Statement on 2020 Lobby Day

Statement on 2020 Lobby Day

Richmond, VA – Today, Delegate Michael J. Webert released the following statement regarding today’s Second Amendment rally at the Virginia State Capitol.

“Thank you to the tens of thousands of Virginians that came out today to support our Second Amendment rights. It was an amazing sight to see.” 

“Despite Governor Northam’s best efforts to keep everyone away by declaring a state of emergency, we saw the Second Amendment community rally together to petition their Government. No one was arrested, no one was injured, and the crowd even took time to clean up after themselves before they left.”

“I hope the Democrats heard us loud and clear today. The laws they have proposed would have zero effect on criminals. Instead, they would only put more limitations on law-abiding citizens – the same citizens that showed up today to peacefully protest.” 

“Keep the pressure on your elected officials – keep calling their office, keep sending them mail, keep showing up at the Capitol. The fight for keeping our rights has only just begun.” 

Warren County rally for your 2nd Amendment rights

Warren County rally for your 2nd Amendment rights

By Royal Examiner

On a cold, dark and damp Monday night, more than 200 citizens gathered at the Gazebo in downtown Front Royal for a rally on 2nd Amendment rights. Ross McVey, Republican Chairman Steve Kurtz, Vice Chair Amber Morris, Warren County Supervisor Dan Murray, Virginia Delegate Michael Webert, representative from Congressman Ben Cline, Tyler Adams and Commonwealth Attorney elect John Bell all spoke at the rally. Comments were read from Town Councilmen Gary Gillespie and Jake Meza, and Delegate Todd Gilbert all in support of our 2nd Amendment rights. The Royal Examiner was there to capture the event:

In the wake of around one thousand people showing up for the Shenandoah County Board Public Hearing on a Resolution of Support for a municipal declaration as a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Community, the Warren County Board of Supervisors’ Public Hearing has been moved to a Special Meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Warren County High School’s auditorium. The board’s regular meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Warren County Government Center.

Note: This article is from the Royal Examiner and originally appeared here on December 9, 2019.

Statement on Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties and 2020 Legislation

Statement on Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties and 2020 Legislation

November 27, 2019 | Press Release

Contact: 540-999-8218

Fauquier, VA – Today, Delegate Michael J. Webert released the following statement on the growing support for Second Amendment sanctuaries and proposed legislation for the 2020 General Assembly legislative session.

“I am happy to see so many counties declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries, and I stand fully behind our right to bear arms that are guaranteed to us in the U.S. Constitution and the Virginia Constitution.”

“These are rights that SHALL NOT be infringed upon.”

“As most of you are aware, the Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions are not legally binding. However, it is vital to send a strong message to Richmond that we, law-abiding citizens, will not be treated like criminals because we possess certain types of firearms and firearm accessories.”

“My colleagues and I are currently in the process of drafting a bill that will protect the counties that have passed Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions and prevent the state from withholding funding from those localities because of their Second Amendment sanctuary designation.”

“As I have stated previously, I will not entertain emotional policy proposals that seek to undermine our Second Amendment rights and punish law-abiding citizens. I hope you will join me in this fight to protect our freedoms. Sic semper tyrannis.”

Michael Webert is a Virginia farmer who represents the 18th district, an area that covers all of Rappahannock, and portions of Fauquier, Warren, and Culpeper counties in the Virginia House of Delegates. He is currently serving his third term in the legislature, and sits on the following committees: Militia, Police and Public Safety; Commerce and Labor; Counties, Cities, and Towns.

LTE: Del. Michael Webert is fighting for Fauquier

LTE: Del. Michael Webert is fighting for Fauquier

As a Fauquier native, I grew up on Winchester Street in the heart of Warrenton. Throughout my childhood, I had the great pleasure of experiencing all of the riches this county has to offer. 

This year you have an opportunity to send the real deal back to Richmond to represent us here in Fauquier County – Del. Michael Webert. 

Michael Webert is fighting for us. He wears his district on his sleeve and understands the challenges we face as a rural area. Mike has also been part of this community for nearly 20 years. So, when Mike says he understands the needs of Fauquier County, he means it. 

Mike has been on the front lines in the state legislature to fight for our county. From passing legislation to reduce red tape and regulations on our business community to working diligently with our local sheriff’s office to combat the crisis level opioid epidemic, Mike has been the leader we need in Richmond. 

I’m proud to call Mike a friend and thankful for his service to the commonwealth. He’s a man of faith, a family man and a farmer – he’s one of us. 

