Traci Dippert, right, with Shirley Pfile, chair of LOW Democrats
Traci Dippert, our dynamic candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates from the 30th District, was the guest of honor at a meet-and-greet Sept. 19 at the LOW Community Center.
Many of Ms. Dippert’s old friends and some new ones showed up — some with campaign donations in hand — to meet the candidate, ask questions and encourage her in her effort to improve Orange County’s representation in Richmond.
Ms. Dippert said that the current representative of the 30th District had been complicit in the General Assembly’s efforts to erode women’s rights, voter’s rights and civil rights.
“I see a future where Virginia leads in attracting new industries and entrepreneurs and helps existing businesses succeed without sacrificing our environment. A Virginia where farming can again be a sustainable way of life, and a future where there’s a quality job for every Virginian and our families stay strong and independent,” she said.
“I see a future where teachers like myself have all the necessary resources to prepare your children and grandchildren with a well-rounded education to face the challenges of the 21st Century. We must continue to lead the country in the talent pool and we must do so without guns in the classroom.”
Ms. Dippert, who teaches music to elementary school students at Rappahannock Elementary School, said “Every Virginian must have the opportunity to succeed whether a junior citizen in school or a senior citizen in retirement.”
“I need your help to secure that vision for Virginia,” she said. “This region has incredible untapped potential and deserves a representative who has the vision to move District 30 and all of Virginia forward.”
Ms. Dippert appeared on Sept. 25 at a candidates’ forum sponsored by the Lake of the Woods Civic Club.
After a social hour with a cash bar and snacks provided by the Civic Club, each candidate for local and state office had a chance to address the group and Ms. Dippert’s remarks were especially well received.