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“This election could be a throwback to the days when ordinary citizens decide to fight for change.” - Jack Trammell, June 14, 2014
Jack’s opponent, David Brat, also works at Randolph-Macon College. I used to argue politics with David from a treadmill at the Brock Center. David is charismatic, but, believe me, he is no liberal college professor. In an attempt to reframe David as a centrist, David’s campaign has already distanced itself from his extreme views.
By sharp contrast, Jack Trammell offers an optimistic vision for America’s future. He joined the Democratic party early in life because, as he said, “Democrats reject historically-based pessimism. Democrats are not afraid to envision something better.”
Jack Trammell’s career is one of service to others. He taught special education at Liberty Middle School and is now the Director of Disability Support Services at Randolph-Macon. His decision to run is a continuation of his service to our community.
Jack comes from a long line of educators and is committed to quality public education. He appreciates and supports the difficult work our teachers do. This is welcome news for Hanoverians, who are justifiably proud of our public schools and who seek an education ally and advocate in Washington. Jack also vows to work for student loan reform. He does not believe that our government should profit from student loans. Countless Hanover families will benefit from this.
And, on a timely topic of critical importance, Jack believes in a health care system that “helps people, not one that simply maximizes profits.”
With the celebration of Cantor’s defeat behind us, we must turn our time and energy towards getting out the vote for Jack Trammel and defeating extremism and GOP obstructionism. No doubt about it, our district is red. With this in mind, we must talk with our independent and Republican leaning friends and neighbors. While it’s easy to think Republicans are all alike, I believe most Republicans disagree with the extreme views expressed by David Brat.
There are signs of this division in Republican ranks. Despite Cantor's verbal support of Brat, Cantor's supporters just siphoned almost a half million dollars out of the Republican 7th District coffers and away from Brat's campaign support. The Chamber of Commerce is at odds with the Tea Party over their stance on immigration, government shut down and the import/export bank and spent significant money in the primaries to defeat Tea Party candidates.
Right now, we have an incredible opportunity to invite people to join us in supporting our extraordinary citizen-candidate, Jack Trammell.
Let’s join Jack and fight for the change we believe in!
- Mary Anne Pugh, Hanover Democratic Committee
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ALL DEMOCRATIC WOMEN ARE WELCOME
Our July Coffee hostess Mar Makay will welcome us to her home in Mechanicsville on Wednesday, July 30 at 10 a.m. Come and enjoy good conversation and refreshments with like-minded women at this morning coffee. Mar's address is 6985 Cornfield Lane.
To those who don't know, we are a growing group of Democratic women who meet monthly, sometimes in the day and sometimes at night, in the homes of volunteer hostesses at different locations around the county. Our goal is to enable as many women as possible to get to know and inspire one another. We have no formal programs, or memberships or dues.