Letter: Meeting a Candidate

Letter: Meeting a Candidate

To the Editor

To the Editor:

I am not a political person, but I recently attended a young professionals event and met Craig Parisot, Republican nominee running for Virginia House of Delegates, 34th District, and I knew we had a new kind of candidate on our hands.

You think of a politician and you think of the same old tired stump

speech, shake hands, swap names, then move on to quickly greeting the next face in the room. When Craig came up to me and initiated our conversation I could tell that this was someone who was eager to learn, listen and lay out a real vision for his candidacy.

He asked what the issues I cared about were, then relayed that he had the same concerns about including our business community in state and local politics, engaging younger people in policy decision making, and the conversation flowed on.

I was particularly impressed with his strong position on reducing

regulations and taxes to increase take home pay - now that is true

showing of someone who really understands the struggles of those like me who are new to the workforce and trying to scrape by and save up living in a place like pricey Northern Virginia. Even from this first meeting with Mr. Parisot, I could tell that he would be a great representative for this area.

He is a breath of fresh air, and with him being a young, first time

candidate with a business and technology background, he would be a perfect fit for this important House of Delegates seat. I urge anyone who isn’t already familiar with Craig Parisot to learn more about him at craigparisot.com, and strongly consider voting for him in the special election for the vacated seat in the 34th District.

Sam Yeganeh