Letter: Glen Peterson, Hamilton

Editor: I met Dave LaRock in 2013 as he went door to door in my Hamilton neighborhood, and voted for him that year in the Republican primary and in the November general election.  

He seemed to be thoughtful with good ideas about transportation, science, and technology. Fast forward eight years: I was surprised that Dave was one of three Virginia GOP delegates who sent a letter to Vice President Pence asking him to postpone the counting of the presidential electoral votes, that he continued to cast doubt on the integrity of that election, and that he blamed Antifa for much of the violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. 

Even more surprising to me is Dave’s recent response to the COVID-19 vaccine and masking.  Dave’s initial response to COVID-19 was laudable, with common sense suggestions on how to stay safe. But as the political winds appear to have swept the Republican Party away from truly caring about their neighbors and the common good to instead demanding individual freedoms to avoid both masking and vaccinations, Dave has taken the lead in fighting vaccine and mask mandates.  Per votelarock.us, Dave immediately challenged the governor’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for state employees in the Executive Branch, and he is suggesting that the vaccine itself might be to blame for COVID infections in the UK, Israel, Chile, and other countries with high vaccination rates.

I recently met Paul Siker in a friend’s home. Paul is running against Dave LaRock for the 33rd District delegate seat.  Paul appeals to moderate conservatives like me because he has a sensible approach to politics and to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Paul considers himself a fiscally responsible pragmatic centrist.  He respects medical science, fully supports vaccination and common-sense masking requirements, and has a track record as an entrepreneur and small business owner as one that can work with others to find consensus and get things done.

There is a growing conservative movement right here in Loudoun County that rejects the governing style we have seen in recent years, and seeks to strengthen our democratic institutions, not ruin them.  Please join me and other conservatives and independents in supporting Paul Siker for the Virginia House of Delegates 33rd District seat on Nov. 2.

Glen Peterson, Hamilton

5 thoughts on “Letter: Glen Peterson, Hamilton

  • 2021-08-27 at 6:43 am
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    What is a moderate conservative, someone who does not like mean tweets?
    Is there a moderate conservative party.
    Never have I seen Glen Peterson at a republican party event, back to school night, handing out sample ballots, knocking doors or working the phone banks is he real has anyone ever met him.
    Paul is a systematic democrat see how that how worked since Trump left office. Be prepared once the stimulus money dry’s up inflation will reach democrat double digits.
    We need to clone LaRock and take the state back in a positive direction.

  • 2021-08-27 at 4:02 pm
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    What is it with local (D)s pretending to be “conservative?” Or obscuring the fact that they hold positions within the local (D) party machine?

    We see it over and over in these letters to the editor. Good grief.

  • 2021-08-31 at 2:02 pm
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    LaRock’s behavior makes it clear he is out of step with the voters in his district. As a rule, these voters dislike insurrectionists and conspiracy nuts. And they’re tired of the extremists who have seized on our area.

    LaRock is toast in November.

  • 2021-09-01 at 11:45 pm
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    Quite simply a GOP vote for anyone, from Glen Stunken to Dave LaRock is a waste of your vote. The GOP has shown itself to be anti- American, anti- human, anti- intelligent. Look at your group of upcoming GOP leaches like Kristi No-Mind, Marjorie Traitor Greene, CancunTed Cruz, Wimpy Lindsey Graham, Ron DUH-Santis, Madison Cawthorn, Greg Abbott, Steve Scumlise among others. This is the future of the GOP? God help us. My 80 year old mom and her friends and sister, all of whom voted GOP their entire lives, will never vote GOP again because of their behavior after the 2020 election, and the January 6 insurrection etc. She cannot understand people like Kevin McCarthy saying the things he just said, virtually threatening social media companies if they abide by a subpoena. Really? This is how low the GOP has stooped. Mom and her friends tell me a lot with their new anti GOP stance. Go mom!

    • 2021-09-02 at 3:11 pm
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      Sedonacat – if you don’t like Laroche or Youngkin ok but what is it about their particular policies that you don’t like?

      The fact that you’re opposed to them because of some senator or congressman is ridiculous. I dislike Chairman Randall but it’s because I think she has no regard for tax payer money. She is divisive and an opportunist. My vote for whoever runs against her is not reflective of what is going on in Washington but what is happening in Loudoun.

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