Lee Carter is running in district 50, in Prince William County, (http://www.vpap.org/offices/house-of-delegates-50/district/) against Jackson Miller, who just lost in a race for county court clerk to Jacqueline Smith. Lee spent time in the Marine Corps fighting the “Global War on Terror” and providing aid to Haiti. He currently works as an IT specialist, and as a community activist. This district was won easily by Hillary in 2016, 53%, and Obama did as well in 2012. This is a must-win for the Democrats!

Lee’s website is: www.CarterForVirginia.com

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Describe the moment you decided to run for delegate:

I decided to run after being hurt at work in the summer of 2015.  In dealing with Virginia's Worker's Compensation Commission, I realized that the systems that protect us when we're most vulnerable have been eroded over the years, and too many people are being left behind.  That's why I decided to fight for working families by running for the Virginia House of Delegates.

What is the #1 issue you want to work on in the legislature?

The #1 issue I will work on is providing Virginia families with financial security.  Hundreds of thousands of Virginians are unable to find steady employment, and hundreds of thousands more are just one injury or illness away from disaster.  It's time for Richmond to start fighting for working Virginians.

What is the worst thing about your Republican challenger?

I'm not one to be negative, but there is a clear contrast in the way my opponent and I fund our campaigns.  My campaign is 100% free from the influence of for-profit corporations and industry groups, so people know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I will fight for them in Richmond.

What is uniquely cool about your district?

My district is very much a microcosm of life in Virginia.  From families that have been in Manassas for hundreds of years, to a thriving immigrant community, to the thousands of young professionals in Bristow getting their first piece of the American dream, there's a little bit of everything here.