LYNCHBURG, VA – Today former Governor George Allen joined an impressive list of local, State and Congressional leaders throughout Virginia who support Tim Griffin for Commonwealth’s Attorney in Lynchburg.
Allen has served in the House of Delegates (Albemarle and Nelson Counties), U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and as Virginia’s 67th Governor.
During his tenure as Governor, Allen kept his promise to abolish the lenient, dishonest parole system when he signed into law the Truth in Sentencing Act that ensured convicted felons would serve at least 85% of their sentence imposed by a judge or jury. Virginia now has one of the best, lowest violent crime and repeat offender rates in the U.S. Criminal justice reform is one of the monumental accomplishments of the Allen administration along with Welfare Reform, accountability for high academic standards, and lower taxes, regulatory reforms and business recruitment which resulted in over 300,000 net new private sector jobs created during his 4 year term.
On Monday, Governor Allen expressed his support for Griffin:
“Tim Griffin is the candidate with the vision, leadership and proven results to cut crime and focus on ending gang activity in Lynchburg. As Governor of Virginia, I worked hard to make sure our schools had high academic standards for our childrens' opportunities in life, our economy was made more competitive and businesses were flourishing creating new jobs; and for the safety of Virginians we started holding violent criminals accountable for the felonies. As a Lynchburg native, Tim understands the nature of crime in Lynchburg. I'm confident that Tim Griffin will work with law enforcement professionals to arrest, prosecute and convict violent criminals resulting in safer neighborhoods and places for law-abiding people who live, work or shop in Lynchburg. Tim's thoughtful conservative ideas to apply the law focused on violent criminals and dangerous gang activities are what Lynchburg needs. For these reasons, I respectfully ask my many friends in Lynchburg join me in support of Tim Griffin in the upcoming Republican nomination for Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney."
Griffin has also received the endorsements of U.S. Congressman Tom Garrett, former Congressman Virgil Goode, National Sheriff of the Year Mike Brown, Virginia State Senator Bill Stanley, Virginia Delegate Ben Cline, former Lynchburg City Councilman H. Cary and many other local Republicans.
The Republican primary takes place on June 13.