December 6, 2023

In Hampton Roads-area Home District 97, Democratic challenger Michael Feggans is taking over 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 will likely be reproductive well being, adopted carefully by supporting schooling.

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 one of the best 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 battle to guard reproductive freedom, assist public schooling, assist different veterans transition into high-tech profession fields, and assist commonsense gun security options.

That have of main our nation’s finest and brightest from a really younger age and having the nice alternative to take a seat on the desk to assist develop budgets, full missions, and deal with powerful points helped form my views on what it means to be a frontrunner. 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 vibrant future. Now we have complicated challenges forward and I sit up for serving the town that raised and nurtured me by embracing our numerous and rising inhabitants in order that Virginia Seaside will likely be seen as a frontrunner within the Commonwealth.

What’s been your favourite a part of working for workplace this 12 months? Least favourite?

My favourite a part of working for workplace has been speaking with the subsequent technology of voters who’ve been impressed by a seasoned millennial like myself to get entangled 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. Regardless 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 will likely be price it to make sure that we are able to present complete coverage must all Virginians.

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

I’m an enormous gearhead. I like engaged on Datsun, Nissan, and Infiniti vehicles. I’ve constructed and owned just a few drift and tracks vehicles from the bottom up: engines, transmission, suspension, the works. My two present monitor automobiles 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 12 months.

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

If I have been transportation king for a day, I’d make quick and dependable mass transportation, reminiscent of velocity trains, accessible in Virginia. After residing 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 while 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 gather (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 Decide-n-Pull in Virginia Seaside and stroll across the automotive yard to see if there are any new automobiles I can take components off of to make use of on my automobiles.

  • Carolyn Fiddler

    Carolyn Fiddler

    Carolyn Fiddler is Dogwood’s chief political correspondent. She can also be the nation’s foremost professional in state politics with virtually 20 years of expertise in statehouse machinations, and her comedian e book assortment might be greater than yours.