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Virginia Delegate Tag Greason held his campaign kick off event on April 28. Loudoun County residents in the 32nd district are fortunate to have such an intelligent, principled representative in Richmond.

This needs to be a very brief report – but I will point out that in order to dislike Tag Greason you’d have to have spiders living in your shorts. [Ed. note to Greason campaign: You may use this as a 2011 campaign theme if you like, gratis]. Turnout for the event was big, at least 80 people, including many elected officials and candidates. The video of Tag’s talk will give you a better idea of the man than I could do, so be sure to watch it.

Watch Tag’s speech below (or click here) along with a part of the introduction by George Allen – which by the way was great and I may post eventually. Hover your cursor over photos for a partial listing of who is in them, and click on photo for a larger version of each.

Randy Minchew, George Allen and Tag Greason

Tag Greason and Scott York at Tag Greason campaign event

Janet Clarke, Tag Greason, George Allen, Ralph Buona at Tag Greason campaign kick off

Professor Randy Minchew gave the opening remarks at Tag Greason campaign event

John Whitbeck, Gary Clemens, Candace Strother, Eugene Delgaudio, John Stirrup at Tag Greason campaign event

Glenn Maravetz and Greg Stone, just a couple guys talking guy stuff

At least 80 attendees turned out for Tag Greason's campaign kick off

Candace Strother and Tag Greason

Mike Chapman, Mike Chapman Jr, Patricia Phillips, Bob Wertz at Tag Greason campaign event

David Ramadan, Greg Stone, John Stirrup and Randy Minchew at Tag Greason campaign kick off

Tag Greason and Dick Black

Ed Levine and Jim Plowman at Tag Greason campaign kick off

Matt Letourneau and Shawn Williams at Tag Greason campaign kick off

Geary Higgins, Patricia Phillips and Bob Wertz

Glenn Maravetz and Tag Greason

Audience at Tag Greason campaign kick off

Greg Stone, Mark Sell and Matt Letourneau

Eugene Delgaudio and Glenn Maravetz at Tag Greason, The Uniter, campaign kick off

Mark Davis, candidate for the Republican nomination for Loudoun County Sheriff, held a campaign fundraising event on Saturday evening which brought 43 attendees to Market Salamander in Middleburg, Virginia.

Davis’ speech focused on what he considers key failures by Sheriff Steve Simpson over the past 10 years – most notably delays in addressing the gang problem in Loudoun County and participation by the Sheriff’s Office in the federal 287(g) immigration enforcement program. Davis took questions for almost 25 minutes after his 10 minute speech, covering a variety of topics including budget challenges, morale among the deputies, leadership in the Sheriff’s Office and the ongoing issue of criminal aliens in the county. Mark Davis is a decent public speaker but he shines in the Q & A format. He is very good speaking off the cuff, communicates a clear sense of what he wants to do as sheriff and gives the impression of not having to reach for answers, which I think will serve him well in the April 26 candidates’ debate.

You can hover your cursor over the photos for a partial list of who is in them and click on each for a larger version. Click here to see all the pictures from the event.

Mark Davis Campaign Event In Middleburg

Crowd at Mark Davis Campaign Event In Middleburg

Sheila Johnson Hosts Mark Davis Campaign Event In Middleburg

Gary Clemens Welcomes Audience At Mark Davis Campaign Event In Middleburg

Greg Stone Asks Question At Mark Davis Campaign Event In Middleburg

Audience At Mark Davis Campaign Event In Middleburg

Dean Settle, Dennis Husch and Bob Wertz At Mark Davis Campaign Event In Middleburg

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Nice day for a intraparty contest. Huge turnout. Among local personalities I saw Greg Stone and Jim Plowman (talking to guy in photo), Bob Wertz, Eugene Delgaudio, Bulletproof Monk and many others. No sign of Jacob Ash or LI, which surprised me, thought they would be spending the day there.

Results should be available any minute now.

