Ginny Weisz is ready to take on incumbent Republican delegate Morgan Griffith in November. Weisz considers herself a moderate Democrat. She follows the Democratic stance on social issue while being conservative on fiscal issues. Along those lines she is a proud gun owner and a firm believer in 2nd amendment rights.
Her motivation to run was generated from the refusal by the Republican controlled General Assembly of the $125 million of stimulus funding aimed at assisting unemployed Virginians. Weisz said, “the jobless are suffering right now” due to the recession.
She believes that her chances against Griffith are good since “the people have spoken on the national level.”
Weisz grew up all over the place and though not a native Virginian she has lived in the Bent Mount area of Roanoke County since 1986. She will draw from her strength as a woman who is strong on health and education issues. She admits that there will be a learning curve in some areas but feels she can rise to the occasion if given the chance.
An elected official should represent everybody. Weisz declaring that she is not for unlimited spending said she believes that “we [citizens] have got to balance or own bank accounts … I think the government should too.” She has no qualms with her salary being frozen by Mark Warner and Tim Kaine.
Weisz is an assistant professor/instructor at the Radford University School of Nursing, a registered nurse for 29 years, a Christian Chaplain, and is currently working on the dissertation phase of her PhD at UNC Greensboro School of Nursing. She is also a Christian Chaplain.
By June 29 she will have completed exams and will then put her campaign together. She has a year to complete her dissertation on “rural access to healthcare” that focuses specifically on Lee, Wise, Henry, Floyd, and Craig counties.
Weisz was introduced by Salem Democratic Committee Chair Gena Doyle, and by elected Democrats Sheriff Gerald Holt and County Clerk of Circuit Court Steve McGraw. See Ginny Weisz website HERE.
On hand scoping out the competition was the Salem Republican Chair, Greg Habeeb. Never at a loss for words Habeeb responded reiterating the Republican stance saying, “in the 8th District people don’t want big government, don’t want federally run healthcare, and don’t want a one time influx of cash that becomes an unfunded mandate and drives how we set our unemployment policy.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics
Tags: democrat, election2009, Habeeb, house_of_delegates