Constituents Ask Questions

Constituents Ask Questions

A handful of Loudoun County residents filed into Potomac Falls High School's auditorium Saturday, Jan. 28, to ask questions of newly-elected Del. David Poisson (D-32).

In his first year in the House of Delegates, Poisson plans to familiarize himself with the governing body.

"The first year, you are seen and not heard," he said.

Although he introduced two bills on education, many of his proposals "fell by the wayside, which is common for most freshman."

Poisson has been selected to serve on the Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources and the Militia, Police and Public Safety committees.

Constituents asked questions about the Home Serenity and Tranquillity Act of 2006, referred to as "The Playground Bill."

The act states athletic fields may not be accessed before 8 a.m. and after 6 p.m., and are closed on Sundays.

"I will do whatever I have to do to make sure that does not become law in the Commonwealth of Virginia," Poisson said. "Especially in a rapidly developing community like ours."

A constituent asked Poisson for advice on the upcoming special election for the Senate.

Poisson reminded constituents that Democratic candidate Mark Herring has served as county administrator and has lived in Loudoun "all his life," he said.

An ideal member of the Senate would be able to provide long-term views on important issues, Poisson said.

He also reminded constituents that Republican candidate Mick Staton signed a "no tax pledge."

"This stuff can't happen without revenues," he said.