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I don’t normally write articles about local elections that involve a very limited number of voters. However, because Virginia State Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel has not only appeared in news articles across the United States of America but also throughout the world, I felt that an article about the current election in which she is participating would interest a great number of readers.
Ms. Vogel is currently running for reelection in her present capacity as a state senator of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and she is representing the 27th district of her state. She is running on the Republican ticket. Her opponent is a Democrat named Ronald J. Ross III. Voters in her district will decide on November 5, 2019, whether she will continue on representing them or whether another candidate will replace her. Although her credentials that appear on the Internet may be quite impressive at first glance, her track record is far from being squeaky clean, to say the least about her.
Back in 2017, Ms. Vogel ran for lieutenant governor of Virginia. Much to the fortune of the people of that state, she lost that election. In my article titled “Jill Holtzman Vogel Is Wrong for Virginia,” I explained in detail why it was not a good idea for the voters of her state to elect her as their lieutenant governor. Someone must have taken heed of my warnings about her therein, because her opponent won that election.
Having her as the lieutenant governor would have definitely been an ongoing nightmare for Virginians, considering all the corruption and unethical activities in which she has been involved. Her law firm was the subject of an interstate criminal investigation not too long ago. She and her husband have committed tax fraud in the past. Her transgressions date back over a decade. In fact, during her run for lieutenant governor of Virginia, her opponent, Justin Fairfax, ran advertisements on television that stressed that she could not hide the skeletons in her closet forever, and he was right. She has shown to be prejudiced against certain minority groups. She is not a personable individual, and she is not an honest public official either. She would not have been a good choice for lieutenant governor in her state back in 2017, and now it is the decision of voters in the 27th district to vote her out of office altogether.
Vogel's Marriage Age Limit Law
In her campaign for lieutenant governor of Virginia back in 2017, Ms. Vogel bragged about how she had gotten a law passed back in 2016 that banned anyone from getting married before the age of eighteen with the exception of legally emancipated 16- or 17-year-old minors who obtained judicial approval to do so in her state. However, there may be those of you living in the 27th district who have a son that is currently incarcerated because of this intrusive law. After this law went into effect, perhaps your son was only 18 or 19 years old and he wanted to marry his pregnant underage adolescent girlfriend to do the right thing; but he wasn’t able to do so, because his girlfriend was not yet old enough to get her driver’s license and this same marriage law that Ms. Vogel got passed back in 2016 stood in the way.
Also, your son’s would-be wife or fiancée may currently be struggling to raise your grandchild, because your son cannot be there to help her do so as a result of his current predicament as a jail or prison inmate; and she wishes that she could have married your son immediately after she had found out that she was pregnant with his child. There are certain situations in which the criminal justice system may not have the best interest of all parties at heart, and this is a good example of one of them.
Because many prosecutors nowadays make their profession more about securing convictions than about promoting the genuine pursuit of justice, it was beneficial for youngsters to have an escape path from an unwanted confrontation with the statutory-age-of-consent laws and an unnecessary criminal trial back before this same marriage law was passed in Virginia. However, Ms. Vogel’s actions to get this same law passed to ban all Loretta-Lynn-style marriages back in 2016 has opened up a can of worms for many people in her state.
Now comes the time for voters in the 27th district of the Commonwealth of Virginia to show her the exit door from the Virginia State Senate in Richmond and to exercise the platinum opportunity to remove her from politics altogether so that she does no further damage to her state.
Is Vogel’s Current Opponent Suitable to Replace Her?
If you’re registered to vote in the 27th district of the Commonwealth of Virginia, only you can answer that question. However, I can sincerely tell you that you will not want Ms. Vogel to serve another term in her current office for the reasons described herein. In my article titled “Can Justin Fairfax Save Virginia From Jill Holtzman Vogel?” I provided my readers with information regarding Justin Fairfax to assist them in deciding whether he made a good alternative as opposed to Ms. Vogel, but I did not attempt to sway anyone to vote for or against him when he was running against her for lieutenant governor back in 2017.
I do find it admirable that Ms. Vogel’s current opponent, Ronald J. Ross III, is an educator in the public school system. I would think that he would likely be more sensitive to the educational needs of children in his voting district than Ms. Vogel would be as she is a lawyer. On Facebook is a video that tells you about Mr. Ross.
Mr. Ross doesn’t badmouth anyone in his YouTube video. If you live in the 27th district of the Commonwealth of Virginia and you do not wish to vote for him, you do have the option of writing in the name of a candidate you wish to nominate and elect. However, I envision Mr. Ross doing only good things if he were elected to office. It is commendable that he wishes to raise the minimum wage in his state, especially because it is currently at the Federal floor of $7.25 an hour and has been so for a very long time. He has a website where anyone can review his information.
Vogel’s Mannerisms and Hypocrisies Make Her Unsuitable for Office
In my article titled “Can Justin Fairfax Save Virginia From Jill Holtzman Vogel?” I pointed out that Ms. Vogel had anger management issues. Therein I also stated that she was enamored with the late Reverend Jerry Falwell, who has gotten into conflicts with many people ever since he became well known and has made light of the 9/11 attacks. In other words, she consorts with religious nuts, which is not someone I would praise as electable material. Even though she is supposed to be an ethics attorney, she never seems to have any problem with handling dark money and her background wreaks with all sorts of blemishes in that respect.
