Hey, Pat Herrity opened this can of worms when he said would never vote to increase taxes. If your going to be a congressman, don't run away from the repercussions of your votes.
1. The official minutes of Fairfax County Board of Supervisors show Pat Herrity voted with every Democrat on the board to “set the real property tax rate at $1.04 per $100 of assessed value. As a result of this action, the real property tax rate for calendar year 2009 will increase by $0.12 over the real property tax rate for calendar year 2008 of $0.92 per $100 of assessed value.” Supervisor Herrity voting “AYE.” (emphasis added by me)Read for yourself on the Fairfax County Government website. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/bosclerk/summary/2009/09-04-27.pdf the vote is on the top of page 5.2. The Washington Post wrote, May 1, 2009, “Local officials have promoted their efforts to keep the average tax bill from rising. But not everyone was spared: More than 150,000 households in Fairfax County alone will owe more than they did last year.”This is not rhetoric. It is fact. Pat Herrity can object to the facts, but it does not make them any less true. Pat Herrity voted to raise the real property tax rate on Fairfax County homeowners by 12 cents per $100 of assessed value. This rate change amounts to $550 on the average homeowner in Fairfax County.