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The Blog is Ready: It’s-It’s-It’s Del. Buddy Fowler in the 55th!

Our first general election blog endorsement is out!  I am authorized to make the unanimous announcement that the Virginia Right Blog will endorse:  Buddy Fowler in the 55th.

I am impressed with a couple of pieces of legislation.  Concerning petitions in Circuit Court to have gun rights restored when they live in other states, where the Virginia Supreme Court said could not be done under existing law – here is what Buddy did (from the VGA website):

Firearms; restoration of rights; venue. Permits a nonresident of the Commonwealth prohibited from possessing a firearm, ammunition, or a stun weapon because of a felony conviction or a juvenile adjudication of delinquency of certain offenses to petition the circuit court where his last felony conviction or adjudication of delinquency occurred for restoration of his right to possess, transport, or carry a firearm, ammunition, or a stun weapon. Current law does not provide for venue for a nonresident’s restoration petition.

And it passed and the Governor signed it!  Here’s the new law.

Del. Fowler also introduced (alas unsuccessfully) a constitutional amendment to place transportation funds in a lock box.  Here’s the bill.

Yes, as Steven Brodie Tucker stated much more eloquently than I did or maybe could, Del. Fowler did oppose Medicaid expansion.  I can add:  Medicaid expansion will cause taxes to be raised after 100% from the federal government (it will normally be 90%) and it may increase costs.

Fowler’s Democrat opponent seems like a sincere person but she is way way too liberal for the district.  She is pro-choice on abortion, she supports more money for public colleges as a way to reduce tuition hikes (the solution is cut costs especially in administration):

MAKE COLLEGE AFFORDABLE AGAIN! Twenty years ago, the Commonwealth was supporting our state colleges by about 30 percent. Now it’s about half that. Virginia ranks 35th among the states in support of higher education and state support continues to drop. Our colleges and universities have become more efficient, but now there is not much more they can do other than lower standards or raise tuition. Tuition increases puts higher education out of reach for many students, and all of us suffer.

Radler also is against off shore drilling:

PROTECT OUR COASTLINE AND BEACHES! We have seen the devastation from major oil spills resulting from offshore drilling in other states—spills such as the horrific BP Horizon disaster. But in addition to the major oil spills, there have been more than a dozen oil spills/leaks of more than 1,000 barrels in the last 10 years from offshore drilling. We don’t hear about those.

From the Virginia Beach Restaurant Association to environmental groups, opposition to offshore drilling is loud and clear. But not so much from Virginia politicians. I will be a legislator who remains committed to protecting our tourism industry, fishing and recreation industry, and our coastline and Eastern Shore.

Instead of offshore oil drilling, I would support legislation for offshore wind power…safe, clean, and effective. Let’s not become the next BP Oil Spill, the next Louisiana Gulf Coast disaster. We want our grandchildren to have the benefits of the beauty had.

Seems like a poor answer.  I think we can have safe drilling and the economic benefits from drilling as well.

For these and many other varied reasons, the Virginia Right blog endorses Del. Hyland F. “Buddy” Fowler, Jr. for the 55th District.  Please make sure every conservative and Republican votes!  Otherwise you might not like the result!

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)

9 Responses to “The Blog is Ready: It’s-It’s-It’s Del. Buddy Fowler in the 55th!”

  1. Maury Keller says:

    Funny, the residents of Elmont disagree. The Hargroves, who control Fowler’s seat, are developing their land on Holly Hill Road and Cedar Lane and aggregated the surrounding properties to build 400 high density residential units.

    Fowler signs are conspicuously missing in Elmont as a result. Drive by Bazille Road and Cedar Lane and the biggest Republican in Elmont DOES NOT have a Fowler sign in her yard.

    We predict Toni Radler (D) Wins Elmont in a Landslide.

  2. College Mom says:

    YES – Promote those Gun Rights Va Right…… keep it up.

    The problem with you MEN is that Women Vote- and women voters support some type of gun legislation that will remove guns from the psychopathic killers threatening our children.

    Every single teacher beginning in Kindergarten who ever taught the Virginia Tech shooter said he was CRAZY. The system failed us. It will take legislation to fix it. If it takes Labeling the Mentally Ill- then so be it. If you are medicated for mental illness- sorry- you lose your gun rights and probably so does your family. That will bring back the institutions that were closed in the 80s throwing the mentally ill in this nation to the streets and the wind and their families.

    Gun Show loopholes and private sales need to come under some type of legislation and scrutiny.
    The Protective Orders for women victims issued by the judges in the state of Virginia are a joke. The men who abuse their wives, children, and girlfriends take their guns to their friends’ houses to circumvent “confiscation.”

    Yes- tell us more about Mr. Fowler’s plans to keep guns in the hands of criminals.

    The voters are listening.

  3. Katherine T. says:

    To all voters,

    As u make your decision, please be informed that TONI RADLER is on the Board of Directors of Directors of PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

    • Sandy Sanders

      Radler resigned as of 7/15/15 according to her website. She is still pro-choice.


    • Gina Kelley says:

      All you Fowler supporters spreading the lies like Katherine T. Listen Up….. let’s put the lies to rest once and for all.

      Mrs. Radler is a Catholic and a member of Church of the Redeemer. She is a woman like many of us who after living many decades of LIFE as WOMEN, have chosen the Pro Choice side.

      Many Republican Women are Pro Choice- the Hanover Republican Women’s Committee is FULL OF LIBERAL Pro Choice Women, if you ask them.

      Mrs. Radler resigned from the Board of Planned Parenthood in disgust over the Planned Parenthood Infanticide Videos. She is no longer on the Board of Planned Parenthood.

      The state of Virginia has serious issues facing the next General Assembly and your voters seem to evaluate candidates on only TWO issues” 2nd Amendment and Right to Life.

      No wonder the Republicans are losing ALL THE Elections in Virginia.

      The Democrats are more complex thinkers on broad issues than the Low Information Gun Clingers.

  4. Elaine Mallory says:

    As a native and lifetime resident of Hanover County and a 30 year resident of Elmont, I predict Delegate Buddy Fowler will easily defeat Ashland liberal Democrat Toni Rattler.

    As for the residential development spoken about in the above post, the developer held a community meeting in Ashland some time back to explain that the land will be a lovely organic farming community, the first of its kind in the Richmond Metropolitan community. Also, there are a total of 18 landowners of which the Hargroves number five. Two of those landowners are Toni Rattler supporters because her signs are in their yards, so I guess Democrats can like this type development as well!

    Elaine Nuckols Mallory


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