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Virginia Conlon

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Virginia Conlon
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Candidate for
U.S. House, North Carolina, District 13
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Virginia Conlon was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 13th Congressional District of North Carolina.[1] Conlon was defeated by Brenda Cleary in the Democratic primary on May 6, 2014.[2]


Campaign themes


Conlon lists the following issues on her campaign website:[3]

  • Jobs: "We must support good jobs that can earn a living wage. The skills and talents of everyone needs to be focused so that all Americans can get back to work, contribute to our economy, and keep our country competitive in the ​global marketplace without having to “race to the bottom” with low wage countries. The failures of NAFTA should cause us to not mindlessly support the so called Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). We must invest in our people because they are too precious to waste."
  • Education: "We must educate our children to be productive and complete people, teaching everyone to be good citizens in a free and fair society. A curriculum rich with art, music, history, economics, philosophy, science, technology, and math must be our objective. The explosion in student debt must be reined in so that graduates can start businesses, own homes, and start families rather than being prevented from doing so by massive debt."
  • Retirement: "Social Security is the cornerstone of retirement in this country. It must be protected from cuts or attempts to privatize. All Americans must be assured that Social Security will be available and funded when they need it."
  • Immigration Reform: "We must acknowledge the need for a guest worker program, reconsider the path to citizenship, and respect the human dignity and potential of immigrants living in the country without benefit of legal status. Children who have been brought to the United States must not be punished for decisions that were not theirs to make."
  • Tax Reform: "Long overdue reform should simplify and clarify a fair distribution of tax responsibility so that all citizens share the cost to support a government that represents and meets the needs of all its people."
  • Children: "We give lip service to the phrase “Children are our greatest asset.” Every piece of legislation must be assessed by how it affects our children--what it means to their health,education,and welfare. Before we cut, abolish, or start a new program for children specifically,we should evaluate the impact of the program. We must make investing in children a top priority and not just a slogan."



See also: North Carolina's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

Conlon ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 13th District. Conlon was defeated by Brenda Cleary in the Democratic primary on May 6, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrenda Cleary 70.4% 24,631
Virginia Conlon 18% 6,308
Ron Sanyal 11.6% 4,052
Total Votes 34,991
Source: Results via the North Carolina State Board of Elections

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