HARRISONBURG, VA – Today, Senator Jill Vogel, Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor, received the endorsement of Senator Mark Obenshain, an influential conservative leader who serves as co-chairman of Virginia’s Senate Republican Caucus and who was the Virginia GOP’s 2013 nominee for Attorney General.
Obenshain praised Vogel for her conservative record and endorsed her before a crowd of almost 200 at his annual “Oysters with Obenshain” social, a family-friendly event known for being one of the Shenandoah Valley’s largest regular political gatherings.
“Jill Vogel has the character, qualifications, and leadership to win statewide,” said Senator Mark Obenshain. “I have worked in the Senate with Jill for nearly a decade and she epitomizes what it means to be a public servant and a leader who gets things done. She works selflessly for the people she serves. She is a team player and will work with anyone, never worrying about who gets the credit. Jill is a fighter and has passed bills no one thought would ever succeed — like defeating Obamacare’s individual mandate in Virginia and protecting our Second Amendment rights. I’m proud to endorse a native of the Valley to lead statewide and I urge Virginia Republicans to join me in voting to nominate Jill Vogel for Lieutenant Governor on June 13th.”
“Earning Mark Obenshain’s endorsement is a tremendous honor,” responded Senator Jill Vogel. “I admire him as a statesman and as a person who is fair, committed, and never compromises his principles. His name is synonymous with the fight for conservative values and personal freedom. In Virginia, Senator Obenshain is the most respected statewide Republican leader, having recently run the strongest statewide campaign against an avalanche of liberal national money. He won that race in the hearts of Virginians and he has been a hero to our party. I am honored to have his endorsement.”
Senator Obenshain represents the twenty-sixth district in the Virginia Senate. The district includes the city of Harrisonburg and the counties of Warren, Shenandoah, Page, Rappahannock and Rockingham (part).