Chairman Corey Stewart to Introduce Resolution to Strengthen Private Property RightsSeptember 25, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2012
WOODBRIDGE, VA – Today, Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart will introduce a resolution to support Virginia’s controversial constitutional amendment aimed at limiting the use of eminent domain. Prince William County will be the first locality in Northern Virginia, and the largest county in the Commonwealth, to support this amendment.
Stewart stated: “Private property rights are one of the fundamental principles of our country, something that the founding fathers had a deep respect for when they were forming the United States. Unfortunately, the General Assembly had to interject themselves into this issue because of the egregious decisions of some localities. The City of Norfolk comes to mind as their action in the taking of the Central Radio Building, where the business of Bob Wilson was located, was abhorrent.”
“As local official, I am deeply aware of the danger eminent domain presents if not used in its proper role. By voting in favor of this constitutional amendment, Virginia voters will be doing their part in restoring the role of government to its proper scope.”
Virginia voters will vote on this constitutional amendment this November 6, 2012.
Corey Stewart is the Chairman At-Large of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, having been elected to his first term in 2006. 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.