Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wittman's voting record

Below is an exchange between Joe Schumacher, aide to Rob Wittman, and myself.

Sue Long
Freedom without authority is anarchy
Authority without freedom is tyranny
This is why we should have a republic

Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:22 PM
Subject: Re: Question
When I was in school if I had brought home a C   on one test, and an F on another one, my parents would not have been overly happy . 

Sue Long
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:22 PM
Subject: RE: Question

The Heritage Action for American scorecard,

has Rob Wittman with a 82% score, the second highest in the Virginia Delegation.  That's a very good score. 





From: []
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 5:13 PM
To: Schumacher, Joe

...   I would suggest that Rep Wittman's voting record hasn't always been all that conservative.  His latest Freedom Index  score is 40%  

and previous ones average out at 65%.  These are based on adherence to the Constitution.


Sue Long
Freedom without authority is anarchy
Authority without freedom is tyranny
This is why we should have a republic


Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 3:35 PM

Subject: Re: Subversive "Soros" Groups in District One



Apparently you have been misinformed. Rep Wittman hasn't met with any "Circle Up" groups in Mathews County.  Recently I went to a meeting at the Courthouse to defend Rep Wittman's conservative voting record and pro-Trump positions taken during last year's election. As you probably know, Rep Wittman served as a co-chair of the Donald Trump campaign in Virginia. I am aware that this Circle Up group in Mathews represent the % of progressive voters in the county that promote open borders, unfair trade deals, single payer health care and other garden-variety liberal/progressive policy goals. My purpose of going to the meeting was to defend Rob Wittman's conservative record. Moreover, I am pleased you are aware of these organizations because they are very fired up since the election last November. I am tracking all of the organizations in the 1st District.


I plan to come to the next Mathews GOP meeting on April.




Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 20, 2017, at 1:20 PM, "" <> wrote:


Dear Joe,


This message is about a group that has been formed in Mathews County.  I understand that Wittman attended one of their meetings proclaimed to be a town hall

meeting yet no one else was invited, giving a false impression of grass roots attitudes.


These people are well funded and very well organized. They will be effective on all levels.
All elections will be affected,  as well as federal agendas.


There are other such groups all over District One.



Put in an area code  and it will pop up. It appears that they are all under the same leadership but with different names.


This is our take on the one in Mathews County.


"There is a new "progressive" group in Mathews with a mission that is the polar opposite of ours.  Calling themselves CircleUp Middle Peninsula, their website is  You can read about them at  According to their website, they formed "in answer to a challenge to invite one another into our homes and become a supportive community group."  As we know, is linked to George Soros and BlackLivesMatter, as well as Obama's Organizing for Action (OFA).  These groups are dangerous and are responsible for the numerous, violent riots across the country, all funded by Soros' corporations and organizations."


We have our work cut out for us.  And, I would recommend that Wittman take a more noticeable conservative stand.   I can tell you that this has activated people and they are looking for a very conservative representative to run against Wittman .   If they find one, they will be be greatly  supported. 


I think that the dvd showing on April 11 is one that would interest you. See the attachment.  It has a lot of information about the people in D C and your attending would be helpful in overcoming the disappointment in Wittman's attending the Circle Up meeting and his poor  voting record. .


Hoping to see you on April 11.  


I am sincerely,


Sue Long 




Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

York County District 5 Report February 2017 by Supervisor Tom Shepperd

Dear Neighbors,


The District 5 Report for February 2017 is designed to keep you informed of local activities and government actions that might impact your family, home, and neighborhood.*  Comments and questions are always welcome.  I greatly appreciate your help in disseminating the report to other residents.




Tom Shepperd

York County Board of Supervisors


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-----District 5 and Crime Watch Report February 2017*-----


1.  Announcement:


It has been over a year since my last report.  In November 2015 just after Thanksgiving, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  A Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test was the first indication of possible cancer that was later confirmed with a biopsy.  Since then, I have completed proton treatment and had several follow up tests, which indicate the cancer is in remission.  Annual physicals, outstanding doctors, and modern medicine resulted in very early detection and successful treatment of the cancer.  I bring this to your attention because 1 in 7 males are diagnosed with prostate cancer.  What amazes me is that men in their 30s and 40s are being diagnosed with the cancer and even early detection does not guarantee that the cancer hasn’t progressed to an advanced stage of development.  Generally the cancer is very slow growing but if not treated it can be debilitating and even deadly.  While there is some debate in the medical community as to the value of PSA testing, I recommend annual testing to help establish a baseline for identifying changes in your health.  Identifying any cancer early in its development gives you more options for treatment and improves your chances of beating the disease.  Talk to your doctor to determine what is best for you.  I want to thank all of you who gave me encouragement and advice during my treatment.   


