VA House District 50 – 2019

District Description: County of Prince William (part); City of Manassas
Current Delegate: Lee Carter since 2017 (D)

According to Ned Oliver of Virginia Mercury:

” Carter, the state’s only elected Democratic Socialist, flipped the reliably red district in 2017, winning with a 10 point margin. Republicans say they don’t think he’ll do as well now that his views – which can be polarizing even among Democrats – are better known. Democrats aren’t so concerned, saying they think Carter’s bigger challenge was winning the primary earlier this year.”

Lee Carter

Current Position: State Delegate since 2018
Affiliation: Democrat

Overview: N/A

Ian Lovejoy

Current Position: Owner of RHS, Reliant Hiring Solutions
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate

Overview: N/A

VA House District 50 - 2019VA House District 50 – 2019

District Description: County of Prince William (part); City of Manassas
Current Delegate: Lee Carter since 2017 (D)

According to Ned Oliver of Virginia Mercury:

” Carter, the state’s only elected Democratic Socialist, flipped the reliably red district in 2017, winning with a 10 point margin. Republicans say they don’t think he’ll do as well now that his views – which can be polarizing even among Democrats – are better known. Democrats aren’t so concerned, saying they think Carter’s bigger challenge was winning the primary earlier this year.”

Summary

District Description: County of Prince William (part); City of Manassas
Current Delegate: Lee Carter since 2017 (D)

According to Ned Oliver of Virginia Mercury:

” Carter, the state’s only elected Democratic Socialist, flipped the reliably red district in 2017, winning with a 10 point margin. Republicans say they don’t think he’ll do as well now that his views – which can be polarizing even among Democrats – are better known. Democrats aren’t so concerned, saying they think Carter’s bigger challenge was winning the primary earlier this year.”

VA House District 50

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VA State House District #50

Lee Carter

Current Position: US Senator for VA House District 50 since 2018
Affiliation: Democrat

Candidate: 2019 State Delegate VA House District 50

For more information, see Lee Carter’s post.

Lee joined the Marine Corps during the beginning of the ‘Global War on Terror’, and worked in technological repair in a Special Operations-capable support unit, completing tours in the Middle East and the Mediterranean. His unit was also one of the first to respond to Haiti, following the devastating earthquake in 2010.

Throughout Lee’s career and civic engagement his focus has been on helping others — whether that was in his service in the Marine Corps, helping provide cancer patients with consistent care by maintaining biomedical radiation therapy equipment, or assisting small local businesses with IT support.

Ian Lovejoy

Current Position: Owner of RHS, Reliant Hiring Solutions
Affiliation: Republican

Candidate: 2019 State Delegate VA House District 50

For more information, see Ian Lovejoy’s post.

Ian Lovejoy 1Ian was raised in a working-class family in rural Appalachia. One of the first members of his family to go to college, Ian focused on academics and was Concord University’s first Rhodes Scholar nominee.  Ian went on to attend graduate school at Virginia Tech (#GOHOKIES). After college, Ian held many positions in organization leadership, including managing a national medical supply company and a local home care agency- one of our region’s largest employers. Ian knows that a quality education- be it through college, apprenticeships, trade schools or high school CTE- is pivotal to ensuring our future. 

Ian’s mother, a small business owner, instilled in her son an entrepreneurial spirit, leading Ian to establish Reliant Hiring Solutions (RHS), a specialized recruitment firm. Headquartered in Manassas, RHS has grown to be a national leader in professionally managed job fairs, helping thousands of job seekers find employment throughout our region and the nation. Ian knows the important role a quality job plays for our community and families and is committed to supporting employment in our area. 

In 2012, Ian became one of the youngest people ever elected to the Manassas City Council, a position to which he was re-elected in 2016. Ian has served in many roles on city council, including Chairman of the Economic Development and Land Use Committee, leading during a pivotal time of job creation and economic expansion in the City surrounding area. Ever an advocate for the tax payer, Ian has championed spending restraint and an “innovation before taxation” approach to governance.

As delegate, Ian will continue his commitment to serving as a voice for the entire community, work to support businesses large and small and fight to preserve the quality of life our families enjoy.

Issues

Education

Lee Carter

Lee supports raising teacher pay, and in 2019 he introduced HB 1764 which would allow teachers to stand up and demand better working conditions without fear of reprisal. Lee supports massive investment in school capital improvements, the elimination of as many SOLs as possible, and he opposes all attempts to privatize education (e.g. charter schools).

