novatownhall blog

Where you are held accountable for your convictions and record

Browsing Posts tagged Mark Sell

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

Jim Plowman kicked off his campaign for a third term as Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney Monday evening in Leesburg. The event packed the back half of the Green Turtle restaurant with a large crowd of enthusiastic supporters, as well as numerous elected officials and Republican candidates.

Jennifer Wexton, former Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, will be Mr. Plowman’s Democratic challenger in the November, 2011 election.

Mr. Plowman is president of the Virginia Association of Local Elected Constitutional Officers and is a past president of the Loudoun County Bar Association.

Because of the size of the audience at the Green Turtle, estimated at over 100 people, this blogger got nowhere near enough to hear Mr. Plowman’s speech, although later in the evening at the Loudoun County Republican Committee meeting Mr. Plowman stated he would be running a positive campaign.

(You can hover your cursor over each photo for a partial listing of who is in it, and click on each for a larger version).

Jim Plowman Held His Campaign Kick Off March 28 In Leesburg

This is as close as your intrepid local blogger could get to Jim Plowman's speech

I actually did manage to squeeze through the crowd and stick the camera in the air for proof that Mr. Plowman was in fact speaking

Geary Higgins, Dave Schmidt, Randy Minchew and Gary Clemens at Jim Plowman's campaign kick off

Patricia Phillips, Cathy McNickle and Ed Levine at Jim Plowman's campaign kick off in Leesburg

Dean Settle, Jeanine Martin and Bob Wertz at Jim Plowman's campaign kick off in Leesburg

Dick Black at Jim Plowman's campaign kick off in Leesburg

Mark Sell, Callie Chaplow and Kyra Walton at Jim Plowman's campaign kick off in Leesburg

Joe Budzinski, Mick Staton and Ralph Buona at Jim Plowman's campaign kick off in Leesburg

On Thursday, March 24, Eugene Delgaudio held a “100th Birthday Party” for Ronald Reagan, featuring guest speaker Pat Nolan, who was a longtime political worker on Reagan’s campaigns and overall a very interesting guy who now works for Prison Fellowship Ministries.

Nearly 110 people had crowded into Santini’s New York Deli in Sterling by the time I left about halfway through the event – I am told quite a lot of people showed up later bringing the total to 150 (many apparently came over after the Dick Black fundraiser the same evening which reportedly had over 270 attendees to hear Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli).

There were a lot of elected officials, candidates and local political figures present; some are in the photos. It was way too crowded to get decent shots of everyone there. You can hover your cursor over the pictures to see some of the people in them listed, and click on each for a larger version. Click here to see all the pictures.

Santini's New York Deli in Sterling, VA - Eugene Delgaudio Fundraising Event

Crowd at Eugene Delgaudio Fundraising Event on March 24

Delegate Tom Rust at Eugene Delgaudio Fundraising Event on March 24

Fred Avila and Bob Wertz at Eugene Delgaudio Fundraising Event on March 24

Pat Nolan, Guest Speaker at Eugene Delgaudio Fundraising Event on March 24

Dmitri Kesari, Randy Minchew and Eugene Delgaudio at Fundraising Event on March 24
continue reading…

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.

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 ….