More Virginia Regional Transit Stuff
First off, a public service announcement: All Loudoun County candidates for any elected office in 2011 – please contact Virginia Regional Transit (VRT) for your share of gas tax funding for your political campaign. If they can donate freely to Bob Gordon and Steve Simpson as a 501(c)3 non-profit funded by our federal, state, and local tax dollars, then any and all candidates should work to get their equal fair share. Hurry before the money’s all gone!
A few other tidbits rolled in on the tip line:
VRT is quite cozy with Loudoun Youth, Inc. both as a vendor to LYI and a recipient of LYI funds. VRT CEO Mark McGregor is also on the LYI Board of Directors. Simpson’s political Svengali, Dale Polen Myers, was very influential in LYI for a number of years.
VRT Board member and 2007 Loudoun BOS candidate Ken Mikeman is the recipient of the biggest cumulative single source in-kind contribution to a local campaign I have ever seen – $23,631 from GAM Printing, run by the son of VRT Chairman Emeritus Charlie Grant. As I recall, this started out as a loan to the Mikeman campaign, and was later converted to an in-kind contribution. Do you think Mikeman is a reliable vote on the VRT Board? Is this post to help him continue to build a political resume?
Speaking of GAM Printing, their website is full of samples of work for VRT. Was this work competitively bid, or was GAM sole-sourced? And GAM is still getting free advertising on the non-profit VRT website as of today.