In the past, I have always voted on Election Day. This year is different; I voted early for the following reasons: (1) Voting early reduces the amount of phone calls and mailers you receive as campaigns take you off of their lists once you have voted – it also saves them money; (2) Eliminates the worry that a family/business or medical emergency might happen on Election Day; (3) Reduces opportunity for voter fraud by removing your name from voter rolls as a picture ID is no longer required to vote; (4) But most importantly – it is critical that we end one-party rule in Richmond.
At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board voted 9-1 to ask Governor Northam to remove the witness signature requirement for absentee ballots in Fairfax County because our residents may not be able to get signatures due to COVID concerns. The General Assembly removed the witness signature requirement during the 2020 elections while we were under a State of Emergency. It was reinstated once the State of Emergency ended in the Commonwealth.
For years New York City spent over $65 million annually to pay the salaries of hundreds of teachers to spend the day in “rubber rooms” passing the time doing anything from napping to playing cards. Protected by a union contract with the city, these teachers were sent to the “rubber rooms” while the process to remove them for alleged misconduct or poor performance stretched out for months to a decade. On October 5th the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on whether the County will open itself to the same situation…
Democrats on the Fairfax County Board Supervisors voted last night to impose a new tax on shoppers. Effective January 1, 2022, county residents will incur a 5-cent tax on plastic bags in grocery stores, convenience stores, and drug stores.
Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) was the board’s lone dissenting vote.
Tomorrow marks the anniversary of a highly coordinated and unprovoked terrorist attack on our country that killed and injured thousands in an attempt to stop American exceptionalism.
My memories of the day are many – the horror of watching it unfold live on TV, the concern over neighbors that worked in the Pentagon, the bravery of the many first responders that ran towards danger, and the eerily clear and quiet skies that followed.
Join Springfield Supervisor Pat Herrity for his Holiday Palooza
with Special Guest, Jason Miyares, candidate for Attorney General
Sunday, July 18 at 7 PM
Springfield Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield
RSVP to Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-246-7662
On Monday’s Larry O’Connor Show, the WMAL host played extensive audio clips from school board member Abrar Omeish’s 2019 arrest. Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) shared his thoughts on Omeish’s arrest record, as well as her recent inflammatory comments on Israel that many would consider needlessly divisive, if not deeply anti-Semitic.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted 9 to 1 in favor of higher taxes on Tuesday. The new county budget will raise taxes by 3.4%, amounting to a 45% rise over 10 years. Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) was the only “no” vote. Herrity’s alternative budget, rejected by the Democrat majority, held taxes nearly flat — while offering relief to seniors and 3% raises to county teachers.
On Tuesday, March 23rd, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors passed a much debated zoning modernization (zMOD) change in a 7-3 vote. The 700 page omnibus zMOD can be described as nothing less than a boondoggle
Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) joined WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall radio program, to discuss Fairfax County’s new zoning regulations. In addition to allowing higher density in residential zones, the new zoning rules will limit both the height and number of flags that homeowners can lawfully fly.
While the board majority rejected official limits on the size of flags — largely due to overwhelming grassroots lobbying against the measure…