Letter to the Editor: 10th District needs Barbara Comstock


It’s been sad to see that in the congressional race for the 10th District, the only thing the Democrats have done is go on attack instead of offering constructive solutions. Even NPR noticed the relentlessly negative tone of John Foust’s campaign rhetoric, saying they are using old-fashioned fear mongering and noting that he was mouthing the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee talking points.

Tenth District residents deserve better. It’s becoming clear that in order to get large amounts of campaign cash from Nancy Pelosi and President Barack Obama, Foust has committed himself to becoming a rubber stamp for them.

In contrast, Del. Barbara Comstock has a positive record of focusing on jobs and our top priorities in the 10th District, much like her former boss, Congressman Frank Wolf.

Comstock quickly has risen to a leadership position in the Virginia Legislature as the chairwoman of the Science and Technology Committee and has been called the “go to” person for the tech community for her role in passing significant legislation for research and development tax credits, legislation to promote the data center industry and the first telework bills that passed in Virginia.

Just recently I saw that Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed her research and development tax credit and praised this legislation as a great way to create 21st century jobs.

Earlier this year, the governor also signed Comstock’s pulse oximetry legislation, which will provide testing for all newborns to detect congenital heart defects so they can be promptly treated before any health threats develop.

Constituents of the 10th District need Comstock in Congress. She will stand up for conservative values, unlike her opponent who will be a lock and step Pelosi liberal.

Gabriele Vogt, Stephens City

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