From the Marshall Pattie for State Senate campaign after Monday’s press conference:
At Reo Distribution, Marshall Pattie announced that he will be challenging incumbent State Senator Emmett Hanger for the Republican nomination in 2015 in Virginia’s 24th Senate district.
Marshall Pattie currently serves as the North River District supervisor on the Augusta County Board of Supervisors. He has spent his time working to improve the county economy, schools, and roads. He was elected with 65% of the vote in 2011 as the Independent candidate and thinks it is time for more conservative representation in Richmond.
In his announcement, Marshall outlined his plan to bring conservative solutions to the State Senate; Marshall said he wants to improve the economy by fighting against government barriers to success for families and businesses in our state. Pattie said he “will fight wasteful spending and unchecked growth of government by preventing inefficient and ineffective programs including Medicaid expansion.” He will also work to improve our local education through accountability, and improve Internet access for rural Virginians through free market principals.
During his announcement, Marshall said, “On the county board I have kept my campaign promises and I have been a strong voice and advocate for fiscal responsibility and finding innovative solutions to manage expenses. I am the lone vote against tax increases.”
Marshall touted the conservative voting record that he has accumulated during his time on as the North District Supervisor. He has been committed to finding innovative and conservative solutions that improve Augusta County without growing the size of government.