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Moreover, because she has always had access to large amounts of money throughout her life because of her affluent background, she simply cannot relate to everyday people. Raising the minimum wage means nothing to her, because, to the best of my knowledge, she has never had to work a job that only pays the minimum wage; and before she entered the workforce, she had her parents to pay her way with all their wealth and assets.
Ms. Vogel is a hypocrite in that she constantly stresses that government should be taken out of people’s lives. She once claimed that she opposed laws that would compel parents to vaccinate their children in spite of the public safety concerns that it would address. However, she thinks it’s perfectly okay for the government to compel a woman to obtain a transvaginal ultrasound before having an abortion. Now, I’m just as much against abortion as she is, but I find a government-forced transvaginal ultrasound upon a woman to be a violation of that woman’s individual rights.
Moreover, if Ms. Vogel is so opposed to the government intruding into people’s lives and she is against abortion, she certainly didn’t prove herself to be so after she shoved an underage marriage ban down the throats of every citizen in her state and got that same law passed so that 16- and 17-year-old Virginians would have more legal difficulty getting married than before if they wished to do so. Opponents of her marriage bill that former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe eventually signed into law brought forth the point that such a law would pressure more teenage girls into obtaining abortions than before.
Stripping away a young couple’s right to get married in the event of an unplanned pregnancy and leaving the father-to-be of the unborn baby vulnerable to criminal charges under the statutory-age-of-consent laws in the event that the mother-to-be and the father-to-be of the unborn baby so happen to be slightly on opposite sides of the legal age line doesn’t help anyone except perhaps an overly ambitious prosecutor who is seeking to better his or her own legal career at the expense of others.
Despite that Ms. Vogel is a Republican, she does not care about family values and she is fiscally irresponsible. Upon getting a ban against underage marriage with the exception of legally emancipated minors over 16 years of age who have obtained judicial approval, she showed herself to be a hypocrite in that respect for the reasons that I describe in my article titled “Jill Holtzman Vogel’s Defeat Was Virginia’s Victory.”
Ms. Vogel couldn’t care less about the welfare of those less fortunate than her. She is opposed to reforming the healthcare system in her state. She has no interest in bettering the education system in her state so that people will find it easier to qualify for better-paying jobs. She has never had to struggle at any time in her life, because she has always had her parents or her husband to pay her way and to get her to where she wants to be in life.
She Can No Longer Ride on the Unopposed Candidacy Train
Ms. Vogel has been in office since 2008. She ran for reelection unopposed in the Republican primary in 2011 and in both the primary election and the general election in 2015, and she got back into office both years accordingly. She lucked out last spring after the Republican primary was cancelled. However, as I had predicted two years ago in the last article that I had published about her before now, I was optimistic that she would not run unopposed in 2019; and my prediction came true in that a Democrat decided to run against her. The only way that she would have ever won the 2017 election for lieutenant governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia was if Justin Fairfax had decided to drop out of that election, which, fortunately, he did not. The title of my most recent previous article about her was “Jill Holtzman Vogel’s Defeat Was Virginia’s Victory,” and I meant every word of it.
She plays dirty with her opponents during elections. In my four previous articles, I described all sorts of deceptive practices that Ms. Vogel used to run smear campaigns against Bryce E. Reeves and Justin Fairfax when she was running against each of them in different phases of the 2017 election in her state. However, I believe that voters have wised up to her game and are not going to be fooled by them anymore upon deciding between her and Mr. Ross. If you want to know where Mr. Ross stands on issues as opposed to Ms. Vogel, here is a video below of a debate between them.
Debate With Ronald J. Ross III Prior to the 2019 Election
After watching the above debate, one detail that stood out was how Ms. Vogel talked on and on about how she wanted to help drug addicts get out of prison or jail and get their lives back together. It simply appalls me how Ms. Vogel appears to believe that it is more of a disgrace for an 18- or 19-year-old young man to fall in love, marry the mother of his baby and provide for her and his child than for someone to shoot up with heroin and get high on cocaine.
The Commonwealth of Virginia does not have Romeo-and-Juliet provisions in its statutory-age-of-consent laws as most other states do, and it probably has the most rigid and toughest statutory-age-of-consent laws of any state jurisdiction in the Union. Therefore, basically, the marriage law that Ms. Vogel got passed in her state back in 2016 now sends young men in their late teens to prison who would otherwise be providing for their underage adolescent baby mamas if they were legally allowed to marry them immediately after finding out that they were pregnant.
Ms. Vogel wants to get drug addicts out of jail and out of prison as quickly as possible, but she has no problem with some young man needlessly being sent to jail or prison and wrongfully having to remain on the sex offender registry for all eternity simply because he was slightly on the opposite side of the legal age line from his girlfriend when that girlfriend of his became pregnant with his baby and the law no longer allowed for him and that girl to get married immediately to avoid the poisoned tentacles of our less-than-perfect criminal justice system.
The party is over for Ms. Vogel. She had her chance in office, and she blew it. People in her district now have the opportunity to get rid of her once and for all and remove her from politics altogether, because this time she doesn’t get to run unopposed in the general election as she did back in 2015. Voters in her district are wiser to her wicked ways now than they were in the past, and they now have the ability to put her out of commission for good. She can do whatever she wants with her legal career, but she does not belong in Richmond and Virginia voters in her district can now do their state the justice of sending her on her own merry way. Ms. Vogel needs to be voted out of office.
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