Most of the candidates running for office in Loudoun County are displaying illegal 4-foot x 8-foot cardboard or plastic signs bearing the name of one or two candidates. The law in Loudoun County clearly states that signs may be no larger than 2 feet by 2 feet (a total of four square feet). Most towns adhere to this standard as well. This law is being broken repeatedly.
It is also illegal to place signs on someone’s private property without their permission, yet this too is happening.
It is against Virginia law to place signs in the public right-of-way and you will see those littered about.
So the question is how do you vote for a candidate who knowingly and willfully breaks the law?
How can we trust these candidates, if elected, to uphold the rules and regulations they set for the rest of us to follow? They need to be reminded that, as potential lawmakers or law enforcers, they are expected to obey all the laws, not just the ones they find convenient.
Unfortunately, I will be forced to vote for some of these fine people but I will ask for an explanation after Election Day.
Jim Burton is the only one who has my full support. His signs are legal and measure 24 inches by 18 inches. This may not be a big deal to you nor a reason to vote for a candidate, but I think following the law is something I would look for in a candidate.
Jim has my vote because I trust him. As chairman of the finance committee for the past four years he has worked hard to find money to build schools, firehouses, libraries and other facilities. We need his fine hand to keep us on track, especially with the national and international economic troubled times ahead.
Jim Burton is clear and firm on what is right and what is wrong, what is good for the county, and what is good for the residents of Loudoun.
Bundles Murdock, Middleburg, VA.