LETTER: Why I’m Voting Granville Hogg for Supervisor

November 3, 2013


I am supporting Granville Hogg in the upcoming Board of Supervisors election. Granville takes a sincere interest in all aspects of his community, and is always willing to give selflessly of his own time to better the community.

I have worked extensively with Granville on testing water quality in Kings Creek for a state and EPA mandated study. His extensive knowledge of local history, the physical terrain, and real, hands-on engineering contributed greatly to this study. His willingness to learn whatever aspects of the study he didn’t already know, and his devotion to give as much of his time as necessary to gather the data needed for an informed decision, were unparalleled.

Granville doesn’t take a government recommendation at face value. He questions the methodology of the study, the data used, and the assumptions. If necessary he will collect his own data, run the necessary tests, and do his own analysis, as he and I did in the Kings Creek study.


Granville questions fundamental assumptions others seem to take for granted, such as, “do we really need a central sewer system in a county with a constantly shrinking population”? All of the other Supervisors still contend we need such a project, despite widespread public opinion and severely flawed assumptions, or lack of data/analysis, used in the “feasibility study.”

I think we need someone on our Board of Supervisors who will think outside the box and isn’t afraid to question whatever is necessary. That’s why I’m voting for Granville Hogg.


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12 Responses to “LETTER: Why I’m Voting Granville Hogg for Supervisor”

  1. Deborah Bender on November 3rd, 2013 8:04 am

    No one wants the sewer system from what I have gathered in talking to hundreds of people in Northampton county.

    The Board of Supervisors needs to stop the PSA…period.

    Granville Hogg cares about this county in all aspects.

    Granville Hogg has got my vote.

  2. Antonio Sacco on November 3rd, 2013 11:53 am

    Granville would set Northampton County back 200 years. He is the same sort that occupied the Board of Supervisors these past 50 years that set this county in a downward spiral — no growth, high taxes, high school graduates leaving the shore.

  3. J.T. Elliott on November 3rd, 2013 12:07 pm

    District 1 has a choice. My choice is Granville Hogg, not the incumbent, Mr. Randall.
    Mr. Randall talks a lot about what he’s doing, Mr. Hogg gets out there and gets things done.
    Mr. Randall was on the Hospital Board when they voted to move it out of the county. Mr. Hogg was on the PSA, and when he started asking hard questions about that highway sewer project, he got dumped by Mr. Randall’s Board of Supervisors.
    Those two things tell me who cares anything at all about the people who live in District 1.
    I’m voting for Mr. Hogg.

  4. June Richardson on November 3rd, 2013 3:02 pm

    Granville Hogg has my vote! He cares about all the residents of Northampton County, not a select few.

  5. Donna Bozza on November 3rd, 2013 9:06 pm

    This clinched it for me when our current supervisor thought the $$$$ for the Highway Sewer Project was from a “Grant” when instead it comes from the General Fund– AKA our tax money:

    “Randall seemed unaware that the Board of Supervisors had already funded the PSA to the tune of $130,000. Informed of this by a reporter, he insisted that the money had come from a grant, not from the County budget. But when a reporter from the Eastern Shore News repeated the question, he turned to County Administrator Katie Nunez and asked, “That was grant money, right?”
    “No,” Nunez responded – “that’s County money.”
    (CAPE CHARLES WAVE, September 24, 2013)

    Granville Hogg is financially prudent, detail-oriented, intelligent, and sincere. He puts his words into action when it comes to looking out for our community. Mr. Hogg has my vote.

  6. Antonio Sacco on November 3rd, 2013 11:44 pm

    You all forget Mr. Randall is a Veteran of Foreign Wars who fought and put his life on the line to protect our freedom and earned a few medals in doing so. He is also fighting for his community to see every child gets the best education and not drop out of school. He wants to bring high speed internet to the people so that they can run a business from their home so the stay at home moms will be earning a living and not be a burden on society. Mr. Randall is the future, Mr. Hogg is still in the horse and buggy days. I love the future; my vote is for Mr. Willie Randall.

  7. Christine LeVick on November 4th, 2013 9:19 am

    “He [Willie Randall] wants to bring high speed internet to the people so that they can run a business from their home so the stay at home moms will be earning a living and not be a burden on society.”

    You just offended a whole lot of women, Mr. Sacco. Mr. Randall would probably prefer not to have your endorsement.

  8. Debbie Kozak on November 4th, 2013 11:01 am

    I agree with Christine! What a rude comment!

  9. Donna Bozza on November 4th, 2013 12:03 pm

    If you don’t know where the money is coming from that is paying for a potential County project you are pushing (i.e. NOT grant funding but citizens’ pockets), I can’t in good conscience vote for you. Granville Hogg does his homework. Trust, too, is ultra-important in my choice of candidates: folks who keep their word, and don’t play politics. I’ve known Mr. Hogg for years and his integrity is beyond reproach.

  10. Antonio Sacco on November 4th, 2013 2:40 pm

    I’m sorry to have offended all women to take advantage of the technological advances — the latest figures from Washington Labor Dept. are that 35% of the work force is working from home using their high speed computers. Sorry if I offended anyone, I just like to see people make money — lots of money.

  11. Ginny Dorsch on November 4th, 2013 2:45 pm

    Wow Mr. Sacco, I sure hope those stay at home moms that are a burden to society appreciate you and Mr. Randall’s run to get them high speed internet so they can earn a living! Pretty sure you just lost Mr. Randall a whole lot of votes on that sexist remark.

  12. Kat Campbell on November 4th, 2013 6:58 pm

    A recent study has shown that nationwide, in every state of this great country, child care costs more per year than public college tuition. The simple fact is that some mothers cannot afford child care. Any technology investments that can increase family income is good for the community at large.