Larry Lamar Yates – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for House Of Delegates 29th District, Virginia

678 Berryville AvenueWinchester, VA 22601-5665
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

I have worked all my life to help others to carry out their goals, using the tools of democracy -- forming democratic organizations and exercising the whole range of democratic rights. I am especially committed to the inclusion and empowerment of those who are often excluded and disrespected.

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

I live in Winchester Virginia, and have lived in Virginia all of my adult life. I am married.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Since becoming Executive Director of the Virginia Housing Coalition, I had a variety of responsible positions in nonprofits serving people in need, and working for their empowerment. I have worked at the national, state and local levels on a variety of issues, including housing, the environment, neighborhood issues, and criminal justice issues.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

I have been involved in political campaigns off and on since 1964, but never ran for office until this year, 2013.

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

Added to Virginia Affordable Housing Hall of Fame, June 2011

Lifetime Achievement Award as Organizer and Movement Builder, Virginia Organizing, August 2010

1989 Member of the Year, Virginia Association of Neighborhoods

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

I have a B.S. in Organizational Management from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office

I see my campaign for electoral office as a continuation of my decades of service to communities and people in need.

Source: Yates (10/28/2013)

Goals If Elected

I will work to bring an independent and fair perspective to Virginia politics.

Source: Yates (10/28/2013)

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