Mark Obenshain, the Republican candidate for Attorney General, announced endorsements today from 56 Commonwealth’s Attorneys.
Many of those are Republicans and, well, you’d expect a Republican to endorse a Republican, eh?
But some are independents — and some of those are from Western Virginia.
Edward Stein – Alleghany County/Covington City (I)
Stephanie Maddox – Amherst County (I)
Darrel Puckett – Appomattox County (I)
Chris Singleton – Bath County (I)
Randy Krantz – Bedford County (I)
Christopher Russell – Buena Vista City (I)
Paul McAndrews – Campbell County (I)
Bill Bray – Colonial Heights City (I)
Thad Cox – Craig County (I)
Michael Newman – Danville City (I)
Jeffrey Haislip – Fluvanna County (I)
La Bravia Jenkins – Fredericksburg City (I)
Patricia Watson – Greensville County/Emporia City (I)
George Webb – Madison County (I)
Linwood Gregory – New Kent County (I)
Diana Wheeler – Orange County (I)
Ken Alger – Page County (I)
Jay Paul – Prince George County (I)
Art Goff – Rappahannock County (I)
Wayne Emery – Richmond County (I)
Thomas Bowers – Salem City (I)
Amanda Wiseley – Shenandoah County (I)
Also included are statements from some of them, including these from our part of the state:
Randy Krantz of Bedford County: “I am supporting Mark Obenshain for Attorney General because he understands and shares the mission of local law enforcement to protect the public safety and to provide equal protection of the laws for all citizens. As the next Attorney General he will be an ally of those who protect and serve the Commonwealth.”
Chris Russell of Buena Vista: “Mark Obenshain has proven himself to be an ally of Commonwealth’s Attorneys in every corner of Virginia. He has fought for improvements in public safety and has worked to provide local law enforcement professionals the resources required to promote justice throughout the Commonwealth. I am pleased to support Mark Obenshain and look forward to working with him as Virginia’s next Attorney General.”
The Democratic candidate is Mark Herring.