Elizabeth Guzman
HD-31
Fauquier & Prince William CountiesDC Metro

www.guzmanfordelegate.com

Background

Elizabeth Guzman immigrated from Peru and put herself through school, working 3 jobs; earned 2 Master’s degrees: public administration from American University and social work from University of Southern California.

She works as a Division Chief at the Center for Adult Services for the City of Alexandria and volunteers as a court-appointed advocate for abused children.

She has lived in Prince William County for 15 years and raised 4 children who attended local public schools

How Close is this Race?

Clinton won District 31 by 9 percentage points in 2016. The incumbent Republican is an extreme social conservative who doesn’t represent the majority. He won by only 228 votes in the 2013 election in a very politically-active district with high turnout.

November 2016 Presidential Race
Clinton
(D)
Trump
(R)
22,877 18,408
53% 42%
2013 House of Delegates Race
McPike
(D)
Lingamfelter
(R)
11,280 11,508
49% 50%

Why this Race Matters most:
The district has become increasingly diverse and is not represented by ultra-conservative Republican policies. The right-wing incumbent has been re-elected for 15 years because Democrats didn’t vote. This race has a strong chance of having a Democrat elected, if Democrats show up to the polls to support Elizabeth Guzman.

 

  • Why Democrat Elizabeth Guzman?
    • Guzman wants to be a voice for thousands in her district who feel that their diversity is not represented in Richmond.
    • She supports affordable healthcare for all, raising the minimum wage, environmental protections, and preservation of farmlands,.
    • She advocates for more funding for public schools, expansion of early childhood education programs, mental health services, women’s rights,
      and more services for veterans.
  • Why NOT extreme Republican incumbent Scott Lingamfelter?
    • Ultra-conservative who opposes all forms of government regulation; wants to amend the US Constitution to restrict the power of the federal government.
    • Sponsored bills to repeal the one-gun-per-month rationing law (gun traffickers can now buy unlimited numbers), eliminated fees for concealed handgun background checks, and authorize armed security guards in schools.
    • Supports bills that deny voting rights; opposes reproductive rights, immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights, and environmental regulations to combat climate change.
Side by Side on Key Policy Issues:
Democrat Position Republican Position
Healthcare

 

Supports expansion of Medicaid for 400,000 low-income Virginians. Voted against Medicaid expansion in 2017 budget bill.
Education Supports higher teacher pay, more public-school funding, mental health services in schools, expansion of early childhood education programs. Serves on Education Committee but supports home schooling and school vouchers, which diverts funds from public schools.
Minimum Wage Supports increase in minimum wage. Voted for pre-emptive state legislation that prohibited cities and counties from raising the minimum wage.

 

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