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Virginia House, District 83

The Virginia House of Delegates is the lower chamber of the Virginia General Assembly and as such shares legislative responsibility with the Senate of Virginia. Delegates are elected for a two-year term. Each Delegate represents approximately 80,000 Virginians. The 83rd District includes localities in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
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    David E. Rose-Carmack (Dem) Cabinet Maker

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What are the most important changes needed in Virginia to ensure election integrity and voting access for Virginians?

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

What changes in the process of redistricting would you support and why?

What would you do to help your district adapt to increased flooding and mitigate future sea level rises?

How should public transit be funded?

Explain your top 3 priorities if elected.

Campaign Phone (804) 307-0093
Biography I was born and raised in Norfolk, VA. I went to Norfolk Public Schools and studied Political Science for 4 years at Virginia Commonwealth University. After I left VCU, I went on to work in a number of fields, mostly skilled labor, and have been a project manager for a small cabinet shop for 2 years. I have seen firsthand the devastation that illness and injury can bring to a family, and I have personally experienced the burden of student loan debt that holds so many young people in Virginia back from pursuing their dreams. I decided to run because we need a leader who knows the problems facing our community and who has big ideas for how to solve them.
Twitter @david4delegate
One of the most important changes to me is to end voter disenfranchisement in Virginia. We are among the most restrictive states in the US for felony rights restoration. How can we expect a returning citizen to be a positive and productive member of a society that they don't have a voice in? Every sentence cannot be a life sentence. We can't treat people like they're irredeemable. And when returning citizens are invested in their community, they are less likely to commit another crime.
I would work to eliminate the influence of for-profit health insurance corporations on our healthcare system. Medical decisions should be made between a doctor and a patient, and access to care should not be subject to the approval of a for-profit corporation. I support bringing a universal healthcare system to Virginia, where doctors are free to treat patients as they ordinarily would, but where payment for those services is provided by a single administrative body.
I would support a non-partisan body drawing district lines based on strict criteria to ensure that district lines reflect communities of interest, not partisan lines. I would also want to consider a computer based algorithm for drawing district lines using specific, non-partisan criteria, and a non-partisan review board to approve the district maps. The people drawing the lines shouldn't have a political stake in those lines.
Great question! Adaptation is critical, but mitigation is key to long term success, and it doesn't get as much attention. I would work to get state investments in infrastructure to help build resilience in Hampton Roads. I would also propose policies to make Virginia a leader in green energy, through incentives for solar and wind manufacturers to bring plants to Virginia, to programs that deploy solar and wind generators to rooftops and farmland so we can start limiting carbon emissions.
Public infrastructure is very important to me, and I include as part of that priority public transit. The infrastructure required for public transit, i.e. dedicated lanes, rails, etc, should be funded by the government. Reasonable fares should cover operational costs.
My top 3 priorities are as follows: 1. Fixing our elections so they listen to the people, not the politicians, through redistricting reform. 2. Fixing our broken healthcare system, by removing the influence of for profit health insurance companies and making sure they can't continue driving up prices and denying care. 3. Fixing our educational system, by prioritizing K-12, giving localities the resources they need to function properly, and increasing access to higher education and job training.
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