RICHMOND – Republican challenger to Delegate Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City) has sent attack mail that, ironically, criticizes a Fauquier County safety initiative of making students less safe.
The bill Jordan cites in his ad is HB1289, which Delegate Guzman patroned in 2018 at the request of the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors. The legislation would have amended the Code of Virginia to enable Fauquier Public Schools to adopt a functioning school bus arm citation program.
A bill that accomplished the same legislative goal, HB 2344, passed unanimously in 2019.
“This bill would have made it easier for local governments to run and enforce crucial services, making our children safer; and I’m glad the goal was accomplished in a different way,” said Delegate Guzman. “Mr. Jordan should do his research on issues before he makes unfounded claims, and I invite him to have a conversation with the Fauquier CBoS about how to make our kids safer, not making them political footballs.”
“Attacking public schools, local government, and the entire House of Delegates–Democrat and Republican–is an embarrassing campaign tactic on D.J. Jordan’s part,” said Trevor Southerland, executive director of the House Democratic Caucus. “We recommend that Jordan acquaint himself with the needs of the community while Delegate Guzman continues to be a responsible representative for Fauquier.”