Brian Schoeneman candidate for the nomination for the Republicans in Fairfax County’s Sully District has been catching it pretty bad on the interwebs lately. Everything including the kitchen sink has been thrown at him as of late.. on all social media, and frankly it’s getting on the nerves of many who are not in Fairfax or in the Sully District, that being said Brian took to social media this morning to respond :
Throughout this campaign, I have focused on voter contact. My team and I have been working tirelessly, every day, knocking doors, calling voters, sending emails and getting my positive message out on who I am, what I have done, and what I want to do as your Sully Supervisor.
We are down to the last week. In the last week, the attacks against me have ramped up, whether they be via emails, blog posts or direct mail, authorized or not by my opponents. This is unfortunate, but I refuse to respond in kind. My opponents are both good men, and I won’t level the kinds of attacks against them that have been leveled against me. That kind of politics of personal destruction is what is killing our representative form of government, and I refuse to play that game.
Voters don’t want to see attacks like this, and rightfully so. That’s why my campaign is going to keep doing what we are doing, talking to voters everyday and earning votes, not tearing people down.
I for one will be happy when this particular primary is done, so we can get to the business of getting our candidates elected. The pleasure that some take in tearing down folks, i hope is translated into the general election in November, then we can start getting folks elected again.
Full disclosure the author has publicly supported Brian Schoeneman, but this post is not an endorsement, or does it reflect the views of the blog as a whole