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December 31, 2002

The sun has set and soon 2002 will be over. Before the New Year is rung in, let me express my appreciation for some of the good things that have happened to me and for this community. This is just a short list.

Sterling had a snow filled Christmas day and today has been warm and sunny. A wonderful Holiday season for all of us of all religions and faiths.

Thank you for all the support and prayers and encouragement over the past 12 months.

With your help I have exposed millions of dollars in waste in the purchase of development rights program. With your help, I have exposed secret government meetings closing out members of the news media and the public. With your help, I have been able to oppose the cutting of public comment time from five minutes to two minutes to one minute.

When the Board of Supervisors was headed to routine tax increases across the board, you were there.

When the Board moved towards DENSITY PACKING or eliminating Christmas lights, you were there.

24 hour a day 7 days a week security at the county dump at a cost of $140,000? I would not have been in a position to be critical of that without your help.

And at the last board meeting, I exposed the abject failure of a multi-million dollar public relations offensive that yielded FIFTEEN DOLLARS of public donations to the "popular" P.D.R. program, you were there for me. THANK YOU.

And when 65 per cent of the voting population said "N0" to the sales tax increase, you were there.

As a Sterling American, you are part of an informed and action oriented unified force, for Good. THANK YOU.

There are those out to stop us. We shall stand together. Now and in the future let us move forward.

To those who have left us, like the late Planning Commissioner A. Tim Page, let us remember them.

It is heartwarming and cozy to be part of your life. The many e-mails and good wishes number in the thousands.

I hope to improve on this in the next year. And beyond in future years, when I get re-elected.



History has been made with the birth of a child to a prominent Virginia Republican leader.

Last night, around 10 PM, Sterling's appointee to the Aging Commission, and the Loudoun GOP Chairman, Suzanne Volpe, gave birth to a healthy baby girl. The beautiful Faith Elizabeth Jones weighed in at seven pounds, ten ounces, at a length of twenty-one inches.

Mother, Daughter, and Father are all doing well at the hospital and plan on returning home tomorrow.

Cards may be sent to Suzanne, Elizabeth, and Glen at: 46719 Manchester Terrace Sterling, Virginia 20165


There will be a Town Hall Meeting with the elected (Republican) Delegates and Senators from Loudoun County on Thursday, January 2nd, 2003 at 7 PM in the Supervisors' room in the Loudoun Government Center.

For three years now, I play host to this special and important event. None of the other Supervisors have come. Perhaps they will this year. The event will be an ideal opportunity for right to lifers, Sterling partisans, tax increase fighters, property rights protectors, sportsmen and ladies, and all residents to voice their concerns to our representatives as they prepare to go into the next General Assembly session which starts next week. Sometimes its just Albert Bland and Jack Shockey turning out. Other times its more. Let your voice be the voice they hear before they drive to Richmond. Liberals wait along the road to tempt them or to beat them into submission. Tell our Richmond reps where you stand.

4.) Geddie Is Back! Geddie Is Back! Geddie Is Back!

The Loudoun Easterner's newspaper editor John Geddie has returned from a brief stay in the hospital. To see his by line on the "In This Corner" column is a thrill. His past columns are treasures each and every one. Reprinting them relives the memories of the Nuclear Santa (as memoralized in the Washington Post and other news media) and the Phantom Goat. Just after Christmas, a fresh column was published and it was a fantastic report on his "medical experience." When I got to the part of the column about my bringing a pumpkin pie, I laughed a whole lot. And my family laughed a whole lot too. Thank you John. To read the Loudoun Easterner, visit


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