Mac Scothorn Valley District Republican Candidate responded this evening to recent remarks by write in candidate Don Assaid. The following are endorsements by various Scothorn supporters.
“Mac Scothorn is a leader with integrity and principle who will help bring a positive focus and vision for the future of Botetourt County on Board of Supervisors.”
–Congressman Bob Goodlatte
“As a voter in the Valley district, I support and endorse Mac Scothorn for Supervisor for the Valley District of Botetourt County. I believe Mac will be an effective supervisor, able to govern in a manner that will promote the best interests of the citizens of Botetourt County.”
“Unfortunately, I cannot and will not say the same for Don Assaid. In my view, Mr. Assaid, with his recent conduct and accusations against the Sheriff, the State Police, the Circuit Court Judge, the Commonwealth’s Attorney and other elected officials, has clearly established his inability to put the welfare of Botetourt County above his own self interests. These are not the qualities of a leader.”
–Delegate Bill Cleaveland
“I support Republican Dr. Mac Scothorn for Valley District Supervisor because Mac has shown his commitment and concern for Botetourt County through his service on the Board of Botetourt Parks and Recreation and his participation on the Economic Development Planning Committee. Mac will continue to serve the constituents of the Valley with the same care, integrity and respect that he has shown his patients at Vistar Eye Center as he focuses on the needs and priorities of the county. Join me in supporting Mac Scothorn by voting this Tuesday, November 8th.”
–Delegate Greg Habeeb
“As a voter in the Valley District, I believe Mac Scothorn will restore respect to the Board of Supervisors. He has demonstrated an ability to get things done in our community without resorting to name calling or wild accusations. Mr. Assaid has shown a disrespect to the State Police, the Sheriff’’s Department and the men and women that work to keep our families safe. A vote for Assaid is a vote against public safety. Just ask a deputy or a trooper.”
–Robert Perry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Virginia State Police (Retired)
“As Chairman of the Botetourt County Republican Committee, I am a proud and enthusiastic supporter of Dr. Mac Scothorn for Valley District Supervisor. Mac not only fulfilled the requirements for a Republican candidate, he also won an overwhelming majority of the vote in the Republican Mass Meeting on August 11th, 2011. He has since earned endorsements from many local Republican elected officials.
Conversely, Don Assaid broke his pledge on the Declaration of Candidacy Form he signed on July 21st, 2011 and was subsequently removed from the Botetourt County Republican Committee as necessitated by the Republican State Party rules. He is no longer a Republican.”
–Christine Broughton, Botetourt County Republican Chairman
Sent by Mac Scothorn Republican for Valley District Supervisor
November 4, 2011
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