I hope you will join me on Nov. 5 in voting for Michael Webert for delegate. He’s earned my vote, and I hope he’s earned yours, too. 

Eric Maybach 

Candidate, Fauquier commissioner of the revenue

Note: This letter originally appeared in the Fauquier Times on October 30, 2019.

LTE: Voting for the person, not the party

LTE: Voting for the person, not the party

I am not a Republican. I am not a Democrat. In the 2017 state elections cycle, I repeated those very words numerous times during my run for state delegate and have not changed since. I vote for the best candidate, not party, and am disappointed by both political parties for creating and driving home such a partisan divide. 

When it comes to politics, I like the notion of sticking to local races that have a significant impact on my daily life. Not being a single-issue voter, I prefer to look at the sum of all parts when looking at a local candidate. For me, Del. Mike Webert has met the majority of my needs. 

Let me start by saying I don’t agree with all of his stances, and I feel you never should totally agree with any one politician. However, I can say Mike and I developed a mutual respect during public events held in 2017. Twice, we were the only candidates to show. We often talked at public events, including a Culpeper Youth Forum and a Marshall Business and Residents Association Meeting. At the event in Marshall, we solidified our respect while mutually discussing industrial hemp. 

Although Mike is not a veteran, he has family and close friends that are veterans. He has worked with several organizations to support the needs, even co-sponsoring a bill last year by the Joint Leadership Council. 

These are but two examples of Mike’s total body of work. This November, please vote for the best candidate. 

Will King 


Note: This letter originally appeared in the Fauquier Times on October 30th, 2019.

LTE: Why I Support Michael Webert

LTE: Why I Support Michael Webert

Michael Webert is running for re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates where he has represented the 18th district since 2011. As a farmer, Mr. Webert has been a strong voice in environmental and conservation issues and was instrumental along with his fellow delegates in securing $84 million to help conserve our water resources and reduce the amount of pesticides, fertilizers, animal waste and other pollutants entering our water. 

Mr. Webert is a family man with a track record of helping the innocent. He is pro-life and vigorously supported Republican efforts in the General Assembly that successfully blocked legislation allowing for late-term abortions up to the moment of birth, even when a woman was in labor.  

Further, Mr. Webert helped pass legislation to require repeat domestic abusers to spend a minimum of two months in jail so victims could get the safety and space they need from violence in the home. Regrettably, Gov. (Ralph) Northam vetoed that bill and Democrats stood with Northam. 

Mr. Webert continues to fight for better funding in our school systems throughout the commonwealth and was instrumental in securing a 5 percent teacher pay raise in the 2019 General Assembly. 

He worked to block $1.2 billion in higher taxes proposed by the Democrats, and instead he and his colleagues successfully provided $1 billion in tax relief that actually lowered taxes for middle-class families. 

We need to keep Michael Webert in the House of Delegates. Please vote on Nov. 5. 

Phil Kasky 


Note: This letter originally appeared in the Fauquier Times on October 30, 2019.

LTE: Letter: Mike Webert has proven he’s earned another term

LTE: Letter: Mike Webert has proven he’s earned another term

Please join me and thousands of supporters in voting for Del. Mike Webert for Virginia Delegate this Nov. 5. First and foremost, Mike is a man of integrity and honesty. He is a principled proponent of individual freedom and opportunity for all.  

His past service has been excellent, and he is gaining in seniority so that he can do even more for Fauquier residents.  

As a lawyer, I can get by with saying we probably have enough lawyers in the General Assembly. Mike Webert is a professional farmer working over 2,000 acres in Fauquier, thereby contributing much to our economic output. So I think it is beneficial to have a farmer in Richmond; after all, agriculture is still Virginia’s #1 industry and a big part of Fauquier’s economy.  

Mike has been in a real leader in promoting our very important equine industry.  He cares about our quality and rural way of life. Mike’s oldest boy attends Fauquier public schools (and so will his youngest boy when he is old enough) so our educational system is definitely a priority for him along with health care, transportation and keeping us from being over-taxed and overregulated.  

Let’s rehire him for another term. You know the old saying: “If it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it.” 

James Rich 

The Plains 

Note: This letter originally appeared in the Fauquier Times on October 28th, 2019.

