VIRGINIA WINS PERSPECTIVE
 
When looking at the overall success of a state, the essential element is its people. The education and training of a skilled workforce is the foundation to maintaining and elevating Virginia’s economic competitiveness.

Over the next ten years, Virginia will need 2 million new workers entering the workforce to support the Commonwealth’s economic growth. In order to meet these needs, we need to focus education outcomes to meet the needs of the private sector, allowing for more graduates to be workforce-ready.

Virginia must work to create and educate the most robust workforce to meet its needs in a global economy. It is important to understand where the candidates, seeking your vote, stand on these important issues. We hope you take a moment to compare the answers from the candidates below.

When Virginia Voters are educated and motivated, Virginia Wins.

What role, if any, does the federal government have in improving overall outcomes in K-12 education?

US Senate

Senator Mark Warner

Ed Gillespie

Robert Sarvis

7th Congressional District

Dave Brat

Jack Trammell

The rising cost of higher education and the growing amount of student loan debt continues to strain the economy. How will you address these issues in Congress?

US Senate

Senator Mark Warner

Ed Gillespie

Robert Sarvis

7th Congressional District

Dave Brat

Jack Trammell

Research shows over 60 percent of American teens do not know how to approach basic financial problems. What role should the federal government play to ensure future generations have better financial literacy?

US Senate

Senator Mark Warner

Ed Gillespie

Robert Sarvis

7th Congressional District

Dave Brat

Jack Trammell

Other Congressional Candidate Responses

1st District

Congressman Rob Wittman - Republican
Norman Mosher - Democrat
Glenda Gail Parker - Indep-Green

2nd District

Congressman Scott Rigell - Republican
Suzanne Patrick - Democrat

3rd District

Congressman Bobby Scott - Democrat

4th District

Congressman Randy Forbes - Republican
Elliott Fausz - Democrat
Bo Brown - Libertarian

5th District

Congressman Robert Hurt - Republican
Lawrence Gaughan - Democrat
Paul Jones - Libertarian
Kenneth Hildebrandt - Indep-Green

6th District

Congressman Bob Goodlatte - Republican
William Hammer - Libertarian
Elaine Hildebrandt - Indep-Green

7th District

Dave Brat - Republican
Jack Trammell - Democrat
James Carr, Jr. - Libertarian

8th District

Micah Edmond - Republican
Donald Beyer, Jr. - Democrat
Jeffrey Carson - Libertarian
Gerry Blais, III - Indep-Green
Gwendolyn Beck - Independent

9th District

Congressman Morgan Griffith - Republican
William Carr, Jr. - Independent

10th District

Barbara Comstock - Republican
John Foust - Democrat
William Redpath - Libertarian
Dianne Blais - Indep-Green
Brad Eickholt - Independent

11th District

Congressman Gerry Connolly - Democrat
Suzanne Scholte - Republican
Joe Galdo - Green
Marc Harrold - Libertarian

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