Lt. Governor Candidate Greets Supporters in Staunton, New Market

By: Tim Saunders and Meryl Conant
By: Tim Saunders and Meryl Conant

A candidate for Lieutenant Governor spent Friday stumping for votes in our neighborhood.

Democratic candidate Leslie Byrne swept through the valley, stopping at Staunton's Wright's Dairy Rite before heading to Waynesboro.

Byrne's travels also took her to New Market, where she shared a meal with supporters at the Southern Kitchen. Byrne told the Valley crowd she wants to make job training a part of education. She says keeping skilled workers in the area is the best way to keep the local economy strong.

Byrne says her campaign is about unity, and her goal is to build a bridge between the valley and voters in other parts of the state.

"I believe that we've unified Virginia," said Byrne, referencing her campaign. "We're a commonwealth and the commonwealth means we lift each other up, we invest in each other, and we're accountable to each other."

Byrne says today's stops throughout the Valley are to motivate residents to vote and get their friends and neighbors to do the same. She is running against Republican Bill Bolling.


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