Watkins Abbitt, Jr., Delegate
Matt is honored to have the support of Watkins Abbitt, Jr. who has also agreed to be Matt's Campaign Treasurer. "Watt" has long served this district well, and Matt hopes to be able to continue on the retiring delegate's legacy of service. Fariss declared, "it is humbling to have the Watt's support, and I look forward to having his support through this campaign and beyond. His sterling reputation is well deserved, and I am grateful that he considers me worthy to follow in his footsteps."
Kathy Byron, Delegate
Kathy Byron, Matt's Delegate for several years, played a crucial role in encouraging Matt to run. She and Matt have worked together before on various business and agricultural issues, and Matt is humbled to have her support in his campaign. "I am grateful for Kathy's support, and I hope to work with her as a colleague in Richmond as we fight for the values and economic needs of rural Virginia together."
Terry Gaddy, Sheriff
The popular outgoing Campbell County Sheriff is an ardent supporter of the campaign and declared that Matt is "strong leader in the business community, and possesses the business savvy and common sense that we need to represent our district." Gaddy continued by saying he believed Matt would be a "powerful voice for rural Virginia and the values that make this such a special place. I proudly support Matt Fariss for Delegate for the 59th District." Matt said that Gaddy's "steadfast commitment to the security and welfare of Campbell County will long be remembered by each and every citizen that were kept safe on his watch," however, he is humbled by the Sheriff's support and looks forward to continuing to work with the brave men and women at the Campbell County Sheriff's Office.
Steve Newman, Senator
We are pleased to have received the endorsement of Senator Steve Newman. Matt is honored to have the full support of such an outstanding public servant with strong conservative credentials. Newman cited Fariss' "dedication to his family, his values and his principles" as reasons for support and also believes Matt will "work hard to put Virginians back to work." Newman believes that "Matt will support job creating legislation, vote to hold the line on taxes, and support our social values. He (Matt) understands and supports the sanctity of human life and marriage." Matt is grateful for Senator Newman's support, and he is certainly eager to have the opportunity to work with Senator Newman and others to move our state in the right direction. "I understand how important it is to have strong conservative counterparts in the Senate, and I am honored to have a friend and ally in Senator Newman," Fariss said.