UPDATE: Loudoun GOP Web site says Mark Sells has won the chairmanship of the Loudoun County Republican Committee. Congratulations, Mark!

by Joe

Dagnabit this is inspiring, and I sincerely hope we can maintain this level of citizen activism in November 2010, November 2011 and November 2012. Especially, 2010 and 2012 – unless we can get an impeachment movement going, which would take some pressure off the 2012 aspect. I have not yet begun cataloging my issues with Joe Biden, although I am sure there are many. (I do have a feeling that the key to running against Joe Biden is, let Joe be Joe.)

For Loudoun County Republican Committee Chair, Jacob supports Mark Sell. See here and here.

Greg Stone and I support Candace Strother. More here and here.

Since I run the blog and pay for it and do all the nasty behind-the-scenes work and field all the complaints, I get to put Candace in the sidebar with her photo – but make no mistake about it: We NVTH people are divided as to who should be the next LCRC leader. But as a testament to our corporate wonderfulness, let it be spoken that the NOVATownHall bloggers are divided, yet free to speak our minds. If he were not so backlogged and short of sleep, we’d probably even let Grigsby chime in.

In any case, I appreciate the diversity of opinion. Whatever happens on Saturday, I am certain we will all be on the same page on Sunday.

And if he is half the man I think he is, Jacob will likely trump this post with another that sends this one lower down the page.

by Joe

I have possibly one new reason you have not heard so far. I will detail this below – but for starters: To vote for Candace Strother as LCRC Chairperson tomorrow, all you have to do is join me, Linda B, CathyMac, Greg Stone, the Monk, and the current leadership of the undeniably successful Loudoun County Republican Committee, and go to the following location:

When: Saturday, March 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Belmont Ridge Middle School (click here for directions)

Show your ID, vote for Candace. It is that simple. Now, here is another reason to do so:

I have now heard from numerous people who are urging me to not vote for Candace Strother, that the key person who has endorsed Candace Strother – current LCRC Chair Glen Caroline – is completely incompetent: Glen Caroline, who took the job of LCRC chairperson when no one else wanted it, and who led the disparate elements of the committee to a united, winning effort in November, 2009; and who won the award as the best unit leader by the state Republican Party in December.

This man – Candace Strother’s opponents keep telling me – supposedly cannot tie his own shoes.

This line of argument has me questioning the veracity and judgment of those telling us not to vote for Candace Strother. It strikes me as borderline unethical to not begin every discussion of Glen Caroline with a THANK YOU for what he accomplished when no one else would even take the job. I happen to like Candace’s opponent a lot, don’t get me wrong, and I have never heard his personal opinion of Glen Caroline – and I forgive my good friends Jacob Ash, Ken Cuccinelli, and others for their difference of opinion. They have obviously not heard the same narrative I have heard, and they are doing what personal loyalty demands which I respect.

But now having heard once more the narrative that the sky is purple, that Glen was a bad leader, I think something is fishy. I think those who are scripting the opposition to Candace Strother are doing so from a position of bad faith. I think it demonstrates a measure of displacement from reality, and when I hear people evangelizing on such a basis I immediately am inclined to do the opposite. I will support whoever wins, but there is a pack of lies going around and I don’t want those spreading it near the controls.

Let’s keep a good thing going here. Join us in voting for Candace tomorrow.

Here’s an idea from someone whose opinion I respect (and which parallels one that Jacob and I discussed recently):

Resolved: The two candidates for Loudoun County Republican Committee chair should pledge to appoint the other to their respective executive committees.

Life has to go on after Saturday’s vote. We need to ensure the two factions join forces quickly and this would be one way to do it. How about it, candidates?

UPDATE: Heh, thank you, Monk. I forgot ….



Candace Strother, candidate for LCRC chair, addresses the committee on January 26, 2010.

Documents re: the March 6, 2010 mass meeting can be found here. It does not cost anything to show up and vote, but apparently there is a $30 fee if you want to join the committee.

UPDATE: Please click here to read Ric James’ excellent overview of the choice facing the LCRC.

Click here to read Loudoun Insider’s report on the most recent LCRC meeting.

And click here to read Greg Stone’s and Glen Caroline’s views on what transpired last Tuesday.