Republican candidate for the 5th Congressional District Bob Good poses as a “law-and-order” candidate. His record says otherwise. While on the Campbell County Board of Supervisors, Good voted on a budget that cut funding for the sheriff’s department. That’s why two former Campbell County sheriffs, Steve Hutcherson and Buddy Maxey, are backing Good’s Democratic opponent, Dr. Cameron Webb. Former Fluvanna County Sheriff Ryant Washington and Albemarle County’s Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Hingeley also publicly support Webb.
Bob Good’s finances cast doubt on his regard for ethics and the law. Recently, Good filed an amended federal financial disclosure because he had failed to report assets and unearned income up to $1.6 million and loans of up to $130,000 when he filed to run for Congress. His stock holdings include two companies with business before the Campbell County Board of Supervisors when he was on the board. He voted for a tax break for one of them. At that time, Good failed to disclose itemized assets as required by Virginia law.
Good, who worked in the financial industry for 17 years, blamed the failure to disclose the assets on his staff.
Fortunately, voters have an excellent congressional candidate in Dr. Cameron Webb. Contrary to the negative ads Good is airing, Webb doesn’t believe in “defunding the police” nor does he condone violence. Webb believes in community policing and providing the funds for it. He is a doctor and a lawyer who works to promote justice and equity and finding common ground. Webb teaches on the medical faculty at UVA, serves as the director of Health Policy and Equity there and treats patients in the COVID-19 clinic.