This past Thursday, Bruce Roemmelt was elected the new chair of the Prince William County Democratic Committee (see his statement below), replacing Pete Frisbie, who did a superb job from 2007 and 2010. I would just like to congratulate Bruce and wish him well in a county that went 58% for Barack Obama in 2008, but that also has an infamous xenophobe as its County Board chair, not to mention several hard-right-wing members of the Virginia General Assembly (e,g., Del. “Sideshow Bob” Marshall, Del. Scott Lingamfelter, and Del. Jackson Miller). Plus, Democrats have some potentially vulnerable seats, such as Sen. George Barker’s and Sen. Chuck Colgan’s (when he retires), to defend. In other words, Bruce Roemmelt has his work cut out for him, but I’m confident he’s just the man for the job. Go git’m Bruce!
I am humbled to be elected to lead the Prince William County Democratic Committee. I have very simple goals for the committee; elect Democrats that believe in the values handed down to us and committed to, by our predecessors, Jefferson, Jackson, Roosevelt, Kennedy, Carter, Clinton and President Obama.
We are the greatest country in the world and to remain so we need to work very hard on the national, state and local level to excel in our educational system, be innovative in our work environments, to save the planet environmentally for those that will follow us, to recognize that we have ignored the health care of our citizens too long and focus on implementing the Affordable Care Act, to rebuild the middle class, and most of all to reinvigorate the desire for all of our citizens to be involved in the political process.
I believe that our Democratic values are critical to us maintaining America’s prominence, but I also realize that Republicans, Greens, Independents, Libertarians may have widely differing views. The key for the citizens of Prince William County to be a part of this effort is a commitment to discussing these issues in a civil manner. I make that commitment