[Award was given in Ken Cuccinelli’s office on July 25, 2012.]
The “Courageous” Leadership Award for the 2012 Virginia General Assembly session for members of the House was presented to Delegate Kathy Byron (R-22nd) for her steadfast courage in supporting her pro-family, pro-life legislation. In the face of much public pressure and personal attacks, she stood strong on her position. [Del. Byron’s award will be given at a later date due to scheduling.]
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. [Senator Puckett’s award will be given at a later date due to scheduling.]
The Pastor’s Leadership Award was awarded to Bishop Dr. Joseph D. Henderson, Sr. and the Bragg 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.
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.
Virginia Christian Alliance, Chairman, Don Blake (804) 651-1700 firstname.lastname@example.org