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Democratic candidate Alex Askew was born and raised in Virginia Beach and attended Hampton University. After graduating, he worked for nearly seven election cycles on a variety of local, state-wide, and national campaigns and projects. His campaign priorities are education, healthcare, and the environment.
Askew believes that we must improve our public education system by providing teachers and parents with adequate resources to help our children succeed.He supports increasing the salary of teachers, providing affordable and quality healthcare, and protecting Medicaid expansion in Virginia. He also believes that we must pass legislation to guarantee that our coastlines are permanently protected from offshore drilling and large polluters.
Republican Rocky Holcomb was previously a member of the General Assembly but lost in 2017 to Delegate Cheryl Turpin, who is now running for the state Senate.During his time in the General Assembly, Holcomb opposed Medicaid expansion and voted against legislation to protect those with pre-existing conditions. Holcomb also voted to prohibit the establishment of sanctuary cities in Virginia.