Loudoun County Democratic officials announced Friday that Kathee Myers, a Purcellville resident who worked for Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign in Loudoun, will be the Democratic nominee for the House of Delegates 33rd district seat in the 2013 election.
Myers, who was nominated by the 33rd District Delegate Nominating Committee, will face either 10-term incumbent Republican Del. Joe T. May or his primary election opponent, David LaRock.
In a prepared statement, Myers said she was tired of the two Republican candidates competing for the title of “who is the most ‘conservative’” in the 33rd district.
“I am a true conservative, which means that I am in favor of conserving our environment, our natural resources and our quality of life,” she said.
She also emphasized her position as the lone abortion-rights candidate vying for the seat: “We need to get government out of our private lives, and this means respecting women’s bodies and our choices, and to do that we need more women in Richmond.”
Myers is a graduate of The College of William & Mary and a local environmental activist, according to Democratic officials.
Virginia’s 33rd district spans much of Loudoun County as well as parts of Clarke and Frederick counties.
Loudoun Democrats also announced that Elizabeth Miller, a Loudoun blogger and political activist and the wife of former Loudoun County Board of Supervisors member Stevens Miller, would be the Democratic nominee for the House of Delegates 32nd district seat after securing the endorsement of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee at its meeting Thursday. Miller will take on Del. Tag Greason (R) in the November election.
“Loudoun Democrats will challenge Republicans across the length and breadth of the county in 2013,” Loudoun County Democratic Committee Chairman Evan Macbeth said in a prepared statement Friday. “I am excited by the energy and determination Democrats across Loudoun are showing as we gear up for this important election cycle.”