Mavis Taintor, of Waterford, has filed paperwork required to run as a candidate in the 33rd District House of Delegates seat.
She is the second Democrat to announce plans to challenge incumbent Republican David LaRock. Tia Walbridge also will seek the Democratic nomination in the race. Voters in the district, which stretches from just west of Leesburg to just outside Winchester, will elect their representative in November.
“I have decided to run because I have over 40 years of real-world experience managing and leading, being an entrepreneur, and listening to the people. I can bring passion and service to my community,” Taintor said in a statement. “The people of the 33rd District need representation that will work with them to help their communities prosper with principled, responsive leadership. I have the time, the energy, the experience, the means, and the understanding of how to reach out to people across the political spectrum, to defeat Dave LaRock in November.”
Taintor enters politics from a career in the banking and finance industry. She is the co-founder and managing director of Callidus Capital Management, LLC, a $4 billion asset management firm. She moved to Waterford 10 years ago and established a horse farm there.
She is focusing her campaign on affordable health care, educational opportunities, improved rural broadband access and transportation.
“The neighbors here have common goals and tasks, and I believe that my passion for rolling up my sleeves and solving problems will resonate with the people in this district,” she stated.
Voters in the Purcellville and Lovettsville area may get to meet Taintor on Saturday, as her campaign plans to canvass in those areas.