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An Open Letter to Hanover Supervisors Ed Via and Bucky Stanley RE: School Board

Hanover Schools are in a state of decline on at least three areas.

  • Morally Hanover Schools have been pushing the Homosexual and Muslim agenda as well as certain teachers pushing Atheism.
  • Academically, test scores are in decline and Hanover Schools are losing ground and failing the kids and the taxpayers.
  • Enrollment is down. And while some of the enrollment decline may be attributed to the cyclic nature of birthrates, Home Schooling also plays a part.

The Education Agenda on a national level is out of step with the residents of Hanover County. The voters count on their Board of Supervisors to appoint School Board members that will translate the community values of Hanover into the curriculum and atmosphere in our schools.

Gentlemen, the School Board members of your districts have let you down and they have let the citizens of Hanover down.

Ashland District School Board member Henry (Hank) C. Lowry, Jr. and Beaverdam District board member John F. Axselle III have proven to me that neither are in step with the values of the County.

In some Virginia Counties School Board members are elected allowing the voters to purge out of touch School Board members. Unfortunately, Hanover has no way to hold the School Board members accountable directly and our only avenue to correct the situation is to hold the Supervisor of the District accountable on election day. Thus the necessity for this letter.

Three years ago many of us worked very hard to elect a group of Supervisors that reflect the values of the community. And we mostly succeeded with only a few disappointments. And several members of the School Board have proven to be outstanding and caring members who keep the best interest of the students in mind with every decision.

And as a Republican I was especially pleased to have been a part in electing a full slate of Republicans to the Board of Supervisors. I endorsed all seven members and worked to cover debates and appearances and help each Republican candidate get their message out and ultimately win the election.

And despite my pride in seeing an all Republican Board, I am obligated to hold each member accountable to the community for their actions.

The Hanover Grassroots are busy working towards organizing to collect signatures and put the question of elected school boards on the ballots. To be truthful, I was on the fence about elected school boards until the most recent round of issues with the schools I have been working on. And Lowry and Axselle have managed to tip the scales for me because they are so out of step with the values of this county. And I am 100% behind the efforts to allow Hanover Citizens to directly elect their school board members. And more importantly to be able to purge out of touch members like Lowry and Axselle.

So the point of this open letter is to make you aware that the citizens of Hanover County have no one else to hold accountable for the out of touch School Board members except the Supervisors who hold the power of appointment.

I think that it important for you to know that if you wish to have my support or endorsement again next year it will require a promise to appoint replacements for Axselle and Lowry. I have no faith and confidence in either of these two gentleman’s ability to serve on the School Board in a manner consistent with values of the voters of Hanover.

Should you decide against a campaign promise to replace these two members when their current term expires then for the good of the schools I will actively urge and support a challenger to each of your Board seats who promise to appoint School Board members that we can count on to ensure the schools stop pushing extremist agendas like Islam and other anti-Christian views.

And it is my opinion that a challenger who promises to appoint a school board member that will not allow propaganda films that blame America for 9/11 will be an easy and decisive winner either in a Primary challenge or an Independent bid for your seats.

But my hope is that you will give me some assurances that will allow me to support reelection for both of you.

The future of our children depend on what we do today.


About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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