Lewis Medlin, Jr.
|Lewis Medlin, Jr.|
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|Virginia House District 19|
Medlin is running in the 2011 election for Virginia House District 19. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and will be opposed by Jerry Johnson (R) and incumbent Lacey Putney (I) in the November 8 general election.
Medlin's website lists the following:
- Social Security and Medicare benefits
Excerpt: "The Republicans in Washington and Richmond are working to end Medicare and Social Security as we know it. With your support, I will fight to stop this assault and preserve our Medicare and Social Security for our senior citizens."
- Ensure that our local public schools are properly funded
Excerpt: "The children of Alleghany, Botetourt, and Bedford are our future. Clearly, Lacey Putney did not share our concerns, when he voted to cut 1.5 Billion dollars from our public schools. I believe our children are our most valuable asset, and I will work to ensure that our public schools are properly funded, and that our children receive the best education we can provide."
- Wasteful spending in state government
Excerpt: "The Republican controlled House of Delegates is throwing away our hard earned tax dollars. Putney and his Republican friends voted to borrow 1.8 Billion dollars to fund our transportation system, and obligated all of us to pay back 3.6 Billion dollars over the next 25 years for that loan. In these hard times, we simply cannot afford this kind of wasteful spending!"
- Electricity and gas rates
Excerpt: "Our electric bills have sky rocketed over 70% since Putney voted for a bill that the electirc utility companies supported. Isn’t eight rate increases in four years enough? Clearly, its time to stop electric utility companies excessive rate requests and insist on fair pricing for our electricity."
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