Dick Black Is So Confident Of Winning …

By Loudoun Insider

That he is RENTING a house in Leesburg as his “official” residence for his latest carpetbagging run for office instead of actually moving there.   I was sent a copy of his amended statement of organization dated May 31, 2011 where he changed his address to a $700k house recently up for rent.  Trouble is it still appears to be unlived in.  Does anyone really believe he’ll be living there??? 

What a crock.  For all the talk from the BlackBots lately about how we need a Loudoun representative in this Senate seat, at least John Stiurrup and Bob FitzSimmonds actually live in the district they seek to represent.  All this talk about honor and so forth from Black is just political cover for his megalomania.  He’s nothing more than a hack opportunist.  Please retire him permanently from the political scene.


  • LCDC Member says:

    He has a Democratic opponent.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    I know – someone we’ve never heard of. Hopefully John Stirrup wins the GOP nomination so we don’t have to worry about whatshisname.

  • DC Beltway Bandit says:

    LI – any insight into the actual requirement for residency, either at the time of the LCRC July primary and/or election?

    Maybe Black can ride his magic carpet(bag) back to where ever he came from.

  • Loudoun GOPer says:

    Have you gone by his new house? Drive on by and knock on the door. Even better, why don’t you drive by his old house and see the sign in the yard where he is getting ready to put his old house on the market. Go look in the window and see if there is any furniture in there.

    Poor LI. Used by the Stirrup campaign to spread more lies. This just goes to show that John is afraid of facing Dick Black in a head to head race. Do you want someone representing you that can tackle the tough issues head on, or will try to get bloggers to smear their opponent?

  • Jim Dolbow says:

    John Stirrup is the only candidate in Senate District 13 that will make a difference in Richmond for Prince William and Loudoun County voters. Moreover, he is most electable having never lost an election and as an added bonus John was a foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution!

  • edmundburkenator says:

    “Do you want someone representing you that can tackle the tough issues head on.”

    I just bought stock in plastic fetuses and hyperbole.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    If John Stirrup was so afraid to face Dick Black he would have never gotten into the race – remember, BlackBot, he was the last person to declare. He knows he can win and he will. Dick Black is a frail old has been. The info did not come from the Stirrup camp either. We’ll see if the old house actually sells or if it gets overpriced and sits there – I’m sure it won’t sell in the month before the election, then he can move right on back after he loses.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    i’ve heard that the Dem challenger in the 13th was recruited by Mark Herring instead of the inept Turner regime, so maybe the guy can be a serious challenger. At least to Dick Black anyway if Black somehow pulls it off. And speaking of Herring, remeber when all the BlackBots were talking about how afraid Herring was of Dick Black??? Well, Black was drawn into Herring’s district and Black is now RUNNING AWAY FROM HERRING. So who’s afraid of who? If Black was so confident of beating Herring he would stay where he is and let FitzSimonds or Stirrup win the 13th. But no, he’s going to try another carpetbagging run because he knows Herring will clean his clock. Pathetic.

  • Loudoun GOPer says:

    “- remember, BlackBot, he was the last person to declare. He knows he can win and he will. Dick Black is a frail old has been. ”

    The first typical response of a losing argument. Personal attacks.

    “We’ll see if the old house actually sells or if it gets overpriced and sits there – I’m sure it won’t sell in the month before the election, then he can move right on back after he loses.”

    So can we take this as an official retraction of the claim that Dick’s new house “appears to be unlived in”? Who exactly were you relying on for this information?

  • Loudoun GOPer says:

    “Well, Black was drawn into Herring’s district and Black is now RUNNING AWAY FROM HERRING.”

    Wrong again. Dick Saslaw and the Dems drew Dick into the new 31st District which includes half of Arlington. Herring went out of his way to keep Patricia Phillips in his district but make sure Dick Black was out of it.

  • pprados says:

    In 2011 if there is a primary:

    The deadline for filing statements of qualification under HB 1507 is June 15, 2011.

    Under Va. Code § 24.2-501 The statement of qualification requires “a person must file a written statement under oath, on a form prescribed by the State Board, that he is qualified to vote for and hold the office for which he is a candidate.”

