This morning, the Obenshain for Virginia Attorney General campaign released their first ad on YouTube. As you will note, it focuses on the state senator’s family life and his record in the General Assembly.
Regarding the specific claims made in the video, the campaign also provided the following additional information:
Protecting Families from Abusive Spouses
In 2007, Mark Obenshain sponsored Senate Bill 1237
, which instituted mandatory jail time for repeat violators of protective orders.
In 2008, he sponsored Senate Bill 540
, which ensured swift entering and transfer of protective orders to the Virginia Criminal Information Network system.
Mandatory Life Sentences for Child Predators
In 2012, he sponsored Senate Bill 436
, which imposed a mandatory life sentence to those who would rape young children.
Making Virginia a Better Place for Jobs
He believes that the key to making Virginia the top state in which to do business is low taxes, a rational regulatory environment, and a level playing field. He has consistently fought for low taxes and a reasonable regulatory burden his entire career. In 2005, he sponsored legislation to require an economic impact analysis on new regulations affecting small businesses. He has supported incentives to bring and retain good jobs in Virginia, including through a favorable tax policy for small business and major job creation efforts. He sponsored legislation, opposed by his opponent in this race, to remove the union preference from major public works projects, evening the playing field for companies in Right to Work Virginia.
Require state government to take impact on small business into account when passing new regulations: SB 1122 of 2005
Virginia Coal Employment and Production Incentive Tax Credit (Extension): SB 1111 of 2011
Positive and upbeat, this ad stands as a refreshing contrast to much of the mudslinging that has dominated some of the other campaigns.
There is no doubt in my mind that Mark Obenshain will make an excellent attorney general. I hope you will take the time to explore his record and, after doing so, you will join me in voting for Senator Obenshain on November 5th.