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Getting to a Democratic Majority in Virginia by Winning One Seat

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…on the Henrico County Board of Supervisors.

Local races, like local issues, don’t get the media attention they deserve.  Board of Supervisors contests just don’t cut it with the press or in social media when we’re keen to retain our hold in the statewides and make all the advances we can (in this year of Trumpery) in the House of Delegates.

But they should.

The members of these boards affect our daily lives in numerous and crucial sectors: schools, jobs and business, zoning and planning, the natural environment.

In Henrico, we have a STUNNING opportunity to gain a Democratic majority on the County Board of Supervisors for the first time in forever.  We just need to win one seat.

Courtney Lynch is the terrific Democratic candidate running for the OPEN Brookland seat in this, the year when Trump’s outrages have galvanized Democrats everywhere.  Did I mention that Clinton-Kaine won this district?

Courtney is a fifth-generation Virginian, a Marine, a successful author and businesswoman, a wife and mother (you can read her bio here).  She’s a together, forward-looking Democrat (see her on the issues here) and she needs – and we need – your support, even if you don’t live in Brookland or Henrico

What’s up with that?

  • Wherever we may live, we surely want our communities to thrive, and the Republican Party in its current form will work against the interests of the average citizen.  Winning this one seat could benefit the more than 300,000 residents of Henrico and help protect them from at least some of the fallout from the national chaos.
  • We want to get the Democratic message across and make sure voters see us acting for them regarding the everyday issues that affect their lives dramatically.
  • Ginning up interest in local races will help turn out the vote for the statewide and House of Delegates races.  Do we want the Democratic candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney-General to win? YES!  Do we want to see another terrifying recount?  NO!  Giving Democrats another good reason to go to the polls will help all Democrats.
  • And last, but surely not least, WE NEED TO BUILD A DEEP BENCH in the party – and this is the way to do it. Local offices can be the stepping stone for people who want to seek higher office.  Do we want this position to go to a great person like Courtney – or do we sit back and let a Republican take it – someone whom we may see running for Congress before we know it?  We need to block that kick!

2017 is our year here in Virginia.  Please consider contributing HERE – even a modest amount – to this outstanding candidate and help Democrats gain the majority in Henrico County!

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