Former Montgomery County Board of Supervisors chairman Nick Rush formally entered the race today for the House of Delegates seat that Dave Nutter, R-Christiansburg, is giving up to run for the state Senate.
Rush — a Republican — said earlier he’d run for that seat that covers parts of Montgomery County, parts of Pulaski County and all of Floyd County, so the news today is what he actually has to say.
And here ’tis:
“As a native Virginian, I could imagine no other place to raise my own family. I want to leave Southwest Virginia even better than we found it, and that is why I am running for the House of Delegates,” said Nick Rush.
“In these tough economic times, I understand that we must grow our economy and that starts with jobs. Government needs to do three things to unleash our citizen’s entrepreneurial spirit: tax less, regulate less, and spend less,” continued Rush.
Rush will focus on five specific areas: creating jobs, improving education, cutting waste, protecting family values, and advancing energy technology and production.
“I believe Richmond needs some Southwest Virginia common sense, conservative solutions. Growing up in Christiansburg, I learned the value of hard work and serving others. If the citizens of the 7th District give me the honor to serve them, I’ll work everyday to make our community a better place to live, work, raise a family, and retire,” said Rush.
District 7 includes all of Floyd County and parts of Montgomery and Pulaski counties.
To learn more about Nick Rush, visit www.ElectNickRush.com.
By the way, there’s no Democratic candidate here yet and we’re told there may not be one.