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  }}{{tnr}}'''Freeda Cathcart''' is a 2013 [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011#District 17|District 17]] of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/Files/Cast%20Your%20Ballot/Candidate%20List/Official%20List%20of%2011_5_13%20House%20of%20Delegates%20Candidates%20by%20District.pdf ''Virginia State Board of Elections'', "2013 Official Candidates List for House of Delegates by District", Accessed July 11, 2013]</ref>
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  }}{{tnr}}'''Freeda Cathcart''' was a [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011#District 17|District 17]] of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/Files/Cast%20Your%20Ballot/Candidate%20List/Official%20List%20of%2011_5_13%20House%20of%20Delegates%20Candidates%20by%20District.pdf ''Virginia State Board of Elections'', "2013 Official Candidates List for House of Delegates by District," Accessed July 11, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Cathcart graduated with her Bachelors degree from Roanoke College in 1983. She has been a public school teacher and family educator. Cathcart also founded Mothers United Against Uranium Mining.  
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Cathcart graduated with her bachelors degree from Roanoke College in 1983. She has been a public school teacher and family educator. Cathcart also founded Mothers United Against Uranium Mining.
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Campaign Themes===
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===Campaign themes===
 
====2013====
 
====2013====
 
Cathcart's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://freedaworks.com/issues/ Issues, Freeda Cathcart for Delegate, Accessed May 17, 2013]</ref>
 
Cathcart's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://freedaworks.com/issues/ Issues, Freeda Cathcart for Delegate, Accessed May 17, 2013]</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
  
Cathcart {{2013isrunning}} in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 17. Cathcart ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
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Cathcart ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 17. Cathcart ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary. She was defeated by incumbent [[Chris Head]] (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY  ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013]</ref>
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|candidate2 = Freeda Cathcart
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====Race snapshot====
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:: ''See also: [[2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates]]''
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Cathcart chose to run for a second time against incumbent [[Chris Head]] ([[Republican|R]]) after losing to him 66 percent to 34 percent in the 2011 election. Presidential candidate [[Mitt Romney]] ([[Republican|R]]) won 59 percent of the vote in this district that wraps around Roanoke in 2012, and [[Governor of Virginia|Governor]] [[Bob McDonnell]] ([[Republican|R]]) won with 67 percent of the vote in 2009. Given this uphill climb, Democrats entered the race with little chance of winning this seat, but Cathcart was endorsed by Democracy for America, which indicated that some on the political left believed this race was worth an investment of resources.<ref>[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/republicans-certain-to-retain-control-of-virginia-house-of-delegates/ ''University of Virginia Center for Politics, Sabato's Crystal Ball'', "Republicans Certain to Retain Control of Virginia House of Delegates," August 8, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/11/1197965/-A-look-at-the-2013-Virginia-House-of-Delegates-Elections ''Daily Kos'', "A look at the 2013 Virginia House of Delegates Elections," April 11, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.vpap.org/elections/district/62 ''VPAP'', "House of Delegates District 17," accessed October 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://democracyforamerica.com/campaigns/2875-freeda-for-the-house-of-delegates ''Democracy for America'', "Freeda for the House of Delegates," accessed October 3, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===2011===
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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Cathcart has three children. She currently resides in Roanoke, Virginia.  
 
Cathcart has three children. She currently resides in Roanoke, Virginia.  
  
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://freedaworks.com/ Campaign website]
 
* [http://freedaworks.com/ Campaign website]
* [http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/32229 Virginia Public Access Project profile]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-YPwVM4Yhg Video of campaign announcement]
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* [http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/32229 ''Virginia Public Access Project'' profile]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=134670 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=134670 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
* [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Freeda-Cathcart-for-Delegate/449724535106278?ref=nf Facebook page]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Freeda-Cathcart-for-Delegate/449724535106278 Facebook page]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/events/101052366676835/ Campaign Facebook page]
 
* [https://twitter.com/FreedaWorks4U Twitter page]
 
* [https://twitter.com/FreedaWorks4U Twitter page]
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* [http://www.roanokefreepress.com/democratic-nominating-committee-of-virginia%E2%80%99s-17th-house-of-delegates-district/ Campaign announcement from nominating committee]
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* [http://www.democracyforamerica.com/campaigns/2875-freeda-for-the-house-of-delegates ''Democracy for America'' profile]
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* [http://www.roanoke.com/news/politics/1755885-12/cathcart-to-try-2nd-runfor-house-of-delegates.html ''The Roanoke Times'', "Cathcart to try 2nd run for House of Delegates," March 7, 2013]
  
 
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Freeda Cathcart
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Candidate for
Virginia House District 17
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sRoanoke College
Personal
ProfessionEducator
ReligionChristian
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Campaign website
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Freeda Cathcart was a Democratic candidate for District 17 of the Virginia House of Delegates.[1]

Biography

Cathcart graduated with her bachelors degree from Roanoke College in 1983. She has been a public school teacher and family educator. Cathcart also founded Mothers United Against Uranium Mining.

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Cathcart's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Education

"Every parent should have access to the technology that will let them know how their children are doing in school at every grade level. A major factor in the success of a child’s education, whether they attend public, private or are home schooled, is the parent’s involvement in making sure that their child is doing well and finding their child help when needed."

  • Protecting Women's Lives

"Women deserve to be treated with respect and to have access to quality health care. The current Virginia administration wants to impose new regulations to women’s health centers under the pretense of protecting women. Legislators who passed a new regulation law last General Assembly did so saying that they cared about women’s health, but when these new regulations go into effect, almost all the women’s health centers in Virginia might cease to exist."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Cathcart ran in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 17. Cathcart ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary. She was defeated by incumbent Chris Head (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[3]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 17 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Head Incumbent 62% 15,222
     Democratic Freeda Cathcart 37.7% 9,262
     Other Write-in 0.3% 68
Total Votes 24,552

Race snapshot

See also: 2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates

Cathcart chose to run for a second time against incumbent Chris Head (R) after losing to him 66 percent to 34 percent in the 2011 election. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) won 59 percent of the vote in this district that wraps around Roanoke in 2012, and Governor Bob McDonnell (R) won with 67 percent of the vote in 2009. Given this uphill climb, Democrats entered the race with little chance of winning this seat, but Cathcart was endorsed by Democracy for America, which indicated that some on the political left believed this race was worth an investment of resources.[4][5][6][7]

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

Cathcart ran in the 2011 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 17. She won the Democratic caucus and was defeated by Chris Head in the November 8 general election.[8]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 17 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Head 65.6% 11,852
     Democratic Freeda Cathcart 34.4% 6,207
Total Votes 18,059

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Freeda Cathcart announces her bid for the House of Delegates

Cathcart has three children. She currently resides in Roanoke, Virginia.

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