Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Josh Ruebner to “Meet-n-Greet” In Buckingham

County Board candidate, Josh Ruebner (Green Party), will speak to Buckinghamsters at a community forum hosted by the Buckingham Herald Trib on Sunday Sept. 30, 2 to 4 p.m. Mr. Ruebner plans to bring a Spanish-language interpreter with him, so Spanish speakers are encouraged to attend.


The forum will be held at the Arlington Oaks Community Center, 4490 N. Pershing Dr. (at the corner of N. Pershing and N. 2nd Street, across N. Pershing from Culpepper Gardens). Parking is limited to on-street, so walk if you can.

The general election is Tuesday Nov. 6, with 13 seats from school board to Virginia Senate up for grabs.

Mr. Ruebner made a splash in local politics last year when he won five percent of the county vote against Democrat Chris Zimmerman, who won the three-way board race in a landslide against Mr. Ruebner and Mike McMenamin, the Republican candidate. (Mr. McMenamin is running again this year, and we’re hoping to find a date for his Meet-n-Greet. The three other board candidates have been contacted.)

Mr. Ruebner’s platform promotes affordable housing and critiques overdevelopment and gentrification in the county, campaign materials say. His web site mentions his support of racial and economic diversity. He stands against the use of trolley cars on Columbia Pike (near where he lives) as a “boondoggle” for businesses and a county board that wants to gentrify that South Arlington neighborhood, his web site says.

Food and beverages will be served--watch this space and other places for more about this.

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Comments:
I think I'm going to try and make this. I've often wondered if Mr. Ruebner's efforts are an honest effort to shift the issues in the campaign or if it's just a vanity campaign.
 

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