Nancy Guy

Nancy Guy

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Democrat

Nancy Guy grew up in a Navy family in the 83rd District and attended Thoroughgood Elementary and Cox High School. She graduated from The College of William and Mary with a B.A. in Government ( where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa), and got her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

As a proud product of Virginia’s public education programs, supporting public education has long been her passion.  Nancy believes that a quality public education system is the very backbone of democracy and will do everything in her power to channel proper resources to it.

About

Nancy Guy 1

Source: Campaign page

Nancy grew up in a Navy family in the 83rd District and attended Thoroughgood Elementary and Cox High School. She graduated from The College of William and Mary with a B.A. in Government ( where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa), and got her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. 

She and her husband of 38 years, Richard Guy, moved to Charlotte, NC for a decade where they practiced law and had two children. In 1992 they returned to Virginia Beach to be closer to extended family. Richard is an attorney with Vandeventer Black, LLP in Norfolk. Their children are now grown and they have two grandchildren. 

Since her return to Virginia, Nancy has worked in a variety of capacities with some breaks from paid work to raise children and care for ailing and dying parents: managing a family real estate partnership, helping in the management of a home health care company founded by her father, and as an educational consultant assisting students. In 1996 she was elected to the Virginia Beach School Board and was subsequently re-elected for a second term.

After successfully battling breast cancer, in 2012-13, Nancy decided to simplify her life. She liquidated the real estate partnership in 2014 and closed down her educational consulting business in 2017 to concentrate on spending more time with family and giving more time to causes she believes in.

As a proud product of Virginia’s public education programs, supporting public education has long been her passion. In addition to her two terms on the School Board, she has served on the Board of WHRO, the Board of SECEP (the Southeastern Cooperative Educational Program), 12 years on the Virginia Education Foundation Board, two terms as President of the PTSA at Virginia Beach’s largest high school, a member of the Virginia Beach City Council of PTAs and member of the Legislative Committee of the Virginia PTA. Nancy believes that a quality public education system is the very backbone of democracy and will do everything in her power to channel proper resources to it. 

In addition to educational activities Nancy has always been active in her church, Bayside Presbyterian, where she is an elder and, through her work with the Community Service Ministry, has volunteered with a variety of programs that help others including Seton Youth Shelters, Samaritan House, Judeo-Christian Outreach, and VOA/Lighthouse Winter Shelter. 

She has the education, experience, passion and time to devote herself fully to representing the people of the 83rd District.

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Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Nancy D. Guy (D)10,97149.97%
Christopher P. Stolle (R)10,94449.85%
Write-In (Write-in)390.18%
TOTAL21,954

Issues

Source: Campaign page

PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING
 
Nancy feels strongly that public education should be the among the highest spending priorities of state and local government. In the ten years Mr. Stolle has been in office, state funding for public education across the board has decreased and in Virginia Beach and Norfolk has gone down over a thousand dollars per pupil in spite of rising state revenues.  The Literacy Fund, which historically assisted localities with the capital costs of building and renovating schools, was completely zeroed out.   Nancy fully supports Governor Northam’s proposal to more fully fund education in the second half of the biennial budget with the projected increase in revenues, including a 5% teacher pay raise over two years, an increase in the number of guidance counselors and a return to funding the Literacy Fund.  She will continue to fight for equitable funding for public education in subsequent budgets. 
 
ENVIRONMENT
 
Nancy feels we have a moral imperative to protect the environment for future generations.  In the two years of the Trump administration the health rating of the Chesapeake Bay, which runs the length of the 83rd District has gone from a “C” to a “D+.” With the federal government focused on enabling polluters rather than controlling them it is imperative that the state steps up its efforts to protect this important resource for both ecological and economic reasons.   Likewise, in 2018 the United States, for the first time in ten years, increased its output of carbon emissions. Nancy is proud that Virginia is a member of the Under2Coalition and pledged to support the goals of the Paris Climate Accord.  She will oppose any effort to undermine these efforts.  She also supports Virginia’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative which would force utilities to move investment from fossil fuel plants to renewable sources like wind and solar. Chris Stolle has stated that he opposes RGGI. Although he  has tried to position himself as an “environmentally friendly” Republican, his current rating from the Virginia Conservation League is still only 43%, and his lifetime rating is 33%. His web page does address the realities of sea level rise, but skirts the issue of climate change, saying glibly “regardless of the cause.” It is our duty to recognize that the cause is climate change and take steps to correct the problem. 
 
