Interviews with 9 NoVA representativesPolitician Interviews

Virginia onAir curators have recorded and produced a number of video interviews on Virginia representatives and candidates for state Senate and House to help Virginia voters learn more about each politician.

Inside this post are some of the interviews conducted mostly by George Mason University students.

Summary

Virginia onAir curators have recorded and produced a number of video interviews on Virginia representatives and candidates for state Senate and House to help Virginia voters learn more about each politician.

Inside this post are some of the interviews conducted mostly by George Mason University students.

Northern Virginia

David Bulova Interview

This interview was Democracy onAir’s first experimental video interview of a politician. Much gratitude to David Bulova for participating in this first effort by Democracy onAir to develop for students an easy to use, pre-formatted template to record, edit, and display their politician interviews.

Karrie Delaney Interview

Dan Helmer Interview

Liz Guzman

Mark Keam Interview

Mark Levine Interview

Jeremy McPike Interview

Ken Plum Interview

Ibraheem Samirah

Vivian Watts Interview

Central Virginia

South Central Virginia

Kirk Cox Interview

Rodney Willett Interviews

Buddy Fowler Interview

Southeast Virginia

Marcia Price Interview

Katlyn Weiser interviews Delegate Marcia Price in her office in Richmond.

Alex Askew Interview

https://vimeo.com/387865009

Jason Miyares Interviews

Southwest VA

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Candi KingCandi King

Delegate Candi Mundon King represents the 2nd District (Prince William and Stafford Counties) in the Virginia House of Delegates. With over a decade of experience in government and community relations, including experience securing millions of dollars in funding for underserved educational programs, Candi King knows how to get things done in Richmond. In her first legislative session, Candi was able to:

Expand COVID-19 vaccination capacity;

  • Secure pay raises for teachers, state and local employees;
  • Standardize special education eligibility criteria to provide equity for students;
  • Pass legislation to begin the process of modernizing our transportation system; and
  • Pass paid sick leave for home health care workers

Source: Candi King’s Website

Summary

Delegate Candi Mundon King represents the 2nd District (Prince William and Stafford Counties) in the Virginia House of Delegates. With over a decade of experience in government and community relations, including experience securing millions of dollars in funding for underserved educational programs, Candi King knows how to get things done in Richmond. In her first legislative session, Candi was able to:

Expand COVID-19 vaccination capacity;

  • Secure pay raises for teachers, state and local employees;
  • Standardize special education eligibility criteria to provide equity for students;
  • Pass legislation to begin the process of modernizing our transportation system; and
  • Pass paid sick leave for home health care workers

Source: Candi King’s Website

About

Source: Wikipedia

King announced her campaign for delegate in December 2020, shortly after her predecessor Jennifer Carroll Foy resigned to run for governor, causing a special election. After winning the Democratic primary, King faced Republican Heather Mitchell in the general election on January 5, 2021. King won with 51.5% of the vote, with a margin of 263 votes.

About

In the community, Candi helps families with special needs children navigate the education system and mentors high school students with the college admission process. She has also served as a Girl Scouts Troop Leader and Vice-Chair of the Woodbridge Democratic Committee. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Virginia Commission on Unemployment Compensation. Candi was born and raised in the Commonwealth and earned a degree in political science from Norfolk State University.

Source: Candi King’s Website

Issues

Delegate King has already tackled a myriad of issues despite her brief time in office. More can be found on these issues at the source link.

Delegate also focuses on rights for the disabled:

Make Virginia #1 for Disabled People
Virginia Can Be the #1 Place in America For People with Disabilities

I believe we can make Virginia the best place in the country for persons living with disabilities. We just need to focus more on the ABLE part of the disabled.

According to the CDC, over 61 million Americans are living with some form of disability. I know from my own experience that for families supporting a disabled loved one, resources and access to necessary services can be life-changing or life-limiting.

But I am inspired to see the many advances in states that have provided inclusive support to families and individuals. Through the hard work of advocates and community leaders, states have reformed their thinking and laws to provide more significant support for people living with disabilities. The evidence of this is the high ranking of states that provide economic opportunities, improved livability of cities and towns, affordability of housing, and access to health care and insurance to those living with disabilities.

I know the challenges families caring for a disabled child or extended family member face day in and day out. That is why I want to ensure that District 2 and the Commonwealth of Virginia move up in our national ranking for the best places to live for people with disabilities.

We all should be concerned that every resident of our district gets access to the support and resources they need. When those individuals in our community are supported, we all reap the benefits of a vibrant and cohesive society where everyone can contribute to the best of their abilities. But how do we ensure that Virginia gets the most of its citizens? How do we ensure that our communities and Commonwealth benefit from more of its citizens’ varying skills and talents?

Source: Candi King’s Website

Twitter

Contact

Email: Candi King’s Website

Web

Website

Wikipedia

Candi Patrice Mundon King is an American politician who has served as a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 2021.

