Letter: Lauren Harris, Leesburg

Editor: After the last session of the General Assembly, I received a summary from Dave LaRock, my Delegate. What I learned from his letter shocked me.

The bills he filed were common sense proposals that, in my opinion, would have benefited allof the people he serves, and all Virginians for that matter, if the ruling Democrats had put aside politics and worked with Delegate LaRock to pass the bills into law. That’s what they’re there for, right?

It appears that some solid proposals by LaRock were never even given a hearing.

It bothers me that when the Democrats hold the majority and the governor’s seat, they kill good bills just to be able to discredit a Republican.

Dave proposed laws to make government workers who telework more accountable and to help hold police who need discipline accountable.

A few days ago, I saw a flier from Dave’s opponent saying Dave was ineffective because his bills failed to pass, but his opponent makes no mention of how worthwhile the bills were. That tells me Paul Siker, LaRock’s opponent, wants to join the Democrat team and play right along with their nonsense.

Well, I’m fed up with people attacking Dave when he puts so much effort into what he does.

Keep up the good work Delegate LaRock. Siker, no thanks to your kind of games.

Lauren Harris, Leesburg

4 thoughts on “Letter: Lauren Harris, Leesburg

  • 2021-09-03 at 10:13 am
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    Lauren,

    When Wendy Gooditis first went to Richmond in a Republican controlled legislature, Republicans killed all of her proposals in committee. Then, if they actually liked the bill, they would resubmit it under a Republican name.

    Dave LaRock was part of that Republican majority.

    But more importantly, Mr. LaRock has consistently stood against people like me and pushed laws to hurt me. I wish you would consider voting for his opponent next time? That way, you could get stuff done as part of a reasonable majority.

  • 2021-09-03 at 11:37 am
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    You are exactly correct. Democrats will hurt people to advance their own prestige and power. If a Republican suggests a good idea, it gets shot down just because they are a Republican. On a larger scale, President Trump said he’d be more than happy to do a big infrastructure deal, but Democrats wouldn’t help Americans until they got credit for it.

  • 2021-09-03 at 12:58 pm
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    Dave seems to work hard at hating people: LaRock has come under fire multiple times for anti-LGBT, sexist, and transphobic statements. In a 2018 interview, LaRock called gay conversion therapy programs “beautiful”
    and hating Democracy: January 6th, 2021 Rally
    LaRock participated in the rally at the White House Ellipse and another “Freedom Rally” on January 6, 2021 calling the protest “an outstanding exercise of the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. There was no vandalism, trash was picked up, and many times the masses sang the National Anthem together.”
    I would suggest that a pragmatic center representative like Paul Siker would be a great change of pace from a radical like Dave.
    Nicole
    Leesburg

  • 2021-09-17 at 10:53 am
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    His participation in the Big Lie scam and Jan. 6 insurrection and things like grandstanding against vaccine mandates are the real reason Dave LaRock made himself so ineffective. His extremist actions, which are wildly out-of-step with mainstream values for people in the 33rd, cost him his committee assignments. Rather than accept his shame and resign to preserve some integrity, LaRock has doubled down on his unacceptable behavior.

    Even when he was in the majority, LaRock did questionable things like try to steer taxpayer money to homeschooling families, something that would enrich him personally.

    So, yeah, we’re done with him. Vote for Paul Siker.

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