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Dudenhefer Named to Education Study Committees

Stafford, Virginia – Mark Dudenhefer, Republican Delegate representing Stafford and Prince William, was named to the School Readiness Committee and the Joint Committee to Study the Future of Public Elementary and Secondary Education in the Commonwealth.

Created in the 2016 Legislative Session, the committees were formed in order to foster a year round effort to resolve the pressing issues facing education, improve academic success, and create workforce readiness. Public meetings of these committees will be held throughout the year.

Dudenhefer’s appointment is a testament to his stalwart leadership in the area of education and dedication to improving the future of our Commonwealth.

You may find the enabling legislation for the Committees at the link below:

School Readiness Committee: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?161+ful+CHAP0652

Joint Committee to Study the Future of Elementary and Secondary Education in the Commonwealth: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?161+sum+HJ112

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Small Business Endorses Mark Dudenhefer in District 2 Race

RICHMOND, September 30, 2015—The National Federation of Independent Business, Virginia’s leading small-business association, has endorsed Mark Dudenhefer in the Second House District race.

The endorsement comes from the NFIB/Virginia SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members.

“Mark Dudenhefer is clearly the best choice for small business owners, their employees and their families,” said Nicole Riley, state director of NFIB/Virginia.

“Mark Dudenhefer understands the challenges facing the commonwealth’s small businesses, and our members believe he will take a fiscally responsible approach to managing state government and support legislation that helps our small businesses grow and create jobs.”

“I’m proud to have the backing of NFIB. Their support is a testament to my message of smaller, more efficent government. With momentum on our side, we will continue to grow our grassroots efforts and spread our message to all voters,” said Mark Dudenehefer.

The NFIB/Virginia SAFE Trust’s endorsement is critical to Mark Dudenhefer’s campaign. Small business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB has pledged it will activate its grassroots network on behalf of the campaign. NFIB’s political support is based on the candidates’ positions and records on small business issues.

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NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small- and independent-business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends its views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.

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Dudenhefer for Delegate Surges past 10,000 doors and 13,000 phone calls

Stafford, Virginia – Mark Dudenhefer, Republican candidate for Virginia House District 2, is proud to announce new voter contact milestones.

Through the heat of the summer, the Dudenhefer campaign has engaged thousands of voters who have pledged their support to Mark. The common sense solutions that Mark has proposed are resonating as the campaign spreads the message with over 10,000 doors knocked and 13,000 phone calls made.

“The Dudenhefer campaign has remained steadfast in its commitment to run an aggressive, grassroots campaign. Our staff, volunteers, and new weekly supporters are spreading Mark’s vision to all precincts in the district. Voters are committed to electing Mark to the House of Delegates, and even more committed to seeing his solutions become realities,” said Campaign Manager Spencer Sullivan.

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Ciampaglio announces his support for Dudenhefer for Delegate

Stafford, Virginia – Mark Dudenhefer, Republican candidate for Virginia House District 2, is honored to announce an endorsement from Tim Ciampaglio.

“I’m pleased to endorse Mark Dudenhefer. Our primary election was focused on the issues that families face in this region and throughout the Commonwealth. It is crucial we unite as Republicans and elect Mark to Richmond this fall,” said Tim Ciampaglio.

Read more here.

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Dudenhefer’s 5 Star Pledge to Veterans

Stafford, Virginia – Mark Dudenhefer, Republican candidate for Virginia House District 2, has released a 5 Star Pledge to Veterans. Being a retired Marine Colonel of 30 years, Mark understands the issues facing veterans and their families.

“Far too often the government breaks the promises made to our brave men and women, who sacrifice so much. As a retired Marine Colonel, I understand the day-to-day struggles that so many veterans and their families face. My 5 Star Pledge to Veterans will guide me as your Delegate, so veterans and their families know they have a strong advocate in Richmond,” said Dudenhefer.

Listen

Veterans and their families often don’t have an effective advocate who listens to their problems. I pledge to have monthly office hours for members of the military and their families in order to hear and discuss the problems they’re facing.

Support our Local Advisory Councils

As your Delegate, I will work hard to support the local military advisory councils. I pledge to be closely engaged in these councils and be a strong voice in advancing policy recommendations that help military families.

Continue to work closely with the Town of Quantico

Over the years, I have worked closely with the Town of Quantico to secure the needed funding for repairs of roads and local traffic signs. I pledge to further expand my relationship with Quantico to ensure the base, along with the town, has a strong advocate in Richmond.

Military Affairs & Veteran’s Caucus

During my tenure in Richmond, I made a point of working closely with the Military Affairs and Veteran’s Caucus. As your Delegate, I will be a tireless advocate on behalf of the military and their families. I pledge to closely engage with the Veteran’s Caucus and my voting record will reflect that.

Improve the Virginia Department of Veteran Services

It’s crucial that we keep our promise to veterans and their families in regards to access to healthcare and other crucial benefits. I will work with the Inspector General to improve the VDVS by reducing wait time, backlogs, and striving for peak performance.

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Governor George Allen Endorses Mark Dudenhefer

Stafford, Virginia – Mark Dudenhefer, Republican candidate for Virginia House District 2, is honored to announce another key endorsement. Governor George Allen has endorsed Mark Dudenhefer in the Republican Primary for Virginia House District 02.

Below is the complete list of Republican Officials who have endorsed Mark Dudenhefer for the Primary.

