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From A Voter to Joe T. May

This is from a Voter in Joe May’s District…He should take notice,

Del. Joe T. May,
As your constituent, I trust that you faithfully discharge your official duties and I rely upon the written communications sent to your constituents to be fact-based and free from deception. However, I have recently come to doubt the veracity of a claim you made in the “THE DAVID LAROCK FILE” which was created, authorized, paid for, and mailed to me by “Joe May for Delegate.” The more I look into the merits of the allegations therein, the more concerned I become that you have intentionally attempted to deceive me. Of course, you could have simply made a mistake, or now realized it to be such – please know that I warmly embrace apologies for such offenses and quickly extend forgiveness.
As background, an elderly neighbor recently approached me and asked who I was going to vote for in the upcoming primary election for the 33rd District – my neighbor was even kind enough to bring me a “Re-elect May” yard sign. I asked him why I should vote to re-elect you and he stated that he’s voted for you for 20 years and that you are a good delegate. He then went inside his house and retrieved a copy of “THE DAVID LAROCK FILE” which we all recently received by mail and continued that “we can’t trust” David LaRock because he was “arrested” last year. I told him I would look into the matter and get back to him about accepting the “Re-elect May” yard sign and voting for you in the upcoming primary election.
True to my word, I have continued to look into the allegation of Mr. LaRock’s “arrest” as alleged in “THE DAVID LAROCK FILE” by using the Virginia Judicial System’s Case Status and Information service online, reviewing the source documents displayed in “THE DAVID LAROCK FILE,” reading the letter by Mrs. Critchley about the incident, reading the Loudoun Times article, asking some of your and Mr. LaRock’s vocal supporters about it in the LCRC Facebook group, and conducting my own research into what defines “arrest” per the Code of Virginia, Virginia Supreme Court decisions, and relevant Virginia Attorneys General opinions.
From my research, I am now quite convinced that despite the strong claims made in “THE DAVID LAROCK FILE” that Mr. LaRock was “arrested,” Mr. LaRock was not “arrested” in Loudoun County in 2012 but rather “summoned” to appear in the Loudoun General District Court. According to the opinion of two previous Attorneys General of Virginia, servicing of a summons does not constitute an “arrest” per Section 19.2-76 of the Code of Virginia (see 2009 Op. Va. Att’y Gen 09-070 (service of criminal show cause summons does not constitute ‘arrest’ or trigger requirement to report to Central Criminal Records Exchange.) and 1975-1976 Op. Va. Att’y Gen. 13, 15 (interpreting CCRE reporting requirement in context of summons issued pursuant to § 19.2-73)). Further, the Supreme Court of Virginia has held that an arrest involves “a person who is detained in custody by authority of law or one who is under legal restraint” (see Moore v. Commonwealth, 218 Va. 388, 394, 237 S.E.2d 187, 192 (1977) (interpreting meaning of “arrested” in context of § 19.1-163.1; noting that person whose freedom of movement and liberty is not subject to legal restriction is not person who is arrested)).
I am unable to find any argument to support your contention that Mr. LaRock was actually “arrested.” If I have missed something in my analysis, I invite quick correction as the primary election is just a few days away. However, if my analysis is sound, your claim of an “arrest” is a false statement of fact and I am very concerned that you would send this false statement to me and my neighbors in the 33rd district just before the primary election.
Finally, I believe it is necessary to acknowledge that all of us have made poor choices in this life and that forgiveness only has meaning if it is available for intentional wrongs as well as innocent mistakes. As such, I would like to respectfully offer you the opportunity to apologize to me for sending me these false allegations about Mr. LaRock so that this may be put behind us before the election and the trust which I had placed in you (until just recently) as my delegate may be restored. As I previously mentioned, I am quick to accept apologies and extend forgiveness for wrongs and I ask you to carefully consider this opportunity.

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10 Responses to “From A Voter to Joe T. May”

  1. Lawrence L. Wood

    Hope you get it but not very likely and who is running in the primary against Mr. LaRock anyway Joe or Rep. Frank Wolf? He spends more time touting Wolf’s support they he does touting his own record to the voters of the 33rd district.

    • Preston

      Really? You didn’t get any of the thousands of pieces of mail sent around the district for months about Joe’s conservative 20-year record? Do you live under a rock? How is his record not conservative? He’s voted for concealed carry multiple times, voted to protect identities of gunowners, voted for informed consent and ultrasounds, voted for statements that the unborn fetus is human, voted to cut Planned Parenthood funds, always balanced the budget, and cut $7 billion from said budget. What in his record is so liberal and how can you claim that he “runs” from his record when for several months he did nothing but send out positive, issue-based material about his record in the face of negative, distortionary attacks from the LaRock campaign? Dave has been pushing and shoving for Joe to bring up something negative, and when Joe finally pushes back Dave’s campaign says “oh, it’s because he’s afraid of his record!” What?

    • Lovettsville Lady

      Joe voted against people carry guns in restaurants. He voted for ‘one gun a month’ bill. May has twice voted for the two largest tax increases in the history of Virginia! He just ADDED $6.1 BILLION in taxes to the state budget! When Joe votes to eliminate Planned Parenthood, let us know.

      Only someone being paid by Joe could possibly claim that Joe May is a conservative! He never has been!

    • Preston

      Jeanine: Being “pro-second amendment” in the conservative context does not mean “no regulations at all.” Legitimate conservatives disagree on the level of background checks that we should have all the time. You and your extreme tea-partyers can claim that you’re the only “true conservatives,” but it’s just a claim.

