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Bill Howell receives endorsements from five Republican Stafford supervisors

Bill Howell endorse by supsBy Lynn R. Mitchell

During college, Eric Cantor interned in the office of then-Congressman Tom Bliley, then attended law school and served time in the Virginia General Assembly before running for his mentor’s congressional seat after Bliley announced his retirement.

Susan Stimpson, who was mentored by Speaker Bill Howell and served three years on the Stafford Board of Supervisors — leaving in 2013 to unsuccessfully pursue the lieutenant governor position — chose not to wait for her former friend to retire from the House of Delegates. In a hard-hitting campaign, she is running against Howell for the 28th House District seat.

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Bill Howell campaign team races on, hits 10,000 doors in 28th House District

Bill Howell 2By Lynn R. Mitchell

He may be Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates but when Delegate Bill Howell (R-Stafford) heard he had opposition from his former mentee Susan Stimpson, he hit the ground running with a team that has worked social media, knocked doors, and have painted the 28th House District red with Howell yard signs. The challenge, and challenger, were taken seriously.

By mid-March, the Howell team has already knocked on more than 10,000 doors as dozen of volunteers and staff have fanned out in the district, along with the Speaker, to reach out to constituents. Howell expressed gratitude:

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Howell does mic drop on Stimpson, submits 1,500 signatures, is first on ballot

Matt Colt HallBy Matt Colt Hall
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Mic Drop: When a performer or speaker intentionally drops or throws the microphone on the floor after an awesome performance. –from UrbanDictionary.com

Today was the first day to file for the Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate, and there was news out of Stafford County. House Speaker William J. Howell filed first in the 28th District with 1,500+ signatures to get on the ballot. The number required is 125.

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