2.  Transportation.


            a.  The I-64 widening is critical to the future success of communities in Hampton Roads.  Military installations, the commercial ports, ship building, tourism, and closer to home, the value of our homes, community security, and quality public education, are all impacted by the flow on I-64.  Fortunately, we now have a funding stream to construct $624 million of lane improvements from near Jefferson Avenue in Newport News to the Route 199 Lightfoot interchange in Williamsburg.   This puts the construction cost at around $30 million per mile.  Segment 1 construction, which runs from Jefferson to just beyond the Ft. Eustis interchange should be completed in 2018.  Segment 2 construction, which runs from Ft. Eustis interchange to the Rte 199 near Busch Gardens, should be finished in 2019.  Segment 3 construction, which runs to the Lightfoot interchange is estimated to be completed in 2022.  So, we’ll see the widening project for the next six years.  However, this is not the end of the construction.  The new Ft. Eustis interchange was included in the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization 2040 Long Range Plan with a completion date of 2031 at an estimated cost of $267 million.  Added to this is the approved widening of the HRBT, which includes a widening of I-64 from where it connects to I-664 in Hampton and extends over to I-564 in Norfolk.  The estimated cost of the HRBT widening project is $3.3 billion and that’s with a 40% contingency, meaning it could cost a lot more.


In the past, incredibly poor decision making resulted in the state spending and losing an estimated $300 million to widen Route 460.  It also led to the Midtown Tunnel fiasco where tolls are now being used to guarantee private investors (as in the Public Private Partnership) a 13.5% annual return for 58 years.  It is sad to think that politically motivated decision making for construction of the midtown tunnel will negatively impact Hampton Roads for many generations to come.  On the bright side, the new state mandated analytical approach to funding large transportation projects resulted in comprehensive engineering and environmental studies that show the widening of the HRBT is not only fundable but provides the best traffic congestion relief.  It is estimated that the tunnel widening will begin in 2022.


            b.  I think we will all agree that the 3-year widening of Route 17 was painful but worth the trouble.  The speed limit is back up to 45 MPH and travel along the route has greatly improved.  For example, a trip to Historic Yorktown from the Tabb area that once took 45 minutes now takes about 20 minutes.  Several citizens asked that VDOT add additional signage to warn drivers that when heading southeast, the Route 17 right lane becomes a right turn only lane onto the Rt 134 overpass.  VDOT representatives state that the current signage provides adequate warning.


            c.  More Widening Projects for Route 17 and Victory Boulevard.   The Commonwealth has a dedicated pot of money, about $970 million, for a road program called SMART SCALE, which according to the code of Virginia (§33.2-214.1) is “….about picking the right transportation projects for funding and ensuring the best use of limited tax dollars.”  Regional transportation organizations from across the state submit road projects for the program.  I believe the total cost of all the projects submitted is around $13 billion.  The transportation staff in Richmond (VDOT) has evaluated and whittled down the projects to keep within the funding limits.  VDOT will submit a recommended list for funding approval to the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) in June 2017.  This year, of the 52 projects submitted by the HRTPO, 24 were recommended for funding by VDOT at an estimated cost of $223 million.  If all are approved, which is very likely, Hampton Roads will receive 23% of all SMART SCALE funding.  Not bad!  As for York County, we have two projects recommended for funding.  The first is the continued widening of Route 17 from Wolf Trap Road (near the Kentucky Fried Cleaners) to Goodwin Neck Road (near Pop’s).  This project will cost about  $14 million.  The second project is the widening of Victory Boulevard between Route 17 and Hampton Highway (Route 134).  This project will cost about $4.6 million.  I have no further details concerning either project.  The next important step is getting CTB approval in June 2017.


            d.   The construction of the Wythe Creek Road improvement project will begin in 2018.


            e.  The construction of new bridges across Route 134 at the York County and City of Hampton line will begin 2019.


