Virginia Citizens Defense League

Political Action Committee

(VCDL-PAC)


Supporting Candidates Who Support Your Rights

For Immediate Release 10/27/2020


VCDL-PAC (a Virginia State PAC) is proud to announce our 2020 slate of endorsements for the General Election on November 3, 2020.


Even in this Presidential election year, there are hundreds of local seats up for election in

Virginia. VCDL-PAC has issued 61 endorsements to include candidates running for the House of Delegates (special election), City, County and Town races.


The anti-gunners won’t ever take a break and we can’t either. We encourage all VCDL members and 2A patriots to do what they can help our pro-2A candidates win. Please consider donating your time or money to the following 2020 VCDL-PAC endorsed candidates.


House of Delegates

29th District - Special      Bill Wiley


Mayor and City Council

City Council

COLONIAL HEIGHTS

Laura F. Poe

City Council

COLONIAL HEIGHTS

Michael A. Cherry

City Council

COLONIAL HEIGHTS

Robert W. "Bobby" Wade

City Council

HOPEWELL

Brandon W. Howard

City Council

MANASSAS

Harry J. Clark

City Council

MANASSAS

Lynn Forkell Greene

City Council

MARTINSVILLE

Kathy C. Lawson

City Council

PORTSMOUTH

Nathan J. Clark

Mayor

PORTSMOUTH

H. Cliff Page, Jr.

City Council

RICHMOND

Michael R. Dickinson

City Council

ROANOKE

Cesar J. Alberto

City Council

ROANOKE

Maynard L. Keller Jr.

City Council

SUFFOLK

Courtney R. Wolfe

City Council

SUFFOLK

Michael Z. Britt

City Council

VIRGINIA BEACH

Eric Wray

City Council

VIRGINIA BEACH

Rosemary A. Wilson

Mayor

VIRGINIA BEACH

Richard W. "RK" Kowalewitch


County Board of Supervisors

AMELIA

District 1

Jeremy S. Snyder

CLARKE

Berryville District

Mark J. Griffin

NOTTOWAY

District 5

G. Allen Queen



Clerk of Court

ISLE OF WIGHT

Jaime L. Mumford


Mayor and Town Council

Town Council

Accomac

Christopher W. Newman

Mayor

Bluefield

James Jarrod Bailey

Town Council

Bluefield

Ron D. Holt II

Mayor

Bowling Green

Mark A. Gaines

Town Council

Boykins

James "Hank" Fuller

Town Council

Bridgewater

Steven A. Schofield

Town Council

Cheriton

Larry E. LeMond

Town Council

Damascus

Susan M. Coleman

Town Council

Damascus

Larry W. Riddle

Town Council - Special

Damascus

Whitney O. Peters

Town Council - Special

Damascus

Charles E. Fields

Town Council

Elkton

Steve T. America

Town Council

Front Royal

Joseph E. Mcfadden

Town Council

Front Royal

Betty McIlwee Showers

Town Council

Front Royal

Josh L. Ingram

Town Council

Front Royal

E. Scott Lloyd

Town Council

Glasgow

James E. "Sonny" Williams

Mayor

Glen Lyn

J. Howard Spencer

Town Council

Glen Lyn

Nila J. Spencer

Town Council

Glen Lyn

Rhonda S. Sartin

Town Council

Goshen

Stephen C. Bickley Sr.

Town Council

Grottoes

Charles K. Lawhorne

Town Council

Grottoes

Michael W. Kohl

Town Council

Herndon

Clark A. Hedrick

Town Council

Iron Gate

James T. Mays Jr.

Town Council

Kenbridge

Michael R. Bender

Town Council

Keysville

Daniel T. Cooper

Town Council

Leesburg

Kari M. Nacy

Town Council

Luray

Judy K. Peabody

Town Council

Luray

Joseph F. "Joey" Sours, Jr.

