Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC Endorses Jerry Foreman

Congratulations to Jerry Foreman on his glowing endorsement from the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC!

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC endorses Mayor Jerry Foreman for Senate Seat! (Released 22 Aug 2015) Press Release from Campaign Office

Mayor Gerald “Jerry” Foreman this week received the endorsement of Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC, the organization’s political action committee, in the race for the 36th District seat in the Virginia Senate.

Jerry Foreman’s comments: “This endorsement is received with honor and I am very proud to have earned the support of more than 128,000 members in 88 counties that are represented by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC. As Senator, I will work hard to protect Virginia’s farmers and farming families, and ensure the agricultural industry remains a key sector in our commonwealth’s economy.”

Mayor Jerry Foreman is among 28 candidates that VFBF AgPAC has endorsed for Senate seats. Endorsements were made based on the recommendations of local committees of farmers.

“Each of these candidates has demonstrated his clear understanding of the needs of agriculture and forestry or has a favorable voting record in support of agriculture and Farm Bureau issues,” said Wayne F. Pryor, chairman of VFBF AgPAC and VFBF president. “We look forward to working with them in the 2016 Virginia General Assembly.”

The non-partisan VFBF AgPAC was created by the Farm Bureau in 1999 and employs in-kind contributions and endorsement to support candidates who can best support agriculture and Farm Bureau issues. A full list of candidates endorsed by the committee can be viewed online at VaFarmBureau.org

Surovell Campaign’s Bully Tactics

Scott Surovell is running scared. After the recent shock poll from Harper Polling, he hired known Internet troll Ben Tribbett for his campaign team. Tribbett has quite a reputation and I’m actually very confused as to why Delegate Surovell would align himself with someone of his low caliber. He was hired by the Washington Redskins to defend them against the onslaught of protests against the team’s nickname. He resigned after some distasteful tweets of his (which are still live today) on his Twitter account (@notlarrysabato) reared their ugly heads:

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Exclusive: Virginia Senate District 36 Candidate Jerry Foreman Criticizes Scott Surovell’s “Strikeforce”

Dumfries Mayor Foreman didn’t pull any punches on Surovell’s ridiculous “strike force” shtick. Scott Surovell has been a delegate since January 2010 but there hasn’t been much improvement along the Rt. 1 corridor — suddenly he becomes the champion of Route 1? Something I learned from Delegate Scott Lingamfelter is that we don’t need champions, we need leaders. Indeed, we need doers not people who make fluffy pseudo-campaigns. Sorry, Scott, but this is just shameful.

See what Jerry Foreman had to say about Surovell’s “Route 1 Strike Force”:

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Foreman vs. Surovell: VA-36 Race is Heating Up

We are officially 98 days away from Election Day so the campaigns are chugging full steam ahead into November. Virginia’s 36th senate district is heating up and while Scott Surovell is on vacation, Jerry Foreman is working hard and gaining momentum.

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From The Candidates: “Why Should You Vote For Me?”

We are just a few short days from what has got to be one of the biggest Republican firehouse primaries in recent memory here in Prince William County with six nominations being decided on Saturday, April 25: Clerk of Court, Sheriff, Chairman of the Board of County Supervisors, Coles District Supervisor, Occoquan District Supervisor, and Woodbridge District Supervisor. I reached out to all twelve candidates running for these positions and asked them to provide me with a brief 1-2 sentence statement on why you, the voters, should choose them to be the Republican nominee on Saturday. I got some excellent responses!

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The Fate of the Ferlazzo Site

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As many of you are already aware, there has been some serious turmoil over the site of a new school. The site was originally slated as a community-based neighborhood school as part of a new development being built. However, Porter Traditional School was told by staff in January to notify parents that they would be moving into the space instead. This drew understandable ire from the community and the community spoke up — loudly. It appears that the efforts to make the county keep its promise have been heard. Coles District Supervisor Marty Nohe just posted in Our Schools‘ Facebook page:

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