Morton Blackwell joins growing list of GOP leaders and conservatives to endorse John Adams

Following last week's release of over 50 Republican leaders across the Commonwealth, the John Adams campaign released another round of endorsements earlier today.  Virginia's longtime Republican National Committeeman, Morton Blackwell, joins other Republican Party leaders, including unit chairs, State Central members, and grassroots conservatives across Virginia, in endorsing Adams' bid to defeat Mark Herring in 2017. 

The list also includes elected officials at the state and local level, including the two highest ranking Republicans in the General Assembly—Speaker of the House William Howell and Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment.

The latest round of endorsements is further indication that the Adams campaign has consolidated strong support among conservatives across Virginia.  "One thing I've learned over the past ten months is that Virginians are ready for a change in Richmond," Adams stated. "For the last three years, Mark Herring has put his own political agenda ahead of the actual laws of the Commonwealth.  I am humbled by these endorsements, and I believe they reflect a recognition that we have built a campaign capable of defeating Herring and restoring the Attorney General's Office to its rightful place in Virginia's government."  


RNC National Committeeman Morton Blackwell
Delegate Dave LaRock
Delegate Nick Freitas
Delegate Roxann Robinson
Chesterfield County Sheriff Karl Leonard
Henrico County Sheriff Mike Wade
7th Congressional District GOP Chair Ben Slone
11th Congressional District GOP Chair Paul Prados
4th District State Central Member Barbara Tabb
5th District State Central Member Clara Belle Wheeler
6th District State Central Member Steve Troxel
6th District State Central Member Anne Fitzgerald
9th District State Central Member Michelle Jenkins
9th District State Central Member Susan Edwards
Madison County Supervisor Bill Campbell
Hanover County Supervisor Wayne Hazzard
Carroll County Supervisor Bob Martin
Appomattox County School Board Member Cindy Hall
Chesterfield County School Board Member John Erbach
Chesapeake City GOP Chair Carol de Triquet
Henry County GOP Chair Kathryn Williams
Rockbridge Area GOP Chair Roger Jarrell
Staunton City GOP Chair Matt Fitzgerald
Waynesboro City GOP Chair Ken Adams
Wise County and City of Norton GOP Chair Kim Mullins
Roanoke County GOP Vice Chair Ken Srpan
VFRW 9th District Rep. Judi Lynch
10th Congressional District GOP Fairfax Rep. Mary Campbell
Emory and Henry College Republicans Chair James Austin
Former Washington County Commonwealth's Attorney Nicole Price
Former 3rd Congressional Candidate Marty Williams
Former 5th District State Central Member Chris Shores
Former Botetourt County GOP Chair Christine Broughton
Former Bristol City GOP Chair and SCC Member Kevin Corbett
Former Washington County GOP Chair John Seaborn
Former VFRW Chair Fay Williamson
Former 1st Congressional District GOP Chair Jim Bowden
Former Chair of SWVA Tea Party Don Waterman
Former Roanoke Valley Republican Women's Chair Mildred Scott