Ian Lovejoy

Ensure a World Class Education

As your Delegate, improving our education will be a top priority of mine. On City council, I have worked with teachers, parents, and stakeholders to improve our schools in Manassas and will continue to do so as your Delegate.

If elected to serve you:

  • I will work to put more tax dollars in the classroom so that our children can receive the best education possible. By retaining great teachers and hiring additional teachers while lowering class sizes, we can work together in achieving better outcomes for our kids.
  • I’ll work to pass legislation that expands education options for our kids, puts more money in the classroom, and gives our local school systems the flexibility they need to educate our kids best.
  • I support a tuition freeze on colleges and universities while we work to bring down the overall cost of higher education, because Virginians should have the opportunity to pursue a degree regardless of their socioeconomic status.
  • I will fight for policy that demands “Truth in Advertising” within higher education, so that prospective students are fully informed of the cost to pursue their degree and the average income level to expect once entering a specific field with their degree.

I will put our kids first in Richmond. Not every school is the same, neither are their specific needs, but that won’t stop me from working to ensure the best school for your child is the one closest to home.

Health Care

Lee Carter

Lee’s vote to expand Medicaid was one of the proudest moments of his life, and people are signing up faster than expected for the program. But there are still over half a million Virginians with no health insurance whatsoever, and over a million more who have insurance but can’t afford to use it. Lee won’t stop fighting until we achieve universal coverage in Virginia.

Ian Lovejoy

Make Healthcare Accessible and Affordable

One of the most important issues impacting our quality of life is the growing cost of healthcare. With a growing population, our region is less able to meet the rising expectations for healthcare. Our reliance on the Federal Government, to provide the access and quality healthcare we expect, must be measured going forward.

If elected to serve you:

  • I will work with both parties in developing a compact with other states that allows regional insurance     companies to sell across state lines, adding options to the marketplace and lowering costs.
  • I will support legislation that promotes “truth in advertising” so that consumers know how much they will be
  • charged before they get the bill, and forcing different healthcare systems to compete with each other, lowering prices for all.
  • I will fight to expand micro-hospitals in Prince William County in order to save time for those who currently must travel longer distances than necessary for medical treatment.
  • I will work with local stakeholders to ensure the proposed medical school at George Mason is built, ensuring expanded access to quality care in our area.

Our elected leaders can and should do more than stand by waiting for Washington DC to get its healthcare policies right. We must work together in finding ways to improve healthcare while lowering its financial burden. As your Delegate, I will do just that in the General Assembly.

Infrastructure

Lee Carter

Lee believes we need to build a world-class mass transit system capable of providing for Northern Virginia’s ever-growing population and reducing commuting times. Lee supports increased funding for public transportation and has consistently opposed new tolls. He supports upgrading existing intersections to alleviate bottlenecks and safety issues and will push for night and weekend service for the VRE.

Ian Lovejoy

Take Action on Traffic

Traffic congestion is a growing crisis in our area and the expensive tolls are more than a headache for commuters, they are a huge burden. Every second we spend in traffic is a second spent away from our families and detracts from or quality of life, while costly tolls is an expense that disproportionately effects hardworking Virginians.

Our legislature continues to kick the can down the road. Whether it’s funding the widening of I-28 and Prince William County Parkway or building new infrastructure, our elected leaders can’t seem to work together. Manassas and Prince William County Commuters cannot afford to wait any longer.

If elected to serve you:

  • I will work to bring legislators together to identify ways we can work to solve our traffic issues by reforming the state funding formula to fix our roads, not wasteful projects that don’t ease congestion.
  • A priority on traffic and transportation requires a budget that reflects this commitment and I will make it a priority of mine on day one to ease traffic congestion on rt. 28.
  • I will Fight for more local autonomy over transportation dollars, which will allow us to make Rollins Ford Road and other local corridor’s safer and more prepared to handle increasing traffic.
  • I will continue to oppose putting tolls on the prince William parkway and will fight to lower-or even eliminate- costly tolls on I-66 that should have never been put there in the first place.

I’m not going to Richmond with an agenda and I don’t plan to play politics; I’m dedicated to finding real solutions to our traffic problems and I am ready to take on the challenge for your family.

