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There is a Better Way

Monica knows the unique and complex needs of this district and how to serve a region whose politics span from left to right, made up of quaint urban neighborhoods to rural family farms. When she goes after something, she doesn’t quit. This district needs a fighter who also knows how to build consensus and get things done. She has a proven track record of working across the aisle, considering everyone’s voice without being biased, and discerning how best to move our community forward. She is a peacemaker, but also knows when to flip some tables. She will deliver the servant leadership that Virginians deserve. 

Common-Sense Approach

Monica will fiercely defend women’s reproductive rights and expand access to care, invest heavily in public education and create a path for school choice that won’t adversely impact public schools, secure a dedicated funding stream to establish regional mental health facilities, bolster local economies by investing in public transportation, address the housing crisis by incentivizing affordable and variety of housing, and develop a process to finally address the Commonwealth’s rampant unfunded mandates.

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There is a Better Way

I know the unique and complex needs of this district and how to serve a region whose politics span from left to right, made up of quaint urban neighborhoods to rural family farms. When I go after something, I don’t quit. This district needs a fighter who also knows how to build consensus and get things done. I have a proven track record of working across the aisle, considering everyone’s voice without being biased, and discerning how best to move our community forward. I am a peacemaker, but I also know when to flip some tables. I deliver the servant leadership that Virginians deserve. 

I will fiercely defend women’s reproductive rights and expand access to care, invest heavily in public education and create a path for school choice that won’t adversely impact public schools, secure a dedicated funding stream to establish regional mental health facilities, bolster local economies by investing in public transportation, address the housing crisis by incentivizing affordable and variety of housing, and develop a process to finally address the Commonwealth’s rampant unfunded mandates.

The New 27th District

The new 27th District consists of Stafford County (partial) Spotsylvania County (partial), Fredericksburg City.

The New 27th District

The new 27th District consists of Stafford County (partial) (61.44%), Spotsylvania County (partial), (24.58%) Fredericksburg City (13.98%).

On The Issues

Looking in the  mirror, I see a mother proud to call Dinwiddie home. I see a single parent, who works hard to provide a decent life for her son. I see a concerned citizen, who believes you shouldn’t have to choose between groceries or gas.

But lately, I see more than an individual. I see parents who want their children to attend quality public schools. I see neighbors, who want to run errands without fearing for their safety. I see an economy leaving us behind no matter how hard we work. I see the need to take action.

I’m running because I feel called to stand up for others.

I’m not a career politician, but if it takes me getting into politics to invoke change, then I will become a politician for all of us!

  • Ensure state funding covers adequate staffing of Sheriff and Police departments 
  • Increase financial assistance for Community Based Alternative Treatment Services
  • Work with community leaders, individual citizens, and law enforcement to establish crime prevention initiatives reminiscent of Neighborhood Watch
  • Raise per pupil spending to the statewide average
  • Ensure state funding covers all public school Standards of Quality
  • Mental health resources should exist in every school AND be available to both students and staff.
  • We are surrounded by agriculture, yet food insecurity exists in our community
  • Incentivize local farmers to donate crops to local food banks
  • Encourage major grocery store retailers to invest in our community

On The Issues

  • Ensure state funding covers adequate staffing of Sheriff and Police departments 
  • Increase financial assistance for Community Based Alternative Treatment Services
  • Work with community leaders, individual citizens, and law enforcement to establish crime prevention initiatives reminiscent of Neighborhood Watch
  • Raise per pupil spending to the statewide average
  • Ensure state funding covers all public school Standards of Quality
  • Mental health resources should exist in every school AND be available to both students and staff.
  • We are surrounded by agriculture, yet food insecurity exists in our community
  • Incentivize local farmers to donate crops to local food banks
  • Encourage major grocery store retailers to invest in our community

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“More and more we depend on the state budget” - Dr. Thomas Taylor Stafford County Schools

We need local Board members AND state legislators who understand our public school’s needs. I’m a product of a high quality public education and I will always fight for robust public ed funding.
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“More and more we depend on the state budget” - Dr. Thomas Taylor Stafford County Schools

We need local Board members AND state legislators who understand our public school’s needs. I’m a product of a high quality public education and I will always fight for robust public ed funding.

