VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Today, Ben Loyola is honored to announce the endorsement of York County Clerk of Court Kristen Nelson.

“I am proud to have the support of York County Clerk of Court Kristen Nelson,” Ben Loyola announced. “I had the opportunity to meet with her during my recent trip to York County and to see the Clerk’s Office’s impressive archives of legal documents spanning several centuries. There is no doubt that York County has a great public servant in Kristen Nelson and I am honored to have her as part of the broad coalition of support behind my candidacy.”

Ben Loyola is also supported by the following leaders on the Peninsula:

Former Delegate Brenda Pogge
Colleen Holcomb, Former Candidate for Delegate
Jeffrey Wassmer, York County Board of
George Clark, Colonial Soil and Water Conservation Board
Mary Leedom, Colonial Soil and Water Conservation Board Former Member
Patricia Woodbury, Newport News City Council
Wayne Holcomb, Poquoson
Bob Heffley, Hampton
Noel West, York County
Jan Jordan, York County
Lou Call, Newport News

Additional endorsements for Ben Loyola from across Hampton Roads include:

Former Congressman Scott Rigell
Former Congressman Randy Forbes
Former Senator Jeff McWaters
Senator Bill DeSteph
Senator John Cosgrove
Delegate Glenn Davis
Delegate Jay Leftwich
Clerk of Court Tina Sinnen of Virginia Beach
Treasurer Leigh Henderson of Virginia Beach
and many other leaders and activists.

Ben Loyola and his family fled Communist Cuba for America when he was just two years old. He gave back to his country through 30 years of service in the United States Navy, retiring at the rank of Captain. As the founder and owner of Loyola Enterprises, Ben has continued to provide vital support to our military, equipping them with state-of-the-art simulation, cyber security, information technology, and knowledge management for training, analysis, and operations. Ben is once again answering the call to service. As Congressman, Ben will protect the American Dream that has been so central to his own story and deliver results for the 2nd District. For more information about Ben Loyola and his strong grassroots campaign, please go to


Here are some of the highlights from Ben’s recent visits to the Peninsula:

Meeting with members of the Lafayette Gun Club

Getting a tour of Body By D Gym and Fitness Center from Owner D’shawn Wright

Discussing how to better serve our firefighters

Stopping for a delicious lunch and great company at Pop’s Drive In

Examining the impressive archives at the York County Clerk’s Office

Enjoyed chatting with Mario Buffa at one of his Yorktown restaurants, Water Street Grille. Stay tuned for an upcoming event here!

Talking about the importance of education with students and teachers at York River Academy

A full house at our meet and greet at Joe & Mimma’s Italian Pizza! Excited to have my friend former Delegate Brenda Pogge join us!

Meeting many fellow patriots at last night’s Williamsburg and James City County GOP Mass Meeting

Delighted to share my story with the CNU College Republicans