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Virginia House District 9

The House of Delegates has legislative power, with the Senate, to enact laws. Delegates serve a two-year term and are eligible for reelection. The salary is $17,640 per year. A Delegate must be at least 21 years old at the time of election and be a resident of the district he/she seeks to represent.
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    Stephanie C. Cook (Dem) Special Education Teacher

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What changes in Virginia's method of drawing electoral district lines would you support?

How would you ensure voting access for all qualified Virginians?

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all Virginians?

How confident are you that the current requirements for financial disclosure and reporting by candidates and elected officials meet the standards for ethics and transparency? What changes, if any, do you support?

What are your legislative priorities that address issues particular to rural areas in Virginia?

education/Degrees B.A. Religious Studies from Stetson University. Currently pursuing Masters in teaching.
experience Stephanie is a community activist and a public school teacher. Stephanie has faced massive student loan debt, worked 60+ hour work weeks in a local factory, married and transitioned to teaching while raising three children. She is dedicated to improving the lives of Virginia's working families.
hometown Rocky Mount
We need to draw the lines in a non partisan manner. I believe we need to sit down together and create a criteria, and then allow a computer program to draw the lines based on the aged upon criteria. Gerrymandering is slap in the face to democracy and must be rooted out.
We need to expand our absentee voting program to a no reason needed early voting system, and work to ensure that our voting laws do not exclude or put unnecessary obstacles in the way of voting, especially for our most vulnerable citizens.
I believe that healthcare is a right. Right now people are suffering from treatable illnesses because they can't afford to miss a day off work, much less pay a doctor. This is unconscionable. Expanding Medicaid, raising wages, and moving towards a single payer system are all ways that I believe will assist in reforming healthcare.
I'm not confident at all frankly. Very little detail is required, and from what I can tell infractions, even gross ones, are rarely pursued. I'm for sweeping reforms, with more detailed information on income and expenses required, and art the very least, perhaps a requirement that all candidates post a link to their report publicly when they come out in whatever manner they typically communicate with their constituents.
Medicaid expansion, increased wages, education SOQ reform, and promoting infrastructure to expand services such as cell phones and broadband access in rural areas.
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