At least he's gone
Although I'd rather have seen Russ Potts dismembered by the constituents he's cheated of a principled leader, I'll take him being gone one way or the other. I have pasted Jill Holtzman Vogel's reaction below the fold. Now, let's elect a good leader to take Russ's place.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2007 Contact: Dave Dziok
Potts Retires, Jill Holtzman Vogel Pledges Strong
Conservative Leadership and Real Solutions
Warrenton, VA - In response to news that State Senator H. Russell Potts, Jr. will not be seeking reelection in 2007, 27th District Republican contender Jill Holtzman Vogel issued the following statement:
"With or without Senator Potts in this race, there are real problems still remaining in our district that call for real solutions. Our transportation system needs to be fixed, our property is still under attack, and the Senate still wants to target our wallets to fix their problems. It is time for true conservative leadership, which means not raising taxes at time when there is a major budget surplus.
"Senator Potts' retirement will not change the way I run my campaign. I've always said that government must prioritize spending, reduce earmarks for pet projects, and better focus resources. Given the budget surplus, it's an outrage to ask taxpayers to pay more when they get less.
"The Dominion Virginia power lines do not belong in our backyards, and we deserve stronger leadership and results rather than merely passing the buck by moving them from one part of our district to another. I'll legislate for my entire district, not just where I live.
"I'm the candidate that has the experience, the organization, and the passion to lead the 27th District, and I'll continue to campaign with the character and integrity fitting of your next Senator."
Holtzman Vogel is a wife, mother, and Warrenton attorney with a nationally recognized practice specializing in government ethics, tax, campaign finance and non-profit organizations. Born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley, she was selected in 2004 as the first woman to serve as Chief Counsel of the Republican National Committee. The 27th State Senate District includes the City of Winchester, Frederick County, Clarke County, most of Fauquier County, and the western portion of Loudoun County.
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