Civil Rights

Lee Carter

Defending and Demanding Women’s Rights

Lee knows that reproductive rights are human rights. He is an unapologetic supporter of a woman’s right to choose and will never support legislation that limits women’s access to healthcare. He will also continue the fight for pay equity, workplace rights, and increased protection from domestic violence and sexual assault.In 2019, Lee co-sponsored HJ 579 to ratify the ERA, and he won’t stop fighting until women have constitutionally protected equality.

LGBTQ Equality

Lee supports immediately passing legislation to prohibit discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. He also supports repeal of the constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, and he’ll work to remove provisions in the Code of Virginia that prohibit same-sex marriage.

Democracy

Lee Carter

Voting Rights

Voting is foundational to democracy, and Lee supports efforts to make it easier for people to vote. Lee supports repealing Virginia’s voter ID law and instituting no excuse early voting and same-day voter registration. He also supports ranked-choice voting.

Economy

Lee Carter

EconomicsLimiting Corporate Influence in Virginia Politics

Lee refuses to accept campaign contributions from all for-profit entities, including all corporate donors. He supports banning corporate contributions and establishing a system of publicly financed elections.

Consumer Protection

Lee believes elected officials should protect consumers from predatory behavior. In Virginia, loan sharks have been able to prey on vulnerable people in their times of need, and that’s why Lee was a co-patron on HB 47, the Payday Lending Prohibition Act. Lee also introduced HB 1755 to establish net neutrality in Virginia.

Environment

Lee Carter

Lee refuses contributions from the fossil-fuel industry and opposes the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the Mountain Valley Pipeline, and fracking. In 2019, he co-sponsored HB 1635 to stop new fossil-fuel infrastructure construction. Lee supports massive investments in green energy and believes consumers should be able to purchase or produce their own renewable energy.

Affordable Housing

Lee Carter

We have a crisis of housing affordability – housing costs are the single largest squeeze on residents of Manassas and Prince William County. Lee supports a wide variety of policies to lower the cost of housing, including cooperative ownership and a public option for housing.

Criminal Justice Reform

Lee Carter

Lee believes we need to stop criminalizing poverty, end cash bail, abolish private prisons, and end the application of the death penalty. In 2019, Lee introduced HB 2373 to legalize cannabis in Virginia. He also introduced HB 1761prohibiting government purchase of goods and services produced by prison labor.

Better Government

Ian Lovejoy

Demand Reasonable Taxation

The tax burden facing North Virginia residents has only increased, making it difficult for small businesses to thrive and forcing families on fixed incomes out of the communities they’ve lived for generations.

We can do better. Government, when managed correctly, can run efficiently and protect core services without making our area too expensive for fixed-income and middle class families.

If elected to serve you:

  • I will work to cut taxes on Virginians and eliminate wasteful and unnecessary government spending.
  • I will lead our legislature in identifying ways to utilize technology to streamline services, consolidate    unnecessary paper-work and maintain transparency among state agencies in order to save taxpayer dollars.
  • I will bring policy to the governor’s desk that gives more autonomy for municipal government to use tax dollars at their discretion, giving communities more control over their own destiny.
  • I will strive to identify innovative funding solutions to future projects in order to rely less on you and your family’s income to meet our state’s needs or wants.

 

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Lee CarterLee Carter

Current Position: State Delegate since 2018
Affiliation: Democrat

Overview: N/A

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate since 2018
Affiliation: Democrat

Overview: N/A

About

Source: Campaign page

Lee joined the Marine Corps during the beginning of the ‘Global War on Terror’, and worked in technological repair in a Special Operations-capable support unit, completing tours in the Middle East and the Mediterranean. His unit was also one of the first to respond to Haiti, following the devastating earthquake in 2010.

Throughout Lee’s career and civic engagement his focus has been on helping others — whether that was in his service in the Marine Corps, helping provide cancer patients with consistent care by maintaining biomedical radiation therapy equipment, or assisting small local businesses with IT support.

