VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. — Today retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Phil Shutler, a Virginia resident and former Director of Operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff endorsed Elaine Luria for Congress. He announced his endorsement in a video:
“I have lived in Virginia since 1964 and have been a lifelong Republican. I’ve never endorsed a candidate, but I do endorse Elaine Luria for Congress,” Shutler said. “She is clearly the best candidate to represent all voters, from both parties, in the Second District. She has demonstrated outstanding character and leadership in her 20-year career in the Navy as a surface warfare officer and a nuclear engineer.”
“We need Elaine Luria, Virginia needs Elaine Luria, and our country needs Elaine Luria, ” Shutler concluded.
Elaine Luria reacted to the endorsement, saying:
“Lt. Gen. Shutler dedicated his life to serving our country, both in combat during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and in his decades of military leadership,” Luria said. “I’m honored to earn his endorsement and will live up to the trust that he and other fellow veterans have placed in me throughout this campaign.”