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Vote Tyler

SoVaNow.com / October 30, 2013


Dear Viewpoint:

As we face the upcoming election on November 5, I just wanted to inform voters about Delegate Roslyn Tyler who is up for reelection. Voters are given the responsibility to select the right person to represent them in Richmond. Del. Tyler has served the 75th District for eight years with dignity and truthfulness. Her days and most nights are filled serving the constituents in the eight counties and two cities that make up the 75th District. She portrays that special pride voters look for in a candidate, a candidate that will represent them in Richmond.

Delegate Tyler works with all people regardless of their political views and gives her all to help that one that is in need. She has the respect of Senators and Delegates on both sides of the aisle because they believe in her honesty.

As a bi-partisan delegate she will continue working to promote Christian and family values. She wants those same values for her family and all citizens of the Commonwealth. She is a strong rural legislator and advocates for rural Virginia, visiting farmers throughout the district and enjoys all of her visits.

This year Delegate Tyler received an award from the League of Conservation for voting 100% on conservation issues and legislation. She also received the 2013 Virginia Education Association “Hard Rock Award” for her 100% voting record for supporting education, funding and legislation in the Commonwealth. Del. Tyler believes and acts with her heart that a child should have a good start with education from an early age right through college. She is and will always be an advocate for our children in Virginia. Her most recent success in the 2013 session was the victory of preventing tolls on I-95 in Sussex County by standing up on the House floor fighting not to have the burden of tolls put on citizens in the 75th District. No tolls benefits citizens of Lake Gaston and anyone traveling north on I-95. I know that the environment and quality of life is very important and she continues to work with the Lake Gaston Association and with Dominion concerning the water level management issues that are facing the property owners in and around the lake. She worked with the Governor, the Virginia Loggers Association and the Virginia congressional delegation in Washington to support federal action allowing states to authorize extensions of weight limits for vehicles carrying agricultural and forestry products on interstate highways. This is the MAP 21 Study, part of the Federal Transportation Bill looking at increasing weight tolerances on roads and interstates.

I am very proud to say that Del. Tyler supports Veterans benefits for our men and women who put their lives on the line each day and she will continue to work to improve the quality of life for the military families.

She works with the National Coalition of Public Safety Officers to make their jobs easier trying to get safer laws for the officers as well as better pay. It is a hard battle in Richmond to make them see that our safety officers protect us daily in correctional facilities as well as on the streets of our state.

The one thing that is important to all of us right now is health care. She will continue to work forward to make health care affordable for seniors, working families and small businesses within the Commonwealth.

She supports low taxes, limited government regulations, and fiscal accountability and will continue that support when you re-elect her back to the General Assembly on November 5th.

Delegate Tyler is a strong advocate of hunting and sportsmen’s rights because it is a way of life in Southside Virginia. She will continue to fight to protect hunter’s rights. She believes that everyone who carries a weapon should have a background check completed before the purchase. This protects everyone don’t you want the same?

Should you decide to vote for her opponent, just remember, one that does not have any experience in the public life would only be another yes man and the 75th District will go backwards in time. So help me, help yourself, your family and all grandchildren that are here today and who will be born later, get out there and help Delegate Tyler win.

Thanking you,
Mary Beth Washington
Boykins, Va.


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