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BREAKING: “Small business owner, Veterans advocate” Lindsey Davis Stover (D) Announces Against Rep. Barbara Comstock

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Yet ANOTHER Democrat announces for the Virginia 10th CD nomination to take on Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) next year. The other announced Democratic candidates are Dan Helmer are Kimberly Adams, while State Sen. Jennifer Wexton and Fairfax County Board member Kathy Smith are possibilities. Also, I’d note that I’m increasingly hearing that Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe is seriously thinking about running against Comstock next year. If she runs, I wonder what other Democratic candidates will do.

Lindsey Davis Stover of Fairfax County Declares Candidacy to Represent Virginia’s 10th Congressional District

Working Mother, Small Business Owner, Advocate, and Former Obama Administration Official Launches Campaign to Put VA10 Communities First.

McLean, VA – Lindsey Davis Stover, a working mother, wife, small business owner, Veterans advocate, and former Obama Administration Official from Fairfax County, Virginia, today announced her campaign to represent Virginia’s 10th Congressional District.

“Northern Virginia is my home, where my husband and I chose to raise our daughters and make a life for ourselves,” said Stover. “In this moment of uncertainty for our State and our Nation, everyone is asking how they can help turn things around.  For me, I cannot sit by and simply hope that my daughters will grow up in a land of opportunity, where anyone who works hard can provide opportunity and security for their families, where we’re all in this together. Our district deserves a member of Congress who has the courage to stand up to President Trump’s divisiveness and put the needs of our communities first.  In Donald Trump and Barbara Comstock’s America, the ladder of opportunity will stay broken, good people will be pitted against each other, and hard work will not result in opportunities for our families. This campaign will be about going door-to-door, neighborhood-to-neighborhood and community-to-community, to build a better future and put government back to work for us.”

Lindsey has been endorsed by community members across Virginia’s 10th Congressional District including:

  • Linda McCray, Veteran, working mom and community activist in Leesburg, VA.
  • Marci Love Thomas, Veteran, children’s soccer coach and fellow Sunday School teacher in McLean, VA.
  • Christy Mistr, working mom, small business owner, and community volunteer in Upperville, VA.
  • Edward Meagher, Veteran and Businessman in McLean, VA.
  • Jennifer Adelli, working mom, small business owner, community volunteer in Great Falls, VA.
  • The Singh Family who are proud parents in Fairfax Station, VA.
  • Lea Ann Edwards, former PTA President at Langley High School in McLean, VA.
  • Jennifer and Darin Walsh, working parents in McLean, VA.

Lindsey will be building her campaign from the grassroots up.

“Lindsey’s entire adult life has been about creating opportunity for other peopleShe is committed to our community and has the courage it requires to fight for us.” said, Linda McCray, Veteran, working mom, and community activist in Leesburg, VA.

Lindsey, a lifelong Democrat, promised, “This campaign isn’t about me. It’s about working together to put the people of this district and our communities first.  It will be about standing up for the farmer outside Purcellville and the healthcare workers in Manassas. It will be about fighting for the working families in Sterling and the educators in Winchester. It will be about people like my friend Christy Mistr who owns a woman-owned small business in Upperville and works every day to support women entrepreneurs in our communities.”

BACKGROUND

Lindsey went to work at age 14 and later held two jobs during high school to help her family save up money for me to attend college.  With the assistance of student loans, and working three jobs, Lindsey put herself through graduate school at Baylor University and later worked a full-time job creating a STEM program for high school girls, while putting herself through a second masters program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. 

After college, Lindsey served in the AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program where she had the opportunity to create meaningful and innovative change to civic education initiatives for high school students.   These innovations empowered young people to take action in their communities and become change agents for their future and the future of others.  

Lindsey is a small business owner in McLean, VA and formerly worked on Capitol Hill as a Chief of Staff and served in the Obama Administration at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  She is a tireless advocate for Veterans and military families. 

Lindsey and her husband Jeremey are very active in their community, coaching soccer and little league and teach Sunday School at Trinity United Methodist Church. Together, they have two daughters, ages seven and five. 

Visit Lindsey’s website at https://lindseyforcongress.com/ and join the team! Follow her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LindseyForUS and Twitter https://twitter.com/LindseyForUS

  • David Dickinson

    Can’t swing a dead cat in the 10th District without hitting a Democrat running for Congress.

  • Anonymous Is A Woman

    I may be cynical. But could she be any less vague about her actual background? She never names her small business. Never names who in Congress she was chief of staff for. Never mentions what position she held in the VA, and seems short on substance. Of course, all that might change. But for now I want to know what she brings to the table that more experienced, known candidates such as Jennifer Wexton, Kathy Smith, and Kimberly Adams don’t have? Also, we just recently ran a neophyte, small business owner with little name recognition in that district. Do we want to go that route again? I mean, do we believe it’s going to be winnable, that Comstock might be vulnerable, that it might be worth putting real resources into?

    • Those seem like tough-but-fair questions to me, would love to hear what the
      Stover campaign would say in response.

      • Anonymous Is A Woman

        Thanks, Lowell. Me too. I don’t have a pony in this race yet. So, I am honestly interested.

  • Anonymous Is A Woman

    Ok, so a quick Google search revealed this

    And this about the former congressman for whom she worked and who is now her business partner.

    More specificity like this is helpful.

  • Anonymous Is A Woman

    Sorry, this, is the first link i wanted.