March 31, 2015 | Posted in:News
As you may have heard, I’m the only progressive Democrat running for the Virginia State Senate in the 10th District, which includes parts of the City of Richmond and Chesterfield County and all of Powhatan County. This is an open seat, and we’re looking to flip it from the Republicans this fall.
Since I got into the race in January, a lot has happened. I want to report back and update you on where I’m at today.
We have been knocking doors and making phone calls, talking to concerned Virginians every week. Be sure to check out the campaign on social media for some great pictures of our people-powered campaign!
Word is beginning to spread about our campaign. The Chesterfield Observer and Richmond Times-Dispatch have both covered the news, and I look forward to the upcoming candidate debate next month. Stay tuned for more on that!
In February I was thrilled to learn that I had Democracy for America’s endorsement. Jim Dean, the Chair of Democracy for America, had this to say:
“Emily Francis isn’t just a progressive when it’s convenient, she’s spent her life fighting for public health, the environment, and consumer rights. Democracy for America members in the Old Dominion are excited to knock on the doors, make the phone calls, and raise the money it will take to get Emily into the State Senate, because we know she’ll be a relentless advocate for Virginia working families.”
As I mentioned before, this will be a tough race. I’m facing a crowded primary in June — and we have a lot of work to do to get voters to the polls in November as well, to flip this seat.
Will you help us get over the top? We can’t win without the help of supporters like you.