Melanie Rapp Beale Announces for HD-96
Melanie Rapp Beale announced Sunday she would seek the Republican nomination for Delegate from the 96th District in the Virginia House of Delegates. She represented the district, the cover parts of James City and York counties, from 2001-07.
While a member of the York County Board of Supervisors, Melanie Beale, 54, won a special House of Delegates election in 2000 to succeed Republican Jo Ann Davis who had been elected to the U.S. House. Beale was re-elected three times and then left to accept a job in the private sector.
In her announcement, Beale said, “As your Delegate, I will be a strong Pro-Life advocate, I will work to ensure our Second Amendment Rights are not infringed upon and will fight for lower taxes here in Virginia. Having previously served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 2001-2007, I have a proven record on these issues.”
On Friday Republican Del. Brenda Pogge, who currently represents HD-96, announced she would retire at the end of this term. Shortly afterward, her legislative aide, Amanda Batten, sent out a notice that she intended to run for the nomination.
Here is Melanie Rapp Beale’s full statement:
Today, I am announcing my candidacy to be your next Delegate from the 96th District in the Virginia House of Delegates. As your Delegate, I will be a strong Pro-Life advocate, I will work to ensure our Second Amendment Rights are not infringed upon and will fight for lower taxes here in Virginia. Having previously served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 2001-2007, I have a proven record on these issues.
I am currently a member of:
– Chickahominy Community Improvement Organization Advisory Board: Director
– Child Development Resources: Board of Directors
– Comte de Grasse Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution: Member
– Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic: Board of Directors
– Grove Christian Outreach Center: Board of Directors
– Guinea Jubilee: Board of Directors
– James City/Bruton Volunteer Fire Department: Volunteer Member
– York Ruritans: Associate Member
I have previously served as a former member of the York County Board of Supervisors and the York County Wetlands Board. As well as my service on the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Trustees, the Virginia Housing Commission, Colonial CASA Board of Directors, Hampton Arts Foundation Board of Directors, Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Virginia Air and Space Board of Directors, Newport News Educational Foundation Board of Directors, Gloucester Chamber of Commerce Treasurer and Board of Directors, Thomas Nelson Community College Educational Foundation: President of the Board of Directors (2011 & 2016), York County Boys and Girls Club, VersAbility Resources (formerly ARC of the Virginia Peninsula): Board of Directors and Virginia Living Museum Board of Trustees.
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