Exclusion from Debate

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On October 30th, CNU’s Wason Center will be hosting a debate between two of the three competitors in the 94th district race. When we asked why I was not included in the debate, it was told to us that entry into the debate was measured by three things: polling data, fundraising, and grassroots support.

Polling data? I have yet to find a scientific poll with measurable results regarding the predicted outcome of this house race. Grassroots support? It is a difficult metric to quantify. So this is basically a measure of fundraising. If the Wason Center wants to have a nonpartisan debate, then they must maintain nonpartisan standards and stop falling for bipartisan pitfalls. We are being punished because we do not have backers with large money coffers such as many Republican and Democratic candidates have access to.

The people of the 94th district deserve to hear from all candidates. I will peacefully attend the debate as a witness; I will be noting all questions asked in the debate and will gladly answer those questions asked of my opponents. I intend on publishing the answers in an advertisement in the Daily Press. My supporters are encouraged to attend the debate as well, which will be Monday, October 30th from 7-9PM in the Davis Student Union Ballroom on the campus of Christopher Newport University. Buttons, stickers, and t-shirts can be provided to any who wish to visibly show their support.

This Thursday, I will be attending a nonpartisan candidate forum hosted by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. I am looking forward to meeting these students, who want to know about all of the candidates involved, as opposed to the debate that will be be held in the same building, which will be a bipartisan affair.

Candidate Surveys

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I have been busy the last few weeks with filling out candidate surveys for groups all across Virginia.  I want you, the voter, to get to know me better and to know what I stand for.  Not many other candidates across the state have been willing to fill out all of these surveys.  If any groups would like to have me speak or would like for me to fill out a survey, I would be more than happy to oblige.  Last weekend I had the opportunity to meet folks at the Denbigh Day celebration, and this week I participated in the Peninsula Task Force On Aging’s candidate forum at the Brittingham-Midtown Community Center.  There is a choice that will help bring Liberty and Justice to ALL Virginians this November.

HQ Photographs

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HQ photographs for the media and other outlets to use in articles or for candidate information.  Please let us know where these photographs are used.

 

 

94th district still anyone’s race.

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NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia -July 30, 2017

With the loss of Democratic challenger Zack Wittkamp, voters may be under the impression that there is no longer a choice in this year’s House of Delegates election in the 94th district.  This is not the case.  Libertarian candidate Michael Bartley promises to give the incumbent delegate a fair race ahead of November’s election.  Bartley, an aerospace engineer and father of two, is focusing his platform on criminal justice reform, educational choice, and the return of personal freedoms. He promises to restore liberty and justice to all Virginians come Tuesday, November 7.  Bartley can be found on Facebook or at http://www.votebartley.com.

 

We did it!

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We did it! I have enough verified signatures and will be on the ballot in November for the 94th District House of Delegates!