Northern Virginia Technology Council Statement on the 2013 Virginia Gubernatorial Race

HERNDON, Va., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) announced today that the organization is not endorsing a candidate in Virginia's gubernatorial race.

TechPAC, an independent, non-partisan committee of NVTC, voted on September 12 to endorse Ken Cuccinelli for Governor of Virginia by a majority of its voting trustees present. NVTC acknowledges and respects TechPAC's endorsement process, which was deliberative, transparent and consistent with TechPAC's bylaws.

The TechPAC endorsement, however, may not in itself reflect the views of NVTC's membership. Given the deeply divided opinions of the NVTC membership concerning this race, NVTC is making no endorsement in the gubernatorial election.

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies and organizations, including businesses from all sectors of the technology industry, service providers, universities, foreign embassies, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 300,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; the Equal Footing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that serves local area youth; and The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC, which mentors new technology entrepreneurs. Visit NVTC at www.nvtc.org.

SOURCE Northern Virginia Technology Council



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