Endorsement Recap

Endorsement Recap

Vote on Nov. 8.

Here is a summary of Connection endorsements, published last week. To read complete endorsements and election coverage, see www.connectionnewspapers.com, and click on "Election 2005."

Watch for local results in next week's Connection.

<sh>Kaine for Governor

<bt>Tim Kaine will follow through on the work begun by Mark Warner to bring financial stability and investment in infrastructure. His opponent, Jerry Kilgore, has opposed Warner's popular and successful efforts, and would mark a step backwards for Northern Virginia in particular.

<sh>Mark Warner for President, 2008

<bt>OK, we don't have to decide this right now, but Mark Warner is a serious prospect for the Democrats.

<sh>Yes to Loudoun County School Bonds

<bt>Loudoun's school bonds should never have been split into multiple questions. Voters should say yes to all. Good schools benefit all county residents, whether they have children in schools or not. Good schools are a cornerstone of a thriving economy and the underpinning of solid property values.

Roemmelt in 13th DISTRICT

A grasp of the issues (growth and development), a grasp of the problems (traffic, schools, public safety) and new ideas make Bruce Roemmelt a challenger worth trying in Loudoun and Prince William.

Poisson in 32nd DISTRICT

Dave Poisson is the best choice for this district in eastern Loudoun County, where the current representative is far more conservative than his constituents. Poisson is smart, focused, and an active participant in family life in Loudoun County, including public schools. He is a proven manager and an expert in public policy. Loudoun needs Poisson in the House of Delegates.


After fighting back a primary challenge last June from conservative Leesburg attorney Chris Oprison, Del. Joe T. May (R) will be unopposed for re-election Nov. 8.

May, 68, who briefly ran for the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor, has represented the 33rd District since 1994.


Democrat Chuck Caputo, 67, is the right candidate for the 67th district. Republican Chris Craddock, 27, had demonstrated he is not fit for office on several counts. Caputo is a moderate with commitment to community and an excellent grasp of whatÕs needed to govern.


Del. Tom Rust (R), who has served in the General Assembly since 2002, is unopposed in his bid to be re-elected Tuesday.