[Update: This blog has been corrected to state that Peggy has previously served on the New River Corrections Board. She is not currently on that board. Kathy]
With the full roster of Montgomery County Democratic constitutional officers and Pulaski Commonwealth Attorney and Clerk of Court by her side, Peggy Frank today announced her candidacy for the 7th District House of Delegates seat currently held by Republican Dave Nutter. The 7th includes portions of Montgomery and Pulaski counties and the City of Radford City.
As many of you already know, in her first race for public office, Peggy Frank came within just over 300 votes of taking the 7th Dist seat. This time, Frank intends to take her candidacy and her case for progress all the way to Richmond.
Currently Assistant Commonwealth attorney in Pulaski County, she has nearly 18 years (8 years in Montgomery County and 8 years in Pulaski County) experience as a prosecutor.
|Franks also has an extensive background in community service, including serving as a Cub Scout Master, soccer coach, Girl Scout Leader, and member of the Pulaski Chamber of Commerce. She has also served on the New River Valley Corrections Board as well.
"We face tough times and tough times call for a tough delegate. We have no time to waste. This race will be defined by the current state of the economy int he United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Unemployment is skyrocketing. Many families are struggling to keep a roof over their head and food on the table. Affordable health care continues to be a challenge. Financial hardships exist for public safety, education and transportation. As a prosecutor, attorney and former small business owner, I believe I can use my experience to bring workable solutions to Richmond."
Frank will work to end political polarization. She seeks to emphasize support for workers, the current political "disrespect" of whom is "unacceptable." And she made it clear that she intends to remind voters that Dave Nutter voted to reject $125 million in stimulus funds, which would have aided unemployed Virginians.
Others attending included Montgomery County Supervisor John Muffo (D-Montgomery County District G) and Montgomery County Treasurer, Richard Shelton. Franks campaign manager is Joel Coon.
Steve Cochran welcomes crowd.
Sheriff Tommy Whitt introduces Peggy Frank.
Sharon Gilbert (Commissioner of the Revenue), Erica Williams (Clerk of Court), Tommy Whitt (Sheriff) and Peggy Frank.