Roanoke, VA - Governor Bob McDonnell is throwing his support behind Octavia Johnson in the special election for the 11th District seat.
The Republican Party announced Johnson as its nominee earlier this week.
McDonnell says the Roanoke Sheriff has a proven record of success and a clear, positive vision for the future.
Eleventh District Delegate Onzlee Ware is stepping down to be with his ailing mother.
The Democratic nominee for the seat has not been named.
The special election is January 7.