Virginia technology entrepreneur and conservative Lt. Governor candidate Pete Snyder issued the following statement regarding efforts in Richmond to raise taxes on Virginia families and job-creators in order to fund transportation:

“Virginia’s families and job-creators already face the threat of new taxes from Washington Democrats, and the fact that any Republicans in Richmond would even consider piling on with new taxes of their own is dead wrong. Just like Washington, our problem isn’t that Virginia taxes too little, it’s that our government spends too much. I’m not a career politician, but I have a successful record of creating jobs in the real world. It’s pretty simple—there is a clear path to solving our fiscal problems, and we can do so by getting our spending priorities in order, taking as little money as possible from taxpayers, and making Virginia a haven for companies that will create jobs and grow our economy.” — Pete Snyder