Lewis B. Medlin, Jr. – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for House Of Delegates 19th District, Virginia

Democratic Party of Virginia
www.lewismedlin.comwww.lewismedlin.com
PO Box 455Vinton, VA 24179
(540) 947-5500
Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

"I believe the laws and policies we enact today will, for better or worse, affect all of us tomorrow. Our children, our grandchildren, and even our great grandchildren, deserve to have the same economic opportunities and quality of life that we have enjoyed in our lifetime. This should be our legacy to the next generation."

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Born: Concord, NC .

Date of birth: January 22, 1950 .

Spouse: Karen (married 8/28/70) .

Children: Robert, Elizabeth, Rebecca, and Jonathan .

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Vice-President and Co-founder E-Z Mount Bracket Company, Inc. (1978 - present) .

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Montvale Rescue Squad (Chairman, Board of Directors) .

Montvale Water (Board of Directors) .

International Brotherhood of Electrical .

Workers Local 26 (1987 to present) .

Bedford County Democratic Committee (Chairman) .

Bedford Chamber of Commerce .

Bedford Breakfast Lions Club .

Jaycees.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Methodist

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

Authored and coauthored 8 United States Patents .

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

Wakefield High School (1968).

Northern Virginia Community College (1968 - 1970).

George Mason University (Business Administration (1971 - 1972)

Sorenson Institute, University of Virginia (2006)

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)

DC Air National Guard (1969 - 1975) .

Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office

I agree with Mark Warner that Virginians are tired of the hyper-partisanship and gridlock in Richmond. They are looking for new leaders who are willing to reach across party lines to get things done. They want leaders who understand that a good idea is a good idea, regardless of which party it came from. As your next Delegate, I will always put the common good of the Commonwealth first

Source: www.lewismedlin.com (10/18/2009)

Goals If Elected

Lewis Medlin's 5 Point Plan for Virginia Families

With 300,000 + Virginians out of work, we need to create jobs for Virginians

With revenues shrinking, we should provide the best education we can for our children

With so many families losing their jobs, we need to increase access to health care

With retirement packages shrinking, we need to help our seniors by freezing their real estate taxes

A New Energy Policy for Virginia

Source: www.lewismedlin.com (10/18/2009)

Areas to Concentrate On

Serving Our Local Needs First..Creating Jobs..Growing Local Business..Improving Healthcare and Schools..Cutting Taxes for Seniors..Keeping Taxes Low

Source: www.lewismedlin.com (10/18/2009)

Schools & Education
Education, a General Statement

In this time of deep budget cuts, we simply cannot afford to neglect our children's education. We need to offer pre-K in our public schools, maintain a full and rounded curriculum for grades K thru 12, and ensure that all Virginians can afford the cost of a college education. We must remember that our children are the future of this great state and our nation.

Source: www.lewismedlin.com (10/18/2009)

Early Childhood Education

We need to maintain a full and rounded curriculum for grades K thru 1.

Source: www.lewismedlin.com (10/18/2009)

Improving Education

We need to offer pre-K in our public schools, maintain a full and rounded curriculum for grades K thru 12, and ensure that all Virginians can afford the cost of a college education.

Source: www.lewismedlin.com (10/18/2009)

Higher Education

We need to ensure that all Virginians can afford the cost of a college education.

Source: www.lewismedlin.com (10/18/2009)

Transportation
Traffic & Transportation, a General Statement

We can create jobs by improving our overburdened highway systems, especially Interstate 81 and Route 220. Our roadways need to be expanded and upgraded.

Source: www.lewismedlin.com (10/18/2009)

Business
Virginia Business, a General Statement

Second, there is a growing number of people who have to work several part time jobs in order to support their families. When I am elected, I will sponsor legislation to give a $500 tax credit to businesses which hire part time workers. This will help to get more people back to work. I will fight to make sure the vitally important small businesses in our community have access to low interest loans to aid with the cost of starting up or expanding their business. Small businesses are a major source of new jobs in our community.

Source: www.lewismedlin.com (10/18/2009)

Virginia's Small Businesses

I will fight to make sure the vitally important small businesses in our community have access to low interest loans to aid with the cost of starting up or expanding their business. Small businesses are a major source of new jobs in our community.

Source: www.lewismedlin.com (10/18/2009)

Virginia Business Tax Incentives

When I am elected, I will sponsor legislation to give a $500 tax credit to businesses which hire part time workers. This will help to get more people back to work.

Source: www.lewismedlin.com (10/18/2009)

Energy
Virginia Energy, a General Statement

It's time to establish a comprehensive energy policy for Virginia. We must reduce our dangerous dependency on foreign oil and become energy independent. Virginia can also create thousands of new, high paying jobs as we utilize renewable energy technologies.

Source: www.lewismedlin.com (10/18/2009)

Health
Virginia Health, a General Statement

Every American should have access to a reasonably priced, high quality health care policy. It is simply unacceptable that anyone in our country could be denied access to a doctor, or have to choose between putting food on the table or buying medicine for a loved one.

Source: www.lewismedlin.com (10/18/2009)

Medical Insurance
Health Insurance, a General Statement

Every American should have access to a reasonably priced, high quality health care policy. It is simply unacceptable that anyone in our country could be denied access to a doctor, or have to choose between putting food on the table or buying medicine for a loved one.

Source: www.lewismedlin.com (10/18/2009)

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