Because character counts ...
Clancy Holland vs. State Sen. Frank
A VNS special report...
That is the theme of former Virginia Beach City
Councilman and Virginia State Senator Clancy Holland who spoke
recently at a dinner meeting of a Beach Optimist Club. The
following is what he said regarding the issues in his bid for the
Senate seat currently held by Frank Wagner (see government fraud
case against Sen. Wagner www.usvwagner.com/
No tax increase pledge:
When asked about whether he would sign the Americans for Tax Reform
Pledge, he replied, "I'm not aware of the pledge but would like
to see it."
Condemnation and Eminent Domain:
On the issue of Eminent Domain and the recent abuses going on around
the country, the candidate was asked if he supported condemnation,
to which he replied, "I support it but I don't support
Establishing a redevelopment & housing authority:
After reminding the candidate that a few years ago a referendum
establishing a redevelopment and housing authority was defeated, he
was asked if he supported the initiative, he said yes.
Elimination of the Virginia Estate Tax, also known as the
When asked if he supported the elimination of the estate tax, he
said, "Not at this time."
Limiting taxes to population growth and inflation, not to exceed
When asked about Sen. Ken Cuccinelli's proposed senate bill to limit
budget growth to population and inflation percentages, not to exceed
5% combined, he said that he wasn't aware of the bill but would look
The Dillon Rule:
When asked for his views on the Dillon Rule and why the General
Assembly's oversight on localities was needed, he said that someone
needed to keep an eye on local government. When it was pointed
out that there were only four other states in the nation that had
the Dillon Rule and the ones that didn't seemed to be doing well
without it, he offered no explanation.
The candidate spoke of a malpractice suit that was settled with a
patient, he stated that in 42 years of practicing medicine, he had
only been sued three times, of which two were dismissed. His
opponent had committed fraud against the U.S. government which was a
taxpayer issue. In his mind there was no comparison. His
opponent knew what he was doing, but when dealing with cancer,
misdiagnosing a very small growth can happen, but it's never done on