Update: Virginia Right! endorses Buddy Fowler.
I have personally known Buddy Fowler for several years and have had many chats with him. (Buddy and I were both Magisterial District Chairmen in Hanover.) He is not only a good man, he is a strong Conservative and will be a reliable successor to John Cox (whom I rate an A+). The 55th district has been a seat that has seen Statesman Frank Hargrove followed by an equally principled John Cox serve the Commonwealth and the 55th District with the highest standards and integrity. Buddy Fowler worked for both gentlemen and that should tell you all you need to know about Buddy. There is a Libertarian challenger in this race and in many districts I would take a hard look at such a potential challenger. The Capitol obviously needs more Delegates that understand that tax increases and bigger government is a bad thing. Buddy gets that.
And Buddy already knows the job so there is no learning curve. He will hit the ground running.
I am in the District next door so I will not be able to vote for Buddy Fowler, but I would if I could! – Tom White
I had a wonderful conversation with Hyland F. “Buddy” Fowler today; Buddy is running for Delegate in the 55th district due to the surprise announcement that Del. John A. Cox would not seek re-election. I am saddened at this development and wish Del. Cox all the best. Cox is a staunch conservative and I was very happy with his voting record. I wanted to know his stands on the issues. Buddy is also a staunch conservative and a believer in Jesus too!
Buddy Fowler has been the legislative aide to both Cox and Frank Hargrove, Sr., and as we discussed political stuff, I told him today that I would support him and mention it tonight at this very blog. And since I try to keep my word (so what am I doing in politics, again?) here it is! Buddy also was something I used to be up in Prince William County: magisterial district GOP chairman. (I try to keep that quiet because some wiseacre in Hanover might say, you should do it again, Sandy! I was young and foolish and ambitious (and SINGLE!) and wanted to run for office! We know how that went!) But Buddy will serve the 55th well. Here’s his website. He is the official GOP nominee!
Support our GOP nominee – our next delegate, Hyland F. “Buddy” Fowler, Jr.