Experience

Work Experience

  • IT Specialist
    USMC
    2006 to 2011

Education

  • USMC
    Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy
    2019 to present

Personal

Birth Year: 1987
Place of Birth: Elizabeth City, NC
Gender: Male
Race(s): Caucasian
Religion: Unitarian Universalist
Spouse: Stephanie Elizabeth Tipple Carter
Children: Rowan

Membership & Affiliation:
Bull Run Unitarian Universalists
Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Thomas McIntire
Administrative Assistant During Session: Jane Hornbeck

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1050

District Office
P.O. Box 243
Manassas, VA 20108
Phone: (571) 261-8546

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site, Twitter, Facebook

Politics

Source: Wikipedia

Virginia House of Delegates campaign

Carter was inspired to run after receiving a shock while repairing a lighting system in the summer of 2015 and subsequently struggling to receive worker’s compensation from Virginia while unable to work. Before choosing to run, Carter had long identified as “…to the left of where the Democratic party [is]…” but was further inspired by Bernie Sanders to explore democratic socialism. Carter’s campaign mostly focused on issues such as single-payer healthcare and financial contributions to politicians. Jackson Miller, the incumbent Republican, distributed a mailer campaign by comparing Carter to Communist rulers Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong, an act described as fear-mongering and condemned by the Democratic Party of Virginia. Miller called Carter an “anti-jobs candidate” and said his “ideas are so out of the mainstream, and so incredibly expensive.” Carter won the race by nine percentage points, one of 15 DSA members to be elected in 2017.

In office

Carter has been mocked by Republicans as well as centrist Democrats for his democratic socialist ideology, most notably when during Carter’s remarks on a tax bill Delegate Mark Keam surreptitiously briefly displayed the hammer and sickle on a laptop behind Carter, an action for which he later apologized; Keam also apologized for violating Rule 57 in regard to the legislative body’s decorum (“No member shall in debate use any language or gesture calculated to wound, offend, or insult another member.”). Carter dismissed the affair as “clearly […] a joke, but […] in very poor taste and rooted in a lack of knowledge about the history of the political left.” In October 2018, Carter admitted to having made “homophobic, trans-phobic, sometimes sexist or racially insensitive” comments online as a teenager in order to get ahead of any potential attempts at “personal smears.”

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Lee J. Carter (D)10,70153.26%
Ian T. Lovejoy (R)9,33646.47%
Write-In (Write-in)550.27%
TOTAL20,092

2018 State DelegateArray

Lee Carter (D)11,36654.3%
Jackson Hunter Miller (R)9,51845.5%
Write In (Write-in)410.2%
TOTAL20,925

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Finances

CARTER, LEE has run in 1 race for public office, winning 1 of them. The candidate has raised a total of$289,421.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Militia, Police and Public Safety
Finance

Subcommittees

Finance – Subcommittee #1

Appointments

House Finance
House Militia Police and Public Safety

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Issues

Civil Rights

Defending and Demanding Women’s Rights

Lee knows that reproductive rights are human rights. He is an unapologetic supporter of a woman’s right to choose and will never support legislation that limits women’s access to healthcare. He will also continue the fight for pay equity, workplace rights, and increased protection from domestic violence and sexual assault.In 2019, Lee co-sponsored HJ 579 to ratify the ERA, and he won’t stop fighting until women have constitutionally protected equality.

LGBTQ Equality

Lee supports immediately passing legislation to prohibit discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. He also supports repeal of the constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, and he’ll work to remove provisions in the Code of Virginia that prohibit same-sex marriage.

Democracy

Voting Rights

Voting is foundational to democracy, and Lee supports efforts to make it easier for people to vote. Lee supports repealing Virginia’s voter ID law and instituting no excuse early voting and same-day voter registration. He also supports ranked-choice voting.

Economy

EconomicsLimiting Corporate Influence in Virginia Politics

Lee refuses to accept campaign contributions from all for-profit entities, including all corporate donors. He supports banning corporate contributions and establishing a system of publicly financed elections.

Consumer Protection

Lee believes elected officials should protect consumers from predatory behavior. In Virginia, loan sharks have been able to prey on vulnerable people in their times of need, and that’s why Lee was a co-patron on HB 47, the Payday Lending Prohibition Act. Lee also introduced HB 1755 to establish net neutrality in Virginia.

Education

Lee supports raising teacher pay, and in 2019 he introduced HB 1764 which would allow teachers to stand up and demand better working conditions without fear of reprisal. Lee supports massive investment in school capital improvements, the elimination of as many SOLs as possible, and he opposes all attempts to privatize education (e.g. charter schools).