Former Governor George Allen
Senator Richard Stuart
Mayor of Dumfries & State Senate Candidate Jerry Foreman
Supervisor Maureen Caddigan
Quantico Mayor Kevin P. Brown
Sheriff Charles Jett
Chairman Gary Snellings
Supervisor Bob Thomas
Supervisor Cord Sterling
Supervisor Jack Cavalier
Supervisor Paul Milde

“I am humbled to receive the endorsement from Governor George Allen. Having been endorsed by state senators, mayors, county supervisors, business leaders, and now Governor Allen, our campaign has the momentum and vast support behind our message of leaner, more efficient government,” said Dudenhefer.

Former Governor George Allen stated, “Mark has led in enacting conservative values throughout his public service in local and state government. I admired his leadership as Chairman of the Stafford County Board of Supervisors effectively working to abolish the unfair BPOL tax. His proven record of cutting taxes and proposing real solutions is exactly what Virginia families and entrepreneurs need. Mark’s Lean Government Initiative is just another example of his positive conservative leadership. I am proud to endorse Mark in the Republican Primary as a hard-working, thoughtful gentleman who can win in November running for constructive, motivating reforms to improve opportunities for all people.”

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Local Businesses Endorse Dudenhefer’s Lean Government Initiative

Stafford, Virginia – Mark Dudenhefer, Republican candidate for Virginia House District 2, is proud to announce that his Lean Government Initiative has the backing of local business leaders.

The Lean Government Initiative is developed from a business philosophy that many businesses use to cut waste, save money, and constantly improvement efficiency. A handful of other states have implemented this initiative and have recorded savings ranging from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars.

These local business leaders have endorsed this initiative:

Chris Caldwell of Caldwell Consultants, LLC

Gordon Howard Regional Vice President of Family Dollar

Sam N Kamel – Owner of Sam’s Pizza

“I am honored to have these local businesses endorse my plan. As a former small business owner, I fully understand the obstacles that small business owners face everyday. If the private sector is forced to be as efficient as possible, the government should be forced to do the same,” said Dudenhefer.

Chris Caldwell stated, “In the private sector if you are not efficient and are wasting time and money then you will not last long, I am happy to endorse Mark’s plan because it cuts waste and saves taxpayers money.”

Gordon Howard noted, “I am constantly looking for ways to save money and improve our customer’s experience, and this plan does the exact same thing. Mark’s Lean Government Initiative forces the government to increase performance at a lower cost to the taxpayer. What is better than that?”

“As a proud small business owner I am pleased to endorse Mark and this common sense plan. Mark has always been a friend to local businesses and families by cutting taxes and helping to create jobs,” said Sam N. Kamel.

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More Local Officials Endorse Mark Dudenhefer in Republican Primary

Stafford, Virginia – Mark Dudenhefer, Republican candidate for Virginia House District 2, is honored to announce key endorsements from Stafford and Prince William County Republican officials. The officials listed below have endorsed Mark Dudenhefer for the Republican primary election.

Senator Richard Stuart

Mayor of Dumfries & State Senate Candidate Jerry Foreman

Supervisor Maureen Caddigan

Quantico Mayor Kevin P. Brown

“I am honored to have the support of local officials in Stafford and Prince William Counties. In both my roles as a Stafford County Supervisor and as a Delegate, I have worked closely with these officials to cut taxes and reduce the burden of the government on our families,” said Dudenhefer.

Senator Richard Stuart stated, “Mark has a proven track record of fiscal responsibility and putting our families needs at the forefront. His dedication to more efficient government makes me proud to endorse Mark Dudenhefer.”

Mayor Jerry Foreman included, “I’ve known Mark Dudenhefer for over five years, I have worked with him as Mayor when he was a Delegate. Mark is a principled conservative leader that will fight for our values. Whether serving in the United States Marine Corps or representing us in Richmond, Mark’s calling has always been serving his neighbors. Mark knows our community, he knows where we’ve been, he knows where we’re going and he has the vision to get us there. This is why I am proudly endorsing Mark for the Virginia House of Delegates. I look forward to working alongside him so that we can send a pair of Marines to fight for you in Richmond this November.”

“Mark and I have worked very closely over the years in order to help ease our region’s transportation problems. In working alongside Mark, I have first hand knowledge of his dedication to serving Prince William and Stafford Counties and that record is why I’m endorsing Mark Dudenhefer,” said Supervisor Maureen Caddigan.

Quantico Mayor Kevin Brown concluded, “Mark is a major reason why our towns roads got repaved. As a Marine, Mark has always been a reliable individual to turn too. I know that when Mark gets back into office, we will have a great advocate in Richmond for all of us.”

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Dudenhefer Calls on VDOT to Extend I-95 Express Lanes

Stafford, Virginia – Mark Dudenhefer, Republican candidate for Virginia House District 2, has called on the Virginia Department of Transportation to extend the I-95 Express Lane terminus further south.

In correspondence to Secretary Aubrey L. Layne, Mark issued a formal request to extend the I-95 Express Lane terminus past the I-95 Garrisonville Rd. exit. The current express lanes have been a welcome relief to many commuters and slugs. It has improved travel time and overall quality of life of many citizens. However, a bottleneck develops each day where cars leaving the Express Lane merge with I-95 traffic. A copy of the official request is attached.

Mark Dudenhefer has an extensive record championing solutions for transportation problems that affect the quality of life for Virginia families.

“As a commuter on I-95 for over 20 years, I fully understand the daily headaches that commuters face on the interstate. The extension of the Express Lanes down to Stafford has been a welcome improvement for commuters. However, it doesn’t take long to see the bottleneck that has been created around exit 143. Everyday, talking to commuters, I hear the frustration regarding this unintended consequence. If elected, I pledge to work closely with VDOT to ensure the extension of the express lanes terminus is expeditiously built,” said Dudenhefer.

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