NVTC TechPAC Endorses Steve Shannon for Attorney General

HERNDON, VA, October 1, 2009 - The Northern Virginia Technology Council TechPAC (NVTC TechPAC), the Northern Virginia technology community's political action committee, today endorsed Steve Shannon for Attorney General of Virginia. In a concurrent announcement, TechPAC endorsed former Attorney General Bob McDonnell for Governor of Virginia.

The TechPAC Board of Trustees voted to endorse Steve Shannon following a thorough review of each candidate's voting records on issues of importance to Northern Virginia's technology community and face-to-face interviews with each candidate. During the interview process, technology business leaders discussed with each candidate their campaign platforms and proposals, voting records, and positions on the issues in NVTC's technology business agenda.

"While it was evident to the NVTC TechPAC Board that Senator Ken Cuccinelli is an articulate, knowledgeable and experienced candidate, the Trustees determined that Steve Shannon has a stronger and more consistent track record in supporting the technology community. As Attorney General, Shannon will be a strong partner with the private sector to ensure we have the legal framework, critical infrastructure, and public policies in place to support Northern Virginia's status as a global technology center," said Dendy Young, TechPAC Chairman and Chairman and CEO of McLean Capital, LLC.

"From the moment Steve was elected to the House of Delegates, he hit the ground running and quickly distinguished himself as an enthusiastic champion and strong advocate for technology business. He has tremendous depth, knowledge and understanding of our technology community, of our broad policy agenda and of the powerful, transformative impact technology will continue to have on all that we do. We have high expectations of Steve as Attorney General and every confidence that he will deliver."

About NVTC TechPAC
Launched by NVTC in 2001, NVTC TechPAC is governed by a 25 member Board of Trustees that includes prominent business leaders representing many of the largest and well known technology businesses in the region as well as the smaller entrepreneurial businesses that help drive Northern Virginia's technology economy. NVTC TechPAC identifies and supports General Assembly candidates throughout the state, as well as those candidates for Governor and Attorney General, whose positions, policies and initiatives best reflect the priorities and interests of Northern Virginia's technology community.

NVTC TechPAC endorsement decisions are based on the issues and priorities articulated in the Northern Virginia Technology Council's Policy Agenda.

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