Friday, January 8, 2010

Where does Marsden Live?

Democrat candidate for the 37th state senate seat may have a residency problem. According to the Washington Post:
"Marsden's living circumstances illustrate the complications sometimes caused by Virginia's residency requirements for elected officials.

To fulfill county and state residency guidelines, Marsden has rented the lower level of a house for $600 a month from Ronald L. and Paula J. Seward, longtime state Democratic Party donors who live in a four-bedroom on Stonecutter Drive in Burke, just three miles from his home of more than 25 years in the 34th District.

Ronald Seward, the president of a consulting firm specializing in government contracting, has given about $100,000 to Democratic candidates since 2002, according to the nonprofit Virginia Public Access Project, including $3,725 to Marsden's first campaign for state delegate."

Perhaps the voters won't care. I suppose the label carpetbagger isn't as damaging as it once was.

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