Wednesday, September 30, 2009

HRC releases list of candidates it supports in race for Virginia House of Delegates

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(From the Human Rights Campaign
Last week marked the beginning of fall and the campaign season in Virginia is in full swing! With only 35 days until the November 3rd election, here at HRC we’re kicking things into high gear with the goal of electing more fair-minded legislators in the Old Dominion.

Previously, we announced our support for six candidates running for the House of Delegates and today we are pleased to announce that we are backing three additional candidates.

MasonGwen Mason, running for an open seat in the 17th District, is an outstanding candidate and long-time champion for the residents of the Roanoke Valley. A moderate, commonsense voice for fairness and equality, Gwen is up against an opponent who is openly hostile to our community.

Gwen is running an aggressive, people-powered campaign but if she’s going to win she needs your help!

“It’s great to have the Human Rights Campaign on board with my campaign! Together we’ll continue to make the Roanoke Valley an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.”

FrankA little less than an hour to the west, Peggy Frank is running full steam ahead with her effort to represent the 7th District in Richmond. With portions of Montgomery County and Pulaski County, and all of the city of Radford, the 7th District is unique as it’s the only district in the state to contain two public four year universities—Radford University and Virginia Tech.
HRC is working to engage students at both universities to pitch in and help push Peggy over the edge.

“I’ll work for justice and fairness for everyone in the New River Valley as a Delegate, just as I have throughout my career as a prosecutor. I look forward to working with the Human Rights Campaign!”

PrattEven further west into Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Carole Pratt is running in the 6th District. The sprawling, rural district runs adjacent to the West Virginia border and includes the towns of Pulaski and Wytheville. Carole, a district native and long-time dentist, would be a great improvement over the incumbent when it comes to fair-minded legislation.
"I look forward to working with you as we strive to send some common sense to the General Assembly and make sure that Southwest Virginia has a strong voice in Richmond!"

We’re working hard to bring real, progressive change to Richmond. With so much at stake in November, we need all of our members and supporters statewide to get involved to help keep Virginia moving forward. Whether you’re free to volunteer every day, twice a week, or just a couple of shifts between now and November 3rd now is the time to take action and make a difference!!

Virginia Election 2009

What can you do?

Request your absentee ballot
If you're going to be out of town on November 3rd, make sure to obtain an absentee ballot. Click here to download your application today.

Register to vote
To register to vote or to check the status of your registration, click here. The deadline to register to vote in the November 3 general election is October 5th. All applications must be postmarked or, if delivered in person, received by that date.

Support fair-minded candidates
HRC staff and volunteers will be knocking on doors and supporting candidates statewide. Wherever you live in Virginia, there's an opportunity near you to get involved and make a difference this campaign season. With so much at stake for our community, we must act to keep progress in Virginia moving forward. Plan to volunteer at least one time between now and November 3rd. Contact Terry to get plugged in at (202) 294-0784 or Also, check out the list of Coordinated Campaign offices below and stop by to help out in your town.

HRC Supported Candidates
In Addition to Those Mentioned Above

Major John Bell | 13th District | Parts of Loudoun and Prince William Counties
John is running to unseat a longtime foe of LGBT civil rights, Delegate Bob Marshall—coauthor of Virginia’s discriminatory Marshall-Newman anti-gay “marriage” amendment. Help us elect a pro-equality leader for Loudoun and Prince William Counties.

Robin Abbott | 93rd District | Newport News
Robin is running against an entrenched anti-equality incumbent. She needs all the help she can get in bringing progressive change to the peninsula.

Luke Torian | 52nd District | Part of Southeastern Prince William County
This open seat presents an excellent opportunity to elect a new, more fair-minded voice to represent the voters of this Manassas and Dumfries area district.

Delegate Bobby Mathieson | 21st District | Virginia Beach
Delegate Mathieson was first elected in 2007 and he’s been a friend to our community. He’s earned our support and we hope you’ll pitch in to send him back to Richmond.

Delegate Joe Bouchard | 83rd District | Virginia Beach
Delegate Bouchard was also first elected in 2007. Like Delegate Mathieson he’s been a supporter of equality and fair-minded legislation. He too deserves another term.

Delegate Margi Vanderhye | 34th District | Northwestern Fairfax County
Delegate Vanderhye, another freshman legislator elected in 2007, has proven herself a strong ally. She’s facing a very conservative opponent and holding on to her seat is a top priority for supporters of equality.

1700 Seminole Trail
Charlottesville, VA 22901

1307 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 773-6275

42882 Truro Parish Dr. #103
Ashburn, VA 22902
(703) 962-8576

416-418 E Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 202-8931

2040 Battlefield Blvd, 
Ste 104
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 543-1740

11633 Busy Street
Midlothian, VA 23236
(804) 897-0256

123 N. Union Street
Danville, VA 24541
(434) 326-0844

Falls Church
350 S. Washington St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 534-4695

1504 Santa Rosa Road
Henrico, VA 23229
(804) 767-1456

464 Herndon Parkway
Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: (703) 962-8565

6460 Landsdowne Center
Alexandria, VA 22215
Phone: (571) 384-6245

10 S. King Street
Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone: (703) 773-6280

7835 Sudley Road Suite 102
Manassas, VA 20109
(703) 673-7000

708 Fayette Street
Martinsville, VA 24112
(276) 226-4448

7600 Colshire Drive
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 462-1422

Newport News
11838 Canon Boulevard, Suite 100
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: (757) 656-3096

801 Boush Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 263-4911

2946 Chain Bridge Road
Oakton, VA 22124
Phone: (703) 962-8550

23 West Old Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone: (804) 212-1120

1214 County St
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Phone: (757) 558-1940

Prince William
4341 Ridgewood Center Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Prince William
4326 Dale Blvd.
Woodbridge, VA 22193
Phone: (703) 462-1415

1160 E. Main St.
Radford, VA 24141
Phone: (540) 322-1234

Richmond Area
734 West Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 212-1140

302 First St. SW
Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 320-4200

15 South College Street
Salem, VA 24153

2063 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Stafford, VA 22554

Virginia Beach
5101 Cleveland St, Suite 302
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 320-4200

Virginia Beach
1333 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

1220 Richmond Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 263-4950

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