This year, Virginia is the only state in the nation with competitive statewide elections. In November, Virginians will vote for a new Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General. Additionally, all 100 seats in the House of Delegates are up for election. Typically, there is a vast difference in the positions that candidates take on issues important to Christians, and this year will be no different. Too often, whether because of apathy or lack of education on the issues and candidates, those with a Biblical worldview fail to show up at the polls on election day. This is especially true in Virginia, where we elect our state-level candidates in the odd years. For this reason, The Family Foundation and our sister organization, The Family Foundation Action, are pleased to announce Winning Matters 2013, a four-step action plan to ensure people of faith are educated, registered and motivated to vote their values on November 5.

The four components of Winning Matters 2013 are:

1. Identify more Virginians who share our values.

2. Turn concerned citizens into value-voting Virginians by registering them.

3. Educate registered voters on the differences between candidates on matters of life, marriage, parental authority, religious liberty and constitutional government.

4. Motivate and mobilize these informed voters to make a wise choice and vote on Election Day.

To help us accomplish these goals, we have hired a project manager and four area coordinators to work in the Northern Virginia, Richmond and Tidewater areas. If you live in one of these areas, their contact information is provided below. Please e-mail them and let them know you would like to help.

David Moxley is our Winning Matters 2013 Project Manager and will oversee the effort between now and election day. David is a native of Virginia and a graduate of Roanoke College, where he studied international relations. David brings significant event, media, business and personnel management experience from his pursuits in the hospitality industry. David is thrilled for the opportunity to utilize his particular skillset and Christian faith to serve the families of the Commonwealth. David is a resident of Manassas where he attends Manassas Baptist Church. Contact David at david@familyfoundation.org.

Kristin Handy is our Northern Virginia area coordinator for Alexandria, and parts of Fairfax and Prince William Counties. Kristin grew up in Gloucester. She has a heart for children and being actively involved in the pro-life movement. Wanting to get a Biblical foundation in her higher learning education, Kristin went to Liberty University in the fall of 2010. At Liberty she studied government, majoring in politics and policy, and graduated in May. Jumping right into conservative clubs on campus, Kristin quickly set out to do all she could to make a positive impact in the lives of people and their values in Virginia. Contact Kristin at kristin@familyfoundation.org

Travis Taylor is our Northern Virginia area coordinator for Arlington, Loudoun, Manassas, and parts of Fairfax and Prince William Counties. A Christian, husband and father, Travis is a native of Northeast Oklahoma. He believes in the principles of protecting life, defending our Constitution, promoting traditional values and a limited government. He served four years in the Army and two years in law enforcement before becoming active in politics. Travis holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Louisiana and is pursuing a Master's Degree from George Washington University. He resides in Arlington with his wife, Stephanie, where they are active members of McLean Bible Church's Bethesda campus. Contact Travis at travis@familyfoundation.org.

Ron Gallagher is our Richmond area coordinator. A Virginia native, he and his wife, Diane, reside in Mechanicsville. They are members of Grove Avenue Baptist Church and provide leadership in home group ministry training and facilitation. They have been extensively involved with The Truth Project and also train and facilitate Marriage Oneness, a relationship strengthening series. Ron and Diane spent approximately five years in Alaska, serving as 'tent-maker' missionaries. Ron holds undergraduate and seminary degrees from Liberty University and an Ed.S degree from the College of William and Mary. According to Ron, not to be engaged is not in the list of options. "I love The Family Foundation," Ron told us, "but my involvement with them is not for me. I have six grandsons, and in addition to my own obedience to God, I owe it to them to do everything I can to preserve their freedom to worship God and their opportunity to achieve the American dream." Contact Ron at ron@familyfoundation.org.

Dylan Kennedy is our Tidewater area coordinator and is a recent honors graduate of Bridgewater College with a B.A. in International Studies and a minor in Peace Studies. He has been involved with youth development, public speaking and non-profit efforts to alleviate poverty. Dylan is a native of the Tidewater area, and his connections there will help The Family Foundation establish lasting relationships with churches in the region. In August, Dylan will be acting on his commitment to pro-family values when he marries his bride-to-be, Angi Highlander. Contact Dylan at dylan@familyfoundation.org.

If you live in any other part of the state and would like to help our Winning Matters 2013 effort or just to find out more information on how to expend your influence across the Commonwealth, e-mail David Moxley at david@familyfoundation.org or call 804.343.0010.

 

Paid for by The Family Foundation Action.