Special Election Alert! (VA Senate 33)


December 27, 2005, 08:37 AM
Virginians in eastern Loudoun and western Fairfax - now's the chance to replace a RINO with a real conservative!

From the Staton for Senate Campaign (http://mickstaton.com/index.php)

By now you may have heard the news about Senator Bill Mims (R-33) accepting the position of Chief Deputy Attorney General. While his departure will surely be a loss for us in Loudoun County, we are thankful that one of our own will be assuming such enormous responsibilities for all of Virginia.

With the tough losses we experienced in Loudoun County in November, I cannot stress the importance of retaining control of this seat. We must ensure that we continue to be represented by someone who steadfastly upholds the values and principles of the Republican Party. Thatís why Iím running to be the next Senator for the 33rd District.

Since I announced my candidacy, I have been honored by the endorsements of many key leaders in the Republican Party, including:

Senator Ken Cuccinelli

Senator Steve Martin

Senator Steve Newman

Senator Mark Obenshain

Senator Jay OíBrien

Delegate Dick Black

Delegate Mark Cole

Delegate Jeff Frederick

Delegate Tom Gear

Delegate Scott Lingamfelter

Delegate Bob Marshall

Mychele Brickner, Fairfax School Brd, At-large member

Mark Tate, former Vice Mayor of Middleburg

Patricia Phillips*, Concerned Women for America

Morton Blackwell, RPV Natl Committeeman

Pat McSweeney, Former RPV Chairman

Mark Mix*, National Right to Work

Larry Pratt*, GOA

Many other Republican leaders, including Loudoun Supervisors, School Board Members from Loudoun and Fairfax, and over 140 other supporters have endorsed my candidacy for Senate. I am pleased to welcome Kelly DeRouen onto my staff. Kelly has been invaluable in assembling a great team who are running our phone banks and helping us get out the vote. I am grateful to each and every person joining me in this effort.

I have the experience to be an effective leader in Richmond. My education, career experience, and years of service to the party have prepared me to hit the ground running. My leadership on the Board of Supervisors has given me an intimate knowledge of the needs of our county and makes me the ideal advocate in Richmond.

Iím a fiscal conservative with a record of opposing higher taxes. I fought against the sales tax referendum in 2002, and worked to achieve lower real property tax rates as a member of the Board of Supervisors. I am also a social conservative who steadfastly upholds pro-life, pro-family values.

This election process will be extremely fast. An announcement that Senator Mims is resigning his seat is expected on Tuesday, December 27th. The governor could immediately call for a special election and force us to choose our Republican nominee as soon as next weekend, December 30th or 31st.

I know the last thing anyone wants is to launch into another election in the middle of the Christmas holidays, but I am asking you to join me in proving to the Democrats that Republicans are still the best party to lead this district. I have the campaign experience, experience in office, the organization, and the funding in place to run this special election and I am ready to go. Iím asking for your support and for your vote.

Christmas is upon us and gives us an opportunity to give thanks for the many blessings we have received throughout the year. I wish you a wonderful Christmas celebration with your friends and your family.

Merry Christmas,

Mick Staton

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December 27, 2005, 09:56 AM
Good luck bro, be nice to have someone who truly cares about liberty in office. Even if it isn't in my state :)

December 29, 2005, 09:16 AM
Update: Mims will submit his official resignation on Jan 11, and it will become effective on Jan 14 (the day of the new AG's inauguration).

Special election will most likely by Jan 24 or 31.

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