For the past six years, I have had the honor of representing the 60th District in the Virginia House of Delegates. Today I announce my intention to run for a fourth term so that I can continue to represent the 60th District in Richmond.
I remain committed to the values and traditions we hold so dear here in rural Southern Virginia. As our State continues to grow, rural influence continues to diminish. Over the past six years, I have forged respectful relationships with legislators in the more urban areas of our state which allows me to more effectively represent our area and to work for the best solutions possible in any given circumstance.
My service on the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Conservation Committee; the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee; and the Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee gives me the opportunity to protect our interests in these three critical areas. In addition, as chairman of the Natural Resources sub-committee of Agriculture, I am in a position to have a direct influence on issues that affect our rural heritage.
My service on the Tobacco Indemnification and Revitalization Commission allows me the opportunity to help chart the course of future development in the tobacco footprint across Virginia.
Honest effective leadership, as well as fiscal responsibility, stewardship of taxpayer money, and continued workforce training will remain my highest priorities. We have made great strides in the education of our children to help prepare them for a 21st century workforce, and in economic and tourism development, but much is left to be done. Effective constituent service and an open door policy will continue to be priorities of my office.
We have the best quality of life that can be found anywhere right here in the 60th District and I hope you will allow me to continue working to maintain that for the next two years in the House of Delegates. I humbly ask for your vote this November!
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First elected in 2008, Delegate Edmunds represents the 60th District in the Virginia House of Delegate and covers all of Charlotte, Halifax and Prince Edward, and a portion of Campbell Counties.