Today, I’m announcing my candidacy for the House of Delegates representing the 72nd District.
Our nation was built by a band of young Virginians willing to sacrifice for a cause greater than themselves. As Virginians, this heritage inspires us to answer the call to serve. My mother, a United States Army veteran, instilled my earliest lessons in service while raising me on her own. Later, at VMI, the principles of honor, loyalty, hard work, and sacrifice formed the bedrock … on which I have built a family and career here in Henrico County.
I want my own daughters to know there is no higher calling than to serve your country and your community. For this reason, I am announcing to my friends and neighbors my intention to seek the Republican nomination for the Virginia House of Delegates.
My own life experiences have taught me that our shared conservative principles are the foundation for a strong Virginia, and especially for the least among us.
As your Delegate, my priority would bringing those principles to bear on the issues most important to our community—bringing good jobs and workforce development to our communities, making our streets safe for our families, and ensuring every Virginia child has the quality of education I would wish for my own kids.
Savon and I have been proud to call Jimmie Massie our Delegate and we wish him and his family the very best in this next chapter. It would be my honor to succeed this great public servant as your next Delegate from the 72nd District.
In the coming days, we will be hitting the streets to talk to our neighbors about the issues and to earn your vote.
Sampson has garnered the support of former 7th Congressional District Chairman Linwood Cobb who wrote, “You have my support Ernesto! Thanks for running.”
Sampson’s community involvements have included serving as a trustee at Virginia Military Institute (VMI), board member of Southside Community Development and Housing Authority, and board member of the Benedictine Society of Virginia Finance Advisory Board.
Eddie Whitlock, Henrico Republican Committee chairman, has also announced for HOD-72.