    Although it is somewhat duplicative, under Va. Code § 24.2-519 “In order to qualify as a candidate at any primary, a person must be legally qualified to hold the office for which he is a candidate and be qualified to vote in the primary in which he seeks to be a candidate.”

    The issue is: was a certification provided indicating a particular candidate was “qualified to vote,” and was that certification valid at the time it was tendered?

    Under Va. Code § 24.2-101 “‘Qualified voter’ means a person who is entitled to vote pursuant to the Constitution of Virginia and who is (i) 18 years of age on or before the day of the election…, (ii) a resident of … the precinct in which he offers to vote, and (iii) registered to vote.”

    Category i will rarely be an issue. Categories ii and iii offer potential possibilities for legal challenges when someone changes districts to run for office.

    Disclaimers: I have no idea if Dick Black or any other VA candidate in the 2011 cycle has properly followed procedures. I do not reside in the district. I have no opinion about the primary outcome (I have colleagues supporting all three candidates). And, I’ll say it over and over: no one ever seems willing to sue, and the actual voters don’t seem to care about these issues (maybe in a primary enough concern could be raised among activists, but I have yet top see that happen).

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    You are correct with the district lines, I was hasty – but if Herring was the guy to beat, why didn’t Dick move into Herring’s district??? Herring is in no way scared of Dick Black, nor is anyone else electorally. Either way, Black is running away from his current district – is he that scared of Barbara Favola??? Why does he have to move to try to get elected if he is that popular as you BlackBots claim?

    That’s great if Dick is actually living there – I know someone very close to that house who will keep an eye on things. No changes have shown up anywhere yet as to ownership – since you’re so well connected with Dick, can you tell us if he actually bought it, or is he indeed renting?

    I guess George Barker proved to everyone that actually living in the district you want to represent isn’t needed anymore, even though the law says so. But shouldn’t Dick have lived in that district for a year prior to running?

    He’s picking up and moving somehwere else to try to weasel his way back into public office to push his pet issues. It’s blatant opportunistic megalomania in my opinion. He thinks he’s so important that people anywhere need him to lead them. Gag.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Thanks for the details, pprados. I am continually amazed that more people don’t seem to care about residency requirements. I do. Moving into a district to represent people who already live there is the height of arrogance in my opinion.

  • Cruise America RVs says:

    What’s the up roar all about? Black has to have residence in the district to claim candidacy, seems he’s found another rental property to qualify him. If not this one were is he setting his tent up? At least this time it isn’t a doublewide like last time. Does make me wonder why he choose a 700k house. I would also be concerned he’s using campaign funds to pay for his new abode. After all I am sure in his mind, it is a campaign expense.

    As for running scared, he’d be buying this place rather than renting if he was so sure of victory. Seems to me he’s got some doubt creep happening.

    I would be very interested in knowing if unoccupied rental property is enough to qualify as residency. Seems very sketchy to me.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    First Speakman, now Black. Loudoun is becoming the land of the carpetbaggers.

    Is it actually Dick Black’s furniture in there or is it some snazzy stuff from Aaron Rents And Sells?


  • Cruise America RV says:

    Black is owned by Herring!

    It’s not a bit surprising that Mick Staton, Black’s son in law is behind Black’s decisions. Staton was trounced and embarrassed by Herring. In fact, Herring took every district to include Staton’s home turf. No doubt Staton is advising a retreat strategy here.

    It is no stretch, in fact it is very plausible to conclude that Black ran away from Herring. He’s in this campaign with doubt and uncertainty. You can see it in his eyes.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Staton just endorsed York, as reported by York on FaceBook. New post above.

  • Ron Delmond says:

    I cannot figure this out about Staton endorsing York.

    In 2007, York cut a video where he basically accused Staton of being on the take from developers and urged Sugarland Run citizens to “Vote Democratic” for Susan Buckley.

    In 2006′ York urged voters to support Mark Herring for the State Senate citing that Staton was not worthy for the seat.

    Why on Earth would Staton support a guy who helped him lose back to back races?

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    It’s called political deal making and I find it to be nauseating – for both sides of the deal.

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