Cara Townsend

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Cara Townsend
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Candidate for
Virginia House District 10
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Cara Townsend was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 10 of the Virginia House of Delegates.



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

Townsend ran in the 2011 election for Virginia House District 10. She was defeated by Randall Minchew in the primary on August 23, 2011. The general election took place on November 8, 2011.[1]

Virginia House of Delegates Republican Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRandall Minchew 40.5% 1,193
John Whitbeck 37.5% 1,106
Cara Townsend 22% 647
Total Votes 2,946


Campaign themes

  • Leadership:

Excerpt: "I vow to be a servant leader, committed to honoring the constituents of District 10. For too long, your voices and your choices have been overlooked. Never has it been more vital to listen. Join in our mission to make PEOPLE the focal point, and join with me in taking our collective wisdom to Richmond."

  • Health care:

Excerpt: "We must lower health care costs in order to strengthen our economy and create jobs. I will focus on free-market ideas for health care, making it possible for individuals to control their own health care choices, and return health care policy to the states. It is a right you deserve."

  • Right to life:

Excerpt: "I am pro-life. All life is sacred, in every stage of life."

  • Transportation:

Excerpt: "Addressing the critical transportation crisis facing Northern Virginia is one of my top priorities. It is essential to bring more of our dollars back from Richmond, while promoting telecommuting, and the extension of Metrorail."

  • Energy:

Excerpt: "Energy is the most important physical resource supporting Virginia and our nation. A reliable and affordable energy supply must keep up with the growing needs of the 10th District."

  • Spending:

Excerpt: "I believe that holding the line on taxes and unnecessary spending will help stimulate economic growth. Working together, we can orchestrate a plan to put a stop to entitlement behaviors. The Federal government needs to shrink, and allow States to manage their own economic growth."

  • Education:

Excerpt: "We need to improve parental access to school performance, provide better opportunities for students in failing schools, and work on creating solutions to overcome the science and math crisis."

  • Public safety:

Excerpt: "As the daughter of a state trooper, I understand the sacrifice, commitment, and dedication it takes to be a law enforcement officer. I assisted the National Troopers Association in the passage of HR 218, the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA), which approved the right to carry firearms for all current and retired law enforcement officers. I will use proactive measures to ensure that our citizens have the protection they need."


Townsend and her husband, Will, have two children.

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