Both of the candidates running in the Nov. 7, 2023, general election for Virginia House of Delegates District 22 — Ian Lovejoy (R) and Travis Nembhard (D) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
Here are the candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“I’m passionate about fighting for Virginia families and communities. I’m laser focused on working with our police and first responders to drive back rising crime rates and to ensure parents have a say in their children’s education.”
“As a father and husband to a public school teacher. I am … passionate about creating a better community for my family, with a focus on addressing issues impacting working families such as universal childcare and paid family leave. I am committed to combating injustices and inequality while ensuring transparency and accessibility for all Virginians. I believe in bipartisanship and taking a measured approach to tackle unique community issues; a strong economy is achieved by empowering communities and working families.”
Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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