Former investment banker Democrat Mavis Taintor will challenge Delegate Dave LaRock in the 33rd district of the House of Delegates. Taintor lives in Waterford on a large horse farm. She is the second democrat to file for the seat, the first being Tia Walbridge, a Round Hill sheep farmer. More on Ms Walbridge here.
Ms Taintor’s daughter Dorna announced her mother’s run for delegate at the Loudoun Democrat committee meeting in western Loudoun. She also announced she would be her mother’s campaign manager. Dave LaRock’s opponent in 2013, Mary Daniels, is also advising Ms. Taintor. Delegate LaRock won his race against Mary Daniels by 10%. From the Loudoun Times-Mirror:
“Mavis is not new to leadership. She understands big business and its effects on our communities and, I would say, she knows how to make a good deal that serves all parties, maximizing gain and minimizing pain,” Dorna Taintor said in a prepared statement.
Dorna Taintor believes the campaign can raise enough money to “make this a real race.”
The 33rd district covers western Loudoun as well as parts of Frederick and Clarke counties.
Primaries in Virginia will take place on June 13th and the general election will be held on November 7th.
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