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Letter: Standing Up For What’s Right

To the Editor:

The bills that didn't pass listed by H. Jay Spiegel ("Truly Representative?" March 1-7, 2012) made me proud to have a delegate who is brave enough to depart from the "mainstream" in Richmond. Virginia needs every one of the things Delegate Surovell voted for, and it's a shame more legislators didn't recognize that. Raise the gas tax? Reinstate a very limited estate tax? Repeal tax credits to the coal industry? Of course. These are part of a realistic agenda, not a radical one. I am glad that Scott Surovell stands up for what is right, no matter which way the wind is blowing.

Ron Brandt

Alexandria