ARE THESE QUESTIONS YOU WOULD LIKE THE CANDIDATES TO ANSWER? QUESTIONS FOR SHERIFF

Here are the questions we sent to the candidates running to serve as Prince William County’s Sheriff. Note that the form (2019 Sheriff survey, General Election) allows three answers: support, oppose, or undecided. When candidates respond, most insert a few comments in their replies to our questionnaire. We post the complete response, including comments, online. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, we cannot include comments in our voter guides. So we strive to avoid ambiguity.

  1. The Sheriff is not responsible for the protection of jurors.
  2. Create a K9 unit to detect explosives and drugs in the vicinity of the judicial center.
  3. The Sheriff should continue the 287(g) agreement to cooperate with federal immigration authorities in holding prisoners who violated immigration laws until federal authorities can arrange for deportation.
  4. Law enforcement on the street is the responsibility of the police departments in the county and cities. The Sheriff should stay out of their way, unless the police request assistance.
  5. A Sheriff is a voting member of the Jail Board. If a female inmate requests an abortion at public expense, the Sheriff should vote to fund the inmate’s abortion.
  6. Employees of the Sheriff should be paid according to a pay schedule, rather than as the Sheriff chooses.
  7. The Sheriff’s office should administer gun safety classes for the community.
  8. A Sheriff receives a court order to transport an underage inmate to have an abortion. If a Deputy Sheriff refuses to carry out the order for reasons of conscience, the Sheriff should fire him or her for insubordination.
  9. A deputy sheriff in the Army Reserves is deployed to a wartime area. The Sheriff should be able to fire the deputy and restore the Office to full strength.
  10. A Sheriff should not hesitate to take a minor inmate to a Planned Parenthood clinic for health services and birth control supplies.
  11. Children with special needs should not be handled like general education students when they commit similar offenses.
  12. Religious teaching, worship and counseling is a critical part of a jail environment to which inmates should have full access.
  13. The Sheriff should make it a priority to create opportunities for officers to interact with differently-abled children and adults in civilian settings.
  14. Mandate body cameras for Sheriff’s Office deputies.
  15. Institute a mentoring program between deputies and at risk youths with a goal to reduce violence in schools.
  16. Advocate for a federal or state requirement for timely and thorough background checks for purchase of semi-automatic firearms.

PWC Sheriff

Please thank the following candidates for responding to our questionnaire. Why? Read WOULD YOU BUY A PIG IN A POKE? — THE 2019 EDITION.

PWC Sheriff

What’s our deadline? To get our voter guides printed and distributed in time, we must have candidate responses by October 11th. Otherwise, we will have to discern candidate positions as well as we can based upon their public statements.

What if we receive a candidate’s response to our questionnaire too late to include in our printed voter guide? We will still post it online and make it available to interested voters.

When will we post the responses we have to our candidate questionnaires? We will post the responses when we start distributing our voter guides to local area churches.

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ARE THESE QUESTIONS YOU WOULD LIKE THE CANDIDATES TO ANSWER? QUESTIONS FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Here are the questions we sent to the candidates running to serve on the Prince William County Board of Supervisors. Note that the form (2019 County supervisor survey–Family Alliance, General Election) allows three answers: support, oppose, or undecided. When candidates respond, most insert a few comments in their replies to our questionnaire. We post the complete response, including comments, online. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, we cannot include comments in our voter guides. So we strive to avoid ambiguity.

  1. Pass bond referendum to provide matching funds in the event the State chooses in the future to widen Route 28 from Manassas City to Fairfax Co. line.
  2. Limit the construction of new housing if local school and transportation capacity is inadequate.
  3. Limit average real estate tax increases to adjustments for inflation.
  4. Urge the General Assembly to protect innocent life from conception until natural death.
  5. Add tolls on existing highway lanes to fund transportation improvements and manage traffic.
  6. Urge General Assembly to ratify the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
  7. Urge General Assembly to allow localities to offer tax relief to parents of nonpublic school students.
  8. Prohibit childcare providers, schools and churches from discriminating in hiring on the basis of sexual orientation.
  9. Continue agreement to turn over prisoners for deportation by federal immigration enforcement.
  10. Urge the General Assembly to add restrictions on ownership and use of firearms.
  11. Extend Metrorail service to Prince William County as a top transportation priority.
  12. Prohibit childcare providers, schools and churches from restricting access to restrooms and locker rooms on the basis of biological sex.
  13. County or State should require parental notification of counseling on suicidal impulses, depression, drug abuse, pregnancy and contraception.
  14. Provide financial incentives to attract professional sport teams.
  15. Urge General Assembly or school board to require parents’ permission prior to teaching sex education to their children.
  16. Enhance use of faith-based providers in social welfare programs.
  17. Preserve the current protections for the Rural Crescent but for minor adjustments.
  18. Seek authority for counties to impose income taxes.
  19. Build bike paths and sidewalks as a transportation priority.
  20. Increase personal property taxes.
  21. Increase per pupil expenditures in county schools to the level of Fairfax County.
  22. Require utilities to increase renewable energy use so that Prince Wm. Co is. fossil-fuel-free by 2035.

Who has not responded to our questionnaire?

Chairman

Brentsville District

Coles District

Gainesville District

Occoquan District

Potomac District

Unchallenged

Please thank the following candidates for responding to our questionnaire. Why? Read WOULD YOU BUY A PIG IN A POKE? — THE 2019 EDITION.

Chairman

Gainesville District

Potomac District

What’s our deadline? To get our voter guides printed and distributed in time, we must have candidate responses by October 11th. Otherwise, we will have to discern candidate positions as well as we can based upon their public statements.

When will we post the responses we have to our candidate questionnaires? We will post the responses when we start distributing our voter guides to local area churches.

