Dawn Adams is running for District 68 is running in district 68 in Henrico County, outside Richmond. She has a DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) with a research focus on barriers to healthcare access, and has spent time with a nursing lobbyist. Dawn was the winner of a tough 3-way primary, and her district was won by 51% by Hillary Clinton in 2016. Sign up to Crew for Dawn here.
Describe the moment you decided to run for delegate
I've been thinking about running for a couple years, because it was apparent to me that there weren't enough voices in the General assembly representing the needs all Virginians. And after the 2016 election there seemed more reasons to be concerned about the Federal policies on the horizon that would directly affect the Commonwealth, and I believe the Delegate in our district wasn't going to look for answers beyond his allegiance to his Party.
What is the #1 issue you want to work on in the legislature?
Access to affordable healthcare for all Virginians including comprehensive reproductive care.
What is the worst thing about your Republican challenger?
Despite Virginia's law allowing people to accept limitless money from any source as long as there is transparency, my opponent is comfortable taking "Dark Money" that does not need to be reported from organizations like "Americans For Prosperity"; to me, that is an integrity issue.
What is uniquely cool about your district?
District 68 has a diverse blend of Richmond natives and Richmond transplants that creates an ever-growing and evolving community and yet appreciates the rich, historical significance of Richmond and the larger Commonwealth.
Donate Online: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/adams4delegate
Listen to this great PerSisters podcast interview with Dawn: https://www.persisterspodcast.com/single-post/2017/04/22/Dawn-Adams-Melissa-Dart-Talk-Health-Care-and-Self-Care
Blue Virginia Q & A with Dawn: http://bluevirginia.us/2017/03/blue-virginia-q-chesterfield-richmond-henrico
Daily Kos articles by Dawn: https://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/5/6/1659598/-The-Solution-to-Healthcare-is-Simple-but-it-s-not-Easy-Part-I