Home 2023 Elections VA Del. Wendy Gooditis, First Elected in 2017 “Blue Tsunami,” Announces Retirement...

VA Del. Wendy Gooditis, First Elected in 2017 “Blue Tsunami,” Announces Retirement After “Redistricting eliminated House District 10”

Del. Gooditis: "During my tenure, we have expanded Medicaid, passed the Virginia Clean Economy Act, advanced voting rights, and ratified the Equal Rights Amendment."

720
29

As expected, Del. Wendy Gooditis (D) just announced that she will not be running for reelection this year. The reason it was expected is that Gooditis was really screwed by redistricting, with her district becoming MUCH redder and basically unwinnable for a Democrat. Gooditis was first elected in the 2017 “blue tsunami” election to represent portions of Loudoun, Clarke and Frederick counties. According to Wikipedia:

“Gooditis lost her brother to mental illness in 2017, shortly after announcing her House of Delegates campaign. Gooditis has said that this experience strengthened her determination to pass legislation focused on expanding Medicaid, suicide prevention, and combatting child abuse.”

Del. Gooditis will definitely be missed!

*********************

Today, I announced that I will not be running for another term. This was a decision I did not take lightly, and I am deeply grateful for the honor of serving House District 10 for three terms. Read my full statement below.
—————————–
Boyce, VA. — After serving three terms in the Virginia House of Delegates, Delegate Wendy Gooditis has announced that she will not be seeking another term in the upcoming elections.

Delegate Gooditis has been a committed advocate for education, health care, and gun violence prevention during her time in the legislature. She has also been a strong voice for Virginia’s agricultural industry, and its environment.

“After three hard-fought elections and six years in office, I feel I have served my time as Delegate. I am proud of the work that we have accomplished together in the House of Delegates,” said Delegate Gooditis. “I am grateful for the opportunity to have served the people of Virginia and to have been a part of the legislative process. During my tenure, we have expanded Medicaid, passed the Virginia Clean Economy Act, advanced voting rights, and ratified the Equal Rights Amendment. I look forward to witnessing the progress that future Delegates and Senators will make.”

Redistricting eliminated House District 10, separating it into House Districts 29, 30 and 31. Delegate Gooditis resides in the new House District 31.

“House District 31 was well-drawn. It is compact, it keeps communities of interest together, and it uses the natural boundaries of the mountains,” said Delegate Gooditis. “I have been so honored to represent what, to me, is the most beautiful part of Virginia, filled with the most wonderful people.”

As Delegate Gooditis moves forward, she remains dedicated to serving her rural community. She encourages her constituents to stay engaged in the political process and to continue working towards a better future for all Virginians. She will remain in office through the end of 2023.

********************************************************


Sign up for the Blue Virginia weekly newsletter

Previous articleCNalysis’ Initial 2023 Virginia General Assembly Ratings: “56% chance of a Democratic majority in the House of Delegates,” 63% Chance in State Senate
Next articleThursday News: “McConnell says U.S. shouldn’t weigh in on Bibi’s judicial overhaul plan”; “The FBI Desperately Wants to Let Trump Off the Hook”; “Joe Biden Gets Big Laughs With Another Zinger For Marjorie Taylor Greene”; What Ever Happened to the 16 “Blue Wave” 2017 VA House of Delegates Dems?