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Sen. Rerras To Kick Off Campaign
April 4, 2007 - Eastern Shore Post

State Sen. Nick Rerras has announced that he will formally kick of his Senate re-election campaign on April 14 with a complimentary buffet lunch at the Trawler Restaurant in Exmore at 12:30 p.m. An additional campaign kick-off event will be held in Accomack County at 5:30 p.m. at Maria's Restaurant on Maddox Boulevard, where a complimentary reception with finger foods with will be provided at Maria's.

A state senator for the last six years, Rerras serves on Courts of Justice (public safety), Education & Health, Transportation and Commerce and Labor committees. He also serves as vice chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Commission, and as a member of the Joint Commission on Health Care, the Small Business Commission, and the Virginia War Memorial Board.

Sen. Rerras has led the fight in Richmond to protect the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel's (CBBT) funding and independence, contending that the CBBT is the best managed and maintained transportation system in Virginia, and the funds raised through tolls must be used only for CBBT improvements.

He also is working to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay and has supported record investments of over $500 million for bay and river clean-up. Nick also strongly supports Virginia's conservation tax credit.

As a father whose children attend public schools, Sen. Rerras promises to continue to work to ensure that our kids have the highest quality education. That's why he supported historic investments in our public education, both K-12 and Virginia's colleges and universities.

Fighting against high electric rates is a top priority of Sen. Rerras. He twice appeared before the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) last year to argue against high electricity rates. He also worked to ensure that re-regulation legislation requires local power companies to honor their agreements to provide fair "cost of service" rates.

Sen. Rerras has over 25 years' experience in business development for computer and technology firms.

He and his wife, Gayle have been married for 22 years and have four children, Nicholas (19), Helena (17), Costas (14), and Robert (2).

Sen. Rerras is a U.S. Army veteran who served n the Army's 9th Infantry Division and was twice honored as "Soldier of the Quarter." His oldest son, Nicholas, is currently serving in the Virginia Army National Guard.

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