Toni Radler

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Toni Radler
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Candidate for
Virginia House of Delegates, District 55
High schoolPatrick Henry High School
Bachelor'sMary Washington College
Campaign website
Toni Radler was a 2013 Democratic candidate for District 55 of the Virginia House of Delegates.[1]


Raised in Ashland, VA, Radler graduated from Patrick Henry High School and Mary Washington College. She worked as a reporter for several local media outlets before working in public relations and marketing for several Virginia state government organizations, a private company, and the Christian Children's Fund.[2]


Campaign themes


Radler’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Transportation

Excerpt: "I am thankful that the Assembly finally passed a transportation bill (HB2313), the first in 27 years. John Cox and his legislative aide, Buddy Fowler, did not support this bill. The bill wasn't perfect: it undermined the "user pay" principle and failed to reform VDOT spending. ...the only transportation bill introduced by trucking magnate John Cox and his legislative aide, my opponent, was a trucker's right to drive in the fast lane."

  • Women's reproductive rights

Excerpt: "A transvaginal ultrasound bill (HB462) in the 2012 General Assembly drew national attention as it was mocked on Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show. The controversial bill made Virginia the laughing stock of the nation. John Cox and once again, his legislative aide and my opponent, Buddy Fowler, supported that bill which failed only after Virginians rallied en masse to oppose it."

  • Education

Excerpt: "Virginia has a great public education system, but we must do better. I want to push for quality instruction and curriculum, adequate funding, and excellent working conditions for Virginia's teachers and school support professionals. Because of continued reduction in state funding for colleges, parents now face incredible challenges in paying for their children's college education."

  • Simple justice-long overdue

Excerpt: "I support the Equal Rights Amendment. It's time for women to be assured that they will be paid the same as their male counterparts in the workplace; that they will be treated equally in hiring and promotion, and that their accomplishments and abilities, not their gender, will be recognized. I also support an anti-discrimination job hiring directive that my opponent and his boss John Cox helped overturn."



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Radler ran in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 55. Radler ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary. She was defeated by Buddy Fowler (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[4]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 55 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBuddy Fowler 56.8% 15,334
     Democratic Toni Radler 37.5% 10,123
     Libertarian Christopher Sullivan 5.6% 1,500
     Other Write-in 0.2% 41
Total Votes 26,998


Toni Radler thanks visitors to her website and contributors


In 2013, Radler’s endorsements included the following:

  • The Farm Team[5]
  • LGBT Democrats of Virginia PAC[6]


Radler and her husband, Jim Hunt, have two children, Joy Hunt and Bill Hunt. She and Jim live in Ashland, VA.[7][8]

Radler has been involved with the Board of Directors for Hanover Habitat for Humanity, the Rural Plains Women’s Club, Dining for Women, the Hanover Branch NAACP, and the Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club. She served as the President of the Fairboden Civic Association.[2]

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