      Either you’re completely ignorant or manipulative, because Joe didn’t vote against “guns in restaurants,” but “concealed carry in PLACES THAT SERVE ALCOHOL.” Again, legitimate conservatives can disagree about whether guns (and again only concealed carry here) and alcohol mix, but not all of us shoot a little better when we’re tipsy. The one handgun a month bill was just that–one handgun per month. It didn’t limit the total number that people can own or anything, it just prevented them from buying multiple handguns at the same time. Will legitimate handgun collectors be bothered by this? Surely. But it isn’t an effort to take people’s guns. Joe isn’t against the second amendment, he voted multiple times for concealed carry as well as concealed carry in vehicles, owns several guns himself, and voted this year to protect the identities of those with concealed carry permits. If you want to see how a true “liberal” votes on “gun control,” let Dave win the primary and watch him lose to the Democrat when he alienates every moderate voter in the 33rd district.

      He added 6.1 billion to the budget? Well last I checked he cut 7 billion so I’d say we’ve had a nice little reduction in taxes. Even so, someone isn’t a liberal just because they vote for taxes. Taxes are needed in order for the government to perform it’s role–like maintaining the military, for example.

      And no conservative has proposed a bill to eliminate PP, because they aren’t stupid enough to think that it would actually pass. Maybe that’s the type of crap that Dave will waste his time on–I hope not. You’re just grabbing at straws now with the abortion issue, you have never refuted my arguments about Joe’s pro-life record. One could say that you are completely ignorant or blatantly lying now when you claim that Joe is “pro-abortion.”

      Again, I don’t get paid to comment on blogs about politics. Like your posts aren’t politically motivated at all. Like when you put up a picture of a torn LaRock sign and claimed that all Joe May supporters are “Chicago-Style thugs,” or implied on BVBL that “Joe and his interns” would frequent a “porn-shop.” Even if I WAS being paid by Joe, and least I’m not spouting the kind of crap that you put online.

      And we’ve definitely been doing the doors, monk. Tell me, how’s Dave’s GOTV effort going? I haven’t seen hide nor hair of him lately. Perhaps you and Jeanine should be out there helping him?

  2. Robert Jesionowski

    May is running as fast as he can from his own record. He calls himself a conservative, but he is not. He called himself a moderate, but it is hard to see how? His voting record says he too far to the left for just ‘moderate.’

  3. Larsele

    I applaud any citizen in this day and age who is concerned enough about the truth to actually research claims he/she finds questionable. In view of everything happening on the national level recently, how much better off would our country be if citizens had looked 1/4 as closely at the claims of those currently serving there. I hope the writer let his/her neighbor know what he found.

  4. Lovettsville Lady

    While I do not know the author of this post, I applaud him for taking the time and effort to write it. Thank you 33rd district voter!

  5. thebulletproofmonk

    Joe’s campaign typers…I mean bloggers…I mean managers sure do spend alot of time on this interweb thingy.
    Guess that’s good. It keeps them from door-to-door. Just as we planned. Muhahahahahahahahahahahaaaaa….

  6. Preston

    Jeanine: Being “pro-second amendment” in the conservative context does not mean “no regulations at all.” Legitimate conservatives disagree on the level of background checks that we should have all the time. You and your extreme tea-partyers can claim that you’re the only “true conservatives,” but it’s just a claim.

    Either you’re completely ignorant or manipulative, because Joe didn’t vote against “guns in restaurants,” but “concealed carry in PLACES THAT SERVE ALCOHOL.” Again, legitimate conservatives can disagree about whether guns (and again only concealed carry here) and alcohol mix, but not all of us shoot a little better when we’re tipsy. The one handgun a month bill was just that–one handgun per month. It didn’t limit the total number that people can own or anything, it just prevented them from buying multiple handguns at the same time. Will legitimate handgun collectors be bothered by this? Surely. But it isn’t an effort to take people’s guns. Joe isn’t against the second amendment, he voted multiple times for concealed carry as well as concealed carry in vehicles, owns several guns himself, and voted this year to protect the identities of those with concealed carry permits. If you want to see how a true “liberal” votes on “gun control,” let Dave win the primary and watch him lose to the Democrat when he alienates every moderate voter in the 33rd district.

    He added 6.1 billion to the budget? Well last I checked he cut 7 billion so I’d say we’ve had a nice little reduction in taxes. Even so, someone isn’t a liberal just because they vote for taxes. Taxes are needed in order for the government to perform it’s role–like maintaining the military, for example.

    And no conservative has proposed a bill to eliminate PP, because they aren’t stupid enough to think that it would actually pass. Maybe that’s the type of crap that Dave will waste his time on–I hope not. You’re just grabbing at straws now with the abortion issue, you have never refuted my arguments about Joe’s pro-life record. One could say that you are completely ignorant or blatantly lying now when you claim that Joe is “pro-abortion.”

    Again, I don’t get paid to comment on blogs about politics. Like your posts aren’t politically motivated at all. Like when you put up a picture of a torn LaRock sign and claimed that all Joe May supporters are “Chicago-Style thugs,” or implied on BVBL that “Joe and his interns” would frequent a “porn-shop.” Even if I WAS being paid by Joe, and least I’m not spouting the kind of crap that you put online.

    And we’ve definitely been doing the doors, monk. Tell me, how’s Dave’s GOTV effort going? I haven’t seen hide nor hair of him lately. Perhaps you and Jeanine should be out there helping him?

  7. When RINOS Strike Back

    The tears to come on the 11th are going to be most delicious.

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