Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin elected to donate his second-quarter salary to the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation, a group that helps fund various veteran-focused services in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The donation, which totaled $43,750, follows previous donations of his gubernatorial salary and Youngkin’s commitment to assist individuals who have served our country.
The decision by Youngkin fulfills a campaign pledge from the Republican to donate his salary to different charity organizations, instead of accepting the taxpayer funds.
“I pledged to serve our Commonwealth without accepting a salary because I want to continue giving back to the Commonwealth and helping Virginians in every way I can,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “I have chosen to donate my salary to the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation (VVSF) because of their important mission to support Virginia’s veterans’ programs. My administration goes to work every day to reimagine the way the Commonwealth provides veterans benefits, eliminate red tape that hinders our veterans, and has exempted the first 40,000 of veteran retirement pay from unnecessary taxes. Now, Suzanne and I would like to show our support and gratitude for those who have fought to keep our Commonwealth and nation safe.”
Just days ago, the governor awarded a Virginia Values Veterans (V3) certification to Walmart for their efforts to hire veterans in the area.
Previously, Youngkin directed his first-quarter salary to the Virginia Law Enforcement Assistance Program (VALEAP), which Youngkin said demonstrated his “ongoing commitment to support our men and women in law enforcement with mental health resources, training, and equipment to ensure that we are serving those that protect our communities across the Commonwealth.”
Polling has indicated Youngkin remains relatively popular among voters. He is running ahead of President Joe Biden, who is 10 points underwater in the state.
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