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Virginia House District 49

The Virginia House of Delegates is one of two parts in the Virginia General Assembly, the other being the Senate of Virginia. The House is presided over by the Speaker of theHouse, who is elected from among the House membership by the Delegates. It has 100 members elected for terms of two years; unlike most states, these elections take place during odd-numbered years. The annual salary for delegates is $17,640 per year.
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    Alfonso H. Lopez (Dem) Business Executive and Federal Government Relations

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    Adam Roosevelt (Rep) U.S. Army Reserves & Small Business Owner

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What changes in Virginia's method of drawing electoral district lines (redistricting) would you support? (500 characters)

How would you ensure voting access for all qualified Virginians? (400 Characters)

What options would you propose to increase highway and public transportation funding? (500 characters)

What are your legislative priorities? (400 characters)

Biography Alfonso Lopez, Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, has over 25 years of legislative experience. He has served as an Obama Administration appointee, Kaine Administration cabinet-level appointee, and a three-term member of the House of Delegates.
Campaign Phone (571) 336-2147
Twitter @Lopez4VA
If we want to create districts that fairly represent the values and priorities of all Virginians, we need to remove politics from the redistricting process. As a delegate, I have fought to create an independent, nonpartisan Reapportionment Commission that takes into consideration natural geographical boundaries, jurisdictional boundaries, communities of interest, and competitiveness when creating district boundaries.
Rather than creating new barriers for people to vote, we need to make it easier for Virginians to cast their ballot. I’m proud to have passed legislation easing congestion at polling places and to have worked with the State Board of Elections to increase transparency and improve accountability in our election process. I support implementing no-excuse absentee voting & automatic voter registration.
Our transportation and public transit infrastructure are essential to keeping Virginia’s economy moving forward. In 2013, I supported the first increase in dedicated transportation funding in over 25 years. Now we need additional revenue for transit maintenance and to meet the growing needs of our region. I support raising revenue from different statewide and regional sources - such as creating a floor for Northern Virginia’s regional gas tax - in order to reduce the impact on Virginia families.
I believe in a Commonwealth that lifts everyone up and leaves no one behind. That is why I will keep working to expand Medicaid coverage for 400,000 uninsured Virginians, create a dedicated source of revenue for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, incentivize renewable energy projects to build our clean energy economy, support small businesses, and create an open and welcoming Commonwealth for all.
Biography Born April, 18, 1992 Adam Roosevelt is a Father, Combat Veteran, Army Reservist, and Small Business Owner. He is a Candidate for Virginia's House of Delegates in Legislative District 49 (Arlington & Parts of Fairfax). Roosevelt was born in Portsmouth
Campaign Phone (703) 634-9544
Twitter @roosevelt4del
As a citizen I would advocate for changes to the electoral district lines that would allow for districts to have equal representation and fair competition given the registered number of participating voters in each district.
To ensure voting access to all qualified Virginians, I would expand the quantity of voter locations in each precinct. I am also an advocate for discussing voting online for disabled Virginians who can validate their credentials with state issued credentials PKI certs.
I would propose reviewing the transportation budget and evaluate the procurement and acquisition methods at the county and state level to allow for more quality vendors and small businesses to win contracts. The issue is not funding it is overhead cost and quality of service when contracting with big businesses who require a significant amount of money for overhead cost. I will reduce the cost by contracting to leaner small business who are affordable and have the skillsets to complete the work.
First Priority is education and workforce alignment. STEM & medical-focused courses for advanced placement and early degree completion(Undergraduate). Establishing transition programs from school to the workforce for higher paying jobs. Second Priority is transportation. Reducing cost, improving reliability, and providing traffic relief for travelers and families. Third Priority is Small Business. Cut the corporate tax and help small businesses win contracts. Finally improving veteran life here.

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