Letter: Douglass: the clear choice

How fortunate Rappahannock County voters are to have a candidate as qualified to be our representative in Congress as John Douglass.

Following a distinguished military career during which he rose to the rank of brigadier general in the Air Force, served as advisor on defense matters to Presidents Reagan and Clinton, and served as an assistant secretary of the Navy under Clinton, he did indeed work as a lobbyist trying to promote the sale of American-made products, helping support American jobs. He did not try to sell sensitive technology to China, but only technology that was approved for sale by our government. He was instrumental in helping develop stealth airplane technology and bringing jobs to Virginia building modern submarines in the Hampton Roads area.

Gen. Douglass wants to improve education, promote American jobs and help our veterans. He is truly knowledgeable on foreign affairs and defense matters. He is a farmer and is interested in promoting green technologies.

In contrast we have the Republican incumbent, a freshman, who is indebted to big money interests and was part of the Tea Party influx in 2010, which brought our government to a standstill.

Clearly the better choice is Gen. John Douglass.

Sharon Kilpatrick
Slate Mills

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