Editor: Loudoun Now’s article on the financing of our local candidate’s campaigns was amazing to me. This is serious money. Where does all this money go?
Since I’ve received well over two dozen flyers and seen many others discarded in the post office I would guess a lot of money is spent on flyers.
So here is a modest proposal to save the campaigns and their supporting PACs a lot of money, clear the clutter from our mail boxes, save the post office the cost of disposing of the trash into our land fill, and at the same time focus on the main message the candidates want us to hear.
The Republicans and the Democrats should combine their resources into one generic flyer which on one side will have a picture of a happy husband and wife with two adorable kids and say, “elect me and we will solve the transportation and congestion problem, fully fund our schools and provide extraordinary education for our kids, and lower taxes on everybody.” On the other side there can be a dark vague fuzzy picture of a generic opponent and the simple message that this person if elected will destroy everything we love about Loudoun County.
Then one mailing to all the voters of Loudoun and we will have all the information we need to get out and vote in 2023.
Al Van Huyck, Round Hill