I remember the last two major elections in Virginia, they weren’t pretty.
We are a state known for pumping out the likes of Jefferson, Washington, Madison, and so many others, but for the past decade and a half we have not been known for producing the best the commonwealth has to offer.
McAuliffe, Kaine, McDonald, the reputation of the commenwealth has been beaten, dragged, and left for dead as far as the political class cares.
Frankly, if this is like the 2014 election I don’t think 2017 will have much to offer. The Libertarian Party of Virginia gave me the chance to vote for Robert Sarvis and Bill Redpath last time but frankly, the LPVA has only provided disappointment after disappointment the last several election cycles.
So will I have a reason to vote in 2017? As of now there is only one candidate impressive enough to force me to the polls, because frankly my simple expectations of “don’t tax me, don’t steal my stuff, don’t spy on me, and don’t infringe on my rights” is too hard for people to understand.
State Senator Jill Vogel was named legislator of the year by the Virginia State Police, along with that she is only one of two Virginia state senators with an A+ rating from the NRA and VCDL. Whether it was fighting government sponsored theft via increased taxation, standing up for religious liberty, or defending property rights, Jill Vogel was there leading the charge.
It’s not easy to stand up for principle when considered controversial, but Jill Vogel did that anyway because it was the right thing to do. Frankly I think nine years in the State Senate is more than enough…
It’s time for her to take the LT. Governorship.
Don’t disappoint me Jill.
Remso W. Martinez is a blogger, activist, and host of the “Remso Republic” podcast. You can see more of Remso’s work at www.remsorepublic.com