January 26, 2017

Sen. Petersen Submits Key Piece of Riggleman’s Policy Agenda

Zachary Werrell
Campaign Manager

Sen. Petersen Submits Key Piece of Riggleman’s Policy Agenda

(Afton, VA) –  Senator Chap Petersen has introduced SB 1593 at the last minute which would ban Regulated Monopolies from donating to political campaigns. This is a key proposal Denver Riggleman laid out when he launched his campaign for Governor. Riggleman put forth his policy platform which read in part, “Public Utilities and State Contractors cannot donate to political campaigns or lobby.” This is a part of his “blunt force trauma” he pledged to use to expose the corruption and cronyism rampant in Richmond. Riggleman’s campaign has already sent shockwaves throughout the Virginia political scene, but with this legislation being introduced it is clear Denver Riggleman is affecting actual change.

“Legislators are proposing major parts of my policy platform, so it is clear we are changing the status quo in Virginia in a major way and that my campaign is gaining serious traction. I have pledged to ‘use blunt force trauma’ to destroy the corruption and cronyism of the politicians in Richmond, and to expose how money is poisoning our lawmaking. Senator Petersen’s bill is a heat-seeking missile heading straight to the heart of that corruption,” Riggleman said in a prepared statement.

A reaction to Denver’s Campaign?

This bill was submitted after Denver Riggleman has spent the past week exposing legislation which would allow Dominion to keep $106.7 Million in overcharges from consumers. This would give Dominion extreme power over localities and zoning.

Riggleman added, “It is incredible. When I started this campaign, in the back of my mind I thought that there was no way that a normal person could change things in Richmond because it is just too corrupt and is set up to perpetuate itself. But maybe, just maybe, ‘We, the People’ can take control of Richmond and disrupt the self-licking ice cream cone the politicians and big boys have set up to perpetuate their power.”


Denver Riggleman is an Air Force Veteran, former Air Force Intelligence Officer, former owner and CEO of Analyst Warehouse, a successful DOD contracting firm. He is currently the owner of Silverback Distillery in Nelson County Virginia. Riggleman is running for the Republican nomination for governor in Virginia.

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