Board of Supervisors Candidate Opposes Cuts to County Budget

October 19, 2009

Madison Cummings, a candidate for Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, spoke out Monday in opposition of what he considers drastic budget cuts. Cumming (D) is running for the open Samuel Miller District seat in Albemarle County. The district stretches southeast from Ivy to Red Hill.

Madison Cummings told reporters Monday afternoon that his Republican opponent, Duane Snow, is calling for irresponsible cuts to the county budget. Cummings added that Snow's insistence on less spending would mean teacher layoffs and an underfunded police department.

"There is a certain element in our electorate, which has a no-government, low government, no tax, low tax, and we went down that route once. Before, with a certain governor, who said no car tax. It got him elected and left the state budget in a terrible state," said Cummings.

Snow contends that the county is spending money on things it want, not things it needs. Cummings, Snow, and John Lowry (I) are all vying for the Samuel Miller District seat.

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