In the latest Exclusive Interview with Candidates running for the House of Delegates, I got the honor and privilege of sitting down with the candidates running in the 68th and 56th Districts. I absolutely ADORE this episode. We got out of the interviewer/interviewee zone and dug into a conversation - which is what I'm always trying to go for and it's magic when it happens. It's hard to let your hair down after the record button has been pushed!
So I talk a little bit about each district in the opening monologue - but I wanted to share the FULL list of Loupassi's Sponsored Commemoration Legislation, and I also want to give you a quick mini-bio for Dawn and Melissa and let you know if you're a Democrat in either the 68th (Dawn) or 56th (Melissa) you can vote for them on June 13, 2017.
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Dr. Dawn Adams - 68th District
After a 30-year career in healthcare, Dawn understands that investing in preventative healthcare is great for both the patient and the economy. As our delegate, Dawn will help expand Medicaid access for all Virginians who need it. She will also put special emphasis on women’s reproductive health, protecting a woman’s right to choose.
As a 21-year resident of the district, Dawn and her family have enjoyed all the green spaces that it has to offer. As our delegate, Dawn will push for comprehensive city infrastructure, a clean James River, and renewable energy resources to protect our planet. Dawn understands that healthy communities start with the environment around them. For these reasons and others, Dawn has pledged to not accept any campaign contributions from Dominion and Appalachian Power -- and urges her fellow Democrats to do the same.
Melissa Dart - 56th District
With a Masters in Science and Health Administration and 20 years working in the healthcare field, Melissa has expertise in healthcare finance and reimbursement and understands the changes that are needed to make the ACA work for everyone. She knows that there is a difference between “access” and affordability.
This is why as delegate, Melissa would fight to protect the coverage the Affordable Care Act has provided more than 300,000 Virginians, and vote for the expansion of Medicaid to over 400,000 men and women who are currently without insurance.
Loupassi's Sponsored Legislation Consists (Mainly) of:
Commending Robert C. Vaughan III
Celebrating the life of Don Flanery May
Commending Robert S. Argabright II
Celebrating the life of Roger L. Williams
Commending Richard A. Cordle
Commending Joseph A. Horbal
Commission for the Commemoration of the Centennial of Women's Right to Vote.
Commending The Rotary Foundation
Commending Colonial Heights American Legion Auxiliary Unit 284
Celebrating the life of Peter Wilcox Brown, M.D.
Celebrating the life of Mary Elizabeth Haas
Commending the Virginia Health Care Foundation
Commending the American Legion Virginia Boys State
Commending the American Legion Auxiliary Virginia Girls State.
Commending the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Celebrating the life of the Honorable Alan E. Mayer
Commending Colonel Edward D. Shames, USA, Ret.
Commending the James Madison University football team
Celebrating the life of David A. Kaechele
Commending the Virginia Councils of the Boy Scouts of America
Commending the Virginia Holocaust Museum
Celebrating the life of Robert Williams Herzog
Commending the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office
Commending the Honorable Mamye E. BaCote
Celebrating the life of the Honorable Frank Medico
Celebrating the life of Richard W. Glover
Commending the Henrico Police Athletic League
Celebrating the life of Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator William Ryan Owens
Commending Brandon Eric Guyer
Celebrating the life of Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott C. Dayton
Commending the Girl Scouts of the USA
Celebrating the life of Pierre Paul Saunier, Jr.
Commending Ed Turner
Celebrating the life of Richard Edward Cornwell
Commending the Virginia Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs
Celebrating the life of the Honorable Michèle McQuigg
Commending The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards
Commending First Presbyterian Preschool
Commending Connor’s Heroes Foundation
Celebrating the life of the Honorable Johnny S. Joannou
Commending Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
So, like I stated in the last diary entry, and in the intro - PLEASE get involved. Don't be a bench-warmer - we need all hands on deck. Please consider donate to one of these candidates, be it time or money - AND money... please get out the vote!