Ward Armstrong's file:

Democrat from Virginia

Ward Armstrong, D-Henry County,  was a  a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1992 to 2012, serving the final five years as minority leader. He served on the Courts of Justice, Finance, and Rules committees. In 2011, House Republicans merged Armstrong's district with that of another incumbent, Republican Charles Poindexter. Armstrong was defeated by Poindexter that fall. ,

Recent statements involving Ward Armstrong

Appalachian Power Company is making "record profits."

On campaign contributions from electric utilities.

Under Gov. Bob McDonnell, more jobs have been lost than created in Southside and Southwest Virginia.

"[Appalachian Power] wants another 10 percent rate increase. The compensation package for CEO Mike Morris rose 22 percent to $8.7 million in 2010."

A telephone company will no longer have to provide landline service to customers if there is an alternative provider, including wireless.

Recent stories featuring Ward Armstrong

Setting the record straight on Will Rogers...:

Contrary to Rogers' sentiment, truth and politics are not always polar concepts. Four of the last five statements we’ve fact checked out have been rated True.

Sorting out Ward Armstrong's claim on electricity rates:

After inquiries by PolitiFact Virginia on Thursday, the SCC acknowledged that it had given Armstrong incorrect data. Rates actually had climbed about 33 percent from 2007 to 2009, not 90 percent.

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