Nov 2, 2014

Candidate Spotlight: Jack Trammell, 7th Congressional District

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Jack Trammell lives on a 25 acre farm with his wife in Louisa County, has seven children and is the candidate for the 7th Congressional District seat in Virginia. Trammell is a professor of sociology and the Director of Disability Support Services at Randolph-Macon College, located in Ashland, VA and the author of more than 20 books.

As a candidate, Trammell supports fixing the Affordable Care Act and expanding coverage to more Americans. Trammell supports immigration reform, putting millions of immigrants on a path toward citizenship and he believes strong border security is a part of the needed reform. He supports same sex marriage, women’s rights, Roe v. Wade, and raising the minimum wage. Trammel also understands the need to “protect taxpayers, promote accountability and address our nation’s deficits and debt.”

As a Representative, Trammell will seek to work with other members of Congress in a bipartisan manner, something his opponent falls short on. Although Trammell has repeatedly called for debates on the issues, his opponent, who criticized Eric Cantor for failing to debate, refused to accept the challenge until they met on October 28 less than a week before the election. More information about Jack Trammell and his positions can be found at

With the defeat of Cantor in the primary, Democratic Virginians in the 7th District have a rare opportunity to win a seat that has been seen as a Republican stronghold. Get out and vote for a candidate that will fight for all Virginians. He supports issues important to all Virginians. In addition, Trammell’s position as the Director of Disability Support Services at Randolph Macon College in Ashland, gives him insights and experience into the need for support for Virginians of all abilities and diversities and navigating the system to equalize opportunities.