Christian R. Worth
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Democratic candidate Christian Worth attended Washington and Lee University and fell in love with Lexington as a student. Worth is an attorney who is actively involved in providing pro-bono work. Worth has been a dedicated volunteer as a member of the Lexington City Democratic Committee, helping to run Get Out The Vote efforts for the past three elections. She also serves on the board of CARE Rockbridge and United Way of Rockbridge.

As a Delegate, Worth will fight to expand affordable healthcare access and ensure that rural areas have enough mental health support services for everyone, especially children. She will vote to increase teacher pay and ensure our schools are fully funded. Worth believes that broadband access is a utility, not a luxury, and will make sure that rural areas have access to broadband. She also supports allowing the agricultural industry to flourish, while pushing for clean energy.

Worth is running against incumbent Republican Delegate Ronnie Campbell. He calls himself “100% pro-life” and does not support abortion access. He also opposes common sense gun violence legislation. He is against using tax dollars to fund necessary government programs.

There is limited information on Independent candidate Billy Fishpaw, but we know that he is involved with the Green Party and supports clean energy. His stances on other issues are not clear.

Due to her support for health carea ccess and increasing teacher pay, Worth is the most progressive choice in this race.

Senate District 024

State Senator

Annette Hyde
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Democrat Annette Hyde is a yoga teacher who lives in Madison County, Virginia. Hyde was inspired to run after the 2016 election and the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. She strongly believes that our Commonwealth should be open and welcoming to all. She is passionate about bringing broadband to rural areas and raising the minimum wage. She also supports the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Her opponent is incumbent Republican Senator Emmett Hanger. While Senator Hanger long championed Medicaid expansion, he was also eager to support punitive work requirements that can limit access to healthcare for many individuals. Senator Hanger received an endorsement and an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association because of his record of supporting legislation that repealed Virginia's one-gun-a-month law. Hanger is anti-choice and has been stagnant on various progressive priorities impacting Virginia.

Annette Hyde is the more progressive choice because of her commitment to bringing internet to rural areas, increasing the minimum wage, and equality.

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