The National Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Coalition endorsed Congressman Jon Runyan (R-3) for re-election today, citing his bipartisan efforts to improve the quality of life for military veterans and their families, his campaign announced. The coalition consists of 70 veterans’ organizations and advocacy groups representing over 250,000 veterans and their families nationwide.
“I am deeply honored and humbled to receive the endorsement of the National Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Coalition,” said Runyan. “I thank them for their support and look forward to working with them to ensure that our veterans are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. The brave men and women who have served in our Armed Forces, as well as their families, are true American heroes and it is my honor to work on their behalf.”
In their endorsement letter, Coalition Chairman John Molloy praised Runyan for his tireless advocacy on behalf of our nation’s veterans.
“I would like to express on behalf of the National Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Coalition, our appreciation for your willingness to continue to serve our nation and to support those who have answered America’s call to duty,” wrote Molloy. “Your leadership and patriotism are especially needed in the U.S. House of Representatives at this particular time in our history…”
Runyan, whose district is home to more veterans than any other in the state, is a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. He also serves on the House Armed Services Committee and House Natural Resources Committee.