In a failed attempt to paint me as a liberal open borders advocate, Greg Letiecq, blog owner of BVBL.net, has made quite a laundry list of incendiary charges against me in order to deflect voter attention away from the important issues of the upcoming primary on August 23. His ad hominem attack on me attempted to turn the focus off the importance of signing the Rural Crescent pledge and on to other issues.
This deflection becomes obvious when one realizes his candidate of choice, Peter Candland, did not sign the pledge and is one of only two candidates in the Gainesville Magisterial District who did not commit to the tenants of the comprehensive plan. Letiecq’s weak efforts to intimidate those candidates who did sign the commitment to guard the Rural Crescent will not go unchallenged. Greg also wants to down-play the fact that Chairman Corey Stewart not only signed the pledge in the past but also violated it. Therefore he was intentionally excluded from an opporunity to reaffirm his commitment.
Please allow me to provide background information on Advocates for the Rural Crescent. Advocates for the Rural Crescent (ARC) was started in a small community in Haymarket. Dominion Valley subdivision had proposed to put their water tank in the Rural Crescent rather than on their property. Thunder Oak community fought the water tank proposal because the water tank was intended to serve Dominion Valley and not any homes in the Rural Crescent. Irving Spitzberg, the founder of ARC, asked if I would be willing to take over the leadership role of the organization. I happily said yes because I felt it was one of the most important issues I could support as a resident of PWC.