Ashburn - Shawn Mitchell, the Democratic nominee for the new 13th District state senate seat released the following statement after former Delegate Dick Black won the Republican primary tonight according to the results on the Virginia State Board of Elections website.
“I am looking forward to having a serious discussion over the next 77 days with my opponent about the issues voters keep talking with me about: education, transportation and jobs,” said Mitchell. “As I’ve knocked on doors and talked with voters over the last couple of months, its clear they want a Senator who will go to Richmond and fight to keep our classroom sizes small, work to support businesses in Loudoun and Prince William who will create and maintain jobs here and work to find practical solutions to our transportation crisis that is decreasing our quality of life.”
“These are the issues families are discussing around the kitchen table. They want leaders who are serious about going to Richmond, working across the aisle and addressing these issues. When I’m their Senator, they’ll know they can count on me to do just that.”
“We know from Dick Black’s eight years in Richmond that he is more interested in causing controversy than solving problems and will put his social agenda ahead of fixing the economy and creating jobs in Loudoun and Prince William Counties.”
Shawn Mitchell lives in Broadlands with his wife Ashley and daughter Isabella. He is a combat veteran and owns a growing small business with 14 employees in the 13th District. You can learn more about Shawn, the campaign, and the 13th district by visitingwww.ShawnforSenator.com. The 13th Senate District stretches from the Maryland and West Virginia borders in Loudoun County to Gainesville and Bull Run in Prince William County.