Biography

King obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science from Norfolk State University.[1] She has worked as a nonprofit program manager and an education advocate.[2]

Political career

2021

King announced her campaign for delegate in December 2020, shortly after her predecessor Jennifer Carroll Foy resigned to run for governor, causing a special election. After winning the Democratic primary, King faced Republican Heather Mitchell in the general election on January 5, 2021. King won with 51.5% of the vote, with a margin of 263 votes.[3]

King’s re-election involved a primary challenge from Prince William County resident Pamela Montgomery. The race became one of the most expensive primaries in the state because of money contributed by clean energy group Clean Virginia and utility provider Dominion Energy.[4] Despite the flood of outside money, King won with 67.77%-32.23%.[5]

Election results

2021 2nd House of Delegates District special election[6]
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocratCandi P. M. King4,45151.74
RepublicanHeather F. Mitchell4,14348.16
2021 2nd House of Delegates District Democratic Primary Election[5]
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocratCandi P. M. King3,55367.77
DemocratPamela Montgomery1,69032.23

References

  1. ^ Palermo, Jill. “Candi King wins Democratic primary in 2nd House of Delegates race”. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  2. ^ Cheslow, Daniella. “Democrat Candi King Wins Special Election For Delegate In Northern Virginia”. Archived from the original on 28 January 2021. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  3. ^ Palermo, Jill. “Democrat Candi King wins special election for 2nd District House of Delegates seat”. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  4. ^ Writer, Daniel Berti Times Staff. “Del. Candi King fends off Clean Virginia-backed primary challenger in 2nd District”. Prince William Times. Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  5. ^ a b “2021 June Democratic Primary”. results.elections.virginia.gov. Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  6. ^ “2021 January Special”.


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Virginia House of DelegatesVirginia House of Delegates

The Virginia House of Delegates is one of two parts in the Virginia General Assembly, the other being the Senate of Virginia.

The House of Delegates has 100 members elected for terms of two years; unlike most states, these elections take place during odd-numbered years. The House is presided over by the Speaker of the House, who is elected from among the House membership by the Delegates. The Speaker is usually a member of the majority party and, as Speaker, becomes the most powerful member of the House.

House Majority Leader is Todd Gilbert and the House Minority Leader is Eileen Filler-Corn.

Web:  Government Site  Wikipedia entry  Ballotpedia  VPAP  Twitter

Summary

The House of Delegates has 100 members elected for terms of two years; unlike most states, these elections take place during odd-numbered years. The House is presided over by the Speaker of the House, who is elected from among the House membership by the Delegates. The Speaker is usually a member of the majority party and, as Speaker, becomes the most powerful member of the House.

House Majority Leader is Todd Gilbert and the House Minority Leader is Eileen Filler-Corn.

Web:  Government Site  Wikipedia entry  Ballotpedia  VPAP  Twitter

Ballotpedia Interactive Map

Virginia Assembly PDF of House & Senate Districts

Starting point for this post is its Wikipedia Entry.

About

The House shares legislative power with the Senate of Virginia, the upper house of the Virginia General Assembly. The House of Delegates is the modern-day successor to the Virginia House of Burgesses, which first met at Jamestown in 1619. The House is divided into Democratic and Republican caucuses. In addition to the Speaker, there is a majority leader, majority caucus chair, minority leader, minority caucus chair, and the chairs of the several committees of the House.

The House of Burgesses was the first elected legislative body in the New World. Originally having 22 members, the House of Burgesses met from 1619 through 1632 in the choir of the church at Jamestown. From 1632 to 1699 the legislative body met at four different state houses in Jamestown. The first state house convened at the home of Colonial Governor Sir John Harvey from 1632 to 1656. The burgesses convened at the second state house from 1656 until it was destroyed in 1660. Historians have yet to precisely identify its location.

The House has met in Virginia’s Capitol Building, designed by Thomas Jefferson, since 1788. The legislative body met from 1788 to 1904 in what is known as today the Old Hall of the House of Delegates or commonly referred to as the Old House Chamber. The Old House Chamber is part of the original Capitol building structure. It measures 76 feet in width and is filled today with furnishings that resemble what the room would have looked like during its time of use. There are many bronze and marble busts of historic Virginians on display in the Old House Chamber, including: George Mason, George Wythe, Patrick Henry, Richard Henry Lee, and Meriwether Lewis. From 1904 to 1906, University of Virginia graduate and architect John K. Peeples designed and built compatible classical wings to the west and east side of the Capitol building. The new wings added to provide more space and serve as the legislative chambers in the Virginia General Assembly, the Senate of Virginia resides in the west chamber and the House of Delegates resides in the east chamber. The General Assembly members and staff operate from offices in the General Assembly Building, located in Capitol Square. Prior to 1788 the House of Delegates met in the Colonial Capital of Williamsburg.

In 1999, Republicans took control of the House of Delegates for the first time since Reconstruction (with the exception of a brief 2-year period in which the Readjuster Party was in the majority in the 1880s). The Republican Party has held the majority in the House since then.

Current State Delegates

Select state delegates name to go to their curated post.

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