Republican David McKinley is unopposed in the primary. Information on him will be included in the general election The Dominion Post Voter’s Guide.
Democrat Tom Payne did not respond.
Education: Williamstown High School, in 1999; West Liberty University; Salem International University; West Virginia University, Bachelor of Science in international studies, 2005; Master’s of Business Administration in international business, 2009 and a Master’s of Arts in linguistics, 2013.
Political and civic experience: No response.
Professional experience: Currently telecommutes as a computational linguist for a software company based in Herndon, Va. Has taught at both West Virginia University and George Mason University, and has worked as a computational linguist since 2015, working primarily with government agencies, government contractors and law enforcement agencies to provide entity and relationship extraction services.
Campaign Statement: I am fighting for better health care, public education and to strengthen our labor unions. My campaign has proposed multiple legislative ideas, such as the Family Reinvestment Act, which would provide funding to open medical facilities and mental health centers, instead of watching them close.
Top priorities: No response.