GUN SAFETY
 
Nancy supports common sense controls like universal back ground checks and limits on the volume of gun purchases.  Chris Stolle has an “A” rating from the NRA (93%) and has voted against even such common sense controls as the one gun a month purchase limitation.  He voted multiple times for a bill that would authorize those who have a restraining order filed against them to carry a concealed firearm.  The grip of the gun lobby on Richmond is so strong that, once again in 2019, Virginia failed to let a bill that would require universal background checks to even get out of committee for a vote on the House floor.
 
REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
 
Nancy feels that it is not the role of government to dictate that a woman must become a mother.  With the current make-up of the United States Supreme Court, we can no longer assume that women’s decisions about reproduction will be constitutionally protected.  If Roe v. Wade is overturned the issue will immediately become one for state legislatures to decide. Even though he is an OB-GYN by training, Chris Stolle currently has a 17% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, and voted multiple times for the law requiring women who seek an abortion to first have an ultrasound and be shown a picture of the fetus.  The bill was so outrageous that it became a punch line on national comedy shows. He also voted for the “personhood” bill, which defined life as legally starting at conception, and would confer legal rights on an unborn fetus.  He has voted repeatedly to eliminate state funding to providers of abortions, including Planned Parenthood. 
 
 
REDISTRICTING
 
Nancy fully supports the proposed legislation of One Virginia 2021 that would create a non-partisan, third-party process for redistricting in Virginia and end gerrymandering. For too long in Virginia, the politicians have chosen their voters instead of the other way around.  The incumbent, Chris Stolle, has said he does not support this proposal.  The 83rd was redrawn following his election in 2009 to include two non-contiguous precincts with a conservative voting history and remove more diverse precincts that were a natural part of the District which has “protected” his seat for almost a decade.  The 83rd is one of the Districts that has been redrawn by order of the Federal Court because of racial gerrymandering and the Republican House Caucus, of which Mr. Stolle is a member, has appealed that decision.  The process should be fair to all and not be slanted regardless of which political party has the majority in the legislature.
 
THE BIG PICTURE
 
Even voters who do not live in the 83rd District should support Nancy because the Democratic Party needs only two more seats to gain a majority in the House of Delegates. The Republican Party has had control of the Virginia legislature for a quarter of a century.  Because of this control they have prevented many common sense laws from even coming forward for debate. This is despite the fact that most Virginians actually vote for Democratic candidates.  All of Virginia’s statewide officials (Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General) as well as both U.S. Senators have been Democrats the last two election cycles.  Virginia has voted for the Democratic nominee in the last three presidential elections and in 2018 flipped three House of Representatives seats to make its Congressional delegation a 7-4 Democratic majority. Despite having a razor thin 51-49 majority in the Virginia House of Delegates after the elections in 2017, the Republicans  have refused to share power and stacked key committees with a majority of Republicans to keep legislation off the floor. They seek to continue to artificially preserve their majority by filing legal challenges to keep the racially gerrymandered districts that they drew in 2011 and by relentlessly opposing efforts to make voting easier by opposing early voting bills and increasing voter ID requirements.  This has to stop and this is the year to finally stop it. 

Civil Rights

Reproductive Rights

Nancy feels that it is not the role of government to dictate that a woman must become a mother.  With the current make-up of the United States Supreme Court, we can no longer assume that women’s decisions about reproduction will be constitutionally protected.  If Roe v. Wade is overturned the issue will immediately become one for state legislatures to decide. Even though he is an OB-GYN by training, Chris Stolle currently has a 17% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, and voted multiple times for the law requiring women who seek an abortion to first have an ultrasound and be shown a picture of the fetus.  The bill was so outrageous that it became a punch line on national comedy shows. He also voted for the “personhood” bill, which defined life as legally starting at conception, and would confer legal rights on an unborn fetus.  He has voted repeatedly to eliminate state funding to providers of abortions, including Planned Parenthood.

