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February 19, 2019 · OPINION

Supporting Scott Hook for commonwealth’s attorney

Scott Hook
By Will Austin

I am encouraged to see a respected community leader like Scott Hook declare his candidacy for the Fauquier County commonwealth’s attorney position. I know that many of my neighbors feel the same, especially after reading about Scott’s goals to focus on opioid and prescription drug problem plaguing our community.

Being tough on crime and vigorously applying the rule of law to those who spread addiction is not the only solution to this epidemic, but it rightly needs the attention that Scott will place on it, and it is an essential goal for candidates looking to build upon the admirable work of Jim Fisher.

He is abundantly fit for the office, bringing to the table a solid career of experience, local knowledge and a sincere desire to improve this special place we all call home. Running for a public position like commonwealth’s attorney is a sacrifice, and Scott should be commended for jumping in for all the right reasons.

In seeing Scott immerse himself in the community – from participation on the board of directors for the chamber of commerce to his involvement at St. James’ Episcopal School – and observing his dedication to his own wife and children, he clearly cares deeply about making Fauquier a safe and thriving place to live and work. I am proud to show my support for Scott Hook and encourage all residents of Fauquier to similarly support his candidacy.
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Uh....No · February 26, 2019 at 12:03 pm
Well, the bad guys will probably like him so ya'll might wanna beef up your arsenal and home security.

Not sharp enough, not tough enough.

My vote, "Uh....No!"
JDwarrenton · February 22, 2019 at 11:40 am
High school classmate? Like 25 years ago?

AngryBob · February 21, 2019 at 1:43 pm
Having attended high school alongside Mr. Hook, I can say that I have full confidence in his extensive knowledge of criminal law, years of experience, and special insight into the criminal mind. He can bring to the courtroom what few others can. This election, Mr. Hook is the only one who could get my vote for Commonwealth Attorney.
JDwarrenton · February 21, 2019 at 6:28 am
I witnessed Scott Hook lie to the judge in order to get a case continuance. I contend that someone who will lie in one area, will also do so in other areas. It is a matter of principles. Either you possess them or you do not. Principles are what make us do the right thing even when no one is looking or others will be the wiser.
Calypso · February 20, 2019 at 1:13 pm
I DO NOT recommend Scott Hook for this position AT ALL........I retained "Attorney Scott" to handle a case at the circuit court level. He had me to his office to discuss our strategy then spent the whole time gossiping about the colorful and notable people in our town. He could not find the time to see me again prior to the hearing so the morning of the case we met at his office to again to discuss our strategy and he was completely unprepared and did not know even where to begin, shuffling papers and looking around the room. Needless to say he lost the case for me. I would have been better off representing myself. No coaching for me or for my witnesses was done. He then dropped the ball and did not follow up after the case to inform me of the processes of now refunding monies to the defendant since I had lost. His office actually sent me a check to cover a very small portion of my losses which inadvertently was his omission of his failings. Is this really the kind of person this town wants for a Commonwealth Attorney? I believe there are better qualified people out there. Hook is an amicable person but is not suited to hold any important positions in our town. Furthermore ..."Will" Austin should stay in his real estate venue (A.R.M.I.) and out of politics......
JDwarrenton · February 20, 2019 at 12:25 pm
Scott Hook does not have the intelligence or integrity to hold the office of the CA.

He'd should stick to traffic court.
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