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Posted: June 3, 2014 1:36 p.m.

Holt endorses Belton for District 112

State Representative Doug Holt endorsed Dave Belton in the race for State House District 112 Tuesday.

"In the past six months, I've had many people ask me who I believed could do the best job as our next State Representative,” Holt said. I believe it is time for me to state openly and publicly that ‘Dave Belton is that person’.

"Over the last 10 years I have come to know Dave very well on both a personal and professional level. His commitment to our country and to public service is without equal. His military career includes 23 years of service as a pilot (Navy and Air Force), involving countless missions flown during the Persian Gulf War (Desert Storm/Desert Shield) and in four other conflicts around the world. Even today, in fact just weeks ago, he donated his time once again as a volunteer pilot to bring well over a hundred of our service men and women from Kyrgyzstan back home. As always, he responded to the call of service. It is this call to service that I believe has lead him to run for the House District 112 seat."

Holt sited past discussions with Belton as a reason for believing he can do well in the state capitol.

"Many times during the decade of my legislative service, I have discussed with him important issues facing our district and state,” Holt said. “From those discussions, and from the respect I have developed for him over that period of time, I am unequivocal in my belief he will be a thoughtful and dedicated policymaker, and one who will be responsive to the people of this district."

Holt continued, "Dave offers the people of this district a public servant who is a strong, dependable conservative, and who will make important policy decisions for our district and our state based on the highest principles and convictions. He is a true Republican, in the very best sense. These are the qualities I hope I have delivered in my service, and because I’ve consistently seen these qualities in Dave, I extend him my full endorsement."

"While I have previously made no public statements favoring a candidate in this contest, I believe the importance of the primary runoff to the people of this District, whom I have been honored to serve for ten years, compels me to do so now. In short, if you have been pleased with my service as a legislator, then I respectfully appeal to you to vote for Dave Belton as your next Representative. Early voting begins June 30. My wife, Julie, and I will be actively involved in his campaign, and look forward to working towards his election on July 22."

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