New Year ~ New Campaign Trail!

Dear Friends & Fellow Blog Readers:

Below you will find a letter that my friend and life-long Alexandrian, Bryan Porter, wrote seeking support for his campaign and attendance at his kickoff, the first of the 2013 campaign season!  That’s right, a new year, a new campaign trail to start down!

Please join me in supporting Bryan. He is a good man and this will be a fun journey.  Bryan will share the ballot with Sheriff Dana Lawhorne in November. It will be Election Day again before we know it, so let’s get started!

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Dear Friend:

I am running to succeed Randy Sengel as the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Alexandria. I am excited about the opportunity to serve, and I am humbled to have Randy’s endorsement.  Please accept this invitation to my official Campaign Kick-Off, which will be held on Saturday, February 9th, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Pork Barrel BBQ (2312 Mt. Vernon Avenue). With Randy’s retirement, the City is losing a dedicated public servant and a true steward of the public trust. I have learned all that I know about prosecuting from Randy, and I look forward to continuing the traditions of honesty, openness and fair play that he has established as the City’s elected prosecutor.

I have served over eighteen years in law enforcement, first as a police officer and then, for the past twelve years, as a prosecutor. I have personally prosecuted over 800 felony criminal cases, earning convictions in some of the most serious cases our office encounters, to include murders, robberies, shootings and complex drug trafficking cases.

If I am elected Commonwealth’s Attorney, I promise that:

–       I will vigorously prosecute serious crime. The chief duty of the Commonwealth’s Attorney is to protect Alexandria’s citizenry. Under my administration, our office will continue to vigorously prosecute violent offenders and career criminals.

–       I will provide non-violent offenders with a chance at rehabilitation. In many non-violent cases, such as simple drug possession or shoplifting cases involving the theft of small amounts of goods, justice is best served by providing the offender with a chance at rehabilitation as opposed to incarceration.

–       I will partner with our elected officials to promote public policies that reduce crime. I believe the Commonwealth’s Attorney should have a role in advocating for public policies that reduce crime, such as education initiatives, offender re-entry services and reasonable restrictions on firearms.

I look forward to seeing you at Pork Barrel BBQ on February 9th. If you cannot make the kick-off, please consider an online contribution, by simply clicking here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/porter4ca

Sincerely,

Bryan L. Porter

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You can “like” Bryan’s campaign’s Facebook page by clicking here:  https://www.facebook.com/BryanPorterForCommonwealthsAttorney

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2012 in review on my blog…

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get that many views.

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