NVTC TechPAC Endorses Bob McDonnell for Virginia Governor

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

The TechPAC Board of Trustees voted to endorse Bob McDonnell 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 the NVTC TechPAC Board of Trustees has a great deal of respect for Creigh Deeds and his commitment to Virginia, the Trustees determined that Bob McDonnell is a strong leader with specific proposals to ensure Virginia remains a competitive and innovative global technology center," said Dendy Young, TechPAC Chairman and Chairman and CEO of McLean Capital, LLC. "McDonnell has a consistent history of working closely with our technology industry and will build on his record of developing and supporting Virginia's technology initiatives and on his long-term commitment to business development in the Commonwealth."

While the TechPAC endorsement is based on NVTC's technology policy agenda, it is important to note that both candidates fell short on transportation. The TechPAC Board felt strongly that neither candidate presented a plan that would adequately and permanently address our transportation funding crisis. The next governor must solve our critical transportation needs through a realistic and bipartisan solution.

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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