Warren County Delegation Announces Legislative Initiative for Economic Development Authority

Warren County Delegation Announces Legislative Initiative for Economic Development Authority

October 28, 2019

Contact: 540-999-8218

Fauquier, VA – Today, Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Rockingham), Delegate Chris Collins (R-Winchester), Delegate C. Todd Gilbert (R-Mount Jackson), and Delegate Michael Webert (R-Fauquier) announced that they are working towards improving accountability, transparency, and oversight within the Warren County Economic Development Authority.

“Delegates Collins and Gilbert and I are closely monitoring the situation in Warren County,” said Delegate Webert, “We have begun conversations with attorneys at the ethics council, and will continue to craft legislation as more details of this case emerge. Transparency and accountability are needed more than ever right now to restore the public trust in local government. The legislative package we are working on will be laser-focused on addressing these issues so that we catch bad actors beforehand.”

Delegate C. Todd Gilbert one of the authors of Virginia’s ethics reform laws who also serves on the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council, stated, “Having worked on these issues for years, it is clear to me that we can and must do more to provide oversight and accountability to these economic development authorities. We are already in discussions about potential legislation and await the outcome of pending cases to ensure we have the best information available as to how to proceed.”

“I look forward to bringing integrity back to local government,” said Delegate Chris Collins (R-Winchester), “and making sure that we have the proper checks balances and accounting to ensure that we bring confidence to the citizens that this does not happen again. It is a priority for our delegation to find a solution to this oversight problem, and we will be working together to ensure this doesn’t happen again.”

Senator Mark Obenshain commented, “I am committed to passing legislation that will increase local government transparency and accountability that will help prevent another EDA scandal from ever happening again. Last year my bills (SB 1430 and SB 1431) passed that required local elected officials to receive Conflict of Interest and Freedom of Information training, and next year I want that to be expanded to cover appointed officials, including EDA members.”

Senator Mark Obenshain, Delegates Chris Collins, C. Todd Gilbert, and Michael Webert all represent Warren County in the Virginia General Assembly. The next General Assembly legislative session begins in January 2020.


LTE: Del. Michael Webert has been a strong supporter of public safety efforts

LTE: Del. Michael Webert has been a strong supporter of public safety efforts

From traffic safety, school safety to combating the opioid crisis, Del. Michael Webert has been supportive of law enforcement every step of the way.  

In 2017, Delegate Webert worked hard to pass HB 1392. This bill allowed for select former law enforcement officers to carry firearms in our schools, giving them the ability to protect our children by working as armed School Security Officers. In 2019, he co-sponsored HB 2721, which allowed us to expand our recruitment efforts for SSOs to again help with school safety.  

When it comes to the opioid crisis, Del. Webert has worked with us regarding requests for funding to ensure we have the resources we need. He’s been an advocate for Fauquier County and worked diligently, being part of the solution to the challenges we face.   

Del. Webert has sponsored legislation that enables law enforcement to better protect our children though enhanced penalties for individuals who pass stopped school buses and continues to advocate for laws that would allow us to focus our traffic enforcement efforts on distracted driving, making our roadways safer.   

Mike has a proven track record of success as a legislator and advocate for Fauquier County, the 18th District and our law enforcement community. When you go to the polls on Nov. 5, I hope you will join me in voting for Michael Webert for Delegate. 

Sheriff Bob Mosier 

Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office 

Note: This letter originally appeared in the Fauquier Times on October 23, 2019.

LTE: Del. Michael Webert a champion for local issues

LTE: Del. Michael Webert a champion for local issues

On Sept. 24, 2018, I witnessed a near-tragedy here in the Town of Warrenton. Two vehicles passed a school bus with the red lights flashing and stop arm extended while children were boarding the bus. One driver, talking on her cellphone, didn’t even realize what she did until she had already passed the stopped bus. 

That morning I called Del. Michael Webert and expressed my frustration with this growing problem, not only here in our community, but also the commonwealth. He immediately began to make phone calls and started working on legislation to ensure harsher penalties on those that place our children in danger.  

Del. Webert has also been a strong advocate and partner in our fight against the opioid epidemic in our region. During his time in office, he has championed legislation that will help our first responders and law enforcement officers eliminate barriers to communication, fought for funding for our town so that we can continue to battle this epidemic, and has been a fierce advocate for our firemen by co-sponsoring the cancer presumption legislation this past year.   

At the local level our residents don’t care about red or blue, we care about results and representatives that stand up and fight for us! Del. Webert has stood up for us, and I hope you will stand with me and vote for Del. Michael Webert on Nov. 5! 

Sean Polster 


Note: This letter originally appeared in the Fauquier Times on October 23, 2019.