From the Rick Powell campaign…
Former Congressman Ron Packard’s endorsement comes on the heels of Congressman Duncan D. Hunter’s and adds to the momentum behind Col. Rick Powell as he seeks the Republican nomination in the 78th Assembly District.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2010 Contact: Élise L. Dufresne
Congressman Ron Packard Endorses
Col. Rick L. Powell for State Assembly
“Electing Col. Powell to the State Assembly will ensure that the 78th Assembly District is represented by a very strong and principled fiscal conservative.”
San Diego, CA – Former Congressman Ron Packard – a longtime respected voice within the San Diego Republican Party – announced today his support for Republican Col. Rick L. Powell, USA (ret.) for California’s 78th State Assembly seat.
“Col. Powell has my full support,” commented Packard. “The Colonel’s commitment to limited government spending and balanced budgets will bring some much needed fiscal sanity to Sacramento’s shortsighted tax-and-spend culture,” Packard continued. “Electing Col. Powell to the State Assembly will ensure that the 78th Assembly District is represented by a very strong and principled fiscal conservative,” concluded Packard.
A lifelong public servant with 18 years of Congressional experience, Packard remains a nationally recognized conservative voice. Packard’s many legislative accomplishments focused on reducing the federal deficit, curbing public benefits for illegal immigrants, and providing improved housing for members of the armed services.
“The Congressman’s impressive legislative record truly speaks for itself,” explained Powell. “I’m honored and humbled to have received Congressman Packard’s endorsement,” concluded Powell.
Col. Powell served 38 years in the military and received several decorations for his combat service in the Vietnam and Iraq Wars, including the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star. In addition to a distinguished military career, Col. Powell worked in federal law enforcement for over 23 years as a Special Agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and for US Customs.
Col. Powell currently provides national security consulting services to the Department of State.