Wood Hob Nobs with Voters in the Tenth
By Chuck Eby and Tony Torres
Winchester - September 9, 2006 – Wilbur “Bill” Wood,
Libertarian candidate for U.S. Congress in Virginia’s Tenth
District took his message directly to the voters during Winchester’s
annual “Hob Nob in the Valley.” Wood shared the
stage with his opponents Republican Frank Wolf, Democrat Judy Feder,
and Independent Neeraj Nigam.
Wood held a rolled copy of the U.S. Constitution in his hand as
he addressed the crowd of about 500 voters. “I truly
believe in this document,” said Wood. “Our Founders
created a wonderful instruction manual for our government, but
unfortunately our current officials are ignoring it. I want
to change that.”
Wood also highlighted his plan for tax reform. “I
will make the first $20,000 that each American makes tax exempt,” said
Wood. But he won’t stop there. Wood told voters
that he would also exempt any amount of income spent on education
and health care.
Many voters walked by the booth and Wood received favorable responses
from many of them.
This Hob Nob is an annual event hosted by the Winchester Chamber
of Commerce. The event is offered as an opportunity for Chamber
members and the general public to mix and mingle with elected officials
and candidates who will be on the November ballot. Hob Nob
always has a straw poll in which voters can choose their favorite
Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine, and State Attorney Robert
F. McDonnell attended this year’s event, as well as U.S.
Senator George Allen.