M. L. “Marty” Williams (R), running for U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 3rd District
1. Why are you running for office?
As a result of the Congressional district lines being redrawn, my wife and I were moved into the New Third District. When I realized that my representative COULD be Bobby Scott, I was extremely concerned. He has been one of the most ineffective, failure of a Congressman in recent memory. Being a retired police officer, a Planning Commission Chairman, I know that I have the experience and motivation to replace Scott and provide leadership and common sense thinking to our New Third District
2. Why should people vote for you?
Bobby Scott is a failure in Congress. He has been in elected office since Jimmy Carter was President! I will bring common sense, law and order and a conservative leadership style to Washington. I will work with BOTH parties to get progressive, job producing bills passed and put into action.
3. What’s your favorite thing about the area you want to represent?
I will focus on our military, our veterans, our police/community relations and our education opportunities.
4. What is the biggest problem your area is facing, how will you fix it?
The loss of military related jobs and services. Our military provides over 10 billion dollars in direct and indirect revenue to our area. If current trends continue, our area will suffer MORE job loss and MORE lost revenue that is so badly needle to fix our schools, roads and that provide better pay for our teachers and public safety professionals. I will fix this, by making certain our area gets its’ fair share of federal dollars. I will make certain we grow our military to keep our nation safe and our area growing.
5. Describe Donald Trump in max 3 words?
Our Next President
6. Describe Hillary Clinton in max 3 words?
Defeated Democratic Nominee
7. What do you do for a living?
I am a retired Chesapeake Police Officer, having served over 25 years before being injured in the line of duty and forced to retire in 2001.
Why do you do it?
I believe in ‘service before self’. Law enforcement is a professional that allows a person to not only ‘protect and serve’, but produce positive results in other peoples’ lives.
8. You’re going to be marooned on a tropical island for a week, you can only bring 1 thing – what is it?
Satellite cell phone
9. What do you think of Colin Kaepernick?
While being paid to play football, that’s all he should do while on the field. Seeing him and others show there lack of respect is insulting to me. Our flag should be properly honored at all times.
10. Would you vote to fund light rail expansion in your area?
As of now, it is too costly and the hoped for results of reducing the congestion on our roads, have not occurred. I would not support expansion at this time.
11. Will you respect the outcome of the election?
As long as nothing out of the normal occurs, i.e., natural disaster, rioting, massive breakdown of voting equipment, etc.
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