Fauquier Supervisor Sherbeyn Tells AG Sub-Committee Why He Opposes Boneta Bill.

Fauquier County Supervisor Lee Sherbeyn makes an “Impassioned plea” in opposition to HB 1430, The Boneta Bill.

We were unaware that in addition to being a cattle farmer and County Supervisor, Mr. Sherbeyn is also a “Federal Investigator by trade”.

If there was an actual reason to oppose the bill on behalf of the citizens of Fauquier County, we must have missed it.



4 Responses to Fauquier Supervisor Sherbeyn Tells AG Sub-Committee Why He Opposes Boneta Bill.

  1. Mary Anderson Reply

    February 3, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    We met Martha Boneta at the Fairfax Farmer’s Market around 3 years ago. We have bought everything from eggs, tomatos to honey from Martha. Last year we took the kids to see Liberty Farm in Paris, Virginia. When got there Martha was in a big sun hat, covered in straw and hay and as always was humble and gracious. We were all struck by her kindness and humility on that magnificent farmland. The experience of meeting Martha at the market and then seeing where the veggies and everything came from (and emu too) was a great opportunity for our family. Martha is a good person that really cares. One of my sons has special needs and really seems to connect to the farm and animals so when my son was very ill this past fall,we asked Martha to come visit our home. She came with home baked cookies shaped like llama and emu and pictures of the animals for Justin and prayed with my family for his recovery. We remain shocked that this is happening to such a good person and that this county official and others are running around trying to discredit such a generous person.

    Today, we just finished our prayer group of around 7 families and we are all praying for Martha. We are very sad that such a spiritual farm is closed and that Martha has suffered so much. I recall visiting soon after this Supervisor had been to Liberty Farm and this visit was long after this county had issued the final decision declaring this farm was in violation. We have been following this story and have written letters explaining our frustration and disappointment by government over reach on this farm. My understanding based on discussions with my brother-in-law, a county attorney, is that it is irrelevant what this beurocrat says expost facto because it is not admissible in court since only what was in the staff report that led to the charges is admissible and the county had never stepped foot on the farm and based the charges strictly on hear say. Furthermore, nothing in the staff report justifies the charges that were levied on Liberty Farm in any event. The bottom line is that this county went too far.

    We will be attending Martha’s court case daily with kids in tow. One of the kids teachers is trying to get approval as well for a field trip to take the kids to court since this has to do with small family farmers. Justin wouldn’t miss it for anything and we are all praying for Martha and all the small family farmers in Virginia.

    Because of my family relationship to a county attorney, please do not post my name.

  2. Disgusted Fauquier Citizen Reply

    February 1, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Time for this yahoo to get a new part time job. He wouldn’t know the truth if it stood up in his soup.

  3. Wayne Walker Reply

    January 30, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    That’s a “clown’s response.”

  4. Wayne Williams Reply

    January 30, 2013 at 11:26 pm


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