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Juanita Jo Matkins is the person we need representing us in the House of Delegates. As a former Louisa County school teacher, she will be a strong advocate for our schools and will work hard to lower prescription drug prices. She understands that better broadband access is vital to the future of Central Virginia.
But more importantly, Juanita Jo will represent all of us in Central Virginia, not just follow the dictates of one political party. I have seen Juanita Jo travel all over the 56th district this past year. I have seen her listen to all of you tell her your concerns for your families and community and I know she will carry these concerns with her to Richmond.
We have all grown used to hearing campaign promises and are tired of those promises being forgotten once the election is over. Juanita Jo will not let you down. I worked with her over the past few years, before she decided to run for office, when she was working to register new voters. She was relentless. Each person she met was treated with respect and dignity. Whatever the need of that person, she did everything she possibly could to help them. Juanita Jo is genuine. She really cares and when she is elected to the House of Delegates you can believe Louisa County residents will not be forgotten.
Editor’s Note: this letter originally appeared in the October 24th edition of the Central Virginian, and has been re-posted here with the author’s permission.
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