Skip to comments.Ferguson challenges (liberal Dem) Plum on Toll, Tax Hikes
Posted on 02/17/2005 1:55:42 PM PST by NoCountyIncomeTax
Reston - February 17, 2005
One of Virginia's most strident advocates of tax hikes will have to defend his record, and his support for both the proposed toll hikes and a new county income tax, in November's general election. Donny Ferguson, a Reston Libertarian, will oppose Delegate Ken Plum in the Nov. 8 general election. Ferguson works for the [Republican] Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, dealing with traffic, growth and budgetary issues.
"You'd think Plum would know his district doesn't support his call for higher tolls, seeing as they already voted against his call for higher taxes for transit in 2002," said Ferguson, citing the 36th District's rejection of a referendum Plum supported. "Voters want proven solutions to traffic congestion, not outdated ideas and another round of Ken Plum's tax hikes."...
...Ferguson also opposes Plum's proposal to invent a new county income tax in Virginia. Plum supports and has previously co-patroned legislation creating a county-level "piggyback income tax," in addition to the federal and increased state income taxes already burdening taxpayers.Plum has also introduced legislation calling for crippling increases in gas and sales taxes and supported the unneeded $1.4 billion tax hike on Virginians.
Ferguson will introduce tax-limitation legislation modeled after Colorado's successful "Taxpayer's Bill of Rights," which has been adopted in dozens of other states. He will also introduce legislation creating a Virginia Sunset Advisory Commission, like ones in states like Texas, which require government agencies and programs to show results or face elimination from the budget...
...The election is Nov. 8th. Ferguson has a website at www.DonnyFerguson.com [and a daily campaign blog at DonnyFerguson.blogspot.com.]
(Excerpt) Read more at lpva.com ...
If there is no GOP candidate in this race then more power to him. Otherwise, Plum's going to win again.