Rep. Rob Wittman will join a group of concerned citizens at a forum in York County tonight.
Wittman, who is running for re-election to represent Virginia’s 1st congressional district, will join the Tuscany Forum group as it discusses the five York County political districts and the upcoming November 2011 elections for the York County Board of Supervisors. The forum will be held at 7 p.m. at Tuscany’s Coffee House on Route 17 in York County. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
The Tuscany Forum is an informal group of Conservative county residents that started meeting on a regular basis earlier this year. Their name derives from the coffeeshop, Tuscany’s, where they meet. The group had a recent victory when the Board of Supervisors repealed a county gun discharge ordinance because Sheriff Danny Diggs, backed by Tuscany’s members, said it was redundant, as several state laws prohibit gun offenses.
The group’s stated reasons for the forums are to provide a place where York County citizens can voice concerns about the responsiveness and direction of government; conduct civil, in-person dialogue with elected officials and their staff members; and develop and encourage positive political plans of action to accomplish the will of the people.
The Tuscany Forum will next host state Sen. Tommy Norment and Del. Tom Gear at their Sept. 16 meeting. The agenda includes issues such as court appointments, the closure of the Western Refinery’s refining operations and immigration. Norment represents Virginia’s 3rd Senatorial District, which includes part of York County, all of James City County and Williamsburg. Gear represents the 91st District in the Virginia House of Representatives.