Ed McGovern: Civil Servant for House of Delegates

Ed McGovern, a retired federal worker, is running for House of Delegates in Virginia’s 18th District, which includes West Springfield and other sections of Fairfax County. McGovern’s long career in the federal government largely consisted of coordinating funds and manpower. For the U.S. Army Department, he served overseas for seven years.

As a retired civil servant, McGovern understands that government exists to serve the people — not the other way around. “Our businesses, health care, and education system were once the best in the country, but Virginia’s institutions have been harmed over time by government employees who have become a wing of the Democrat Party,” he says.

At his website, EdMcGovernVA.org, the candidate thoughtfully addresses a variety of issues, including but not limited to the following:

  • Business: Streamline regulations; resist out-of-state “green energy” mandates that would “straightjacket” our economy
  • Education: Defend parents’ rights; reallocate funds to classrooms; increase vocational education; expand access to charter schools
  • Health Care: Emphasize market-oriented solutions; allow insurance to be sold across state lines; fight “big pharma” to lower drug costs

In the fall, McGovern will face extreme leftist Delegate Kathy Tran, who is infamous for her defense of infanticide during a House committee hearing. “My bill would allow that, yes,” Tran said about the legality of abortion even when “it’s obvious that a woman is about to give birth.”

McGovern, who vows to “develop policy that reflects our communities’ values,” offers a sensible contrast to the incumbent’s radical views. “Allowing the abortion industry to use tax dollars to fund political campaigns has warped our local politics,” McGovern says.

Help restore common sense in Richmond: read more, volunteer, or donate to Ed McGovern’s campaign today!

Follow Ed McGovern on social media and help spread the word: FB.com/EdMcGovernVA.

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