Episode 50 – Charlotte McConnell for VA Senate

David Pratt interviewed progressive activist and recent Chair of the Sterling District of the LCDC Charlotte McConnell on Friday October 19, 2018 after an environmental event at Twinpanzee Brewery in Sterling, VA.

Should Jennifer Wexton win her race for the U.S. Senate, her state senate seat will be determined by a special election, the date to be set by the Virginia General Assembly. If history is any guide, that special election for senate District 33 will be held in January. But first we need a primary to know which Democrat will run against the Republican candidate. Charlotte has filed to run along with business development executive Sharafat Hussain. Delegate Jennifer Boysko is also likely to run.

Read this briefing from BlueVirginia.us on the likely primary.

Charlotte is involved in a number of progressive causes including voting rights and electoral reform; environmental causes including stopping the ACP and MVP; preventing gun violence, expanding affordable health care for all Virginians; and promoting equality and protections for women, minority communities and the LGBTQ community. She doesn’t just talk to the talk, but she attends many events monthly, volunteers her time, and has done her homework. I am an unabashed supporter of her campaign for VA District 33!

In this interview she discusses the primary processes, her work as an end-of-life doula, and many of the issues listed on her campaign website here.

DONATE: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/charlottemcconnell

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE: https://www.charlotte4va.com/ 

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Further Reading

McConnell Honored with LEA Friends of Education Award (May 30, 2018, Loudon Times-Mirror)

After 11/6, Special Election for Jennifer Wexton’s State Senate Seat Could Move Really Fast AND Really Slow (Oct. 18, 2018 Blue Virginia)

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