Press Release: Corey Stewart Announces Candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of VirginiaApril 11, 2012
Woodbridge, VA –Today Corey Stewart, Chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, announced his candidacy to become the 40th Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Stewart said “When I was elected Chairman our country soon experienced the worst recession in our lifetime. Prince William was especially hard hit. Instead of raising taxes we reduced regulation to help spur job creation, invested in infrastructure and public safety and cut $143 million from our budget. We set an example for fiscal conservative governance as the only Republican-led jurisdiction in Northern Virginia.”
“Prince William County is a model for how to implement good conservative principles. Taxes are down, crime is down, and growth is up. I am going to bring to the Office of Lieutenant Governor the same conservative principles that I have led Prince William County with over the past 6 years.”
Stewart continued, “While the Virginia budget has grown by 15.5 Billion Dollars over the past 10 years, only 5% of the new revenue has been dedicated to transportation. We need to reprioritize transportation in the state budget. The life blood of any growing economy is infrastructure. If we do not find a solution now we are going to bring our economic growth across the Commonwealth to a halt. There is no more time to waste. In 2 years, the transportation construction fund goes broke and the highway maintenance fund goes broke not long after.”
“We do many things right in Virginia but we can and must do more. I intend to use the Lt. Governor’s position as a platform to push for much needed fiscal reform in the Commonwealth,” added Stewart.
Prince William County is located 25 miles south of Washington, D.C. and has approximately 425,00 residents. It is the second largest county in Virginia. Under Stewart’s leadership Prince William County has been upgraded to AAA bond status by all three major credit rating agencies, has consistently been ranked in the top 10 in the nation in job growth, and income levels have risen even during what has been the worst recession of our time.
Corey Stewart has been the At-Large Chairman of Prince William County since 2006 and was reelected in 2007 and 2011. In 2011, Stewart was reelected Chairman with 58 % of the vote. Corey and his wife of 17 years, Maria, reside in Woodbridge with their two sons Isaac and Luke.
Corey has media availability throughout the day and the remainder of this week. To schedule an interview please contact Kevin McNulty, 267-804-4510.