Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson was there to lend her support to her fellow Republicans. Lawson said she had endorsed Sheriff Glen Hill as well as current County Clerk of the Court Michele McQuigg who is running against Republican challenger Austin Haynes.
“They both did an excellent job in their positions. I think they deserve to be reelected,” Lawson said.
However, when it came to the Chairman’s race, Lawson said she has decided as a supervisor to not issue an endorsement either way.
I do NOT think Michele McQuigg has done an excellent job. However, Ms. Lawson may think what she wants. That’s her right. Jeanine Lawson did the mature, professional thing, however, by not issuing an endorsement for either Republican supervisor being challenged.
Let’s face it, she has to work with both Stewart and Nohe as long as she and they are in office. Ms. Lawson apparently is capable of looking down the road and this decision clearly indicates that she is willing to build coalitions rather than using a daisy cutter on every issue and governing with conflict.
Pete Candland needs to take a page out of Ms. Lawson’s handbook. Open support for a candidate opposing one of his colleagues just isn’t the smart thing to do. Four years is a long time. Pssssst! Pete–start thinking for yourself. Turn off that thundering voice stage-whispering in your ear.