Since Election Day, like many of you, I have been staying engaged and watching closely the political events across the Commonwealth and in Washington, DC. There has been a lot happening, from the Supreme Court of Virginia selecting special masters to draw maps to the General Assembly School Modernization Commission developing a plan to at least partially fund new schools in the state. Of course, at the national level, the Infrastructure Bill was signed into law, the Build Back Better Act is through the House, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the Mississippi abortion case, and the Biden Administration is ramping up COVID testing and vaccination efforts in the face of the Omicron variant. Whew!!!
What I know for sure is that my resolve to run again for the House of Delegates has never been stronger. No matter what the district looks like or who the incumbent may be, I am 100% in to run in either 2022 or 2023. I'm proud of what we were able to accomplish in 2021, and I believe next time will build on that success.
No doubt many of you have seen the news from the Supreme Court of Virginia with a new map for what the House of Delegates districts looks like. Sara believes the maps are an improvement of the very gerrymandered 58th District, and a big improvement in keeping like communities together more compactly. She realizes that the maps do split some communities and counties in ways that the residents will not like. Sara welcomes your feedback on how the new districts will affect our communities, especially those in rural areas. Our goal is to begin dialogue with and to better understand what the people of the new 62nd District will want from their delegate.
Sara has committed to run to be that delegate, fighting for everyone in our community.
What's more, because Greene County where Sara lives was put in a district with no current Delegate, her next race will be an open race rather than fighting an incumbent. Sara is looking at this as a real opportunity to demonstrate what it means to listen, be responsive, and fight for everyone to have their voices heard in our community.
Sara grew up knowing what it's like for working families to struggle. She knows about the tough decisions like choosing when to forgo medicine to make sure there's food on the table. Her experiences with working hard to make it in her life and fighting for everything she has will help her bring real life experience to Richmond. No matter what the district looks like, Sara is ready to lead. Join in helping Sara get a jump start on fundraising for the next election cycle to make sure the communication and outreach lines remain open.
We'd love to have your help as we begin to plan the next stage of this fight.
To begin, I need to make sure my campaign has the financial resources to maximize our early and sustained voter outreach and help me build more name recognition in the new district. I realize were in the holiday season, but if we start building our bank account now it will let us do more later and continue to remain engaged. I ask you to help us with a contribution now.
We also would love your help in other ways: join our volunteer list or follow the campaign on our social media channels.
Candidate for Virginia House of Delegates 2022/23