Virginia FREE (Foundation for Research and Economic Education) has just released its annual legislator ratings, and I am pleased to announce that I, along with fellow Senate colleagues Frank Wagner and John Watkins, have received the highest business rating out of the 140 legislators in the Commonwealth! As you all know, one of the cornerstones of my campaign was to work to attract new jobs to Virginia. I am pleased that Virginia FREE has confirmed my ongoing commitment to ensure that our state continues to be business-friendly. For the full report on all of the General Assembly Members, please click here.
In order for Virginia to prosper economically, retain businesses, and attract new ones, steps must be taken. Government regulations must be kept to a minimum, taxes must remain low, and our transportation network must remain effective. I firmly believe that we must provide strong economic-development programs to assist businesses with attracting jobs, and I will continue to fight for these programs both in Richmond and here in Virginia Beach.
Virginia FREE was created in 1988 by a small group of business leaders who recognized the need for the business community to be more involved in state politics. These leaders believed that having non-partisan information was essential to making sound decisions. Today, Virginia FREE takes great pride in providing the most accurate non-partisan information available to businesses throughout the Commonwealth.
If you support my efforts in the Virginia Senate to help our commonwealth continue to be business-friendly, please consider supporting my campaign financially. Funds are needed to pay off campaign loans and continue to maintain an efficient district office that is available to assist you. For your convenience, you can click here to make an online donation. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Also, to see the invitation for our fundraiser with Governor Bob McDonnell on July 29th, click here.
Jeffrey L. McWaters