Desperate Chap Petersen seeks Republican votes in June 20 primary
In recent weeks, a number of TV commercials have appeared, notably on conservative-leaning “Fox News” and “Fox Business News,” urging votes for the “Common Sense Team” in the June 20 primary election in Fairfax County. Visit: https://twitter.com/bluevirginia/status/1653402027123154947
This “team” comprises Sheriff Stacy Kincaid, Commonwealth’s Attorney challenger Ed Nuttall, and incumbent long-time State Sen. Chap Petersen.
These slick ads make no mention that all three candidates are Democrats and there is NO Republican Primary on June 20. They are paid for by Chap Petersen for Senate.
Mr. Petersen clearly fears defeat because liberal Democrat voters are abandoning him for challenger Saddam Salim, largely for killing a ban on semi-automatic rifles in Virginia. He is clearly mining for votes among Republican voters with these cutesy cute ads showing him with Kincaid and Nuttall, the latter who is challenging incumbent Steve Descano, who has been a disaster as Commonwealth’s Attorney.
Petersen calls himself the “People’s Senator” in these ads, but in reality, he is the “Democrats’ Senator,” and I would urge Republicans, Independents and Democrats concerned with inflation, crime, failing schools and other issues to NOT VOTE IN THE JUNE PRIMARY FOR STATE SENATE IN DISTRICT 37.
That’s because fall, there will be a Republican on the ballot for the first time in 12 years in District 37, which comprises the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church, plus Vienna, Oakton, Merrifield, Pimmit Hills, Dunn Loring and Tysons (among other communities). That GOP candidate is me, Ken Reid, who served 10 years as a council member and county supervisor in Loudoun and ran a successful publishing business for 30 years. I am the Choice for Change and need your help.
Let’s look at Sen. Petersen’s real record:
• When motorists were paying $6 a gallon for gas in the summer, he voted down Gov. Youngkin’s efforts to delay the gas tax hike, as Gov. Hogan did in Maryland. For a month or two, it was cheaper for me to get fuel in Maryland than Virginia. No thanks, Chap!
• Opposed civil suits against any person or firm that knowingly sells pornography to a minor.
• Opposed mandatory minimum sentences for the use of guns in the commission of felonies.
• Opposed measures to require public high schools to notify students who become National Merit scholar finalists – some 16 public high schools in Northern Virginia deliberately withheld the information thus depriving students of being able to put this on their early decision applications to colleges.
• Supported 19 bills that decriminalized laws, including one that raised to $900 how much one can shoplift before being charged with a felony! Laws like this plus looser bail requirements are the underlying reason for increased crimes in Virginia.
• Voted to remove TJHSST mom Suparna Dutta of Merrifield from the State Board of Education, due to pressure from people who viewed her (an Indian American) as a white supremacist!
He also voted for the Virginia Clean Economy Act, which sounds nice, but has INCREASED OUR gas and electric bills by about 30%, according to some studies.
I can go on and on, but here’s what I support if elected this fall:
• Parent’s rights. Parents should not be sidelined by school boards. We must teach kids how to think, not what to think.
• Supporting investments in real transportation solutions. I have been involved for 35 years in transportation involvement that has resulted in real solutions, not talk, yet officials are still putting money into projects that don’t alleviate congestion and raise the cost of idling in traffic for all of us. We need interchanges on Fairfax County Parkway and sections of Route 50.
• Fully funding and modernizing our police. We need to boost funding for Community Police Partnerships and give the police the tools they need to do their job..
• Supporting tax cuts where needed and less regulation and red tape.
• Reforming state rules that currently disadvantage Fairfax schools for state funding (the composite index).
Don’t be fooled by entrenched professional politicians who want your vote in the June 20 primary for District 37. Instead, work to elect a Republican to State Senate in Fairfax County. My web site is www.KenReid.org and appreciate your support.