December 6, 2023

In Hampton Roads-area Home District 97, Democratic challenger Michael Feggans is taking up GOP incumbent Del. Karen Greenhalgh. Greenhalgh has spent her final couple of legislative classes attempting to undermine abortion entry within the commonwealth, whereas Feggans is an Air Drive veteran who says that his prime problem within the legislature might be reproductive well being, adopted carefully by supporting training.

HD-97 went for Biden 55-42 and for Youngkin 51-48.

Dogwood lately linked with Feggans about what motivates him on and off the marketing campaign path and what’s on his thoughts within the waning weeks of the 2023 election.

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

After 20 years of service within the Air Drive, I knew the perfect place to retire from the army and begin my subsequent chapter as a tech entrepreneur was again house in Virginia Seaside. With the creation of the brand new 97th Home District, I’m stepping ahead as soon as once more to proceed serving the group I like. As a delegate, I’ll combat to guard reproductive freedom, help public training, assist different veterans transition into high-tech profession fields, and help common sense gun security options.

That have of main our nation’s greatest and brightest from a really younger age and having the good alternative to sit down on the desk to assist develop budgets, full missions, and deal with robust points helped form my views on what it means to be a pacesetter. The abilities that formed my views on management, service, and dedication have ready me for public service to Virginia Seaside. 

I’m working to serve the residents in Virginia Seaside as a result of I imagine in its shiny future. We now have advanced challenges forward and I sit up for serving the town that raised and nurtured me by embracing our various and rising inhabitants in order that Virginia Seaside might be seen as a pacesetter within the Commonwealth.

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

My favourite a part of working for workplace has been speaking with the following technology of voters who’ve been impressed by a seasoned millennial like myself to become involved of their communities, to vote, or to run for workplace themselves.

My least favourite a part of working for workplace is the time away from my household. Despite the fact that I skilled it within the Air Drive within the type of TDYs [temporary duty travel] and deployments, the time and dedication it takes to run for workplace can nonetheless be troublesome. However I do know the sacrifice might be price it to make sure that we will present complete coverage must all Virginians.

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

I’m a giant gearhead. I like engaged on Datsun, Nissan, and Infiniti automobiles. I’ve constructed and owned a number of drift and tracks automobiles from the bottom up: engines, transmission, suspension, the works. My two present observe autos are a 1991 Nissan 240sx with a turbo KA24DE powerplant that I’ve been constructing for 15 years and a 2003 Infiniti G35 that I’m organising for highway programs and can hopefully take to Virginia Worldwide Raceway subsequent yr.

In case you may change one factor about Virginia, what wouldn’t it be?

If I have been transportation king for a day, I’d make quick and dependable mass transportation, akin to pace trains, accessible in Virginia. After dwelling abroad and experiencing it, I’d love to assist make that dream a actuality sooner or later.

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

My favourite place to eat is Glory’s Bakery in Virginia Seaside, # 3 combo, Pizza Bread and Lumpia.

My favourite place to calm down is Comedian Kings in Virginia Seaside. I’ve been going there since I used to be a child and nonetheless accumulate (principally Spider-Man and X-Males) comics.

My favourite factor to do when I’ve a spare minute is seize my toolbox and head to Choose-n-Pull in Virginia Seaside and stroll across the automotive yard to see if there are any new autos I can take elements off of to make use of on my autos.

  • Carolyn Fiddler

    Carolyn Fiddler

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