Mike Farris endorses Steve Martin for Senate

Senator Steve Martin, facing two challengers for the Republican nomination in the 11th District, landed a big endorsement from Michael Farris, former Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor, founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association and Patrick Henry College.

I write to you today to give my personal endorsement of Senator Steve Martin for his re-election this year. I have known Steve for many years, and have been impressed with the consistent, Conservative leadership that he provides in the Virginia Senate. He is a man of his word – and he is the leader that Virginia, and its citizens, needs representing our conservative values in the Senate.

Steve is a man of sincere faith, and has allowed his faith to guide him in every decision he makes and each vote he casts as Senator. It is because of his faith that Steve is steadfastly pro-life and continually upholds traditional marriage. His consistent leadership on these issues as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education and Health has earned him top ratings from the Family Foundation and the American Conservative Union.

Steve has been a leader in the fight against Obamacare here in Virginia. He was author and chief patron for Virginia’s Healthcare Freedom Act, which enabled Ken Cuccinelli to file suit against the federal government over this horrendous piece of federal legislation. Steve has also consistently opposed big government efforts to expand Medicaid in our state – not only in his rhetoric, but also in his voting record.

Steve has been vocal in his support for religious liberty and homeschooling rights. Steve supported the “Tebow bill” to grant homeschoolers access to school sports every year it came before the legislature, and worked this year to get it through the Senate successfully. Vey importantly, Steve has unwaveringly supported parental rights – including working to make sure options for homeschooling parents remain open and available, free from government interference.

Steve is a man with solid, Conservative principles, and he provides leadership that never strays from those principles. If you want proven Conservative leadership, I urge you to get involved with Steve’s campaign for re-election.

Let’s continue to support leaders in Virginia who work for our principles and for our people. Vote for Steve Martin on June 9th.


Michael Farris