Letter: Alfred P. Van Huyck, Round Hill

Editor: Once again election season is upon us and as usual all sorts of promises and charges are flying around.  And by now most people have made their minds up about the national political scene and what they believe or don’t believe.  But is any of this useful in deciding who to vote for to be our 33rd District representative to the Virginia House of Delegates?  Where the incumbent David LaRock is facing a strong challenge from Paul Siker.

When I decide on who to vote for locally, I throw away party labels and ask but one question: “Which candidate will work to enhance our rural economy, preserve the rural lifestyle and environment, and be open to hear our concerns about rural issues both pro and con that arise during the Richmond legislative sessions?”

Party labels mean nothing, but who will answer the phone and take up the rural cause means everything.

In my volunteer preservation work I’ve found both Democrats and Republicans share the love of this unique and beautiful Countryside, our farms, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and historic villages.  

This year in the 33rd District of the Virginia House of Delegates we have an opportunity to elect a new fresh representative, PAUL SIKER who has made his commitment to supporting our rural lifestyle and economy the centerpiece of his campaign.

His opponent, David LaRock, has been largely focused on national issues by joining those who question the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election, participating in the rally and march to the capital on January 6th, while stopping short of entering the building during the invasion, and speaking out against Covid-19 mandates, but has not found time to be an advocate for the rural interests and values of our District,

Therefore, I’m supporting Paul Siker in the 33rd District campaign this year.  We need a champion in Richmond for our rural interests and he has convinced me that he can be that leader and spokesman we need for years to come. 

Alfred P. Van Huyck, Round Hill

Former Loudoun Planning Commissioner and lifelong advocate for Western Loudoun County.

6 thoughts on “Letter: Alfred P. Van Huyck, Round Hill

  • 2021-09-28 at 8:39 am

    I’m for Paul Siker. He understands the importance of preserving rural Loudoun, its beautiful countryside & historic villages. If we don’t care about our past, we can’t have very much hope for the future. Delegate LaRock is a nightmare. It’s too upsetting to repeat his racial comments, let alone his association with the events of January 6th. Suffice it to say, Delegate LaRock is out of step with most Loudouners & most Americans. Please vote, Loudoun!

  • 2021-09-28 at 9:13 am

    Very well said. LaRock was always a bit of a kook but at least seemed focus on local issues. But we went off the deep end — his Trump won delusions were deeply embarrassing for the people of the 33rd and his participation in the Jan. 6 rally that led to the insurrection was an outrage and, frankly, disqualifying.

    It’s time for the 33rd to hit reset and elect a common-sense candidate for delegate who can be trusted to use good judgment and keep his focus on the local issues that matter. LaRock’s behavior is disqualifying and doesn’t reflect the values of his constituents.

    • 2021-09-28 at 10:18 am

      The next time the Democrats in Loudoun County nominate a “common-sense candidate” for any office will be the first time.

  • 2021-09-28 at 9:31 am

    LaRock was involved in four previous elections. Did you vote for him in any of those?

  • 2021-09-28 at 9:51 am

    How odd. Another former Democrat candidate for Loudoun County Board of Supervisors supports a Democrat candidate for the House of Delegates. Funny how Mr. Van Huyck omitted that detail so as to appear unbiased in his endorsement.

  • 2021-09-28 at 2:43 pm

    Any delegate regardless of party who claims to be “concerned” about the economy of Loudoun should STATE that they will work to eliminate the composite index which extracts hundreds of millions from Loudoun EVERY year from sales tax proceeds we are supposed to get back. I don’t agree with everything LaRock does but I know he has tried and will continue to try to reduce this THEFT of our sales tax dollars. 🙂

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