Skip to comments.Former Delegate Dick Black announces run for Congress
Posted on 10/20/2007 1:33:23 PM PDT by Gopher Broke
For Immediate Release
* * * * * * * * * * * Contact: Herb Lux 540.786.7650 email@example.com October 19, 2007
DICK BLACK ANNOUNCES BID FOR VIRGINIA'S
FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SEAT
Black: "This campaign is about who can best serve the good people of Virginia's First..."
FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia -- Dick Black today announced his Bid For Virginia's 1st Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. "This campaign is about who can best represent the good people of Virginia's 1st Congressional District," Black said. "This campaign is about government of, by and for the people of Virginia's First."
In making his announcement, Black said his decision to run for the seat is based on the strong support and urging of many friends in the First Congressional District of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The 1st Congressional District seat became available with the tragic passing of Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis, Virginia's first Republican female representative in the U.S. Congress.
Black is a decorated Marine who headed the Pentagon's Army Criminal Law Division where he was responsible for military justice throughout the Army. In 1998, Black was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. During his four terms, he authored key legislation including: Providing $200 Million to build highway interchanges, expanding heart and lung coverage under Workers' Comp, prohibiting abortions on minors without their parent's consent, expanding 2nd Amendment rights, and tightening bail for sexual predators.
Black is considered one of Virginia's most consistently conservative members of the General Assembly. He served on Committees on Courts, Transportation, Education, and Elections and helped elect over 30 Public Officials to House, Senate and local offices throughout Virginia--including three Delegates in the 1st Congressional District.
The 1st District includes The City of Fredericksburg; parts or all of Spotsylvania, Stafford, Fauquier, Prince William, King George and Caroline counties; all the Northern Neck Counties, the Middle Peninsula counties of Virginia, Williamsburg and parts of Hampton, Newport News, and James City County.
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Paid for by Black for Congress Committee
My scorecard when I left office in 2006:
100% Rating: National Assn. of Independent Business
100% Rating: Family Foundation
100% Rating: Fairfax County Taxpayers Association
A+ Rating: National Rifle Association
National Right to Work: America's Top Legislator for 2003
Family Foundation:Northern Virginia Legislator of the Year, 2003
Christian Coalition: Chairman, Northern Virginia 1993-95
Brent Society:Distinguished Legislator of 2006--for constant and courageous defense of innocent human life, the sanctity of marriage, and the traditional family.
Church of the Valley: American Eagle Award for 2007--"for bold defense of family values."
Tax Payers Pledge: Signed it and kept it. I never voted any tax in eight years.
First, he does not live in the district. If he claims that he does, then he is a come here.
Second, his theme song is “If I only had a brain.” Like Ross Perot’s was “Crazy.”
Fabulous news about Dick Black! He is one of the good guys.
He’s got a good record, and some baggage. But he’s a carpet-bagger.
Meanwhile, it looks like James Atticus Bowden is getting into the race. He’s a well-known virginia blogger, a solid conservative, he was the 1st district committee chair (he resigned to consider running for this seat).
We are joking that because of Black, JAB might be considered the “moderate”, but it’s a joke — nobody’s going to confuse JAB for a moderate.
Black won’t win, but he might split the solid conservative vote enough to let a less conservative candidate win.
Black just rented an apartment in Fredericksburg to run for the seat.
His baggage is that he lost his last race.
It’s not so much he lost, but the way he ran that campaign.
Not the least for me being his childish name-calling of his opponent.