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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

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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

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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

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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]

In the November General Election, King ran successfully won a full term against Republican Gina Ciarcia, a history teacher at a private Christian school.[6]

Legislative Accomplishments

Election results

2021 2nd House of Delegates District special election[7]
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
2021 2nd House of Delegates District General Election[8]
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocratCandi P. M. King15,31057.21
DemocratPamela Montgomery11,39342.57

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. ^ Staff Reports. “Democratic Del. Candi King wins her first full term in the 2nd District”. Prince William Times. Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  7. ^ “2021 January Special”.
  8. ^ “2021 November General”. results.elections.virginia.gov. Retrieved 2021-11-15.


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Candi 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

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Heather Mitchell

Current Position: Senior Aide, Prince William County Board of Supervisors
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2021 State Delegate

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Jennifer Carroll Foy

Current Position: Running for Governor since 2020
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position: State Delegate for VA House District 2 from 2019 – 2021

Jennifer Carroll Foy is fighting to:

  • Improve transportation by extending the Metro Blue Rail to Prince William County and changing the state formula to ensure Stafford county has sufficient funds for road construction and maintenance.
  • Protect the water we drink from coal ash contamination, by removing ash or recycling it to make materials like concrete.
  • Ensure that veterans have the resources they need to get an education, start a businesses, and fully participate in Virginia’s economy after returning from service.

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