Fairfax County, which used to be a bastion of Republicanism in Virginia, has in the past years become a Democratic enclave. There are many reasons this occurred – most having to do with repeated mistakes made by the Fairfax County GOP since 1997. However it seems there may be the beginning of a turnaround in Fairfax. Candidate recruitment is one of the most important things a Unit Committee can do, and the Unit seems to have found a good one here.
Laura Ramirez Drain announced a few days ago that she is running for the Hunter Mill School Board District Seat in Fairfax County. Laura, who came to this country in the late 90’s from Mexico, came here to earn her share of the American dream. Laura is very active in her community and Fairfax, something which is sorely needed.
Laura is running against Melanie Meren a hyper PC liberal employee of DOE. Current incumbent Pat Hynes is not seeking re-election. More on Meren here.
Laura is the type of candidate who can reach across party lines to talk to Hispanic children and families to let them know that they don’t need to accept the same failing education system. Laura can reach out to these new Americans and let them know that the Republican Party is the party of new ideas. Laura will help formulate policies which will best help their children succeed.
Are dynamic candidates like Laura Drain the entire fix for the Fairfax GOP? No. The Fairfax GOP has been bleeding since the mid 1990s and it will take a few more election cycles to get back into fighting shape. But Laura is the type of candidate who will get people in Fairfax interested in voting for the GOP again, with Laura’s sunny optimism and can-do spirit.
For more information on Laura and how to get involved, please go to her website at www.vote4laura.com.