Town Council

Pocahontas

Ted M. Sluss

Town Council

Richlands

C. Logan Plaster

Town Council

Shenandoah

Ira M. "Mike" Lowe

Town Council

Stuart

Erica L. Cipko

Town Council

Troutville

Jonathan T. Simmons

Town Council

Troutville

Granville E. Grant

Mayor

Urbanna

Barbara M. Hartley

Town Council

West Point

Christopher P. Vincent

Town Council

Windsor

Walter E. Bernacki


A candidate must complete the VCDL Candidate Survey in order to be considered for endorsement. In addition to their Survey response, VCDL-PAC factors in voting record (if any) and public statements (if any) the candidates make on this issue before issuing an endorsement.


ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES! VOTE!


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Yours in Liberty, Cathy McNickle

Chair, VCDL-PAC

vcdl-pac.chair@vcdl.org

You can download the above endorsements by clicking here.

For Immediate Release 08/17/2020


Contact: Cathy McNickle, VCDL-PAC Chair

vcdl-pac.chair@vcdl.org


Governor Northam is at it again. He’s convening the Virginia General Assembly into special session next week. While the premise for this session is budget and criminal and social justice reform, many have little faith that this session will conclude without a second bite of the anti-gun apple, such as House Bill 961 – the Assault Weapons Ban.


We know that the first bite earlier this year has given all of Virginia more constrictive gun laws. Of the many enacted, these represent some of the worst:

* Local government can now ban guns in government buildings, parks, recreation and community centers, and permitted event, creating a cobweb of confusing laws across the state

* Universal background checks that make private gun sales illegal and enables the government to track gun ownership

* Red Flag laws that allow the police to take your guns away without due process or first allowing you to contest the accusations against you


All of these recent laws directly chip away at your rights as gun owners and law-abiding citizens. They do nothing about curbing violence and illegal activities. Nothing.


Pat Webb, VCDL-PAC Treasurer and gun store owner said it best, “We have a perfect storm. Our government is releasing criminals, is standing by while riots take place and is contemplating defunding the police. On top of that, the access to tools of self-defense by law abiding people is being increasingly restricted.”


She notes that “people from all walks of life and all political affiliations are rushing to get guns and ammo. This includes men, women, gay, straight, young, old, Republican, Democrat, and all races. In fact, I'm seeing a surge in purchases by minorities in the last several weeks. Why? Because they realize that they are the only ones responsible for their own safety.”


We are seeing this reality playing out all around us. Whether it is in the streets of Portland, or Seattle (where the Chief of Police just resigned in protest over the city council’s decision to slash funding for police), or in Chicago, New York and recently in Georgetown and Richmond - we are seeing that criminals don’t obey laws. That is what makes them criminal.


On the flip side, law abiding citizens obey the law. In January for the VCDL sponsored Lobby Day, an estimated 30,000 – 50,000 people attended a totally peaceful rally at the state capital. Law abiding citizens demonstrated in full tactical gear, with long rifles and AR 15s. And not a single bullet was fired. Not a single window was broken. Not a single store was looted. Not a single police officer was threatened. In fact, they left the area cleaner than they found it!


Many local leaders throughout Virginia have worked with their local county, town and city officials to declare Second Amendment “Sanctuary Cities”. In fact, there are 147 municipalities that are today Second Amendment sanctuary areas.


As the General Assembly meets next week, we have to be vigilant. We know that millions of dollars of special interest money poured into Virginia in the election of 2019 to elect new anti-gun legislators. These leftist groups demanded payback in the form of gun bans and tighter restrictions on our sacred rights. Sadly, the General Assembly now has a majority of anti-gun legislators. Law abiding citizens can’t let this stand if we want to protect our gun rights!


A quote that is attributed to Thomas Jefferson reminds us that “eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” All of Virginia must be vigilant, especially next week when the anti-gun legislators meet at the General Assembly. Please be engaged with your local legislator and vigilantly watch over their votes. The VCDL.org website is there to assist in being eternally vigilant to protect your gun rights.


Yours in Liberty,

Cathy McNickle

VCDL-PAC Chair



Please use the following link to contribute to VCDL-PAC.  Remember to select VCDL-PAC and fill in your employment information!


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