Flo Ketner is running in district 7 in Roanoke. She is an active member of Indivisible New River Valley. Her district is largely rural, and she is fighting to bring broadband to the last remaining places in Virginia (where students currently have to go to the library to get on the internet to do their schoolwork). Hillary only won 31% of the vote here in 2016, but there are, in fact, enough progressives in this district to win if we get them out to vote. Sign up to Crew for Flo here.
Describe the moment you decided to run for delegate.
I had previously met my incumbent at an NAACP meeting where he was speaking. We were all left feeling completely unheard and felt he wasn't representing our needs. After speaking at a town hall, I was approached by another candidate from a neighboring district and found that my incumbent was running unopposed. I instantly felt so upset we would still go unheard, I decided it was time to step and run.
What is the #1 issue you want to work on in the legislature?
My core platform is addressing our tax structure an small jobs. My from this, I have been developing a comprehensive plan to work towards last mile Broadband infrastructure in the state of VA.
What is the worst thing about your Republican challenger?
My Republican challenger is a party line voter who has hardly proposed any legislation in his entire time as a legislator showing us he doesn't take our needs into consideration.
What is uniquely cool about your district?
My district is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We have some of the most picturesque mountains with a breathtaking blue hue. Our environment is special to us and we are known around the world for our mountains and good ole fashioned Mountain Music.
campaign phone is (540) 808-7531