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Last year, we approved a 15% pay increase for certain law enforcement positions (I had to fight for this alongside a fellow supervisor), and now it’s time to care for our educators better. The COCA (cost of competing adjustment) I pressed our Delegate to secure last year would have come in handy right about now.

When I ran for office, I had no idea how much I would love this work. Now, I'm ready to take up your cause in Richmond, to support and fund the needs of local government and schools across the region, and to inject common sense back into our legislation and the General Assembly.

There is a better way... Let's do this!
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Peter and I got to go grocery shopping alone after church, while our kiddos cheered on a good friend at her pickle ball tournament.

Hope your Sunday is peaceful like ours and sets the stage for a fabulous week!

👋 Now that I have your attention, don’t forget our Stafford County Board meetings occur on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday every month, so that means we will have one two days from now on February 7th. Don’t forget to peek at the agenda in case there is anything you’d like to get informed on or speak/email about. Budget is coming up and, like figuring out how to feed our 100 children (jk we’re down to 5 living at home now 🤪), the County has many needs and I want to hear from you to serve you better.

Side note: School funding is a huge issue, especially now with some issues at the state level that could affect our already tight resources. Rest assured I have requested regular updates from staff and will keep working to ensure a better path forward. If you are one of many parents or educators concerned about funding in the FY24 budget we are about to set this spring, now is the time to start vocalizing your support for funding.

View the agendas here 👉 staffordcountyva.gov/government/elected_and_appointed_officials/board_of_supervisors/agenda_and_m...
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Peter and I got to go grocery shopping alone after church, while our kiddos cheered on a good friend at her pickle ball tournament. 

Hope your Sunday is peaceful like ours and sets the stage for a fabulous week!

👋 Now that I have your attention, don’t forget our Stafford County Board meetings occur on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday every month, so that means we will have one two days from now on February 7th. Don’t forget to peek at the agenda in case there is anything you’d like to get informed on or speak/email about. Budget is coming up and, like figuring out how to feed our 100 children (jk we’re down to 5 living at home now 🤪), the County has many needs and I want to hear from you to serve you better.

Side note: School funding is a huge issue, especially now with some issues at the state level that could affect our already tight resources. Rest assured I have requested regular updates from staff and will keep working to ensure a better path forward. If you are one of many parents or educators concerned about funding in the FY24 budget we are about to set this spring, now is the time to start vocalizing your support for funding. 

View the agendas here 👉 https://staffordcountyva.gov/government/elected_and_appointed_officials/board_of_supervisors/agenda_and_minutes.php
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Lovely picture of a strong woman.

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We got a TON of work done at our retreat, had a great time together and tackled some tough conversations. I am increasingly proud of how far we have come as a Board.

A HUGE THANK YOU to our County Administrator and Stafford County Government staff for making this day possible and for all the preparation and hard work you put in! It’s going to be a good year.
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We got a TON of work done at our retreat, had a great time together and tackled some tough conversations. I am increasingly proud of how far we have come as a Board. 

A HUGE THANK YOU to our County Administrator and Stafford County Government staff for making this day possible and for all the preparation and hard work you put in! It’s going to be a good year.

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I'm glad you are all working together. I've seen Boards working against each other, instead of focusing on what's best for the citizens. I've also seen Boards in the past make agreements in those retreats that are done deals, before the public has a chance to weigh in at public hearings. The same is true when Supervisors meet with developers. A word of advise is to never agree on anything until after the public has spoken at the public hearings.

I love seeing the smiles.

I am so proud of you! Making a difference in this world. God knows we need more people just like you in this world fighting for us!

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And your leadership and support is much appreciated!

The 2023 theme for Black History Month is "Black Resistance". The month is meant to recognize the struggles, adversity, strength and history of the Black American experience in the United States.

More educational resources : buildfaith.org/black-history-month-resources-for-2023/
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The 2023 theme for Black History Month is Black Resistance. The month is meant to recognize the struggles, adversity, strength and history of the Black American experience in the United States. 

More educational resources : https://buildfaith.org/black-history-month-resources-for-2023/

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What are you doing about Younkins $200+ million dollar defunding of public education? www.virginiamercury.com/2023/01/31/virginia-public-schools-seek-solutions-after-dept-of-ed-error-...

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