Chris Royse made his official announcement of his campaign for Woodbridge Supervisor at last night’s meeting of the Prince William County Republican Committee, and while I wasn’t set up to record video I figured that readers would be interested in seeing what he had to say even if the footage isn’t quite up to my usual standards.
Perhaps the most interesting part of the evening was when Suzanne Miller emerged from her recent obscurity to deliver some remarks. I wish I had the foresight to record them as they were endlessly amusing. Her qualifications for office apparently are that she has worked to improve the health of Prince William County residents with a Pilates studio, she is concerned about lots of national issues such as energy independence and the federal budget. She’s one of the strangest Republican candidates to emerge in some time, and quite entertaining to watch in action. I was very impressed with how polite the reception was by the committee towards her display — that’s a real testament to the committee’s desire to encourage aspiring but inexperienced candidates. I’ll try to catch it next time.
Tito Munoz talked about how he wanted to bring the fight into Fairfax “where the enemy is” as well. Knowing him, I wouldn’t be surprised if at events in Fairfax County he uses the same language there to describe the constituents he hopes to represent. He doesn’t pull many punches. Next time I run into George Allen, who has endorsed Tito, I’ll have to ask him if he thinks “the enemy” lives in Fairfax County as well. Since they voted overwhelmingly in favor of his opponent last time around, perhaps he thinks that as well although I doubt he’d say that. Anyways, Tito is always fun to see in action. Long on passion, short on judgment, and apparently pretty fearless.
The rest of the meeting was filled with other candidate speeches, most of which were good to excellent, and a great address from Senator Mark Obenshain about how important it is to win the Senate this election cycle. Even if you’re not a member of the committee, these are open to the public and provide a great opportunity to get to see all the Republicans running for office in one place. Sometimes you’ll be inspired, sometimes you’ll be amused, and sometimes you’ll laugh, at least on the inside.
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