On November 6 we will elect one of our U.S. senators for Virginia. The candidates are:
Tim Kaine has been your senator since 2013. Tim started his public service career by running a technical school founded by Jesuit missionaries in Honduras. He trained teenagers to become carpenters and welders, equipping them with skills to lift up themselves and their communities. As Tim says, his work in Honduras was “a North Star” that led to his commitment to advance job opportunities for everyone. His time there reinforced three core values that are still a central part of his life today: “Fè, familia, y trabajo” – “Faith, family, and work.” He became Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 2002 and was elected Virginia’s 70th Governor in 2006. Tim believes that health care is a right, not something reserved just for those who can afford it, and has consistently pushed for reforms to expand access to quality care.
Tim Kaine has your best interests at heart.
Corey Stewart is Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Prince William County where he was able to create a new law in 2008 that directs police to alert ICE when someone is suspected of being in the country illegally. During the primary for governor, Stewart gave away an assault-style rifle, pledged to “hunt down” illegal immigrants and led an early protest in front of the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, which later became the site of a violent demonstration of white nationalists that stunned the nation and left three dead. In a rally for his senate campaign, Stuart said “The time has come to end the scourge of illegal aliens who are preying on law-abiding United States citizens here in Fairfax County.” Stewart was the Virginia state chairman for the Donald Trump presidential campaign, and Trump tweeted his support for Stewart after winning the Republican primary in June.
Matt Waters wants to shrink government by freezing the budgets for the Department of Defense, Agriculture and State. He would work to abolish the federal income tax. He works with Students for Liberty (SFL) which is an arm of Charles Koch’s numerous recruiting, training and networking operations to advance the ideology of unrestrained corporate power. They have repeatedly hosted career climate denier Patrick Michaels at their conferences and campus events, and want to eliminate all laws and regulations that restrict companies from polluting the environment.