WEYERS CAVE, VA ̶ Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, today announced the endorsements of current and former members of the Virginia House of Delegates who have represented Augusta County with over 50 years of combined service.
“It is an honor to receive the endorsement of the current and former Members of the House of Delegates who have represented Augusta County over the last 50 plus years,” Landes said. “I want to thank Delegates Dickie Bell and Ronnie Campbell, former Speaker Vance Wilkins, and former Delegates Pete Giesen, and Chris Saxman for their confidence and support in my campaign to serve as Clerk of Circuit Court for Augusta County.”
“I have had the privilege of working with Steve Landes in the House of Delegates for nearly 10 years. He has been an excellent mentor to me and countless others in the House and is highly respected by members of both parties. He has served his community with honor and distinction. Steve Landes has always put his principles and service to his community above his own self interest and I know he will continue to do so as Clerk of Court. I am pleased to support Steve as he seeks this new venture; the citizens of Augusta will be fortunate to have him serving in this capacity,” said Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell, R-20th District.
“Delegate Landes has been a strong conservative in the House of Delegates,” said Delegate Ronnie Campbell, R-24th District. “I have no doubt he will bring his savvy fiscal experience as Vice-Chairman of Appropriations to the role of Clerk of Court. I am proud to endorse Delegate Landes."
"When Steve was with me in the House of Delegates he was an honest, hard working and responsive Delegate. I expect he will be the same kind of Clerk,’ said Former Speaker S. Vance Wilkins, Jr., R-24th District.
Former Delegate A.R. “Pete” Giesen, Jr., R-25th District, said, “This is to give a very strong endorsement to Steve Landes to serve the citizens of Augusta County as our Clerk of the Court. This is from the prospective of having been in evolved in and watched Steve develop over more than forty (40) years. He served as a campaign aide and a legislative assistant for me prior to moving up to be an aide for Congressman Bob Goodlatte. You, the citizens of Augusta County and the area, have since given him the opportunity for over twenty (20) years of serving you in the House of Delegates. From my personal service you can be assured Steve’s service in Richmond and here in the 25th District has put him in touch with a vast variety of people—lawyers, teachers, doctors, housewives, business executives, farmers, Democrats, Republicans, Independents! Steve has developed the skills to deal with all of these types of personalities and professions. Being able to deal admirably and justly with people is one of the main traits necessary to be an unusually capable Clerk of the Court. Steve has this personality and ability. I heartily endorse him for the post of Clerk of the Court of Augusta County.”
“Steve has the right skill set, incredible experience, and outstanding character. He is a perfect fit for the very important role of Clerk of the Court. I heartily endorse my good friend,” said former Delegate Christopher B. Saxman, R-20th District.
These endorsements, along with Congressman Ben Cline’s endorsement last week, demonstrate the growing support for Delegate Landes’ campaign for Clerk of Circuit Court for Augusta County.
Landes, the Republican candidate for Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court, represents the 25th House District, which includes parts of Albemarle, Augusta, and Rockingham Counties. Landes is currently serving his twelfth term in the Virginia House of Delegates. Visit SteveLandes.com for additional information.