CALLAO — Two major advocacy groups have endorsed Delegate Margaret B. Ransone (R-99th) for re-election in the 99th House District. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) announced their endorsements of Ransone, who is seeking re-election in November.
“As a lifelong resident of the Northern Neck, I understand our region, and I’m working hard in Richmond for the people of the 99th district. Our district is home to many small business owners, sportsmen, and hunters. I’m honored to receive the full endorsement of the NFIB and the NRA, and I look forward to continuing to serve in the General Assembly,” said Ransone.
In addition to being endorsed by NFIB, Ransone received an “A” rating on the 2016-2017 NFIB/Virginia Voting Record. NFIB/Virginia is the commonwealth’s leading small-business association, with 6,700 small-business members statewide.
“Delegate Margaret Ransone clearly understands the challenges facing small businesses and stands up for Virginia’s job creators time and again on important issues such as addressing the rising costs of healthcare, opposing efforts to place additional mandates on the backs of small business and reforming Virginia’s regulatory structure,” said Nicole Riley, state director of NFIB.
The NRA endorsement is based on Ransone’s longstanding support for the Second Amendment and her voting record as a staunch advocate in Richmond for law abiding citizens who wish to exercise their constitutional right to carry a firearm and the rights of hunters.
The NRA trains over 1,000,000 gun owners per year in safe firearm usage and is at the forefront of defending the Second Amendment.
Ransone first gained election in November 2011, and currently represents the counties of King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, Westmoreland, and Caroline (part) in the Virginia House of Delegates.