Since 2004, I have made political endorsements for every general election in which I am eligible to vote. I do not make endorsements in party primaries, since I am not a member of any political party, nor do my endorsements follow any ‘party line’. I tend to the conservative side of the spectrum, so I usually endorse more Republicans than Democrats, but I evaluate each race individually and have endorsed candidates from both parties. My endorsements reflect my personal opinions on each ballot issue presented to the voters in my particular precinct.

I have completed my research and have made my decisions regarding the upcoming elections, which will be on November 4. As such, I will be publishing my endorsements next week. Check back to find out who/what I will be endorsing for the Fairfax County Parks and Park Facilities Bonds Referendum (9/23), U.S. House of Representatives (VA-10th) (9/24), U.S. Senate (VA) (9/25), and President of the United States (9/26). Stay tuned!

Between now and Nov. 4, much of this site’s focus will be election-related (though I will continue making non-election postings as well). Election season on Off on a Tangent culminates with live election-night coverage and results on the evening of Nov. 4. If you’re not yet registered to vote, register. If you won’t be around to vote on Nov. 4, request an absentee ballot now. No matter whether you agree with my upcoming endorsements or not, this is your opportunity as a citizen of the United States to make your voice heard. Don’t underestimate the importance of voting—remember, the 2000 Presidential election came down to less than 400 votes in Florida. This year it could come down to 500 in Colorado, or 200 in Virginia, or 300 in Indiana. Every vote counts!