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Virginia House District 55

Duties - The House of Delegates, with the Senate, has legislative power to enact laws. The House of Delegates has 100 members who are elected from separate districts.Term - 2 yearsSalary - $17,640

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  • H. F. "Buddy" Fowler Jr.
    (Rep)

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    Morgan K. Goodman
    (Dem)

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?

Do you support the Equal Rights Amendment? If yes, what are you willing to do to ensure ratification by the Virginia General Assembly?

What solutions would you support to curb gun violence in Virginia?

In a recent public opinion poll, 82% of Virginians believe that people should be able to afford to live in the community where they work. What programs or policies would you support to promote workforce housing in Virginia?

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Campaign Phone (804) 412-8551
Age 38
Twitter page https://twitter.com/MorganGoodmanVA
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MorganGoodman4Virginia
The top priority for my district is to strengthen our public school system. Teachers are our greatest resource for preparing the next generation to be successful in their endeavors and contribute to society. I will fight for competitive teacher salaries so we can attract and retain skilled educators. I will address the counselor-to-student ratio by increasing the number of counselors in our schools because they are the first step in addressing mental health and behavior issues in the community.
I support eliminating the requirement that a person provide an excuse to vote by absentee ballot and I also support early voting policies. I also support a Constitutional amendment to establish a constitutional right to vote that cannot be abridged by law to prevent barriers to voting. I support increased funding for the Department of Elections to ensure critical upgrades to election technology and infrastructure.
I support passing the amendment to the State Constitution to establish a Virginia Redistricting Commission. I believe that every person should have an equal say in their government and to do this we must end gerrymandering, which creates unfair advantages. I support making partisan gerrymandering illegal and adopting criteria that includes protections for communities of interest including racial and language minorities and making the commission accessible to all.
I support the ERA because I believe that no Virginian should be treated like a second class citizen by the laws of our Commonwealth. My opponent voted to kill the ERA in subcommittee - preventing it from coming to a vote on the House floor. Not only do I pledge to vote in favor of ratification, I will fight to make sure it’s one of the first items brought to a vote in the 2020 legislative session.
I believe that gun safety is a public health issue, not a political issue. I will fight to pass common sense gun violence prevention laws so our children can be free from fear in our schools and in our communities. I support red flag laws, safe storage laws, and universal background checks.
Stable and affordable housing is essential for quality of life. I believe the first step in addressing this issue is to raise the minimum wage to ensure our working families earn a living wage. I support removing any zoning barriers to building affordable housing and encouraging localities to include affordable housing with new development. It is important for people to be able to live near where they work and the General Assembly needs to address this issue because it is a problem state-wide.