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In 2017, Sister District helped Chris get elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. Chris has dedicated his life to public service and giving a voice to the people of southwest Virginia.
As a journalist, he was a fierce advocate for families struggling to be heard for access to mental health care and equality in education for students with special needs. And he held government leaders accountable while showing how our first responders are left without vital resources.
Chris decided to run for office after he recovered from profound tragedy. In 2015, he was just beginning a new life with his late-girlfriend, Alison Parker. Alison and Adam Ward were murdered while reporting on live television, which shocked the country and sent Chris on a different path.
Chris won in 2017, and was part of the new cohort of Democrats who voted to give 400,000 people access to healthcare in Virginia. We need to help him win again in 2019 so that we can finish the job and flip Virginia blue.
Read more on Chris's website.
2019 is a thrilling year for Democrats in the Commonwealth—just one seat down in both the state Senate and the House of Delegates, the party is poised to take control of the General Assembly and turn Virginia into a trifecta for the Democrats. New, court-mandated district maps more fairly represent Democratic voters in Virginia, which means some Republican-held districts are now in play. And, these are all “Last Chance” races; the legislators elected in 2019 will be serving during the 2021 redistricting process.
In 2017, Virginia was one of the first states to hold a general election during the Trump presidency, and the historic “blue wave” of Democrats who won office was widely considered a bellwether of the Trump “resistance” movement. Sister District supported 14 races in Virginia in 2017, and we are thrilled to return to the Commonwealth in 2019 and finish the job.