County has had over 80 overdoses this year.
“Virginia is very diverse, but what every locality shares in common is that they want a representative who will fight to ensure the safety and security of their community and their families. I’m the only candidate running for Lt. Governor who is working to do just that.”
Reeves added, “I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to talk with leaders in York today and I look forward to continuing this conversation with more Law Enforcement Officers and medical professionals across the Commonwealth.”
STAFFORD, VA—Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) visited with Stafford County Sheriff David P. Decatur today to discuss public safety and how they can work together to create and implement a task force to combat the heroin and drug epidemic.
“Bryce and I have a lot in common. We are both Army veterans and have dedicated our lives to serving and protecting our community,” said Sheriff Decatur. “It was great to have him come out and visit today.”
“He is the only candidate running for lieutenant governor with law enforcement experience. We need leaders like him who will work directly with us and make security a priority. Bryce’s visit today shows his commitment to that priority and that’s one reason why I’m proud to support him.”
Sheriff Decatur and his command staff have successfully started and enforced multiple programs in Stafford County to educate our youth, engage the community, and prevent folks from becoming repeat offenders.
Emphasizing the need to build and maintain strong, working relationships with our police and law enforcement, Reeves said, “Now more than ever, we must join forces with local law enforcements to keep our families and our communities safe. It’s amazing to see firsthand the impact that Sheriff Decatur is having by implementing various programs and educating folks in Stafford. I hope to expand these programs and work to create public safety task forces throughout the Commonwealth.”
Reeves continued, “As Lt. Governor, I vow to work tirelessly to ensure that Virginians are safe and secure. I look forward to continuing to work with Sheriff Decatur and with public safety officials across the Commonwealth to follow through on that promise.”
FREDERICKSBURG, VA—Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) announced today that Congressman Tom Garrett of Virginia’s 5th District has endorsed his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.
When asked why he supports Bryce Reeves, Congressman Garrett said, “First and foremost, he is a listener. He tackles problems with commonsense solutions. He’s the type of leader we need in the Lieutenant Governor’s Office in Richmond.”
“I am incredibly humbled and honored to have the endorsement of my former seatmate and fellow Army veteran, Tom Garrett,” said Reeves. “Tom is a true conservative patriot who believes in freedom, liberty, and justice. He is a tireless advocate for family values, fiscal responsibility, and the rule of law.”
Reeves added, “It’s a privilege to have Congressman Tom Garrett on Team Reeves and join us along the campaign trail. I’m excited to work with him to ensure a safe, secure, and prosperous Commonwealth for folks in the 5th District and throughout all of Virginia."
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA—Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) announced today that Congressman Scott Taylor has endorsed his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. Scott Taylor represents the 2ndCongressional District of Virginia and serves on the influential House Appropriations Committee.
"Bryce Reeves is the only veteran running for Lt. Governor. With the issues facing Virginia veterans today, it's critical that we have one of our own standing up and fighting for us,” said Congressman Taylor. “That's why as a former Navy SEAL, I'm proud to support former Army Ranger Bryce Reeves for Lt. Governor."
“I am incredibly honored to have Congressman Taylor’s endorsement,” said Reeves. “He has a proven record of enhancing workforce development and furthering veterans’ initiatives, both on the state and federal level. There are over 800,000 veterans in Virginia, and we are both extremely passionate about taking care of them and ensuring their well being.”
Reeves added, “I look forward to working with Congressman Taylor and continuing the great work that’s being done to revitalize Virginia and help our military and veterans.”
FREDERICKSBURG, VA—Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) announced today that former Attorney General candidate Chuck Smith has endorsed his candidacy for Lt. Governor of Virginia.
“While serving in the Marine Corps and in the U.S. Navy as a JAG Commander, I took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic. Bryce Reeves has taken that same oath many times,” stated Smith. “He understands that protecting our Constitution is essential to governing and that we must always preserve our God-given rights.”
Chuck Smith has practiced law for more than thirty-six years, focusing on the Constitution, Immigration, and our Military.
“Virginia needs a conservative leader who will fight for us in Richmond. He will deliver commonsense ideas and fight for the everyday Virginian.”
“I’m honored to have Chuck’s endorsement and I could not be more excited to campaign alongside him,” Reeves said. “Chuck is passionate about our Commonwealth and believes in the rule of law. He believes in liberty. He is a true patriot and I am thrilled to have him on Team Reeves.”
Smith added, “I’m happy to endorse Bryce Reeves for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and I hope everyone will join me in doing so. In my opinion, he is not just an unsung hero for having served his country, but for his community service throughout the Commonwealth.”