            f.  I want to remind everyone that York County, unlike the surrounding cities, does not own roads.  All the roads in York County belong to VDOT and VDOT is the government agency responsible for road maintenance to include mowing, plowing, stormwater drainage, signage, potholes, surface treatment and paving.  Report road problems to VDOT online at or for immediate action call 800-367-7623.


            g.   VDOT’s tentative paving schedule for this year includes the following:


                        (1)  Route 17 northbound from Wolf Trap Road to Falcon Road

                        (2)  Route 17 southbound from Fort Eustis Blvd. to Goodwin Neck Road

                        (3)  Route 171, Victory Blvd. (east and westbound) from Route 134 to just west of Route 17

                        (4)  In the Running Man neighborhood – Kinnakeet Run from Pohick Run to Kanawah Run


2.  Land Development.


There is a lot of new development and construction planned in and around our area.  The list of projects below starts with projects closest to District 5 and moves further up Route 17 towards Historic Yorktown.  Some of the projects are “by-right,” meaning they did not come before the Board of Supervisors for approval.  Some were previously approved by the Board of Supervisors and are now just getting underway.  Some are still in the conceptual or planning stage and may require Board approval.


            a.  Commercial and residential developers are beginning to approach the County with proposals to develop the 101-acre Smith Farm along Victory Boulevard across from the Running Man subdivision that abuts Victory Boulevard and lies between Calthrop Neck Road and East Yorktown Road.  One very tentative proposal includes a 40,000 square foot grocery store.  The entire property is currently zoned Rural Residential (RR), which equates to one house per acre.  Any change to the current zoning will require approval by the Board of Supervisors.


            b.  The Legacy of Poquoson residential/commercial development along Victory Boulevard was approved by the City of Poquoson.  The project will include 40,000 square feet of retail space and 556 residential units, including 200 apartments, 107 townhouses and 249 single family detached homes.  Traffic from the development will generate about 5,600 trips a day.  We should anticipate a new traffic light at the Victory Boulevard entrance and exit point.  The project was submitted two years ago to the Army Corps of Engineers for environmental approval.  Approval is still pending.


            c.  The County received a rezoning application for the 112-acre parcel located at 517 Yorktown Road and situated between Plantation Acres/Mount Vernon Elementary and the Taylor Farms subdivision.  The request is to rezone the property from RR-Rural Residential (low density residential) to R-20 (medium density residential).  The proposed rezoning can yield 146 lots, as compared to the estimated 75 lots that the current RR zoning will yield.  Most of the homes within District 5 subdivisions are on lots zoned R-20.  The Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors will conduct public hearings on the rezoning application prior to any final decision by the Board.  The first public hearing on the rezoning will be conducted by the Planning Commission on March 8, 2017.


            d.  A developer has expressed interest in establishing a 184 unit independent and assisted living facility with a memory care unit on 9.6 acres of undeveloped property located on the south side of Victory Boulevard between the Coastal Community Church (the former Kroger grocery store) and the Leonard Buildings establishment on Route 17.  The developer is seeking access to the property at the traffic light on Victory Boulevard across from the entrance to Walmart.  The Board of Supervisors must approve the rezoning of the property from residential to limited business and submit a letter of support to VDOT for the entrance on Victory Boulevard.


            e.  Play-a-Round Golf and Go-Karts.  This project was approved by the Board of Supervisors and is under construction.  It is located on a parcel just north of Ken Matthews Nursery and will include a miniature golf course, a track for electric go-karts, and a building housing arcade games.


            f.  Construction is underway on a 78 townhome project called The Townhomes at Martin Farm.  The site for the townhomes was the former Grafton (golf) Driving Range property between the Rainbrook Villas and Glen Laurel townhouses.  The property is zoned RMF-Multi-Family Residential.  No Board of Supervisors action is required.


            g.  Planning is well underway for a new Fire Station No. 1.  The fire station is being relocated from its current site due to the recent widening of Route 17. The new site is the County owned property at the intersection of Dare Road and North Constitution Drive, which is just off of Route 17 behind the IHOP.


            h.  Lidl Supermarket is coming to Route 17.  A site plan was submitted for a 36,000 square foot Lidl grocery store on a 6.9 acre portion of the Grafton Shopping Center site bordering the northern edge of the IHOP restaurant property.  The proposed building would be oriented toward a reconfigured shopping center parking lot in front of the Post Office.  The building that once was the site of Stinky’s Restaurant is being remodeled for another business.


            i.  State Farm Office Building (under construction):  A 10,000 square foot office building located on a 1.4-acre parcel on the east side of Route 17 just south of Greene Drive (AutoHaus corner).  The building will include three separate office suites, one of which will be occupied by the owner, a State Farm Insurance Agent.


            j.  Construction is underway at Yorktown Crescent, which is located on the Fort Eustis Boulevard extension behind Wendy’s and Arby’s.  Yorktown Crescent will have a  maximum of 210 dwelling units (a combination of townhouses apartments and condominiums) and at least 28,000 square feet of commercial space (floor area) and 3,000 square feet of community space.


