A democratic delegate was welcomed with donuts at Freeman last Friday.
The Young Democrats Club hosted Virginia House of Delegates, Delegate Debra Rodman (D-73) for a conversation and question and answer session before school. The event was advertised by members of the club and open for all students to attend.
Delegate Rodman represents the seventy-third district to the Virginia House of Delegates which encompasses western Henrico County, including Freeman High School. During the discussion, the delegate discussed her experience during the short General Assembly session which recently adjourned on February 23, 2019.
As a policymaker who balances her role in the state government and her job as a professor at Randolph Macon College, Delegate Rodman talked about her legislative priorities involving K-12 and higher education. Delegate Rodman highlighted a policy that she sponsored which would require child abuse education in public schools.
“I think this legislation is an example of my commitment of working hard to get things done,” said Delegate Rodman. Although the bill did not pass, she collaborated with a colleague in the Virginia Senate to include similar provisions in that bill.
Speaking of the Virginia Senate, Delegate Rodman is competing for the Democratic primary to run for Virginia Senate this year. If she wins the nomination, she will face incumbent Siobhan Dunnavant in November.