Virginia small business leaders endorse McCain jobs plan


U.S. Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign today announced Attorney General Bob McDonnell, Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling and two dozen Richmond-area small business owners endorsed John McCain’s economic plan, joining business leaders across the country who have praised John McCain’s “Jobs for America” plan to grow the economy as president.

“I strongly support Senator McCain’s Jobs for America plan,” said Virginia Lieutenant Governor and businessman Bill Bolling. “This plan will bring a much-needed shot in the arm to the national economy and help small businesses in Virginia, which are an economic engine for the Commonwealth.”

More than two dozen small business leaders gathered at the Capital Interior Contractors, Inc. in Richmond today at a press conference to announce their support for Senator McCain’s jobs-first economic plan, which the Senator unveiled today in Colorado.

Small business owner, and Democrat, Christy Swanson, said, “I am a Democrat, and I believe that with his Jobs for America economic plan, John McCain has once again shown that he is the strongest ally to America’s small business owners. He understands the difficulties we face and the important role we play in the Virginia’s economy. While I am a Democrat, I am proud to support John McCain for president and look forward to helping him to victory in November.”

John McCain will continue to highlight his Jobs for America economic plan throughout the week, with stops in Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Richmond-Area Business Owners for McCain

Floyd Artrip, A-Systems, Inc.
Steve Ash, Dominion Interior Supply Corp.
Carter Baldwin, Capital Interior Contractors, Inc
Lee Baskerville, 43r
Chris Caldwell, DuPont
William T. Carden, Potomac Supply Corporation
Lynwood Cobb, A&C Utilities Supply Co.
James B. Edge, Morgan Brothers
Rhoda Elliott, Bill’s Barbecue
Ron W. Erice, Southern Graphic Systems
Steve Foster, S A Foster Electric
Jeremy Gaudreau, Weichert Realtors
Jared W. Godfrey, Mark/Trece, Inc.
Claudia Garcia Gonzalez, KLM Drywall
Todd Hammond, Capital Interior Contractors
Robert A. Hodges, J. M. Fry Company
Matt Isner, Charles Ryan Ass ociates
Bryce Jewett, Jewett Automation, Inc.
Sam Kouri, Cowan, Kouri, & White
Joe Maslanka, Adminral Security
James S. Maxwell, Virginia Law and Commerce
Chuck Midkiff, Midkiff Muncie & Ross
Spencer Mobley, Virginia Manufacturers Association
David C. Moore, Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, Inc.
Milan Perlly
William Purcell, Omega Protein
Randy Seibert, Seibert Towing, Manchester Marketing, Inc
Margaret Shaia, AMF Automation
John Siewers, R A Siewers Inc
Jeff Smith III, The Smith Group
Jeff Smith IV, The Smith Group
Christy Swanson, C K B Swanson, Inc
Mark Tubbs, Charles Ryan Associates
Michael Tubridy, Klockner Pentaplast of America
Karl Uftring, Image Works
Brett Vassey, Virginia Manufacturers Association, Inc.
Shannon Walls, Aspen Products-East
Wayne Young, Capital Masonry Corp