The RUN FOR SOMETHING CANDIDATES
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Jennifer Carroll Foy, VA-2
As a former Magistrate judicial officer, foster parent, one of the first females to graduate from Virginia Military Institute and a current public defender, Jennifer understands the needs of her community and has the knowledge and experience to find solutions to strengthen our economy, improve education and transportation, reform our criminal justice system, and advance women’s rights.
DANICA ROEM, VA-13
Danica is a 32-year-old step-mom, journalist, and lifelong Manassas resident. She worked as the lead reporter of the Gainesville Times from 2006–2015, and most recently served as the news editor of the Montgomery County Sentinel from 2015–2016. If elected, Danica would be the first out transgender person ever seated in an American state legislature.
Danica is running against Republican Bob Marshall, who is one of the most anti-LGBT members of the VA House of Delegates.
Schuyler VanValkenburg, VA-72
Schuyler is a public school teacher who is running for Delegate to fight for strong public schools, to create 21st Century jobs, and to level the playing field for all citizens. Schuyler is raising his three children in the Lakeside neighborhood in Henrico County, and he teaches government and history at Glen Allen High School.
Schuyler’s running for an open seat -- the Republican who’s retiring, Jimmie Massie, has been uncontested the last three cycles.
Joshua Cole, VA-28
Joshua Cole is motivated by the convictions of his faith and his civic duty to be a uniting force for a divided nation. Joshua will be a strong advocate for public education, transportation, health care, criminal justice reform, environmental protection, and the rights of the LGBTQ community. Joshua would be the first African American to represent the 28th District.
VA-28 is the home district of VA House Speaker Bill Howell, who has represented the area since 1992. He has run uncontested for nearly every election since he got into office. Speaker Howell is retiring, so this is an open seat.
Kellen Squire, VA-58
Kellen Squire is an emergency department nurse from Barboursville, Virginia, running for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 58th District, the seat once held by Thomas Jefferson. He hopes to help build a new generation of leaders to take back the torch of civic engagement and restore the ideals our country was founded on. He is ready to stand up for working Virginians, to fight tirelessly for families, and to ensure that tomorrow brings a promising and prosperous future for his district.
Kellen’s race in particular is a fun one: He’s running against Robert Bell, who’s gone uncontested the last two cycles. Rob Bell is as conservative as they come.
Chris Hurst, VA-12
Chris Hurst is a former broadcast journalist and anchor for WDBJ7 (CBS) in Roanoke, Virginia. The on-air murder of his late-girlfriend, fellow journalist Alison Parker, has motivated Chris to run for public office and fight for families in Southwest Virginia. As Delegate, he vows to give a voice to the voiceless, demand support for public education and protect those at-risk to violence and abuse.
Chris will be up against Republican Joseph Yost -- flipping this seat matters for winning back the Virginia legislature.
Donte Tanner, VA-40
Donte Tanner is an Air Force Veteran, small business owner, husband and father. Donte, who was taught the importance of service from his parents, is running because he wants to continue serving his country and carry on the Air Force Academy's tradition of putting "Service Before Self" by fighting for Virginia families.
Donte is challenging Republican Tim Hugo, who is the House of Delegates’ majority caucus chairman.