Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Candidate in Tune with Voters’ Views

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Candidate in Tune with Voters’ Views

In the upcoming race for the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, by far the best candidate for the seat is Jennifer Wexton. The reasons are many, not the least of which is the fact that U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-10) has been working hand in glove with President Trump in support of much of his agenda.

Beyond voting nearly 98 percent of the time in support of Trump’s position, Rep. Comstock has supported the rollback of important consumer and worker protections as well as laws protecting women. Rep. Comstock has advocated for the removal of state transportation officials whom she found to be too sympathetic to workers’ interests; has voted more than once to defund Planned Parenthood; and supports overturning Roe v. Wade. As a state delegate, she voted for a Virginia law that was considered one of the most restrictive in the nation for first trimester abortions.

Her opponent – Jennifer Wexton – is not only a strong supporter of Federal employees (35,500 live in the 10th Congressional District), she is also a strong supporter of the Affordable Care Act and a woman’s right to choose. And, as someone who has demonstrated her commitment to a clean and healthy environment, Wexton, unlike her opponent, would fight Trump’s EPA efforts to slash and undercut laws and rules protecting our clean air and water.

In short, voters have an opportunity to elect someone far more in tune with their views on worker protections, the environment and the rights of women.

Ed and Susy Rothschild