Values

Hello, I'm Debra Rodman, Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies and Director of Women's Studies at Randolph-Macon College. I am the Democratic nominee for the Virginia House of Delegates in Henrico County's District 73.

In my campaign I’m focusing on the fundamental values that are crucial to people here in Henrico County.

Nothing else matters if you can't find a job. And while Donald Trump and the Richmond Republicans talk a great game on the economy, their actions tell a different story. Cutting through the rhetoric is my top priority; to make real progress towards more jobs for Virginia, through more job training programs, not budget cuts. Better employees attract more businesses attract better employees.  

Facing financial disaster when you or your child needs to see a doctor is unacceptable. Unlike the incumbent Delegate, politician John O'Bannon, I support giving more access to crucial health care for Henrico County families, including expanding Medicaid.

The way politicians in Richmond attack our schools and jeopardize our kids' futures with their budget cuts is extremely frustrating to all of us. I'll be a voice and vote for giving our schools, college and universities the funding they need to give our kids and adults the education they need — regardless of their zip code.     

At a time when vital women’s health care is under attack by politicians in Richmond and Washington, DC, I'll never waver from my conviction that a woman should always be able to make her own decisions about her health care.     

While working as an expert witness assisting refugees fleeing violence and terror at home and seeking political asylum in federal courts, I'm struck by how much discrimination they now face here. That's why I'll continue my 15-year mission to speak out and take action against prejudice and discrimination to ensure that all Virginians are treated equally and fairly under the law.   

These are some of the values that I believe are crucial to life in Henrico County. And you can count on me to fight for these values every single day when you support me with your vote.