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Matthew Fitch

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Matthew Fitch
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Candidate for
Virginia House of Delegates, District 71
PartyRepublican
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ProfessionBusiness owner
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Matthew Fitch was a 2013 Republican candidate for District 71 of the Virginia House of Delegates.[1]

Biography

Fitch has worked in house construction and paper production. He owns two businesses. Fitch served in the Navy and served aboard and aircraft carrier during the Persian Gulf War.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Fitch’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Education

Excerpt: "From pre-school to college, our schools need to be properly funded, and teachers properly compensated. An Idea that should be looked at is School Vouchers. This enables parents to decide which school in their locality their children will attend."

  • Taxes

Excerpt: "There are certain things only the government can provide, such as roads, police, etc. We must make sure these obligations are properly funded. The state should tax its citizens only what is needed to perform these vital functions, being very careful not to take from families more than is absolutely necessary."

  • Term Limits

Excerpt: "There is no one person that should hold a seat of power for more than a certain amount of time. It leads to a variety of problems. I do not believe there is anyone in public office that is so valuable or intelligent that they should remain in office for decades."

  • Second Amendment

Excerpt: "I am a strong supporter of all amendments, including the second. I do believe we need to close the gun show loophole. All gun purchasers should have a background check."

  • 10th amendment

Excerpt: "More attention needs to be paid to this amendment."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Fitch ran in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 71. Fitch ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. He was defeated by incumbent Jenn McClellan (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[4]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 71 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJenn McClellan Incumbent 87.8% 18,219
     Republican Matthew Fitch 11.9% 2,468
     Other Write-in 0.3% 67
Total Votes 20,754

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