There is no single more important issue to the advancement of gun rights in the State of Virginia than for the fanatical anti-gun Democratic leadership of the Senate to be tossed out on their backsides. Saslaw and Marsh are safe in their own districts, but Democratic incumbent Edd Houck is vulnerable. (The fact that he has agreed to a debate is good evidence of his weak position.) He represents Senate District 17, which includes:
All of Orange County; all of the City of Fredericksburg; part of Albemarle County comprised of the Agnor-Hurt (104), Branchlands (103), Dunlora (105), Free Bridge (504), Georgetown (203), and Keswick (501) Precincts and parts of the Jack Jouett (201), Stony Point (502), and Woodbrook (101) Precincts; part of Culpeper County comprised of the East Fairfax (201), Mitchells (601), Pearl Sample (602), and West Fairfax (101) Precincts; part of Louisa County comprised of the Cuckoo (502), Fredericks Hall (501), Louisa #1 (201), Louisa #2 (202), Mechanicsville (102), Mineral (401), Patrick Henry #1 (301), Yanceyville (402), and Zion (101) Precincts; and part of Spotsylvania County comprised of the Battlefield (701), Belmont (501), Brent's Mill (702), Brokenburg (502), Chancellor (204), Courthouse (504), Fairview (703), Frazers Gate (402), Hazel Run (302), Ni River (203), Piedmont (603), Salem (601), Smith Station (602), and Todd's Tavern (503) Precincts and parts of the Brock (505) and Plank Road (301) Precincts.
A vote for Bryce Reeves is a vote AGAINST Saslaw and Marsh.
UMW to Host Debate for Virginia Senate
October 19, 2011 By Brynn Boyer
Candidates for the 17th district seat in the Virginia Senate will participate in a debate at the University of Mary Washington. The session will be held Thursday, November 3 in Monroe Hall, Room 116 at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public without charge.
The debate will present two candidates for the seat: Democratic incumbent Edd Houck, director of corporate and community programs for MediCorp in Fredericksburg and a former educator, and Republican challenger Bryce Reeves, a small business owner and a retired captain from the United States Army. The 17th district includes all of Culpeper, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Spotsylvania Counties and part of Fredericksburg City. [Note: As of time of this post, UMW website has outdated district description! -- TFred]
The panelists include Dick Hammerstrom, local news editor of the Free Lance-Star, and Ted Schubel, news director of News/Talk 1230 WFVA-AM. Rosalyn Cooperman, associate professor of political science at UMW, will serve as moderator for the discussions.
The program is sponsored by the university’s Student Government Association Legislative Action Committee and the Kappa Upsilon chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science scholastic honor society. For more information about the debate, contact Will Spaulding, chair of the SGA Legislative Action Committee, at (757) 810-7083.