3. District 5 Crime Report – The following events, as reported by the Sheriff’s Office occurred over the past several months.


            a.  Last year I reported on efforts by the Sheriff’s Office to discourage panhandling at busy intersections, particularly around Walmart and the Kiln Creek shopping area.  The overall effort has been somewhat gentle.  However, one panhandler was arrested last summer when he ignored repeated warnings to keep clear of the a busy intersection.  Recently, a panhandler became overly aggressive in that he blocked the way of an elderly gentleman in the parking lot and was seen shouting at a lady for not rolling down her window.  Evidently quite a few people experienced his aggressive behavior.  Eventually, a photo of the individual along with a license plate number was given to the Sheriff’s Office.  The car was traced to an address in Gloucester.  There, the panhandler received, what I would call, a pretty frank talking to by one of our senior Sheriff’s deputies.  I can’t tell you what was said to the individual other than to say it would not be in his best interest to return to York County.  He hasn’t returned.


Comment:  Many of us are very sensitive to the plight of those down on their luck and are willing to throw a few bucks their way to help out.  However, such action not only encourages panhandling but increases it throughout the area, which undermines the security and safety of the shoppers and businesses.  The Sheriff’s Office informed me that some panhandlers have discovered that they can make more money panhandling than actually working at a full time job.  One deputy observed a panhandler at the end of the day go behind a business and climb into a $20,000 truck and drive away.  I’ve personally seen this situation in the City of Hampton.  I suggest you give some thought to the repercussions of supporting panhandling in our area.  And, if a panhandler ever appears aggressive or makes you uncomfortable, simply dial 911 and report it.  You’ll be amazed at how fast the Sheriff’s Office responds to your call.


            b.  I completed a review of several months worth of calls to the Sheriff’s Office and have two observations to report.  The first is that we do not have a significant crime problem.  The second observation is that “Larceny From a Motor Vehicle” and “Damage to Property” seem to be the most prevalent crimes in and around District 5.  Last year, it was thought that gangs were the primary culprits for car break-ins.  The low risk of getting caught and the high reward of taking cash and other valuable items made the crime worth the effort.  Now it appears that many more are getting into the act.  Young, old, men, women, and even children are becoming involved.  Also, as we have seen in past reporting, the higher densely populated areas and those closer to major thoroughfares such as Route 17, Hampton Highway and Victory Boulevard are seeing most of the larcenies.  Here are just some of the neighborhoods where Larceny From a Motor Vehicle occurred over the past two months:


                        (1) Belmont Apartments

                        (2) Coventry

                        (3) Four Season Apartments

                        (4) Edgewood

                        (5) Meadowlake Farms

                        (6) Shady Banks

                        (6) The Greenlands

                        (7) Woodlake Crossing

                        (8) Woods of Tabb

                        (9) Wythe Creek Farms


Remove valuables from your vehicles at night and please call 911 to report any tampering with your motor vehicle.  By reporting the incident, you will be helping our Sheriff’s Office identify trends and areas that need increased patrolling.  


4.  Board of Supervisors and Other Government Actions


            a.  Last year, the General Assembly initiated a study of legislation that would prohibit local governments from establishing zoning regulations for short-term rentals of rooms and entire residences through booking platforms such as AirBnB.  While on the surface this may seem a good idea, in reality it creates a business in a residential community and has the potential of eliminating any recourse for neighbors when the business becomes a nuisance.  Residents of Queens Lake near Williamsburg had numerous problems with an unauthorized AirBnB when guests would speed through the neighborhood, park their cars on the front lawn, litter the area with their trash, party to the wee hours of the morning, and be verbally abusive to local residents.  There are other downsides to include having strangers in the neighborhood on a routine basis and that AirBnB rentals do not follow the same taxation and health rules that regulate hotels, motels, and Bed and Breakfast facilities.  This undercuts revenue for the County and puts local brick and mortar businesses at a significant disadvantage.  This year the study is complete and Senate Bill No. 1578 (Norment) was passed and forwarded to the House of Delegates for consideration.  The new Senate Bill revised the original bill and contains provisions for local government approval.  The new bill also does not supersede HOA covenants.  York County Board of Supervisors are watching closely as Senate Bill No. 1578 makes its way through the House of Delegates.


