From Kenny Boddye:
KENNY BODDYE RESPONDS TO PRINCE WILLIAM REPUBLICAN NOMINATION OF JOHN GRAY
LAKE RIDGE, Virginia – This morning, 2019 Occoquan District Supervisor Candidate Kenny Boddye issued the following statement in response to the results of yesterday’s Republican “Firehouse Primary” which resulted in the nomination of John Gray.
“I am not unsurprised, but still deeply disturbed by the nomination of John Gray as the Prince William County Republican’s Chairman Candidate,” Boddye said. “Holding a firehouse primary instead of using June 11th in of itself diminishes voter turnout, and there are widespread reports of voters being forced to sign a loyalty pledge in order to vote. This no doubt leads to a party’s nominating process being susceptible to the most vocal and extreme elements of its base.”
Boddye has long-since followed the Republican Chairman’s race, citing that Marty Nohe embodies the pro-developer, moderate wing of the party while John Gray represents its staunchly anti-development and extremist base.
“All at once, John Gray represents the xenophobic views of Corey Stewart, and the transphobic views of Bob Marshall,” Boddye said. “Desiring for our community to go back to a time when our friends and neighbors were racially profiled is not in line with the views of our majority-minority population. Nor is the idea that the trans community is centered around enabling boys to participate in girls sports as Gray has said in the past.
Every Republican candidate running in our county – and our county as a whole – now has a choice. We can either accept the regressive backslide and division headlined by Corey Stewart, Bob Marshall and their ilk, or we can reject that kind of bigotry outright. I will do everything in my power over the coming weeks to secure the Democratic nomination for the Occoquan District to help elect Ann Wheeler as our county’s next Chair.”