Editor: Virginia Delegates are up for reelection this November. This is a good time to compare their legislative record to campaign pronouncements.
Randy Minchew (10th) has been a delegate for three terms, all part of a large legislative majority. Minchew prides himself as a “tireless advocate for local schools.” His legislative record contradicts this claim. Minchew has voted repeatedly to drain funding from Virginia public schools in favor of parochial schools and voucher programs (for example, Minchew co-patroned bill 1605 and similar bills). Since 2009 state funding for public schools has declined by more than 10 percent, putting stress on local budgets.
Wendy Gooditis is running against Randy Minchew. Gooditis is a career educator and promises to fight this trend. Let’s send Wendy Gooditis to Richmond on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Karel Svoboda, Leesburg