Jaime Areizaga-Soto

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Jaime Areizaga-Soto
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Candidate for
Virginia Senate District 31
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sGeorgetown University
Master'sStanford University
J.D.Stanford University
Military service
Service/branchArmy National Guard JAG Corps
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Personal website
Jaime Areizaga-Soto was a 2011 Democratic candidate for District 31 of the Virginia State Senate.

Areizaga-Soto graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He went on to receive a J.D. and a master's degree in Latin American Studies from Stanford University.

He formerly served in the Army National Guard's Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG). He was also appointed to the U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) by the Obama Administration. He served as the Policy Advisor to Senator Mary Whipple in 2010 and 2011.

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

Areizaga-Soto ran in the 2011 election for Virginia Senate District 31. He was defeated by Barbara Favola in the primary on August 23, 2011. The general election took place on November 8, 2011.[1][2]

Virginia State Senate Democratic Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Favola 64.7% 6,544
Jaime Areizaga-Soto 35.3% 3,574
Total Votes 10,118

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

Areizaga-Soto's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Choice
Excerpt: "Jaime has always been 100% pro-choice."
  • LGBT Equality
Excerpt: "Jaime will fight for LGBT equality. As a member of the military, Jaime is proud to serve alongside gays and lesbians to defend our country."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Jaime wants every child to succeed. As our State Senator, he will fight Republican efforts to raid public school funding and will invest in pre-kindergarten education so every Virginia child enters the classroom ready to learn."
  • Military and Veterans
Excerpt: "As a JAG Lt. Colonel in the Army National Guard, Jaime advises and provides legal assistance to soldiers, veterans and their relatives on legal matters including pre-mobilization and post-deployment employment rights, financial and other legal issues."
  • Fairness and Opportunity
Excerpt: "He will make sure every law-abiding resident of this country is treated fairly and has opportunities to succeed by providing in-state tuition to the children of immigrants who graduate from Virginia high schools."
  • Environment and Transportation
Excerpt: "Jaime will fight for a clean environment and a transportation system that makes sense."
  • Progressive Tax Reform
Excerpt: "Our tax system punishes the most vulnerable. Jaime will fight to repeal the regressive sales tax on food."

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