Who am I?
I'm a lifelong Virginian and a resident of Brambleton. Currently, I'm a project manager at Booz Allen Hamilton, and I'm going to handle my responsibilities as delegate with the same solutions-oriented focus that I bring to my day job. If a piece of legislation does not improve quality of life, address a current problem or position Virginia better for the future, I won't give it the time of day.
I'm a first-time candidate, so I still have a great deal to learn about the process. With that said, the more people I meet, and the more stories I hear, the more convinced I am that my district deserves better than its current representative.
Why am I running?
I'm running because my district deserves a Delegate who will fight for the priorities of our constituents - smart expansion that doesn't destroy our natural beauty, a fair transportation solution for Virginia, and keeping the government out of women's health. My opponent's been on the wrong side of each one of these issues. I'll fight to prioritize real problems such as these and move past the ideologically motivated debates that waste my constituents' time.
I will vote against every bill that seeks to unfairly disadvantage my constituents (whether in their tax burden or in their relationship with their doctors), and I will fight to make sure that my region's unique quality of life isn't destroyed by the rush to develop. I'll work to build a majority of like-minded officials in both my district and in the House of Delegates, and I will go out of my way to support up and coming prospects in the same mold.
My DFA Values
The theme of my campaign is "Our Community, Our Values." I believe that the policy points expressed above reflect a Northern Virginia community that deeply values fairness and opportunity and that believes in equality for all. Whenever we interact with someone, we open up our campaign community to them and seek to become part of their personal community in turn. Our community values the help we give each other just as much as it values the liberty we maintain from excessive external intervention.
My Campaign is People Powered!
Last year, I helped build and lead the regional African Americans for Obama organization. We organized numerous community events, including an exceptional forum on women's health. This year, I'm looking forward to doing more of the same during my race, so that my campaign can continue to benefit our community even as we inspire our supporters to action.
At the same time, our core of volunteers from last year is still working hard to get our neighbors out to vote! They'll be the core of our efforts down the stretch.