Sheriffs Serving Norfolk, Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Poquoson, and Chesapeake Endorse Forbes
Second District Sheriffs on Congressman Randy Forbes:
Contact: Hailey Sadler, Communications Director, (757) 692-2108
Virginia Beach, VA -- Today, Congressman Randy Forbes announced the support of some of the region's most well-respect law enforcement officials. These sheriffs, serving Norfolk, Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Poquoson, and Chesapeake with over 140 years of combined service, have offered their unequivocal endorsements of Congressman Forbes. Here's what they have to say about why they are supporting Forbes for the Second District:
Sheriff Bob McCabe, Norfolk: "I have seen firsthand Congressman Randy Forbes' ability to solve problems in a bipartisan way. With his knowledge on national security issues and his record of fighting for Virginia jobs, I am confident that he's the right man for the job."
Sheriff Danny Diggs, York-Poquoson: "This region would suffer immeasurably without the leadership and integrity of Randy Forbes."
Sheriff Bob Deeds, Williamsburg-James City County: "There's no greater conservative voice in Congress or stronger advocate for our men and women in uniform than Randy Forbes.""Our local law enforcement officers put duty before self, working on the front-lines to protect our homes, our communities, our children, and our lives," Congressman Forbes said. "I am deeply honored to have the support of such distinguished public servants as Sheriffs Diggs, Deeds, McCabe, and O'Sullivan. These men serve our communities with courage and dedication, and I will continue to work to support all of our law enforcement officers who put themselves in harms way for our safety."
Congressman Forbes has served as a champion for law enforcement in Congress, supporting legislation increasing federal funding for law enforcement technologies, establishing a Blue Alert system throughout the U.S. to help speed the apprehension of violent criminals who kill or seriously injure law enforcement officers, and improving laws permitting qualified retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed firearms, to name a few. Recently, he introduced a bill to immediately deport any alien who is a member of a violent criminal gang, and has supported legislation to address the growing opioid crisis in America.
Forbes is one of the most senior members of the House Armed Services Committee and serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee that oversees key Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force programs that are the lifeblood of the Hampton Roads economy. He has been awarded the highest civilian honors by both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy for his work on behalf of the military. Congressman Forbes has also been endorsed by top retired Navy SEAL Commanders, who collectively led 7 SEAL teams, 7 Former Secretaries of the Navy, over 50 retired military officers, more than 120 of the region's top executives and business leaders, as well as over 40 elected government officials across the Second District at the local, state, and national levels, including Congressman Scott Rigell (VA02) and Congressman Rob Wittman (VA01).
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