All three of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Virginia’s 1st Congressional District — incumbent Rob Wittman (R), Herb Jones (D), and David Bruce Foster (I) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
The outcome of this race will affect the partisan balance of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 118th Congress. All 435 seats in the House are up for election. As of October 20th, 2022, Democrats hold a 220-212 advantage in the U.S. House with three vacant seats. Virginia’s current congressional delegation consists of 9 Democrats and 4 Republicans.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“Since 2007, I have been focused on strengthening our military and supporting veterans, promoting economic development through fiscal responsibility, fixing our crumbling infrastructure, increasing access to high-speed internet, conserving our environment and protecting our wildlife and public lands and waters, and promoting workforce development through Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs.”
“-Being a veteran myself, I am particularly focused on veterans’ issues.
-Being a small business owner and a former county treasurer, I am also focused on fiscal responsibility
-Being a dad, uncle, and grandpa, I am also focused on leaving a clean and inhabitable environment for our children and grandchildren.”
“We keep hearing from the corrupt political base that we are a Nation of Law and Order. Great, but what use is it when the Rule of Prosecution is left out for the Elites who literally are getting away with Murder! America is done, finished with this Quid Pro Quo Political Ideology. November 8th, 2022, is America’s last chance to Save Herself. We have to come together from all sides now because the Elites do not have our best interests as a priority when making important life decisions.”
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