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Glenn Davis Takes Lt. Governor Race to Shenandoah Valley

glenn-davis-11On Wednesday night, the sheer number of vehicles parked outside the meet-and-greet location was the first clue for Delegate Glenn Davis, who is vying for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, that a huge crowd was inside.

Smiling as he walked in the front door to a packed venue, Davis found himself wading through a standing-room only crowd of nearly a hundred Valley residents (see video). Reaching out to shake hands, he listened to comments and hugged supporters who eagerly leaned in for a few words. “Thank you,” he said repeatedly, clearly grateful and maybe a little surprised at the overwhelming turnout on a cold winter night in February in this quiet corner of western Virginia.

They had turned out to meet the 42-year-old candidate who had dashed out of Richmond as soon as the day’s General Assembly session ended and boarded “Mello Yellow,” his traveling RV, arriving a few minutes later than anticipated because of a busy session that lasted longer than expected. His smile broadened as an excitement radiated from the crowd that filled the entire downstairs of Anne and Scott Seaton’s home. The living room was full. The sitting room was full. The kitchen, dining, and family rooms were crammed with a sea of faces.

Davis, a self-made businessman who thrives on the techie side of commerce, and who served in his youth as then-Delegate Bob McDonnell’s legislative aide, made his way to the window-lined alcove behind the dining table filled with appetizers. From the framed niche with children’s pictures taped to the panes, he spoke to the hushed room about his background growing up in an Italian family where he learned his strict work ethic, and his reasons for running (see video). It was not, he said, for the title, the glory, or the power. It was for what he felt he could contribute and give back to Virginia.

His remarks were vintage Glenn Davis — part businessman, part technology junkie, part entrepreneur … animated and friendly yet direct, with his thoughts pouring out in a rush of words as he described growing the economy and creating jobs, issues that encourage him to continually think outside the box. He is a problem solver, and you get the sense he actually enjoys the challenge of searching for answers to demanding issues.

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Glenn Davis for Lt. Gov. at Crosskeys Vineyards Wednesday

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“There is no mistaking the voting record and leadership exhibited by Delegate Glenn Davis.
As a small businessman and entrepreneur, Delegate Davis understands the needs of businesses.”

–Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Meet Virginia Beach Delegate Glenn Davis, 42, who is running for 2017 Lieutenant Governor, on Wednesday at a meet-and-greet at Crosskeys Vineyards in Rockingham County.

Davis, a businessman and entrepreneur, has been all over the Commonwealth carrying his common sense message for governing and his quest to return Virginia to the number one spot for business. More than anything he feels that his biggest contribution as lieutenant governor would be finding ways to provide jobs for Virginians who are out of work.

“I’m running because too many Virginians are unemployed, under employed, or stuck in part time jobs desperate for full time work,” he said in March.

Recently Davis talked with Bearing Drift (listen to interview here). In December he attended the Republican Advance where he was able to talk with many of those who attended, and with the many who were in his hospitality suite until after midnight dancing the night away.

Come on out and catch up with Delegate Davis while he’s in the Valley. The 2017 races for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General are in full swing. See you there!

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Delegate Glenn Davis (photo by Lynn R. Mitchell)

If you’re going:

What: Meet and Greet with Delegate Glenn Davis who is running for Lieutenant Governor 2017
When: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Place: Crosskeys Vineyards, Rockingham County

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Majority Leader Kirk Cox Endorses LG Candidate Glenn Davis

On Thursday night Majority Leader Kirk Cox endorsed Delegate Glenn Davis for Lieutenant Governor at an event in downtown Richmond that was hosted by such well-known names as Linwood Cobb, Donald Williams, Stuart Farrell, Koshore Thota, Tony Pham, Roger Jarrell, and Bill Harvill.

Davis, 42, announced his candidacy in March 2016 after the close of the General Assembly session. A business owner and entrepreneur, he literally started his first company out of his one-bedroom apartment, growing it in 2007 into one of the 100 fastest growing IT companies in America, as recognized by Inc. Magazine.  In the House of Delegates, he has continued to champion pro-business and job creation policies, earning the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Freshman Legislator of the Year award in 2014.

That’s the kind of leadership we need to bring jobs and businesses to the Commonwealth. As Davis often notes while on the campaign trail, it’s time to once again make Virginia the number one business state in the country as it was during the administration of Governor Bob McDonnell.

In April Delegate Davis talked with Bearing Drift’s editor-in-chief Jim Hoeft (listen to interview here).

In August I sat down with him to listen as he talked about his reasons for running, and to discuss a number of issues (see As Lt. Governor, Glenn Davis Would Make Jobs His Priority). Undecided about a candidate, I was pleasantly pleased with what I heard, what he had accomplished, his philanthropy (something he did not talk about but I found it while doing some research), his vision for the future of the Commonwealth, his sense of business, and his energy and enthusiasm. He was friendly, down-to-earth, and genuine. I don’t say that about many politicos.

Representing the 84th House District in the Virginia House of Delegates, Glenn Davis represents part of Virginia Beach where he lives with his wife Chelle. Prior to his election to the House, he was a member of the Virginia Beach City Council, and has served on numerous boards and commissions.

The endorsement by Delegate Cox shows a huge amount of confidence in this young legislator who, along with his campaign manager Cole Trower, continues to crisscross the state in his quest to meet and talk with as many people as possible.

Virginia’s statewide primary will take place on Tuesday, June 13, when voters will choose candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. The General Election will be held on November 7, 2017.

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Glenn Davis for Lt. Gov. at Crosskeys Vineyards for Meet and Greet on Jan. 11

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“There is no mistaking the voting record and leadership exhibited by Delegate Glenn Davis. As a small businessman and entrepreneur, Delegate Davis understands the needs of businesses.”
–Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Virginia Beach Delegate Glenn Davis, 42, who is running for 2017 Lieutenant Governor, is planning a meet-and-greet at Crosskeys Vineyards in Rockingham County on January 11, 2017, to share his vision for the future with voters. The event, which will offer a great opportunity to meet Delegate Davis and talk with him about the campaign, is open to the public, and will last from 6:30 until 8:00.

Davis, a businessman and entrepreneur, has been all over the Commonwealth carrying his common sense message for governing and his quest to return Virginia to the number one spot for business. More than anything he feels that his biggest contribution as lieutenant governor would be finding ways to provide jobs for Virginians who are out of work. “I’m running because too many Virginians are unemployed, under employed, or stuck in part time jobs desperate for full time work,” he said in March.

Recently he talked with Bearing Drift (listen to interview here). In December he attended the Republican Advance where he was able to talk with many of those who attended, and with the many who were in his hospitality suite until after midnight dancing the night away.

Come on out and catch up with Delegate Davis while he’s in the Valley on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. The 2017 races for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General are in full swing. See you there!

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Delegate Glenn Davis (photo by Lynn R. Mitchell)

If you’re going:

What: Meet and Greet with Delegate Glenn Davis who is running for Lieutenant Governor 2017
When: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Place: Crosskeys Vineyards, Rockingham County

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