Welcome! I'm Steve Adragna, candidate to represent the 42nd District in the Virginia House of Delegates. I suspect that we have much in common: I'm a husband, parent, and homeowner. I fell in love with Virginia and made it my home 30 years ago, but I too came from somewhere else, and initially faced the challenges of finding affordable housing and good schools. I have to deal with the traffic in our area, and want what's best for our kids. I've been a federal civilian employee, an Army officer, an executive in companies from small to large, and currently lead a small business.
I'm running for several reasons: At the district level, I believe that our incumbent delegate, while well-meaning, is out of touch with the concerns and priorities of a large majority of our residents. The recent furor over her failed legislation illustrates not only that her policy agenda is extreme, but that she was unclear on the content and ramifications of her own sponsored legislation. As your delegate, I will focus on the issues that matter the most to most people: taxes and fiscal discipline; growing our economy and creating more good jobs; improving regional transportation; ensuring that we maintain top-quality schools at all levels and prepare our young people to be prepared, productive and successful in whatever their chosen occupation or field; and ensuring public safety.
From a statewide perspective, I want to return the center of gravity in the General Assembly to the political center. My opponent and her caucus simply are too preoccupied with their "progressive" agenda and not focused on the real issues that matter to real people.
More broadly, I want to see our Commonwealth return to the forefront of economic dynamism, innovation, and social harmony. We're all in this together. I want to help foster a true opportunity society in Virginia, harnessing our tremendous reservoir of scientific and technical talent, depth and breadth of business talent and technological innovation, and sense of shared destiny to build a brighter and ever more prosperous future for all Virginians.
Please explore our site and learn more about our campaign and our vision. I invite you to join me in realizing our shared vision for a brighter tomorrow, and I ask for your support.
John Quincy Adams