Environment

Lee refuses contributions from the fossil-fuel industry and opposes the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the Mountain Valley Pipeline, and fracking. In 2019, he co-sponsored HB 1635 to stop new fossil-fuel infrastructure construction. Lee supports massive investments in green energy and believes consumers should be able to purchase or produce their own renewable energy.

Health Care

Lee’s vote to expand Medicaid was one of the proudest moments of his life, and people are signing up faster than expected for the program. But there are still over half a million Virginians with no health insurance whatsoever, and over a million more who have insurance but can’t afford to use it. Lee won’t stop fighting until we achieve universal coverage in Virginia.

Infrastructure

Transportation

Lee believes we need to build a world-class mass transit system capable of providing for Northern Virginia’s ever-growing population and reducing commuting times. Lee supports increased funding for public transportation and has consistently opposed new tolls. He supports upgrading existing intersections to alleviate bottlenecks and safety issues and will push for night and weekend service for the VRE.

Criminal Justice Reform

Lee believes we need to stop criminalizing poverty, end cash bail, abolish private prisons, and end the application of the death penalty. In 2019, Lee introduced HB 2373 to legalize cannabis in Virginia. He also introduced HB 1761prohibiting government purchase of goods and services produced by prison labor.

Affordable Housing

We have a crisis of housing affordability – housing costs are the single largest squeeze on residents of Manassas and Prince William County. Lee supports a wide variety of policies to lower the cost of housing, including cooperative ownership and a public option for housing.

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Ian LovejoyIan Lovejoy

Current Position: Owner of RHS, Reliant Hiring Solutions
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate

Overview: N/A

Summary

Current Position: Owner of RHS, Reliant Hiring Solutions
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate

Overview: N/A

About

Ian Lovejoy 1

Source: Campaign page

Ian was raised in a working-class family in rural Appalachia. One of the first members of his family to go to college, Ian focused on academics and was Concord University’s first Rhodes Scholar nominee.  Ian went on to attend graduate school at Virginia Tech (#GOHOKIES). After college, Ian held many positions in organization leadership, including managing a national medical supply company and a local home care agency- one of our region’s largest employers. Ian knows that a quality education- be it through college, apprenticeships, trade schools or high school CTE- is pivotal to ensuring our future.  

Ian’s mother, a small business owner, instilled in her son an entrepreneurial spirit, leading Ian to establish Reliant Hiring Solutions (RHS), a specialized recruitment firm. Headquartered in Manassas, RHS has grown to be a national leader in professionally managed job fairs, helping thousands of job seekers find employment throughout our region and the nation. Ian knows the important role a quality job plays for our community and families and is committed to supporting employment in our area. 

In 2012, Ian became one of the youngest people ever elected to the Manassas City Council, a position to which he was re-elected in 2016. Ian has served in many roles on city council, including Chairman of the Economic Development and Land Use Committee, leading during a pivotal time of job creation and economic expansion in the City surrounding area. Ever an advocate for the tax payer, Ian has championed spending restraint and an “innovation before taxation” approach to governance. 
 

As delegate, Ian will continue his commitment to serving as a voice for the entire community, work to support businesses large and small and fight to preserve the quality of life our families enjoy.

Current and Former (*) City Council Responsibilities:

Chairman, Finance Committee
Chairman, Land Use and Economic Development Committee*
Chairman, Personnel Committee*
Council Liaison, Manassas City Utility Commission*
Council Liaison, Manassas Regional Airport Commission
Historic Resources Board*
Council Liaison, Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee*

Current and Former (*) Organizational Memberships, Professional Experience and Recognitions 

Walk Committee Chairman, Tri-County Walk to End Alzheimer’s*
Member, Board of Directors, Caton Merchant House
Member, Prince William Chamber Economic Development Committee
Member, Prince William Chamber Government Relations Committee
Director of Operations, Home Instead Senior Care*
Director of Operations, WSR Solutions*
Founder, E. Catherine Cobb Memorial Literacy Grant
Member, Rotary Club of Manassas
Potomac Local- 40 under 40
Nominee, Discover Prince William Tourism Champion
President, Manassas City Public Schools Education Foundation*
Board Member, City of Manassas Family Services Committee*
Attend, Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church
Member, Friends of SERVE
Ambassador, Prince William Chamber of Commerce*
Member, City of Manassas Architectural Review Board

Web

Campaign Site, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube

Issues

Governance

Demand Reasonable Taxation

The tax burden facing North Virginia residents has only increased, making it difficult for small businesses to thrive and forcing families on fixed incomes out of the communities they’ve lived for generations.

