10th Congressional District Candidates Forum Straw Poll
Marshall Takes Vote; Hollingshead Second
Left to right: Marc Savitt; Delegate Rich Anderson (Comstock Rep); Stephen Hollingshead; Howie Lind; Delegate Bob Marshall, and; Rob Wasinger
Manassas Tea Party conducted a Candidates Forum on April 1 for the 10th Congressional District seat, which is currently held by retiring U. S. Representative Frank Wolf. Wolf’s district is large but locally includes Manassas City and a portion of Prince William County. (Find out if you are in this district HERE.) Six Republican candidates are running in their primary. The Democrat Party has already determined their candidate for the November election.
A nearly packed City Council chambers audience turned out wanting to hear from these candidates and to ask them where they stood on issues that matter to them. This was the only appearance in the area of all candidates in one setting, before the April 26 firehouse primary.
Candidates of all parties were invited. Candidates attending the forum were Stephen Hollingshead, a former deputy assistant secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development; Howie Lind, a retired U.S. Navy commander and past 10th Congressional District Republican chairman; Delegate Bob Marshall (R-13), who has served in the House of Delegates since 1992; Marc Savitt, president of the National Association of Independent Housing Professionals, and; Rob Wasinger, the former chief of staff to Michigan Rep. Kerry Bentivolio. Sending a spokesperson due to a schedule conflict was Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-34), a former Wolf aide who has served in the Virginia House of Delegates since 2010. Delegate Rich Anderson (R-51) was Comstock’s representative in her absence.
At the end of the forum the Manassas Tea Party conducted a straw poll to survey audience opinion of the candidates. Well known to voters in this area, Delegate Bob Marshall walked away in the poll with 49%, while Stephen Hollingshead was second with 25%. Remaining candidates each collected 8% or less. The complete straw poll results are below. Due to rounding of figures the total does not equal 100%.
We have an on-line straw poll for the 10th Congressional District located on the right so you too can cast a vote for your candidate, whether you live in the district or not.
STRAW POLL RESULTS