Manassas / Pr. William County DC Metro
Former marine, father and husband, community organizer and activist – particularly in the areas of affordable housing and worker protections.
Focus on helping others – from community service to supporting cancer care by working as a technician to repair oncology equipment.
Workers’ candidate – advocate of campaign finance – has pledged to reject donations from for-profit corporate donors.
How Close is this Race?
In 2016, Clinton won HD50 by almost 13 points (53.3% to 40.8%). The incumbent Republican is well-funded but a very right wing conservative who recently lost the election for Circuit Court Clerk to a Democrat. It’s time for a Democratic fighter to represent district 50 in 2017.
November 2016 Presidential Race
2013 House of Delegates Race
Why this Race Matters most:
We need an advocate for the interests of workers vs the incumbent’s focus on corporate profits and the wealthy. With a majority Democratic electorate, this race has a strong chance of electing Democrat Lee Carter, if Democrats show up to the polls.
Why Democrat Lee Carter?
- He will fight to raise the minimum wage, create more protections for workers, and support unions. Has pledged to reject donations from for-profit corporate donors
- He advocates expanding Medicaid, which would bring healthcare benefits to 3100 individuals in District 50 along with numerous jobs in the healthcare sector.
- He supports defending human rights, including protecting immigrants, LGBTQ, minorities, and women
Why NOT Republican incumbent Jackson Miller?
- Has sponsored and voted for legislation prohibiting cities from raising minimum wage.
- Voted to eliminate or reduce funding for clinics that provide health services for women and for services for at-risk youth and their families.
- Voted against Medicaid expansion and against health insurance coverage for children with autism.
Side by Side on Key Policy Issues:
|Democrat Position||Republican Position|
|Workers’ Rights/ Minimum Wage||Carter will work to protect workers and increase minimum wage.||Voted against raising minimum wage multiple times, pro-business|
|Healthcare/Medicaid Expansion||Expand Medicaid, provide better access to healthcare.||Voted against Medicaid expansion, eliminated funding for clinics that provide health services for low-income women|
|Human Rights||Supports human rights for every person in Virginia||Anti-immigrant voting record; supports allowing agencies to refuse adoption to same-sex couples; against women’s right to choose|