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Mark Matney for Virginia Senate: Already There and Helping Out!

The Virginia Senate is sending me little email blurbs on the various GOP candidates for, well, the state senate!  They profiled the Republican nominee in the 1st Senate District:  Mark Matney.  Here it is.

Mark Matney: 1st District Republican Nominee

Mark Matney is a lawyer, a small businessman, a husband and a father.  He graduated from American University in 1989 with a degree in Political Science, and from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at William and Mary in 1992.  Mark and his family live in the Williamsburg area and Mark’s law firm is based in Newport News.

Mark has donated countless hours of his time to provide legal assistance and other help to non-profit and faith-based organizations in Virginia.  He works with various civic groups on the Peninsula and is an active member of the Newport News Bar Association.

Mark will fight for low tax and pro-business policies to grow our economy, keep existing businesses competitive, and increase opportunity.   Mark supports increasing opportunities for our kids, too.  He wants to make sure parents are empowered to choose the best educational environment for their children so that every student can thrive – and not have their futures dictated by their ZIPCodes.

Mark is taking on liberal Democrat Senator John Miller, who has reliably supported Obamacare, bigger government, and higher taxes.  He’s even proposed taxing your car on the number of miles you drive.

I am already there, helping out Mark and he can get elected.  Check out these numbers from 2007 and 2011 (numbers from the VA Board of Elections):

2007 :

Miller 15,502 51.1%

Tricia Stall 14,771 48.6%  (Blogger’s note:  I know Tricia Stall – she’s a fellow fighter against ICLEI and Agenda 21; if I’d only known her then…)

So you would think in 2011, now Senator Miller would easily defeat another unknown GOP challenger?  Not so fast:

Miller 17,196 51.7%

Mickey Chohany 15,994 48.1%  (Here’s a Bearing Drift article and a brief Q & A on Chohany)

In 2011, Blue Virginia wrote this article where it predicted Miller would have trouble in that race and in the future.  I agree (it’s tough I know) as to this issue with Blue Virginia.  But Miller has a huge lead in the money race – over $200k to about $16,000 for Matney.

Here’s a nice pix of Mark:

I met Mark through a mutual friend and I liked him almost immediately.  He’s committed to doing the things he says he’ll do.  So I am helping him.  You can and should too; especially if you live in a district where your senator is unopposed.  Here’s Mark’s website and here’s his FB page.


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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