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Candidates - November 2, 2021

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Governor - Terry R. McAuliffe

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Terry McAuliffe is a lifelong entrepreneur and proud Democrat who served as the 72nd Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2014-2018. As governor, Terry focused on making the Commonwealth welcoming and inclusive and building a 21st Century economy that created good jobs and expanded economic opportunity for all Virginians.

During his tenure, Terry brought 200,000 good paying jobs to the Commonwealth, drove unemployment down, and raised personal income over 13%. He invested in workforce development and infrastructure, laid the groundwork for Virginia to be a national leader in clean energy, and helped build a solid cyber ecosystem in the Commonwealth.

Lieutenant Governor - Hala S. Ayala

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Born and raised in Virginia, Hala understands our Commonwealth, its history, its challenges, and its many opportunities. As the daughter of a Salvadorian and North African immigrant father and an Irish and Lebanese mother, Hala reflects the growing diversity of Virginia and the strength that it brings to our future. 

Growing up, Hala’s family struggled to make ends meet. And when she was pregnant, her job didn’t offer any health insurance. Thankfully, she qualified for Medicaid, which provided healthcare for her and her son. After he was born, he suffered from asthma and acid reflux and needed urgent medical attention. Medicaid saved his life.

Hala went on to build a career as a single working mom. For over 20 years as a cybersecurity specialist with the Department of Homeland Security, she worked to protect our nation’s information systems and prevent attacks on our national security. And in 2013, Hala completed her college degree online while working full time.

 

From the local PTA and statewide women’s advocacy groups to serving on the McAuliffe Council of Women, Hala has long worked for progress. In 2017, she helped organize the first Women’s March in Washington. Seeing millions of women stand up against division and hate inspired her to run for office. She ran for Virginia’s 51st House District and won against a four-term Republican incumbent in the diverse and fast-growing suburbs of Prince William County.

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Attorney General - Mark R. Herring

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As your Attorney General, Mark never backs down from a challenge because he believes that your attorney general should have your back. Sometimes that means bringing new tools and fresh ideas to a public safety challenge. Sometimes it means fighting in court to protect your rights. And sometimes, it means standing up to powerful interests, including former President Trump.

Mark Herring was raised by a single mother in Loudoun County, Virginia. She instilled in him that when you see a problem in your community, you have an obligation to try and fix it. He worked construction and other jobs in order to help pay for college, and he’s never forgotten where he came from, which is why he works every single day to make our families and communities safer.

House of Delegates - 10th District - Wendy W. Gooditis

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Wendy started her career in IT at Bell Laboratories. During this time, Wendy was also a top-level equestrian athlete. While working her full-time job, she would pack up her horse van and travel with her horses up and down the East Coast to compete on the weekends. After she met her husband Chris, they made the move from New Jersey to Virginia. Following the birth of her children, Wendy became enamored with education and received her Masters in Education from Shenandoah University. She taught in the Clarke County public school system, at an area private school, and partially homeschooled her children, Chloe and Locke. As her kids entered college, Wendy joined RE/MAX as a realtor and has been there since.

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House District 10                   Loudoun Co.          Frederick Co.          Clarke Co.

Wendy Gooditis       21,229        69.9%                         54.5%                   30.0%

Nick Clemente        20,408         29.0%                         40.9%                   70.0%

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House of Delegates - 29th District - Delmara F. "Deetzie" Bayliss

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My name is Delmara (Deetzie) Bayliss and I am a Democrat running for House of Delegates to represent District 29. I have been licensed by the Virginia State Bar since 1987, and practiced as a private attorney, and as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Loudoun County, Virginia. I have spent most of my career reading, studying, and understanding the Code of Virginia, and know that I am well prepared to draft and discuss legislation from the first day should I be elected. Along with my husband, who retired as a lieutenant colonel from the Army, I have raised two wonderful children. I have volunteered many hours at my children’s schools, serving on boards and as parent association president, in addition to pursuing my passion for animals by rescuing many feral cats, and adopting several abused dogs. Our home would never be complete without a vast array of dogs, cats, and other furry creatures. I have lived in Virginia for most of my life, having been born and raised in Winchester and Frederick County. I graduated from Handley, Virginia Tech, and Washington & Lee School of Law. Before law school, I worked as an eligibility worker and social worker trainee, and later as a Realtor licensed in Virginia and West Virginia. I come from many, many generations who were born, raised, worked, and died in Frederick County. My roots run deep, which is why I truly care about our district, and know that I understand the values and needs of all who live here. I am pro-police, pro-family, and pro-environment. I respect the military and the constitution of the United States. As a member of the Episcopal faith, I have empathy for the needs and cares of others. I want to continue to move Virginia forward protecting health care, expanding broadband availability to all citizens, and ensuring the highest quality education for our children. Please give me the opportunity to serve. I ask for your vote. Thank you!

House District 10                   Loudoun Co.          Frederick Co.          Clarke Co.

Wendy Gooditis       21,229        69.9%                         54.5%                   30.0%

Nick Clemente        20,408         29.0%                         40.9%                   70.0%

House of Delegates - 33rd District - Paul W. Siker

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I’m a seasoned entrepreneur, small business owner, engaged community volunteer and non-profit board member. I’m running for the House of Delegates (HOD) District 33 seat because residents in Western Loudoun, Clarke, and Frederick Counties deserve significantly better representation in the General Assembly. The formula for my personal and professional success is simple: I listen, collaborate, build consensus, and get things done. I will bring this skill mix and a spirit of servant leadership to the role of delegate. I am a fiscal conservative and social moderate who has profound respect for our democratic institutions and freedoms. I believe in principled, transparent, and character-based leadership.

I have served on the boards of the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS), and the Community Foundation of Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. I am also engaged in other philanthropic efforts via Catoctin Presbyterian Church in Waterford, where I am an Elder.

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Board of Supervisors - Shawnee District - Richard D. Kennedy

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My vision for Frederick County is a community where every person has a voice in the planning for our future.

For too long we have had no vision nor future guidance from our current Supervisors that has inspired our dreams in how you and I can make this a better community. We live in one of the most desirable and growing counties in Virginia, with its’ aesthetic beauty of the Shenandoah Valley, the temperate climate, and rural hospitality. Your ideas and energy can transform us with the right leadership.

My campaign is focusing how we make that transformation without hidden agendas, with inspiring educators, and with a focus on the future through business growth supported by a strong infrastructure (housing, transportation, broadband).

Winchester City Council - Ward 1 - Richard Bell

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My name is Richard Bell, and I am your First Ward City Council representative. I am seeking your support to continue representing your interest in our great city.  My family and I have called Winchester home since 1997. I believe in advancing the City of Winchester through smart community growth, encouraging innovative housing solutions, and the enhancement of our educational system. My commitment to our community can be seen in my dedicated Civic and Community involvement.  That involvement generated valuable leadership opportunities that engrained in me a better vision of who we are as a community.  What I offer to you is Leadership, Experience and a strong Commitment to help to navigate our future.

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