The newly formed VA Senate disstrict 16 is situated in the Richmond suburbs, encompassing much of Henrico County, including the towns of Glen Allen, Tuckahoe, Short Pump, and parts of Lakeside. The district is historically quite competitive and has newly established boundaries
Siobhan Dunnavant is a physician and current State Senator for Western Henrico who uses her position as a physician to advocate for stricter abortion laws and consistently votes against lowering the cost of prescription drugs.
Education: continued investment needed to hire suppport staff, reduce costs of community colleges and four-year programs.
Reproductive Rights: the only pro-choice candidate in SD-16, Schuyler will always vote against extremist bans that threaten the fundamental rights of Virginian women.
Gun Violence Prevention: a promise to consistently vote for gun safety legislation and re-introduce the Safe Storage Bill.
Healthcare: lower prescription drug costs and improve our healthcare system
Electing Schuyler VanValkenburg is an opportunity to maintain a Democratic majority in the Virginia State Senate and prevent Virginia from becoming the next Florida or Tennessee, passing harmful and discriminatory legislation, and prevent his opponent, a champion for restrictive reproductive rights and conservative policy. This district is considered politically competitive and winning will depend on mobilizing votes all the way down the ballot.