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November 8, 2019

5 Friday Fauquier Factoids: Webert’s election history

In each of his four contested elections, including Tuesday’s, Del. Michael Webert (R-18th/Marshall) has received more than 60 percent of the vote.
63.4 percent

Average vote total for Del. Michael Webert (R-18th/Marshall) in his four contested elections since 2011.

Mr. Webert, who represents most of Fauquier in the Virginia House of Delegates, received:

• 60.3 percent of the vote in this year’s contest with Laura Galante (D).

• 60.4 percent in 2017, when he faced Tristan Shields (D) and Will King (I).

• 63.3 percent in 2013, when Colin Harris (D) challenged him.

• 69.6 percent in 2011, when he and Bob Zwick (D) ran in the newly-configured district, which includes 11 of Fauquier’s 20 precincts, all of Rappahannock and portions of Culpeper and Warren counties.

Mr. Webert ran unopposed in 2015.

49.56 percent

Voter turnout in the Kettle Run precinct for Tuesday’s election — the best among Fauquier’s 20 polling places.

Rounding out the county’s top five precincts for voter participation Tuesday:

Broad Run, 48.13 percent.

Leeds, 47.97 percent.

New Baltimore, 46.65 percent.

Vint Hill, 46.11 percent.

Countywide, turnout hit 46.03 percent, as 23,477 county citizens cast ballots. Fauquier had 51,002 voters eligible to participate in this week’s election.


County government employees so far have attended a mandatory class called “Until Help Arrives.”

That represents 59 percent of the county’s 752 workers.

Provided by Fauquier’s emergency services department, the training equips participants with the ability to “recognize violent activities, respond safely, provide immediate rescue tactics to the injured and report them to 9-1-1 efficiently” until first responders arrive at the scene, according to the agency.

The department also offers the free class to the public. To date, 34 residents have completed it.

The training sessions will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 11, and Saturday, Feb. 8, at Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton. Because of limited space, the department requests that participants register for the class. To register for the class, click here.

For more information, call 540-422-8803 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


State money Fauquier will receive from the sale of “Animal Friendly” license plates in fiscal 2019 for the sterilization of cats and dogs.

Because the county has no sterilization program, the board of supervisors plans to donate the money to the Fauquier SPCA to perform the procedures.

Under the Virginia Motor Vehicles Department’s program, local governments receive a portion of the revenue generated through the sale of the special license plates.

“After the first 1,000 sets of plates are sold, $15 of each fee is made available to the locality in which the vehicle is registered” to sterilize cats and dogs, according to the state agency.

$128.1 million

Total state income that Fauquier County individuals paid in 2016, according to the Virginia Department of Taxation’s annual report for fiscal 2018 — the most recent available.

Net taxable income here totaled $2.37 billion, with most paying 5.75 percent to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Fauquier residents filed 32,245 state income tax returns in 2016:

• 16,755 individually.

• 14,522 jointly as married couples.

• 938 married and separately.
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DonkeyFarmer · November 9, 2019 at 10:07 am
@Flicker- Your silly math would apply to any elected Democrats as well, wouldn't it?
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