Endorsements


Governor Bob McDonnell
"Gordon Helsel has dedicated nearly three decades to admirably serving the citizens of Poquoson as a City Councilman, Vice Mayor and Mayor. A lifetime resident of Hampton Roads, Army veteran and retired small business owner, Gordon has a deep understanding of Virginia values and how to create good jobs. I ask you to join me in supporting Gordon Helsel for Delegate in the Special Election on March 8th."


Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling
"I am pleased to endorse Mayor Gordon Helsel for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 91st district. Gordon’s focus on low taxes, fiscal responsibility and creating a pro-business environment will be a great addition to the General Assembly. Gordon will be a great partner as we work to get Virginia’s economy growing again and create jobs. Please join me in supporting Mayor Gordon Helsel for Delegate at the March 8th Special Election."


Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli
"I'm happy to endorse Gordon Helsel in this special election for the Virginia House of Delegates. As a decorated veteran, a small businessman and a mayor, Gordon will bring the knowledge and experience that Virginia needs in Richmond. Please join me in supporting Gordon Helsel for Delegate in the March 8th Special Election."


Congressman Rob Wittman
"I am pleased to endorse Gordon Helsel for the 91st Legislative District. Gordon is a solid conservative who is committed to protecting our freedoms and values. Having served in the U.S. Army and also in various leadership capacities in city government, he is a proven public servant. I believe he would serve the Virginians of the 91st District with the utmost commitment and dedication."


Congressman Scott Rigell
"Gordon Helsel’s life has been a record of service to his country, community and to Virginia. Gordon first served his country as a young infantry soldier in Vietnam, receiving two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star. As a retired small business owner, he knows what it takes to balance a budget, control spending and create jobs. As Mayor of Poquoson, he has served his neighbors by bringing accountability and integrity to local government. Gordon Helsel is the right candidate at the right time to represent the Peninsula in Richmond. He is committed to working with Governor Bob McDonnell in fighting for lower taxes and less regulation to create the right environment for job creation in Virginia. I am proud to support Gordon Helsel for the House of Delegates."


Carl Anderson, Chairman, Republican Party of Hampton City Committee
"As Chairman of the Republican Party of Hampton City Committee, I'm happy to endorse Mayor Gordon Helsel in the March 8th House of Delegates Special Election. Gordon's background in the military, as a small businessman, and as a Mayor, make him well-suited to represent the 91st District in the Virginia General Assembly."


Wade McRoberts, Chairman, York County Republican Committee
"As Chairman of the York County Republican Committee, I strongly endorse Mayor Gordon Helsel in the Special Election on March 8th. Gordon Helsel has the experience and the conservative values to effectively serve us in the Virginia House of Delegates."


Paul Keddell, Chairman, Poquoson City Republican Committee
"I strongly endorse Poquoson Mayor Gordon Helsel for the House of Delegates special election on March 8th. Gordon has unselfishly served the community as volunteer fireman, a city councilman and as the Mayor of Poquoson. Throughout all his service, he has had only one special interest in mind; to best serve the residents of Poquoson. I know Gordon will carry over this same dedication to his representation of all residents in the 91st District. I look forward to his continued public service in the Virginia House of Delegates."


Tom Foley, Chairman, Republican 1st District Committee
"I am pleased to endorse Gordon Helsel and know that he will do a fine job of representing the taxpayers and families of Virginia's 91st Legislative District."


Gary C. Byler, Chairman, Republican 2nd District Committee
"I am pleased to welcome Gordon Helsel to the ranks of elected Republican officials who will represent voters in the 2nd Congressional District. As mayor of Poquoson, Gordon has demonstrated an ability to communicate with citizens on a one to one basis. This basic tenant of democracy and representative government is what the Virginia House of Delegates is all about. Mayor Helsel will be part of the critical process of redrawing political lines for the next decade, including Congressional Districts. I look forward to working with Mayor Helsel during the special session this Spring. The Republican Party is united in its support for Gordon Helsel in the March 8th special election for the 91st district."


Have questions?  Call the Helsel campaign at (757) 969-9036.