This week I was endorsed by the Loudoun County Tea Party in my primary! I am proud to receive the endorsement of a group that shares my commitment to reducing taxes, spending and the size of government.
I want to thank the Loudoun County Tea Party for publicly supporting me. If elected as your delegate, I promise to be an advocate for the people and to do everything in my power to protect our Constitutional rights.
Another good review of Cara Townsend’s candidacy!
From The Loudoun Times: A relative newcomer to Loudoun, Townsend brought a refreshing diversity to the issues under discussion, particularly drawing attention to the crisis in the health care and the upcoming nursing shortage. Experienced with public policy on the national level, Townsend was a presidential appointee under George W. Bush in the Department of the Interior. Townsend is currently establishing a nonprofit health care advocacy group for caregivers.
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However, the priorities differed when asked about what legislation they planned to concentrate on early in office. Townsend received nods of approval from the audience with her statement that she would introduce term limit legislation capping House of Delegate terms to eight years. She also went on to say that she would investigate introducing legislation on heart disease research and treatment.
From The Leesburg Today: ‘With all of her policy background and experience in government, Townsend said she has something important to offer voters of the 10th District: a new Delegate who will not face the steep learning curve of so many first year legislators. “I understand how the system works and I know how to work to get legislation passed.” ‘
From the Leesburg Patch: ‘Townsend earned her credentials as a federal public policy analyst during the George W. Bush administration. She takes particular interest in health care because her mother is a nurse. But her father is a state trooper, so Townsend was the first of the candidates to say she favors Virginia adopting a “castle doctrine” to prohibit criminal or civil action against anyone who harms an intruder who breaks into their home.
That topic quickly brought on “me toos” from Minchew and Whitbeck, as did most topics among three candidates who pride themselves on their conservative bona fides.” ‘
From “Cara is the better candidate . . .” on LoudounTimes.com: “Cara actually has policy experience. She has run a cleaner campaign and she’s got a plan. She running to make a difference instead of being in the political game like Minchew and Whitbeck.
My vote is for Cara.”
From The Leesburg Today: ‘For years people have urged Townsend to run for office, she said, but the time was never right. “Everything just really came together…I didn’t know there was going to be an open seat.”
With two opponents, Townsend said the thing that sets her apart from the other candidates is her motivation. “I am really doing this to advocate for people,” she said.’
Cara Townsend, a candidate in the Republican primary to represent Virginia’s 10th District in the House of Delegates, released the following statement today condemning national Democrats’ use of the word “terrorists” and other inappropriate terms to describe members of the Tea Party.
“The language being used by the Vice President and other members of the Democratic Party to describe Tea Party Republicans during the debt debate is unacceptable. Americans have the right to “petition the government for a redress of grievances” and demand that the federal government STOP using taxpayer money to fund its spending spree.
“No American should ever be called a “terrorist” by their government unless they’ve actually committed a violent crime against humanity. With the anniversary of September 11 just around the corner, I am reminded of what the true definition of a terrorist is. This is exactly the kind of partisan discourse that caused the Tea Party to take a stand in the first place. I am proud to be a fiscally conservative Republican, and I will represent these principles if you elect me as your delegate to Richmond.”