            b. In October 2016, the Board of Supervisors approved Ordinance Number 16-10 at the request of the owner of the Marquis Shopping Center, at I-64 Exit 242 next to Water Country USA, to amend the York County Zoning Map from  Economic Opportunity (EO) to Plan Development Residential (PDR) and to amend the Overall Development Master Plan for the South Pod of the property.


            Comment:  The significance of this approval is that the developer is now proffering to increase a proposed elementary school site from 6.5 acres to 14.4 acres.  In addition, the overall mix of residential units would be reduced from 650 units to 600 units.  New developments always raise concern over the increase in traffic and number of potential students.  In this particular case, traffic capacity is not an issue.  However, the addition of an estimated 258 students is a concern.   The proffer of land given to the County is an effort by the developer to help offset cost concerns over public education.  Nevertheless, a new elementary school will cost the County approximately $23 million and take about 3 years to build.  It is interesting to note that development of the Marquis is not a driver for the new school.  Two of our elementary schools, York Elementary School and Magruder Elementary School, are near capacity and the School Board’s Six Year Capital Improvement Plan has identified a need for a new elementary school for many years.  The incentive for the proffer is that placing a school in the development makes the residential property more attractive and reduces the cost of education for the local government.  This is a great example of how proffers can benefit the community.  Unfortunately, enactment of anti proffer legislation in 2016 by the Virginia General Assembly will have a significantly negative impact on future use of proffers for development.


            c.  In December 2016, the Board of Supervisors approved Ordinance Number 16-14 to rezone 6.5 acres located on Bulifants Boulevard in the upper County from EO-Economic Opportunity to PDR Planned Development Residential.  The purpose of the rezoning is to allow for independent living senior housing with 130 units.


            Comment:  The senior population is one of the fastest growing age groups in York County.  From 2000 to 2010, the population of residents 65 and older grew by 54% while the overall growth of the County was just over 16%.  Today, seniors (65 and older) represent about 12% of our total population.  According to the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, by 2020 the senior portion of the County’s population will be nearly 16% and by 2030 it will be around 20%.  Therefore, it should come as no surprise that developers are pushing to create more senior housing.


            d.  In December 2016, the Board of Supervisors approved R16-131, which granted a Special Use Permit to authorize a 40 unit senior housing assisted living facility as an addition to the existing nursing home located at 113 Battle Road.


            Comment:  Again, this action reflects the increasing demand for senior housing in York County.  The benefits of senior restricted housing is that it does not add to the County’s school population and quite often generates a positive tax revenue.  The downside is that senior housing generates more calls for emergency medical services than non-senior housing.


5.  Fun Facts:


            a.  There are 95 counties in Virginia.  York County at 105.6 square miles is the third smallest (Arlington and Mathews are smaller) and ranks 29th in population among counties and cities.


            b.  York County has 658 people per square mile as compared to Arlington County with 9,072 and Fairfax County with 2,859.   The population distribution within York County varies considerably.  For example, in upper York County near Williamsburg, the population is about 32 people per square mile while in District 5 the population density is approximately 2,100 per square mile.  Also, according to the US Census Bureau there is a census track within York County that includes Yorkshire Downs and Bethel Housing where the population density is approximately 7,500 per square mile.


            c.  Of the 3,144 counties in the United States, York County ranks 21st in household income of $84,167.


6.   Many of you may not realize that the Victory YMCA next to the Tabb Library sits on land owned by York County.  Over 15 years ago, in lieu of rent payments, the County worked out an arrangement with the Y where citizens would receive a discount on the price of membership.  Since its establishment, the Victory Y has grown in membership and popularity.  Today, there 13,202 members of which 68% are families, 4,484 are members under the age of 18, and 34% receive financial assistance.  Over 1,411 individuals and families receive scholarship dollars valued at $394,303.  The Y offers not only opportunities for exercise, it provides opportunity to learn about childhood obesity, offers a Y summer camp, teaches swimming, and so much more. 