We can do better. Government, when managed correctly, can run efficiently and protect core services without making our area too expensive for fixed-income and middle class families.

If elected to serve you:

  • I will work to cut taxes on Virginians and eliminate wasteful and unnecessary government spending.
  • I will lead our legislature in identifying ways to utilize technology to streamline services, consolidate    unnecessary paper-work and maintain transparency among state agencies in order to save taxpayer dollars.
  • I will bring policy to the governor’s desk that gives more autonomy for municipal government to use tax dollars at their discretion, giving communities more control over their own destiny.
  • I will strive to identify innovative funding solutions to future projects in order to rely less on you and your family’s income to meet our state’s needs or wants.

Education

Ensure a World Class Education

As your Delegate, improving our education will be a top priority of mine. On City council, I have worked with teachers, parents, and stakeholders to improve our schools in Manassas and will continue to do so as your Delegate.

If elected to serve you:

  • I will work to put more tax dollars in the classroom so that our children can receive the best education possible. By retaining great teachers and hiring additional teachers while lowering class sizes, we can work together in achieving better outcomes for our kids.
  • I’ll work to pass legislation that expands education options for our kids, puts more money in the classroom, and gives our local school systems the flexibility they need to educate our kids best.
  • I support a tuition freeze on colleges and universities while we work to bring down the overall cost of higher education, because Virginians should have the opportunity to pursue a degree regardless of their socioeconomic status.
  • I will fight for policy that demands “Truth in Advertising” within higher education, so that prospective students are fully informed of the cost to pursue their degree and the average income level to expect once entering a specific field with their degree.

I will put our kids first in Richmond. Not every school is the same, neither are their specific needs, but that won’t stop me from working to ensure the best school for your child is the one closest to home.

Health Care

Make Healthcare Accessible and Affordable

One of the most important issues impacting our quality of life is the growing cost of healthcare. With a growing population, our region is less able to meet the rising expectations for healthcare. Our reliance on the Federal Government, to provide the access and quality healthcare we expect, must be measured going forward.

If elected to serve you:

  • I will work with both parties in developing a compact with other states that allows regional insurance     companies to sell across state lines, adding options to the marketplace and lowering costs.
  • I will support legislation that promotes “truth in advertising” so that consumers know how much they will be
  • charged before they get the bill, and forcing different healthcare systems to compete with each other, lowering prices for all.
  • I will fight to expand micro-hospitals in Prince William County in order to save time for those who currently must travel longer distances than necessary for medical treatment.
  • I will work with local stakeholders to ensure the proposed medical school at George Mason is built, ensuring expanded access to quality care in our area.

Our elected leaders can and should do more than stand by waiting for Washington DC to get its healthcare policies right. We must work together in finding ways to improve healthcare while lowering its financial burden. As your Delegate, I will do just that in the General Assembly.

Infrastructure

Take Action on Traffic

Traffic congestion is a growing crisis in our area and the expensive tolls are more than a headache for commuters, they are a huge burden. Every second we spend in traffic is a second spent away from our families and detracts from or quality of life, while costly tolls is an expense that disproportionately effects hardworking Virginians.

Our legislature continues to kick the can down the road. Whether it’s funding the widening of I-28 and Prince William County Parkway or building new infrastructure, our elected leaders can’t seem to work together. Manassas and Prince William County Commuters cannot afford to wait any longer.

If elected to serve you:

  • I will work to bring legislators together to identify ways we can work to solve our traffic issues by reforming the state funding formula to fix our roads, not wasteful projects that don’t ease congestion.
  • A priority on traffic and transportation requires a budget that reflects this commitment and I will make it a priority of mine on day one to ease traffic congestion on rt. 28.
  • I will Fight for more local autonomy over transportation dollars, which will allow us to make Rollins Ford Road and other local corridor’s safer and more prepared to handle increasing traffic.
  • I will continue to oppose putting tolls on the prince William parkway and will fight to lower-or even eliminate- costly tolls on I-66 that should have never been put there in the first place.

I’m not going to Richmond with an agenda and I don’t plan to play politics; I’m dedicated to finding real solutions to our traffic problems and I am ready to take on the challenge for your family.

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