Endorsement Alert – Steve Maxwell

The Spotsy Wire endorses Steve Maxwell for Spotsylvania County Sheriff. Mr. Maxwell is a man of purpose, commitment, integrity and decency. He is a constitutional conservative with considerable experience. Maxwell’s community talk videos are very informative in explaining his positions. Maxwell is the leader we need for Spotsylvania County.



Maxwell’s opponent has time and time again shown his California woke values. His opponent supported the BLM movement and by extension Hamas (since BLM supports Hamas). His opponent has support by Rich Lieberman who constantly attacks Maxwell with lies.



Strickland Slams Roger Harris & Marxist Megan Jackson

Here is a post by Matt Strickland on incumbent Sheriff candidate Roger Harris and school board candidate Megan Jackson. Harris endorsed Megan Jackson so it’s clear they have a close association and share the same California values. Steve Maxwell is clearly the only conservative in the race for Sheriff.

Maxwell on NBC

Look at these screenshots highlighting Spotsylvania County Sheriff candidate Steve Maxwell on NBC. Maybe just maybe Maxwell will ensure that there is an SRO in every school 100 percent of the time to keep Spotsylvania County students safe. We do not always agree with NBC but we are glad they were promoting Maxwell to the entire Northern Virginia and Washington metro area!

Motivation for Lieberman’s Attacks on Maxwell

Earlier this month, Rich Lieberman conducted an interview with Sheriff’s candidate Steve Maxwell. The interview proved to be a setup for Lieberman to attack Maxwell’s character. What was Lieberman’s motivation for attacking Maxwell’s character? Let’s follow the money.

Lieberman, thru his business called “Leader in Sports”, donated $2000.00 to Maxwell’s opponent. This donation occurred prior to the interview with Maxwell. Lieberman is the 2nd highest donor to Maxwell’s opponent in 2023. Now we have established motive for the attacks on Maxwell.

Although Lieberman claims to be non-partisan, he is nothing more than a political hack that pushes a woke agenda. His nickname, “Uncle Rich”, comes from his creepy posts on a website called “Model Mayhem”. See the screenshots below. Uncle Rich spent time recruiting young ladies barely out of school for swimsuit calendars. More on Uncle Rich can be found at this link – https://spotsywire.com/category/lieberman-scandal/

Maxwell’s Response to Lieberman’s Attacks

Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s candidate Steve Maxwell was recently interviewed by Rich Lieberman. Maxwell was recently endorsed by the Spotsy GOP. After the interview Lieberman attacked Maxwell’s character. Here is Mr. Maxwell’s unedited response to Mr. Lieberman’s attacks.

“Dear Spotsylvania Citizens:

I maintain that a Sheriff candidate truly needs to be willing to talk to any citizen who may have a question regarding his beliefs, background or plans. This goes beyond speaking with just those who support my campaign. How can I say I am going to be a Sheriff for all people, regardless of their political affiliations, if I only interview and speak to people who agree with my campaign. This is one of the big issues that separate me and my opponent. My opponent refrains from speaking with anyone who disagrees with his point of view. As an experienced Law Enforcement Officer and, simultaneously, the only candidate in this race with combat experience, I have the fortitude and professionalism to comprehend that I should not dismiss anyone who may wish to make an inquiry about my campaign – good or bad. My vast experiences have provided me with the disposition necessary to conduct myself in law enforcement with integrity, professionalism, and respect that my opponent clearly fails to employ. In addition, my career paths have required that I be an individual vested in truth and honor. I do not answer questions with half truths or provide any fabrications, therefore, I take great exception to the manner in which Mr. Rich Lieberman put out a “hit piece” subsequent to our recent Facebook Live interview. 

Mr. Lieberman’s request to interview me was one I readily granted knowing full well that he would wield a political slant within the interview due to his support for my opponent. As stated, I am of the belief that he and all citizens who desire to ask me questions about my candidacy are entitled to my time and respect. What Mr. Lieberman is not entitled to, however, the ability to misrepresent or distort my words or responses in any manner which is not truthful. The following points are examples of points made by Mr. Lieberman that are blatantly untrue:

