Waterford resident Mavis Taintor announced today she will make another run for the 33rdDistrict seat in the House of Delegates.
“Today, I am announcing my candidacy for the Virginia House of Delegates, ready to put my skills and principled decision-making to work for the people of the 33rdDistrict. I have the Democratic values, leadership skills, and financial expertise to help build an economy that works for all Virginians while providing quality education and access to affordable health care for all,” she said in a prepared statement.
Taintor, a farm owner and former investment banker, campaigned for the Democratic nomination for the seat in the 2016 race, losing to Tia Walbridge by fewer than 250 votes. Republican Dave LaRock, of Hamilton, has held the seat since 2014.
“I’ve been a Head Start teacher, a business executive, a small business owner, and now, I have a horse farm in Waterford. I have not followed the path of a politician, but rather my path has now led me here, to serve in this urgent time,” Taintor stated.“Like so many people I have met in our community, I know our government can serve us better. I have heard stories from people struggling to find decent-paying jobs, or make a living off the land, or who can’t afford health care. Parents are concerned about the quality of their children’s schools, and many people express frustration with the political imbalance in Richmond that prioritizes partisanship over progress and starves our region of our fair share of resources.”
“I am a mother blessed to be a business partner with my now grown daughter. I am also a parent who, like too many others, has grieved the loss of a son crippled by mental illness and addiction. My successes as well as my struggles shape who I am and how I will serve. I am committed to fighting for your interests and for all the individuals and families in our district,” she stated.
Her campaign website is at MavisTaintor.com.