I have worked in every branch of the United States government and served as a voter protection attorney during the 2012 Obama campaign, and it’s clear to me that our political system is dysfunctional. We continue to engage in divisive politics that puts partisanship and scoring political points over solving problems. In the meantime, we have allowed outside interests to run our political processes instead of doing what is best for the Commonwealth and the country.
I intend to break the cycle and promise to be a strong voice in Richmond for healing political divisions, changing the rhetoric in our politics, and putting decisions in the hands of people, not outside interests.
It also means bold campaign finance reform that puts caps on contributions, curbs the influence of outside groups and corporate PACs, and prevents politicians from using campaign spending accounts for personal expenses.
We need to make it easier to vote, and that means no-excuse absentee voting, extended early voting, and rolling back restrictive voter ID laws. With redistricting approaching, we also need a system where people should choose their legislators, not the other way around. That means we need fair, nonpartisan redistricting and an end to gerrymandering.
Finally, I plan to continue the work I did as a technology advisor in President Obama’s White House to use technology to make government more efficient, more transparency, and more accountable. Click here to watch my TEDx talk on restoring trust in government.
I have spent my career fighting to restore trust in our government and standing up to special interests. If I am privileged to be your Delegate, I will ensure that your voice is what matters most Richmond.