Virginia State House District 31
Elizabeth Guzman is a candidate for the 31st District of the House of Delegates, and currently serves as a social worker with the City of Alexandria. She’s an immigrant from Peru, who came here looking for opportunities for her oldest daughter Pamela, working 3 jobs to afford a 1 bedroom apartment. She then worked her way through college and earned 2 masters degrees in social work and public administration. Elizabeth is a proud AFSCME member, and, if elected, she would be the first Latina, AFSCME member, and social worker elected to the Virginia legislature.
She is running to bring representation to all voters in her district, who have been ignored by Scott Lingamfelter for his 16 years in office. As a public servant and advocate, Elizabeth has worked with families in her community who are struggling to pay for healthcare, earn a living wage, and get to work everyday in our congested roads. Being a social worker, she sees hardworking families make ends meet, and realize that Republicans in Richmond are not working for them.
Her campaign includes a commitment to raise the minimum wage, achieve pay equity for women, and make local government work for everyone, rather than advance an anti-minority agenda. Her campaign has never taken money from major corporations like Dominion Power, and is built on people-powered grassroots fundraising, holding to the values of getting big money out of politics.
She’s running a bold progressive campaign, grounded in racial and economic justice, and ready to fight for the working families of her district in the Capitol.