Democracy

Redistricting

Nancy fully supports the proposed legislation of One Virginia 2021 that would create a non-partisan, third-party process for redistricting in Virginia and end gerrymandering. For too long in Virginia, the politicians have chosen their voters instead of the other way around.  The incumbent, Chris Stolle, has said he does not support this proposal.  The 83rd was redrawn following his election in 2009 to include two non-contiguous precincts with a conservative voting history and remove more diverse precincts that were a natural part of the District which has “protected” his seat for almost a decade.  The 83rd is one of the Districts that has been redrawn by order of the Federal Court because of racial gerrymandering and the Republican House Caucus, of which Mr. Stolle is a member, has appealed that decision.  The process should be fair to all and not be slanted regardless of which political party has the majority in the legislature.

Education

Public School Funding

Nancy feels strongly that public education should be the among the highest spending priorities of state and local government. In the ten years Mr. Stolle has been in office, state funding for public education across the board has decreased and in Virginia Beach and Norfolk has gone down over a thousand dollars per pupil in spite of rising state revenues.  The Literacy Fund, which historically assisted localities with the capital costs of building and renovating schools, was completely zeroed out.   Nancy fully supports Governor Northam’s proposal to more fully fund education in the second half of the biennial budget with the projected increase in revenues, including a 5% teacher pay raise over two years, an increase in the number of guidance counselors and a return to funding the Literacy Fund.  She will continue to fight for equitable funding for public education in subsequent budgets.

Environment

Nancy feels we have a moral imperative to protect the environment for future generations.  In the two years of the Trump administration the health rating of the Chesapeake Bay, which runs the length of the 83rd District has gone from a “C” to a “D+.” With the federal government focused on enabling polluters rather than controlling them it is imperative that the state steps up its efforts to protect this important resource for both ecological and economic reasons.   Likewise, in 2018 the United States, for the first time in ten years, increased its output of carbon emissions. Nancy is proud that Virginia is a member of the Under2Coalition and pledged to support the goals of the Paris Climate Accord.  She will oppose any effort to undermine these efforts.  She also supports Virginia’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative which would force utilities to move investment from fossil fuel plants to renewable sources like wind and solar. Chris Stolle has stated that he opposes RGGI. Although he  has tried to position himself as an “environmentally friendly” Republican, his current rating from the Virginia Conservation League is still only 43%, and his lifetime rating is 33%. His web page does address the realities of sea level rise, but skirts the issue of climate change, saying glibly “regardless of the cause.” It is our duty to recognize that the cause is climate change and take steps to correct the problem.

Safety

Nancy supports common sense controls like universal back ground checks and limits on the volume of gun purchases.  Chris Stolle has an “A” rating from the NRA (93%) and has voted against even such common sense controls as the one gun a month purchase limitation.  He voted multiple times for a bill that would authorize those who have a restraining order filed against them to carry a concealed firearm.  The grip of the gun lobby on Richmond is so strong that, once again in 2019, Virginia failed to let a bill that would require universal background checks to even get out of committee for a vote on the House floor.

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We can do better and we must • Nancy Guy for Delegate
Nancy Guy For Delegate
Published on August 27, 2019
By: Nancy Guy For Delegate

Nancy Guy is a Democrat running for the House of Delegates in Virginia Beach. She’s a mother, grandmother, retired lawyer, educational consultant, and former elected-member of the Virginia Beach School Board. She’s running in one of the most competitive districts in the Commonwealth because she believes in fully funding public education, ensuring access to quality, affordable healthcare for all Virginians, passing commonsense gun safety legislation, and addressing the threats of sea level rise and climate change head-on

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