Democrats Challenge Weatherholtz

By: Erin Tate
By: Erin Tate

Fulk's competition, recent JMU grad, David Mills, mustered 43 votes. But no hard feelings, he says. And democrats say it's that kind of attitude that's needed to take on Republican incumbent Glenn Weatherholtz.

"It's been a lot of bait and switch and smoke and mirrors, and yes, one does lose patience with that," says Fulk.

In his eight years on the Rockingham County School Board, he's gotten fed up with state government.

At Monday's Democratic Caucus at the Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg, he warned about localities losing control.

"We can all sit around and complain about things or we can do something. I see a lot of interest in doing something about it. We're going to take our government back," he said.

Nearly 300 democrats from Harrisonburg and Rockingham County turned out. They came to choose a nominee for the 26th district House of Delegate seat now held by retired Rockingham County sheriff Glenn Weatherholtz.

Some democrats came disappointed about the republican incumbent's last four terms. And they feel confident their nominee will be swiping his seat.

Stephen Davis (D), Campaign Manager for Candidate David Mills, explained, "The Democratic party is alive in the Shenandoah Valley and it's going to start winning back some seats because the Republicans haven't done anything including Glenn Weatherholtz."

David Mills, a recent JMU grad and student government president, competed for the democratic nomination.

Though he lost 43 to 223, he says he's not through with politics. He's looking to manage the campaign of an unnamed candidate in the area.

"But in this race, at this time, Lowell Fulk for delegate!" he said.

Fulk is a local farmer and says he'll fight for agricultural issues, public education, safe communities and smart spending.

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