|Virginia House District 40|
|High school||James Madison High-school|
Blais' professional experience includes working as the vice-president of a privately held company. She earned her B.A. in economics from Mary Washington.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 40 General Election, 2011|
|Republican||Tim Hugo Incumbent||74.2%||11,565|
Blais' website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Excerpt: "Piecemeal measures, such as adding a lane to highways for limited stretches, are being paid for with debt by the current legislature and are not the long-term traffic management solutions we need as a growing state. Light-rail from Haymarket to the Vienna Metro will reduce traffic without adding to the already constant delays and closures that plague our roads"
Excerpt: "We need to keep the funding we have in schools, not cutting it like the House of Delegates voted to do last year. Education of our children is the number-one way to expand our economy and make the state more attractive to outsiders looking for a place to live and to do business."
- Making Your Votes Count
Excerpt: "Currently the state legislatures choose their constituents – they draw their own districts... Redistricting should be done by a nonpartisan commission. If a commission had redistricted the state districts, an estimated $10M would have been saved, and we would have relatively compact, competitive districts."
- Honest Government
Excerpt: "The average campaign spends hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to win election to a position that pays $17,000 a year. After spending so much more than a legislator is paid, it is little wonder that these legislators have difficulty sticking to a budget. This is why Dianne has decided to run a low-budget campaign focused on issues and voters, not dollars and donors. "
Blais and her husband have four children and have fostered over one hundred children. Dianne has a BA in economics and was previously the Vice President of a small business right here in Virginia. Ms. Blais has been very active in the League of Women Voters and was Co-President of Virginia AAUW from 2008-10.
- Campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Dianne Blais on Facebook
- Dianne Blais on Twitter
- Dianne Blais on Blogger
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