Chairman Stewart's Statement on Governor McDonnell Signing Eminent Domain Reform LegislationJuly 20, 2012
PRINCE WILLIAM, VA – Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart issued a statement supporting Governor McDonnell’s recent signing of legislation that will place a constitutional amendment protecting private property rights on the ballot this November.
The proposed amendment provides that private property can be taken or damaged only for a public use, only with just compensation to the owner, and only so much taken as is necessary for the public use.
Chairman Stewart stated: “As someone who has been elected at the local level I understand first hand the difficulties and problems associated with eminent domain.I applaud Governor McDonnell for signing off on this constitutional amendment which will allow the Commonwealth to cement its reputation as the strongest state in the nation for protecting personal property rights.”
Corey Stewart is the Chairman At-Large of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, having been elected to his first term in 2006, and a Republican Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia,. Prince William County is located in Northern Virginia and is the Commonwealth’s 2ND largest county with a population of approximately 425,000 residents. Chairman Stewart has media availability throughout the day.