Letter: ‘Go To’ Delegate for Congress

Letter: ‘Go To’ Delegate for Congress

To the Editor

To the Editor:

It’s been sad to see that in the congressional race for the 10th District, the only thing the Democrats have done is go on attack instead of offer constructive solutions. Even NPR noticed the relentlessly negative tone of Supervisor John Foust’s campaign rhetoric saying they are using “old-fashioned fear mongering” and noting that he was mouthing the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee’s talking points.

It’s disconcerting that Supervisor Foust would resort to these tactics just to get large amounts of campaign funds from Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and President Obama. We desperately need an independent thinking representative who will work on behalf of us and not just be a rubber stamp for the leadership of a political party. The residents of the 10th District deserve better.

In contrast, Delegate Barbara Comstock has a positive record of focusing on jobs and our top priorities in the 10th District, much like Congressman Wolf for whom she served as a senior aide. Barbara who quickly has risen to a leadership position as the Chairwoman of the Science and Technology Committee and has been called the “go to” person for the tech community having passed significant legislation for Research and Development tax credits, legislation to promote the Data Center industry and the first telework bills that passed in Virginia. Just this past week I saw that Governor McAuliffe signed her Research and Development tax credit and praised this legislation as a great way to create 21st century jobs. Earlier this year the Governor signed Comstock’s Pulse Oximetry legislation, which will provide testing for all newborns for detecting and congenital heart defects so they can be promptly treated before any health threats develop.

Constituents of the 10th District need Barbara Comstock in Congress. She is someone who will stand up for our values and most importantly represent the citizens of the 10th District to the best of her ability!

Kishore Thota