Letter to the Editor of the Rappahannock News

This letter was published in the Rappahannock News on September 16, 2010.

Respectfully Clarifying Mr. Hagstrom’s Invitation

In the spirit of local non-partisanship, fairness, and the wish to keep our membership informed, the Rappahannock County Democratic Committee invited the three candidates for Clerk of Court to introduce themselves to the thirty or so Rappahannock County voters who will attend our October 5 meeting at the library. Peggy Ralph and Lavonne Adkins accepted the invitation.  Paul Hagstrom did not.

Contrary to Mr. Hagstrom’s assertion in his September 9 letter to the editor entitled “I am respectfully declining your invitation,” in no way did we imply that we wished to endorse a candidate for Clerk of the Court.  In the past, the RCDC has invited many independents running for local office.  We have never endorsed or implied that we would endorse any of these candidates, and we do not intend to start now.

We are disappointed that Mr. Hagstrom distorts the nature of our invitation as a vehicle to launch his campaign.

Steve Beatty
Rappahannock County Democratic Committee


One Comment

  1. Posted March 27, 2017 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    It’s nearly impossible to find educated people on this topic, however, you seem like you know what you’re talking about!

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