On Saturday April 15, 2017 the YMCA will conduct its 3rd annual Victory at Yorktown 10K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk beginning at the Historic Yorktown Waterfront.  The 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk starts at 8 a.m. and the 10K Run/Walk, which is a USATF Certified course, starts at 8:30 a.m.  There will be T-shirts for all and finisher medals to all who participate in the 10K.  Post race activities include music, refreshments, an award ceremony and door prizes.  There is a registration fee with all proceeds benefitting the Victory Family YMCA to help families in our community.  You can find more information and register for the event online at  When you get to the online site, type in “Victory at Yorktown 10K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk.”


* Homeowner Associations are encouraged to use portions of this report in preparing their association newsletters.  Comments and opinions expressed in the District 5 Report do not necessarily represent the position of the other members of the York County Board of Supervisors.  All email correspondence to and from this address is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and to the Virginia Public Records Act, which may result in monitoring and disclosure to third parties, including law enforcement.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

big announcement


For the past several weeks, my staff and I have been meeting with Pro-Life leaders across the Commonwealth to lay the foundation for our Pro-Life coalition.
And to coincide with tomorrow's 44th annual March for Life, I'm excited to announce the launch of my campaign's latest coalition:  
"Pro-Lifers for Corey Stewart"
Already, more than 100 prominent Pro-Life leaders -- including Terry Beatley -- have joined Pro-Lifers for Corey Stewart.
That's because, when it comes to the issue of abortion, I am 100% Pro-Life from the moment of conception to natural death.
While others in this race remain silent on life issues and even refuse to take a stand on a 20-week abortion ban,  defending the unborn and protecting life is a central them of my campaign.

Friend, if you believe that life is a sacred gift from God and must be protected by government, won't you please take a stand for life by joining Pro-Lifers for Corey Stewart?
As you'll see, I've included a press release below with more information about the formation of Pro-Lifers for Corey Stewart.
Take a moment to check it out.  

I'm confident you'll be impressed with our Pro-Life Leadership Team.
And remember, Friend, the 44th annual March for Life takes place tomorrow.
I'll be there along with Terry Beatley and our Pro-Life Coalition, and I'd be honored to meet you and shake your hand.

If you plan on attending, please click HERE to sign up and let me know so I can make sure to find you and say hello.
The details for the March for Life are as follows:
Washington Monument
* Intersection of 15th and Constitution *
January 27, 2017
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Finally, if at all possible, 
please chip in a donation of $25, $35, $50 or $100 to help end the slaughter of the unborn in Virginia once and for all.
Thank you for your support.
I look forward to meeting you tomorrow!

For Life,




January 26, 2017


Corey Stewart Assembles 100 Pro-Life Activists to Help Protect Life in Virginia


Woodbridge, VA -- Republican candidate for Governor Corey Stewart announced today the formation of the Pro-Lifers for Corey Stewart Coalition to support his campaign for Governor of Virginia.

Terry Beatley, a prominent leader in the defense of life in Virginia, has joined Corey in his fight for the protection of the unborn.

"I rarely endorse political candidates, but I am strongly endorsing Corey Stewart as the next Virginia Governor," Beatley said. "We need a Governor with the fortitude to sign into law a Virginia Heartbeat Bill in 2018, which will protect babies in the womb from abortion once a heartbeat is detected. Thousands of Virginia lives will be saved. Corey has promised to do just that."

"Virginia does not want or need another establishment RINO candidate who simply has political campaigning experience and a track record of sweeping social and moral issues under the Republican rug and miserably failing at broadening the Republican base with minorities," Beatley continued. "I want proven leadership. There is only one candidate running who has the fortitude — the chutzpah — to shamelessly and boldly fight for what is right. He is Corey Stewart," Beatley concluded.

Corey's effort to protect unborn life in the Commonwealth is comprised by a combination of Virginia activists and influencers who are very active on Stewart's campaign. Over one hundred Pro-Life Virginians joined Beatley in endorsing Stewart as part of his Pro-life Coalition.

"I am thankful for the endorsements from so many pro-life activists and supporters," Stewart said. "I believe that every life is precious and needs to be protected from the moment of conception. It is our duty as elected officials to protect those who cannot protect themselves. I will not only defend the right to life but will fight for it," Stewart continued.

