McLean Letter: The Right Choice

McLean Letter: The Right Choice

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

I recently read that Congresswoman Barbara Comstock has been endorsed by the Virginia Police Benevolent Association, as well as the local chapter of the Fairfax County Firefighters and Paramedics. This is a significant development because in 2012 the VAPBA endorsed Frank Wolf’s Democratic opponent. I’m thrilled that our local emergency responders recognize that, even though she’s only been a Congresswoman for two years, Barbara has made a real impact in our community and she deserves their endorsement.

If the very people we trust to protect our homes, our families, our children and our lives believe in Barbara enough to support her, we should all give her full consideration.

Barbara’s work ethic is well-known. Nobody works harder for the residents of the 10th district. I see pictures all the time on Facebook and in the paper of her speaking with people of all walks of life, including firefighters, paramedics, police officers and other law enforcement professionals. She’s in our community working for us. She cares. For example, she worked to ensure that all mobile networks work in the Metro. When there are so many safety concerns associated with riding our area’s local transit system, riders should know that they will get a signal if they need to make an emergency call. Barbara worked hard for all of us to ensure our calls will go through, even when we are underground.

Barbara Comstock has set an example for other lawmakers to follow. When you set aside party politics, roll up your sleeves and get to work for the people of the district, you can make a difference even in your first term. The men and women who sacrifice every day, and who risk their lives to keep us safe, have spoken: Barbara Comstock is the right choice for the 10th district of Virginia. We place our trust in the hands of these dedicated individuals on a daily basis. And I trust them in their endorsement of Barbara Comstock.

Elizabeth Frazee