Rich Savage spoke at the Virginia Beach Democratic Committee breakfast Valentines morning. After thanking Jody Wagner for encouraging everyone to sign petitions for every candidate, Savage introduced himself by telling the group that he is a businessman who lives in Richmond and has been involved in Democratic politics for about 16 years.
About six or seven years ago he began getting heavily involved in his community, coaching football and working with at-risk youth. From that experience, he came to believe that he could do more and should get more involved. About a year ago he started an education foundation designed to remove financial barriers for youth who were academically gifted. One way the foundation has reached out has been to sponsor transportation for Richmond high school students who want to attend the University of Virginia “Fall Fling” which promotes campus diversity. Another way was to begin addressing education issues. His run for Lieutenant Governor is a part of this effort.