"This is what sets me apart from the rest of the field in this Governor's race. I will not give lip service. I will put my principles into action. As part of my pro-life platform, we will defund Planned Parenthood and will pass common sense laws that protect babies from being murdered in the womb," Stewart concluded.

Corey Stewart's Pro Life Leadership Team include:

Terry Beatley - Author and National Pro Life Leader
Barbara Dodge - Former President of Choose Life Virginia, Former Communications Director for the Pro Life Direct Action League
Lynn Rash - Former 9th District Co-Director for Donald Trump for President, Major Faith Influencer in Southwest Virginia
Robin Richards - Former 2nd District Field Director for Donald Trump for President, Major Faith Influencer in Virginia Beach

Pro-Lifers for Corey Stewart Coalition Members

Joe Adair - Williamsburg

Mark Allen - Venango County

Norm Allen - Stafford County

Christianne Lorraine Allen - Isle of Wight County

Robert Berry - Fairfax County

Ricky Blair - Hampton

Gary Blankenship - Lynchburg

Sue Blankenship - Lynchburg

Mike Bolton - Albemarie County

Daryl Borgquist - Rockingham County

Mike Brice - Prince William County

Sonya Carman - Midlothian County

Bruce Cason - Augusta County

Chappy Chaplain - Gloucester County

Jesse Clarke - Dinwiddie County

Earlene Clinton - Prince William County

Paul Coleman - Henry County

David Colwell - Norfolk County

Emilio Crosby - Prince William

Dona Danziger - Accomack County

Geraldine Davie - Fairfax County

Thomas Dean - Virginia Beach

Thomas DeCarlo - Chesterfield County

David Dieterich - Loudoun County

Barbara Dixon - Loudon County

George Dodge - Prince William County

Anna Drago - Alexandria

Stefan Drago - Alexandria

Brian Evans - Prince William County

Robert Fairchild - Fairfax County

Rey Flores - Manassas

Melanie Fowler - Albermarle County

John Frank - Prince William County

Nancy Grenier - Prince William County

Michael Harris - Chesterfield County

Randall Hash - Tazewell County

Becky Harrison - Wythe County

William Hays - Lynchburg

Grayson Hayward - Chesterfield County

Ron Hedlund - Henrico County

Ty Henderson - Charlottesville

Marie Hoerst - Manassas

Eric Hord - Greene County

Anthony Hughes - Prince William County

Becky Hurst - Pulaski County

Michael Johnson - Prince William County

Tyler Johnson - Pulaski County

Marilyn Keeler - Prince William County

Michael Keith - Manassas

Angela Kennedy - Fairfax County

Henry Khadka - Fairfax County

Robb Koether - Prince Edward County

Steven Kramer - Fairfax County

John Labas - Prince William

Linda Labas - Prince William

Brian Landrum - Richmond County

Becky Lyttle - Chesterfield County

Patricia Martell - Fairfax County

Dewey McDonnell - Culpeper County

Thomas Moore - Fauquier County

Jack Morgan - Bland County

Nancy Morgan - Bland County

Amanda Morris - Fairfax County

Sarah Morrison - Chesterfield County

Joshua Mozdzier - Prince William County

Joseph Nave - Fairfax County

Steve Nelson - Roanoke

Tuan Nguyen - Fairfax County

David Orme - Chesapeake

Sid Pawar - Arlington County

Steve Phillips - Louisa County

Jeff Powell - Pulaski County

James Popek - Richmond

Denea Reedy - Washington County

George Reynolds - Virginia Beach

John Rowan Jr. - Roanoke

Reese Sadler - Lynchburg

Mark Sawyer II - Poquoson

Mack Shannon - Wythe County

Penny Shannon - Wythe County

James Shupp - Fauquier County

Paul Sloper - Orange County

Wanda Sloper - Orange County

Carl Smith - Hopewell

Dena-Marie Smith - Henrico County

Mick Smith - Tazewell County

Wesley Snider - Bedford County

Frankie Stockes - Culpeper County

George Strunk - Tazewell County

David Sullivan - King George

Robert Tallent - Prince William County

Nikki Tolliver - Prince George County

Penny Toniolli - Alexandria

William Totten - Smythe County

Dave Wilson - Fairfax County

Rob Witherspoon - Richmond

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