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In 2013, Democratic candidate Gayle Johnson built the first net zero energy home in Virginia Beach to inspire others to invest in energy efficient building. After graduating from Oberlin, she founded and led Capriole, a baroque music ensemble, which became an internationally acclaimed Ensemble in Residence at William and Mary and Old Dominion University.
Johnson’s campaign platform is focused on building a sustainable future built on common sense policy, high quality jobs, and a fair and just political system. She vows to address the flooding and sea level rise occurring in Hampton Roads.
Incumbent Republican Delegate Jason Miyares was elected a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 2015. Miyares supports legislation that hinders the reproductive rights of Virginians. He he voted prohibit the usage of state funds on abortion and against expanding Medicaid in Virginia. He also supported a bill that would prohibit sanctuary cities in Virginia.
Gayle Johnson is the more progressive choice in this race.