The Robert Sarvis campaign is picking up traction as Virginians are looking for alternatives to the scandal plagued campaigns of the two leading candidates. Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli are both in the hot seat, fielding media questions about bribes, questionable gifts and lawsuits. In addition to local and state media, yesterday and today Sarvis has been written up in the Washington Post and on NewsMax expanding his reach.
Sarvis, 36, is a Virginia native growing up in West Springfield, and graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology. He has earned degrees in mathematics from Harvard University and the University of Cambridge, a J.D. from N.Y.U. School of Law, and a Master's in economics from George Mason University. He is married with two children living in Annandale, Virginia.
As a Libertarian Party candidate, Sarvis gets serious in his quest to rid Virginians from oppressive state government practices wanting to disband some state agencies, reform Virginia's drug laws, reduce taxes and allowing parents the ability to choose the school their children attend. He is also an ardent protector of the Second Amendment and protecting the civil liberties of Virginia residents. Sarvis also has come out in an effort to help Virginia farmers by endorsing the Virginia Food Freedom Act.
Sarvis has said Cuccinelli cannot be trusted as he has proved himself to be more about big government than smaller government and charges Cuccinelli is for more Federal intervention into the state of Virginia than most Virginians would like. Sarvis has also put forth the fact McAuliffe created more jobs for his company in Mississippi than in Virginia.
One thing is for sure, Sarvis has an opportunity here to advance beyond the 7% polling he received in July and become a serious contender in Virginia's gubernatorial race.