December 6, 2023

Former CIA officer and Democratic prosecutor Russet Perry faces Republican Juan Pablo Segura in Senate District 31, a seat in northern Virginia’s exurbs.

Perry is working on a public security platform that features defending weak Virginians from home and gun violence. She’s additionally a vocal supporter of reproductive rights and bettering the state’s public training system. Her Republican opponent is the son of billionaire Enrique Segura, who has funneled large sums of cash into his son’s marketing campaign. Segura helps Youngkin’s abortion ban and has vowed to combat in opposition to the “woke agenda.”

SD-31, considered a must-win by each events, went 57-42 Biden and 50-49 Youngkin.

Dogwood just lately linked with Perry about what motivates her on and off the marketing campaign path and what’s on her thoughts within the remaining weeks of the 2023 election.

What’s your closing pitch to voters as to why they need to vote for you in November?

As a former CIA officer and Loudoun County prosecutor, holding us secure and serving our group was my job for greater than a decade. As a state Senator, I’ll hold combating for the problems that matter most to you – defending entry to abortion, investing in our public faculties, bringing down the price of residing, and holding our communities secure.

What’s been your favourite a part of working for workplace this yr? Least favourite?

I like to knock doorways and speak immediately with voters concerning the points that matter to them. As a profession public servant, I do know that an important a part of serving my group is listening to what they’re fighting and dealing to seek out options in order that our group can thrive.

What’s one thing most individuals wouldn’t find out about you?

I like to journey with my household. Rising up, we didn’t have the cash to journey, and I like to provide my youngsters the alternatives I didn’t need to get to see the world.

In case you may change one factor about Virginia, what would it not be?

I’d change the way in which we take into consideration and spend money on our public faculties. Virginia is a good place to reside and now we have a number of the finest faculties within the nation, however we have to sit down on the desk and hearken to our mother and father, academics and children, increase trainer salaries, and guarantee our youngsters are secure in our faculties so this continues to be the perfect place to reside, work, and lift our youngsters to achieve success.

What’s your favourite factor to do/place to go in Virginia if you want a break from the marketing campaign path?

I like to get to spend time with my youngsters. That may embody attending to my son’s baseball recreation, or – we reside out in Western Loudoun – exploring the various trails and paths to get out and see nature collectively.

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