POWHATAN CO., VA: In
what publisher Thomas Silvestri recently declared will be its final
election endorsement, The Richmond
Times-Dispatch editorial board
offered praise for Libertarian candidate fmr. Powhatan Co. Supervisor Joe
Walton in Virginia’s 7th Congressional election in this morning’s print edition
of the newspaper:
“Libertarian Joe Walton is a former county supervisor who
communicates his party’s ‘socially inclusive, fiscally responsible’ message.”
Joe Walton is the only Libertarian and the only non-major party candidate to garner a mention in The Times-Dispatch’s consideration of 2018 election endorsements.
“Then there’s the wild card: Joe Walton, who is running as a Libertarian. Many Libertarian candidates come off as kooks, but Walton — a former chairman of the Powhatan Board of Supervisors — does not. In a close race, his combination of economic conservatism and social liberalism could prove problematic for the Republican.”
Joe Walton is a candidate for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District and former Chair of the Powhatan County Board of Supervisors with a record of accountable and effective leadership in central Virginia. He is a sensible centrist with a genuine interest in working with constituents, leaders across the state, and federal peers to solve problems in Washington. He believes in and advocates for socially inclusive and fiscally responsible approaches to public policy. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree and is a Ph.D. student in Public Policy at VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.