Betting against the political endorsements of the Virginian-Pilot has usually been successful.

This establishment publication (can’t really call it a newspaper anymore) backs and supports every council candidate who supports more growth, higher taxes, and projects that have to be subsidized by the public.

The time has come to throw the rascals out - - vote for newcomers who will support and honor the citizens and not the city's criminal Mayor Will Sessoms’  and rich old buddies who will continue get richer through Sessoms and his cabal of incumbent council members.

The Pilot has endorsed Mayor Will Sessoms, a serial criminal who used his political influence to dodge 4 of 5 criminal conflict of interest charges:  He was only convicted of one count - - of using his position to benefit his bank (and personal income) with his public position.

This man should be summarily be rejected for his criminal activity and because he is the ‘darling’ hope of his friends, city developers and the Virginian-Pilot.  The Pilot has never supported the wishes of the people in any election. We can only hope its endorsement of Sessoms will ring his political death knell. (Click Read More below for rest of the story)

Who does Virginia News Source endorse?  Anyone but Sessoms. Either former Councilman Don Weeks or beach businessman R.K. (Rick) Kowalewitch are recommended. Both are honorable men who'll put the 'public' back in public service.

Weeks served 1-term on council, but was ousted by Sessoms and his developer cabal, who were under attack by Weeks' committment to public - no private - service.  His political enemies exist only to continue to suck at the public funding ‘teat.” None of whom have any interest in the public.

Kowalewitch has been a rabble rousing oceanfront-based businessman who has yelled loud and long about the political shenanigans by Virginia Beach officialdom.  

He was instrumental, if not the driving force, behind getting a special state and FBI government corruption investigation launched against Sessoms, certain developers, and other members of council.

While the state investigation only succeeded in convicting Sessoms, its information was turned over the the feds for its continued investigation.

A special government corruption federal grand jury was seated in May and as far as is known, continues to this day.  It is investigating government corruption in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Kowalewitch declines to discuss his involvement, but indictments against Virginia Beach officials and developers are expected.

Therefore:  We respect and support both Weeks and Kowalewitch to replace our criminal mayor.

No matter where you live in Virginia Beach, you can vote for any council candidate, the office of mayor, and against Light Rail.