Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Write In?

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Write In?

I am running as a write-in candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates 46th district. I urge voters who share my conservative, GOP philosophy to write in my name on their ballots when they vote, whether absentee or in person on Nov. 5.

If elected I will do my best to represent the interests of Alexandria by working for a balance in all issues affecting all of us and do it in a way that promotes civic harmony. I will avoid name calling and questioning the patriotism or intelligence of those with whom I disagree politically.

I believe that Virginians themselves should decide how our schools, towns, cities, and counties are operated and that a strong, vibrant legislature will insure that.

I believe that racism and all forms of injustice must be combated because all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities.

I believe that we must reject the siren call of socialism because the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice.

If elected, my primary interests in the legislature will be economic development and justice, good schools for all with parental choice the dominant factor, and improvement in transportation.

I have been a resident of Alexandria and the 46th district for 7.5 years and am proud to be part of this vibrant community. I am retired and thus will have time to contribute to the advancement of Virginia and Virginians. My former professional life was in information technology and software development.

I ask that your write in my name – please spell it correctly – Gerald Chandler – on your ballot for the 46th district of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Gerald Chandler

West End, Alexandria