Category Archives: Election 2014

Virginia Democrat Del. Joe Morrissey found with underage girl; indicted on felony sex charges

A Henrico County Circuit Court special grand jury was convened after a man called police last August to check on the welfare of his 17-year-old daughter. Police found the girl with Morrissey at the legislator’s home. The girl and Morrissey denied any impropriety.

Morrissey’s attorney, Anthony Troy, said at the time that the girl worked in Morrissey’s law office and that she had gone to her boss’s home for advice about family problems. He said there was nothing inappropriate about their relationship

Election 2014: stand-up guy at ATF stands up for Matt Morgan

On the contrary, he seemed to readily understand that people will never agree on everything, but that he just wanted the opportunity to explain why he held the opinion he presented. That was a refreshing change from the career politicians we have today.

I have been a registered voter for 22 years and this was the first time a candidate had the guts to knock on my door, let alone answer my questions. It renewed my interest in the local politics and I began to research the upcoming primary. I thought the carpetbagger claim was funny, considering Mr. Morgan had lived in the district even before it was changed by redistricting. That just showed a lack of substance on the part of others to resort to labeling or name-calling.

After my research, I found I had plenty to make me question the other candidates. Maybe I would have voted for one of them instead if they had the courage to go door to door, weathering the cold and the questions.

St. Mary’s County released all Social Security numbers for each employee of Sheriff’s Department

Rossignol recently asked the county for salary data of sheriff’s department employees for a story he was working on. He said the county attorney’s office and finance department provided that information, plus the social security numbers of all employees, including deputies, civilians and the sheriff himself.

“These are detectives. These are deputies. These are jail guards,” Rossignol said. “There’s a lot of bad people out there who would love to have this information to hurt these people who actually do a good job for us.”

Catching Fish a Clear Cut Choice for Commissioner Larry Jarboe

Thank you to all Friends of Larry Jarboe for State Senate. Carlene and I are grateful for your support, not only in this campaign, but since I first won office as St. Mary’s County Commissioner in 1994,

No, I won’t be traveling to Annapolis. But, we are looking forward to moving to the Florida Keys in the winter and living in St. Mary’s County during the milder months. Also, we will be traveling on the ocean cruise circuit. I do maritime and destination lectures and Carlene organizes the power point presentations. If you would like spend six days at sea, there is an especially reasonable priced run from Baltimore to Bermuda that you might want to join us on in September.

Frederick County Md. 2014 primary election results; veteran Senator Brinkley sent packing by GOP voters

Sen. David Brinkley, the Senate minority leader, lost his primary race to Del. Michael Hough in a western Maryland district that includes much of Frederick County and some of Carroll County.

Hough is finishing his first term in the House of Delegates. Hough campaigned as the more conservative candidate. Brinkley made trips to Southern Maryland to campaign for Steve Waugh who is the GOP nominee running against Sen. Roy Dyson (D. Calvert, St. Mary’s). Brinkley’s time might have been better spent in his home district.