HENRICO – The Virginia Christian Alliance held an award ceremony at the Bragg Hill Family Life Center in Fredericksburg announcing its 2012 General Assembly awards which were voted on at its June Board meeting. The event received press coverage by the Washington Post, and Henrico Citizen.
The“Founders” Leadership Award was presented to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for his outspoken stand on pro-family, pro-life issues and especially for his efforts to support House Bill 1 (HB-1)—The Right to Life Bill—in the 2012 session.(Award was given in Ken Cuccinelli’s office on July 25, 2012.)
The “Courageous” Leadership Awards for the 2012 Virginia General Assembly session for members of the House were presented to Delegates Bob Marshall (R 13th) and Kathy Byron (R-22nd) for their steadfast courage in supporting their pro-family, pro-life legislation.
In the face of much public pressure and personal attacks, they both stood strong on their positions.
The “Courageous” Leadership Award for the 2012 Virginia General Assembly session for members of the Senate was presented to Senators Phillip P. Puckett (D-38th) and Charles J. Colgan (D-29th).
Both of these long-serving members of the Virginia Senate, under much duress, broke rank with their party and voted for positive pro-family, pro-life legislation.
They both deserve special recognition for their steadfastness in standing for their beliefs and standing for life.
The Pastor’s Leadership Award was awarded to Bishop Dr. Joseph D. Henderson, Sr. and the Bragg Hill Family Life Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Bishop Henderson’s leadership contributed greatly to the “changing of the old guard” in the Virginia Senate. The “changing of the old guard” in the Senate allowed for passage of long delayed pro-family, pro-life, “pro-Virginia” legislation. (more photos below)
The Freshman Legislator of the Virginia General Assembly 2012 Session Award was presented to Senator Bryce E. Reeves of Fredericksburg, Virginia (R-17th). Bryce Reeves played an active and important role in his leadership of pro-family, pro-life legislation in his first session.
The Virginia Christian Alliance’s Affiliate of the Year Award was presented to No Excuse Ministries and its founder, Mrs. Terry Beatley. Terry Beatley and her ministries were the force behind the election in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County that brought back pro-family, pro-life leadership to the Virginia Senate.
The Virginia Christian Alliance is very pleased to present these awards and very grateful for the efforts of each of these ladies and gentlemen for their efforts to promote and protect the families of our Commonwealth.
Laura Vozzella of the Washington Post:
The Virginia Christian Alliance has honored Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) and five legislators who it said stood firmly for “pro-family, pro-life” legislation during this year’s General Assembly session.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli gestures as he talks about the Supreme Court decision on the Health Care law during a press conference June 28, in Richmond. (Steve Helber – AP) It was the first time that the four-year-old organization, which has carved out a niche to the right of the conservative Family Foundation of Virginia, has given awards to elected leaders. And it was another indication that the firebrand attorney general has the support of staunch conservatives over Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, his low-key rival for the Republican nomination in the 2013 governor’s race..…Read More
Citizen Staff Reports
The Virginia Christian Alliance has presented Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli with the “Founders” Leadership Award for his outspoken stand on pro-family, pro-life issues. He was also honored for his efforts to support House Bill 1, the so-called Right to Life Bill, in the 2012 session.
Don Blake (left), VCA chairman, presented Cuccinelli with his award July 25.
And from the desk of Senator Reeves…
Today I was very honored to be presented with the Virginia Christian Alliance -Freshman Legislator of the year award. I was recognized by Mr. Greene Hollowell the founder, and Mr. Don Blake, Chairman of the Board, for standing for conservative Christian principles on key legislation in the General Assembly this year. I was also honored to be standing with a dear friend and fellow Senator, Chuck Colgan who received an award as well for standing up for the right to life. Senator Puckett and Delegate Byron also received awards but were unable to attend. It was also a great honor to be there with Bishop Henderson and Terry Beatley as they received their awards.
Thank you again for the opportunity to serve as your senator. It is an honor and a privledge.
Yours in service,