Tim is a lifelong Virginian and a 30 year resident of Fairfax County. He and his wife Paula live in Clifton with their four children. He is currently third in leadership in the House of Delegates, serving as House Majority Caucus Chairman.
A Republican controlled House and a Democrat controlled Senate came to a bipartisan agreement regarding redistricting. The process abided not only by state laws regarding redistricting, but was compliant with the Voting Rights Act evident by the Obama Administration's Department of Justice swiftly approving the redistricting plans. I believe the current law is sufficient to address any redistricting concerns.
Open access to the ballot box is critical to the success of our electoral process and the representative government that comes from it. As an elected official, I take this responsibility seriously and am committed to upholding the rule of law. If you are a legal U.S. citizen and have a valid, qualifying form of identification, you should NEVER be prohibited from casting your vote. I will continue to work to ensure the integrity of our democracy in Virginia.
Without raising taxes, I will remain a common sense voice for major transportation projects so that our interstates and highways meet the needs for all Northern Virginians and that your neighborhood and secondary roads are safe and properly maintained. Transportation is one of government’s core responsibilities, and an eroding transportation infrastructure not only hampers economic development, but it also diminishes our quality of life.
Issues I've focused on have been congestion relief, fostering a favorable business climate, making higher education more accessible for Virginia's students, stopping human trafficking, and ending the opioid crisis. These issues will remain top priorities of mine. I will continue to push for public colleges and universities to admit a minimum of 75% in-state students so that more Virginians can attend these taxpayer-supported institutions. Additionally, we must hold the line of taxes.
Donte is an Air Force Veteran, Small Business Owner, Husband and Father living in Centreville. He's running to put service before self -- the Air Force Academy's Motto -- and will work hard on behalf of Virginia Families in Richmond.
With partisan re-districting efforts, politicians in Richmond are deciding who gets elected, not the voters. Our current system encourages partisan bickering, political grandstanding, and not getting things done for Virginians. I believe it’s time that the voters finally get their right to elect their representatives back. I will fight for independent redistricting reform to ensure we draw districts that promote problem solving, bi-partisan solutions, and putting people before politics.
We need to put an end to voter suppression tactics - like strict voter ID requirements and gerrymandering. It weakens our Democracy, it doesn't strengthen it. Voting should be easy and convenient, and we should strengthen our early voting programs and allow same-day voter registration.
We need to bring together Republicans and Democrats to find a long term and comprehensive solution to ease traffic and provide multiple modes of transportation. We need to think smart about how we structure our roads and infrastructure, and do more to support metro and incentivize more eco-friendly commuting.
First is to protect healthcare. I grew up in a military family, so I understand the importance of good healthcare that allowed my parents to care for me and my brothers without fear of bankruptcy. To me, healthcare is a right for every VA family. I also believe in defending a woman's right to choose, their equal access to healthcare, and addressing the wage gap in Virginia. Lastly, we need to reform how we draw our district lines and use an independent redistricting commission.