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Virginia House District 8

Includes Montgomery County precincts A-1; B-2; C-1,3,4; G-1

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  • Darlene Lewis
    (Dem)

  • Joe McNamara
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

What do you believe is the top priority for your district, and what is your plan to address it?

What measures, if any, would you support to ensure the right to vote and election integrity?

Regarding fair redistricting, 1) Do you support the proposal for a Virginia Redistricting Commission and why? 2) If the Constitutional Amendment is adopted, what legislation would you support to implement the Commission?

What solutions would you support to reduce the current level of gun violence in Virginia?

Biographical Information My name is Darlene Lewis and I am a 20-year resident of Roanoke County and a small business owner. I stand tonight as the democratic candidate for delegate of the 8th district. With several goals in mind and a heartful of compassion for the residents of the 8th district. I will work to bring to pass: A Healthy Community is one which embodies the people as a whole. To have a healthy community for everyone. To create opportunity for all. We need to see each other as neighbors. A healthy community is one that offers complete well-being to all its resident of all stages of life. A healthy community helps to reduce health gaps caused by differences in income and education. I will work to revitalize our small-town economy by recycling back into the community. That will provide local jobs and keep the wealth in the community. Build schools without raising taxes. Bring a balance to the community. We can bring about equality diversity and respect for life. On a more personal note It is our moral responsibility to bring the cost of prescription drug prices down by eliminating price gouging on brand name drugs and capping co-pays on insulin. This is something dear to me in that a few months ago my husband had a toe amputated. We realize how important capping co-pays was on insulin. We spent hours looking for different brands that were affordable for us.
Broadband – I propose a committee to begin working on grants to help build the last mile broadband project. Help the State realize the benefits to bringing broadband to promote business.
A copy made of every ballet before it is put into machine. Every ballot matched at the end of election.
Only on extremely large districts that are especially rural; more delegates – senators. We should have more areas with two to three, in smaller condensed areas.
I believe if we began by just asking businesses or places where there is a private gathering to change their rules and just not allow guns in. That will start a move towards change.
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