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Honor Roll Rewards Program

April 27, 2005

Honor Roll Students will recieve a letter of citation from me and gift
cards from a dozen area business leaders next week. More details are
forthcoming about the $50,000 in incentives to nearly 800 Sterling
students. I am stunned and overwhelmed with the strong outpouring of
support for our students.

>>>>Loudoun County Accepting Requests for TEA-21 Funding

Loudoun County is now accepting requests from individuals or
organizations for Fiscal Year 2006 funding from federal Transportation
Equity Act in 21st Century (TEA-21) program funds.
Eugene Delgaudio has encouraged and lobbied for the Sterling Foundation
to receive $30,000.00 in funds in the past.

To be eligible for TEA-21 funding, proposed projects must be directly
related to transportation and fall under one or more of the following
categories:• provision of facilities for bicycles and
pedestrians;provision of safety and educational activities for
pedestrians and bicyclists; and other purposes. County staff will review
requests for TEA-21 funds during June.

>>>>Delgaudio Backs Oprison

I have endorsed Delegate candidate Chris Oprison in Western Loudoun:

I endorse Chris Oprison for Delegate because he is trying to represent
the right cause for the right reasons at the right time. With tax
relief, property rights, the right to life, traditional moral values,
gun rights, and consistent leadership on those issues, Oprison provides
what everybody needs: a vibrant return to a real conservative
voice in this district.

May God grace you and your spirited band with victory so that the
dreaded tax increase monster can be vanquished and all plots to deprive
Virginia taxpayers of their sustenance be ended."


I am inviting you to a Fundraising reception to benefit Friends of
Chris Oprison for Delegate on Thursday, April 28th 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
At the home of John and Lynn Taylor
20461 Tappahannock Place in Potomac Falls, VA 20165-4791. The request
is to bring $75 to Attend.

>>>>Fundraising for Chris Craddock

On Tuesday, May 17, there will be a fundraiser for Chris Craddock at the
home of Paul and Joan Wise at 3405 Oakton Chase Ct., Oak Hill, VA
(Loudoun is part of this district) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event
will feature Mike Farris, the founder and President of Patrick Henry
College. Tickets to the fundraiser are $25 for an individual and $40
for a couple, and free babysitting will be provided. To RSVP to this
event, please contact Kevin Allen directly at


In a surprising move for a 12 year incumbent, Delegate Joe May has
directed local political operative Tim Powers,a phoney and fraudelent
"Republican", (Powers also publicly fought with the GOP's Board V-Chair
Bruce Tulloch in 1999), to orchestrate a relentless and methodical
campaign to bump conservative challenger Chris Oprison from the June
14th Republican Primary ballot.


Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore, who has championed the cause of
tax relief for Virginia’s families, gave his endorsement to Senator Bill

Gilmore said “During my administration Bill Bolling stood with me and
supported my efforts to eliminate the car tax,†Gilmore said. “When
the Senate leadership tried to block our efforts to eliminate the car
tax, Bill Bolling stood strong in support of keeping the promise we made
to the people of Virginia. That’s the kind of principled, conservative
leadership we need in Virginia.â€

Gilmore added, “Bill Bolling has a record of supporting tax cuts and
opposing tax increases. He is the only candidate for Lieutenant
Governor we can trust to work with Jerry Kilgore in keeping taxes low
for Virginia’s families and businesses.â€

>>>>Board Honors Volunteers

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors HONORED recipients of Loudoun
Volunteer Services' 2005 Outstanding Volunteer Awards at the Board's
April 19 meeting.

(I Tell you often about this group) Outstanding Volunteer Organization:
LINK. Link is comprised of 14 member churches in Herndon and eastern
Loudoun communities, united in a common cause to provide food and
financial assistance to qualified people in need fifty-two weeks a year.
Volunteers are responsible for all the work that needs to be done and
most goods are received by local donations.

(I have told you often about Joy) Outstanding Adult Volunteer: Joy
Trickett. Many hours each week, Trickett volunteers her time at the Good
Shepherd thrift store in Sterling, the Clothes Closet, LINK and Herndon
Free Clinic.


The county outstanding award for corporate responsibilty goest to
Outstanding Corporate Youth Project: Greenvest LC. Greenvest LC was the
grand corporate sponsor of the 2004 Babe Ruth World Series in Loudoun
County. The $10,000 donation helped cover general expenses along with
the designing of personalized shirts for volunteers, field crew and
welcome bags for all the players, coaches and host families. In addition
to the firm's financial contribution, over eighty Greenvest families and
friends donated their time in preparation for the series and volunteered
at the semi-finals games.


Outstanding Senior Volunteer: Sara Phillips. Phillips has been a
volunteer Girl Scout Registrar for thirty years. She registers over 500
members each year, and through her attention to detail, ensures accuracy
in the process and enables troops to get started and get organized
quickly. In nominating Phillips, Tammy Worcester, field director of the
local Girl Scout Office said; "Sara is among the first to step up when
help is needed with events or extra projects taken on by the scouts. Her
professionalism and positive attitude represents the true Girl Scout
spirit and inspires others."

>>>>Paul Goze Makes A Point

In a letter to the editor, Paul Goze observes: "If the Catholic Church
and the Boy Scouts have had to take measures to shield adolescents from
homosexuality, the last thing schools should do is allow for the
promotion of this immoral behavior."

The Top 10 Examples of Government Waste

>>>PDRs are back, and they have hooves!

Barely a year after the Board of Supervisors promised to end taxpayer
funding of the PDR program, they are resurrecting the practice of giving
away cash to rich western Loudouners to promote their rural lifestyles.

The Board is preparing to launch “PDRs with hooves,†better known as the
Loudoun Horse Association. The group bills itself as “For Horse People,
By Horse People,†but they’re actually taking a ride on the backs of

If you thought the taxpayer-funded $28,000 kitchen was bad, supervisors
who couldn’t find anymore spending to cut have blessed these rich
landowners with money taken from your pockets through the Loudoun
Extension. I have begun a discussion on how Loudoun County is using
taxpayer money to help the "poor" horse industry (sic) based in Western
Loudoun where viewshed is paid for by you and me.


There has been great success with the online petition to recall Senator
Potts and remove him from his committee chairmanships in the Virginia
Senate. Local Republican committees around the 27th district - and
throughout the Commonwealth - have passed resolutions to rebuke Senator
Potts for betraying the party.

If you have not already done so please sign the Recall Potts petition
and then send
the web address to some friends to collect more signers.

There are posted news stories and Resolutions from different committees at Please visit the site to see these stories.

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