Major advocacy groups endorse Kirk Cox in 66th House District
COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA – Three major advocacy groups are endorsing Speaker-Designee Kirk Cox for re-election in the 66th House District. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB/Virginia PAC), the National Rifle Association-Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF), and the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC (VFBF AgPAC) recently announced their endorsements of Cox, who is seeking re-election in November.
“In the General Assembly, I’m working hard for the people of Chesterfield County and Colonial Heights. Our district is home to countless small business owners, sportsmen, hunters, and farmers. I’m honored that our campaign earned the endorsement of the NFIB/Virginia PAC, the NRA-PVF, and AgPAC. I look forward to continuing to serve in the General Assembly.”
In addition to being endorsed by NFIB/Virginia PAC, Cox received a 100% rating from the group. NFIB/Virginia is the commonwealth’s leading small-business association, with 6,700 small-business members statewide.
“Delegate Cox stands up for Virginia’s job creators time and again on important issues such as addressing the rising costs of healthcare, opposing efforts to place additional mandates on the backs of small business and reforming Virginia’s regulatory structure,” said Nicole Riley, state director of NFIB/Virginia PAC.
The NRA-PVF endorsement is based on Cox’s longstanding support for the Second Amendment and his “A” rating during the 2017 General Assembly. According to the NRA, a candidate receiving an “A” rating is a “solidly pro-gun candidate…who has supported NRA positions on key votes in elective office or a candidate with a demonstrated record of support on Second Amendment issues.” Cox’s voting record reflects his commitment to the Second Amendment.
Speaking to their endorsement, Erin Luper said “We are proud to endorse Delegate Cox for reelection. He is strongly committed to Virginia’s hunters, sportsmen, and gun owners. We’re confident that he’ll continue his defense of our constitutional rights when reelected.” Luper is the Virginia state liaison for the NRA.
NRA-PFV is the political arm of the NRA. The NRA trains over 1,000,000 gun owners per year in safe firearm usage and is at the forefront of defending the Second Amendment.
Cox is among 94 candidates that Virginia VFBF AgPAC is endorsing for House seats. Endorsements were made based on the recommendations of local committees of farmers. In January, Cox received the Distinguished Friend of Agribusiness Award from the Virginia Agribusiness Council that is given to a leader with exceptional support of Virginia’s agribusiness industry for a period of years.
“Each of these candidates has demonstrated a clear understanding of the needs and challenges farmers are facing and/or have proven their support through their favorable voting records while holding positions in the General Assembly. We believe these candidates will help agriculture and forestry maintain its vitality as the number one industry in Virginia,” said Wayne F. Pryor, president of VFBF AgPAC and VFBF president. “We look forward to working with them in the 2018 Virginia General Assembly.”