  • Mr. Lieberman has placed into question and/or has attempted to discredit the Leadership Awards I have received, my distinguished and proud service to my community and country, and the multiple capacities in which I have served in Law Enforcement.  Mr. Lieberman has done this despite being the recipient of copies of my awards and being made well aware of my wealth of service throughout the past 40 years. 
  • Mr. Lieberman has attempted to mislead people into thinking I have had a thirty-year gap in my law enforcement career when I have proudly served in a Law enforcement capacity and military capacity for continuous decades. His assertions that contradict my service are absurd and disrespectful of my dedication and time given to serving my community.
  • Lastly, I would like to address an incident to which Mr. Lieberman refers to, from several years ago, that took place at the Royal Farms Store on Plank Road. I was the sole witness to the incident and complaint. As such, I explained the incident in accurate detail. Mr. Lieberman tried to say he had the actual report filed about the incident when in fact he merely had a call log. The call log had many inconsistencies as to my direct eyewitness statements. This, as I pointed out in my interview, should concern everyone as it shows the numerous flaws that I express in my campaign including the lack of training, the lack of professionalism, and the lack of duty to one’s position. The numerous flaws of that speaks to the lack of proper law enforcement response,  and clearly shows that our current Sheriff has neither the energy or the care to ensure the proper investigation of a complaint of an illegal firearm call. Since the deputy did not follow up with the store video or could have pulled over the wrong vehicle should be concerning to all citizens of Spotsylvania. Not that the deputy failed to follow proper investigation into what was a serious complaint, but that the current Sheriff, after hearing of this concern, is more concerned about covering up the numerous flaws in its handling rather than training his staff on correct procedure. Again, this shows the Politics over policy, that I constantly refer in my campaign. We as a community deserve better. Let me be clear, I do not blame the Deputy for the lack of follow up and proper investigation into my complaint. I blame solely, the lack of leadership of our current Sheriff.

In closing, let me allude to the words of our current sheriff and my opponent.  He said in his interview with Mr. Lieberman, which was held subsequent to my interview, “I believe in term limits” while in practice he is seeking a 4th term. His first three terms have been characterized by inept leadership that is far from what the citizens of Spotsylvania County deserve. This Sheriff needs to be held  accountable for the numerous civil lawsuits that look to deplete the millions of dollars from our tax base, (Freelance Star article March 3, 2021) during his tenure. Yet he desires and thinks he deserves another term. Let’s not make the mistake of giving him an additional four years to disregard the duties of his position by failing to uphold our Constitution. I will bring Commitment and Integrity back to our Community in a manner that displays a professional, proactive, and accountable approach to Law Enforcement and concrete adherence to our Constitution. Please support my campaign, Steve Maxwell for Spotsylvania County Sheriff, by going to smaxwellforsheriif.com.

Respectfully Yours,

Steve Maxwell”

Letter to the Community, Steve Maxwell

Steve Maxwell, a candidate for Spotsylvania County Sheriff, wrote a letter about school security in light of the incident at Riverbend High School. Below is the letter from Mr. Maxwell.

It has been brought to our attention that there was a fight at Riverbend High School in Spotsylvania VA that involved several students. The fight, which occurred Tuesday January 17th, was a violent assault upon numerous students by other students while going about their morning routines inside the school. Upon review of the video your station has aired, and upon our own investigation into the incident, we have discovered that this altercation was a direct result of a previous incident at basketball game.

There is also video evidence that the school resource officer (SRO) was not available during the melee, but was outside of the school building. It has also been discovered that the Spotsylvania County Sheriff has pulled resources from the schools due to a lack of minimum staffing at the Sheriff’s Department. It is our opinion that the lack of Deputies in the school exacerbated the incident. If there were a permanent, continuous presence of an SRO, that person would have known about the previous incident that remained volatile (the basketball game), they could have then asked for additional resources to back up the Officer that was performing duties outside the building where they may have prevented the fight on January 17th.

A solution for this type of senseless incident lies with proper staffing within the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Department that the school has already asked and paid for which is written out in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the 2022-23 school year. The real culprit here lies with the improper staffing issues with the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office. We believe that real and honest communication from the Sheriff to the School Superintendent and Board, instead of what appears to be party politics, would greatly improve the staffing issues for our underserved schools. The continuous pull-out of SROs from school functions after the conservative School Board was elected as stated by the current Sheriff in numerous interviews, has been of great detriment to our children. An administrator at the Sheriff’s Department stated to the schools that they have to pull SROs because of the lack of minimum staffing levels within the Sheriff’s Department, and they cannot provide agreed upon SRO staff any longer.

We hope that an appeal to the sitting Sheriff to change his policies and reinstate the full MOU to the Spotsylvania School system will allow for a better safety and security response to our children and staff of Spotsylvania County Schools.

Steve Maxwell
Candidate for Spotsylvania County Sheriff