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Virginia state lawmaker visits Volvo Penta facility

Virginia Delegate Jay Leftwich (fourth from left) visited Volvo Penta’s Virginia office. Others shown are Mel Cahoon (left) of Volvo Penta; Kelly Bobek of Volvo Group; Christine Carlson of Volvo Penta; John Miceli of Volvo Group; Jens Bering of Volvo Penta; Valerie Harriell of Volvo Penta; and Libby Yranski of the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

Virginia Delegate Jay Leftwich (fourth from left) visited Volvo Penta’s Virginia office. Others shown are Mel Cahoon (left) of Volvo Penta; Kelly Bobek of Volvo Group; Christine Carlson of Volvo Penta; John Miceli of Volvo Group; Jens Bering of Volvo Penta; Valerie Harriell of Volvo Penta; and Libby Yranski of the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

Virginia Delegate Jay Leftwich, a Republican from the city of Chesapeake, visited Volvo Penta’s Virginia facility to host a town hall meeting.

Leftwich spoke with Volvo Penta employees about jobs, workforce development and education and answered questions from employees, the NMMA said in its Currents newsletter.

NMMA state government relations manager Libby Yranski was on hand for the visit and worked to educate Leftwich on the role of the recreational marine industry in the community and across the country.

Lisa Earman (left) and Donalda Wengel spoke to Leftwich about issues facing the recreational marine industry.

Lisa Earman (left) and Donalda Wengel spoke to Leftwich about issues facing the recreational marine industry.

The NMMA has been encouraging members to engage in advocacy by inviting a local member of Congress or state representative to their manufacturing facilities.

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