 

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KEEP RADICAL SEX EDUCATION OUT Of PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY — PART 2

 

On September 28th we held the Prince William & Manassas Family Alliance’s 2019 Fall Forum. The subject? Keeping radical sex education out of Prince William County. We videoed the event (broken up into four videos), and the videos are excellent. Our guests, Elizabeth L. Schultz, Meg Kilgannon, and Josh Hetzler, provided us excellent presentations.

We have provided the video of Elizabeth L. Schultz‘s presentation here, KEEP RADICAL SEX EDUCATION OUT Of PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY — PART 1. The above shows what Meg Kilgannon had to say. Like Shultz, Kilgannon describes her personal experience and what she has learned. Kilgannon shows what we can do without running to serve the School Board. We can organize. We can work with others to influence the School Board. Kilgannon experience includes serving as:

  • An Education Research Associate for Family Research Council, focusing on leftist advocacy in public education.
  • An active member of Hands Across the Aisle Women in Coalition, a multi-partisan organization of women to combat transgender ideology and preserve the hard- won rights of women and girls.
  • Executive Director of Concerned Parents and Educators of Fairfax County from 2016-2018, a 1000+ member organization of parents and citizens.

If we are willing to use gather it and use it, information is power. Need an example? Check out Concerned Parents and Educators of Fairfax County. Navigate to their 2019 Parent Information Package page.

Also, please encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to listen to Kilgannon’s presentation.

 

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ARE THESE QUESTIONS YOU WOULD LIKE THE CANDIDATES TO ANSWER? QUESTIONS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY

Here are the questions we sent to the candidates running to serve as Prince William County’s Commonwealth’s Attorney. Note that the form (Commonwealth’s Attorney Survey, General Election) allows three answers: support, oppose, or undecided. When candidates respond, most insert a few comments in their replies to our questionnaire. We post the complete response, including comments, online. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, we cannot include comments in our voter guides. So we strive to avoid ambiguity.

  1. In our local justice system, there is rampant racial discrimination.
  2. The judicial system should make greater use of dockets that focus on certain types of offenses and/or offenders, such as “drug courts” “veterans’ dockets” or “mental health dockets.”
  3. The death penalty should be extraordinarily rare and reserved for crimes so egregious that life without parole would not do justice to victims and their families.
  4. In our local justice system, there is over-incarceration in prisons and jails.
  5. Limit the use of cash bonds and instead employ other methods of supervising individuals considered a flight risk.
  6. Disclose to defense counsel all evidence concerning the alleged crime, so long as there is no safety risk to witnesses whose identities would be disclosed.
  7. A police department should not be the lead investigative agency when one of its officers shoots someone.
  8. The police should be able to seize and sell assets of parties accused of a crime before they are found guilty.
  9. A commonwealth attorney should not threaten to charge a defendant with a crime with a higher penalty in order to persuade him/her to agree to plead guilty to the initial charges.
  10. Employees of the Commonwealth Attorney should be paid according to a classified pay schedule, rather than at whatever level the Commonwealth Attorney chooses.
  11. County cooperation with federal immigration enforcement under the 287(g) program has created a class too afraid to call upon police when they were victimized by crime.
  12. An aspirant to be a Commonwealth Attorney should have work experience as a criminal prosecutor.
  13. In most cases, do not prosecute non-violent, low level drug possession.
  14. Higher punishment for violent crimes is appropriate when the accused is a member of a gang.
  15. Building more jails and prisons is never the answer to rising crime rates.
  16. Avoid, when possible, branding a juvenile as a felon by diverting them away from the criminal justice system and providing services to them and their families.
  17. Establish a comprehensive non-discrimination policy in the office that includes sexual orientation and general identity, which are currently not protected under Virginia law.
  18. Endorse the McAuliffe order restoring voting rights to convicted felons who have served their time, without review of individual applications.

Neither of the two candidates has responded to the latest version of our questionnaire. When he was running in the primary, Mike May responded. However, we would appreciate a response to our updated questionnaire.

Why should you care? Read WOULD YOU BUY A PIG IN A POKE? — THE 2019 EDITION. If you care enough, please contact the candidates and ask them to respond to our questionnaire. Here is their contact information.

PWC Commonwealth’s Attorney

What’s our deadline? To get our voter guides printed and distributed in time, we must have candidate responses by October 11th. Otherwise, we will have to discern candidate positions as well as we can based upon their public statements.

When will we post the responses we have to our candidate questionnaires? We will post the responses when we start distributing our voter guides to local area churches.

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WHO IS RUNNING FOR LOCAL RACES IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY? — PART 2B

2019 Prince William Local Election Districts and Precincts (from here)

Who is going to be on your ballot? Depends upon where you live. Since the ballot is going to be so busy, I have broken up the lists of candidates up into sections, separate posts. In WHO IS RUNNING FOR THE PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD? — PART 2A, I listed the candidates for the School Board. This post covers the Commonwealth’s Attorney, the Sheriff, and the Board of Supervisors.

We got our list of candidates from this article, Candidates On the Ballot in Prince William County (insidenova.com). However, the Prince William County Office of Elections is now posting information on the November 5th General Election. That includes a Consolidated List of Candidates. In addition, the Prince William County Office of Elections‘ website is a great place to figure out what will be on your ballot. Across the County, there will be 44 different ballots.

To help you with your own research, we have included the candidates’ campaign websites, Facebook pages, and/or Twitter accounts.

PWC Commonwealth’s Attorney

PWC Sheriff

Board of Supervisors

Chairman

Brentsville District

Coles District

Gainesville District

Occoquan District

Potomac District

Unchallenged

See GETTING READY FOR NOVEMBER — PART 1 for a birds-eye picture of the ballot.

 

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