I am pleased to introduce you to this week’s Volunteer Spotlight, Bryan Salas. A Virginia native, Bryan recently retired from the U.S. Marine Corps, where he worked in public affairs. He enjoys canvassing and making calls from our Sterling office, where his experience in military recruitment makes him a natural!
Please take a moment to read more about Bryan below.
Where in VA do you live?
I grew up in Fairfax and graduated from WT Woodson High School. After college, I joined the Marines and was able to return to Virginia several times. We’ve lived in Norfolk and Fairfax, and I am now retired in Ashburn. I love my neighborhood because of the people. I have great neighbors whom I rely on and trust. We help each other out, enjoy each other’s company, and are committed to making our community stronger.
Why do you support Tim Kaine?
Tim Kaine’s lifetime of selfless public service, from his missionary work in Honduras during law school to his work today, resonates with me. Additionally, I appreciate the fact that he wants to reach across the aisle, along with Sen. Warner, to build consensus and help pass legislation that will continue our economic recovery.
If we want to improve our country, we need to elect people like Tim Kaine who are committed to working together on behalf of the country.
When was the first time you volunteered?
I volunteered for the first time a few weeks ago. Previously, as an active duty officer in the Armed Forces, I was restricted in some respects from helping political campaigns. I’m really glad I can be involved now.
As a veteran who has served overseas, I’ve come to appreciate how important the right to vote is. And this election is too important for people not to be actively involved. Volunteering is important because it allows me to help educate voters on their choices in this election and encourage them to participate in the political process.
What is your favorite thing about volunteering?
My favorite part of volunteering is talking to fellow Virginians who are focused on moving our country forward and excited to educate themselves about the issues and the candidates.
What’s your favorite place in Virginia?
I love Virginia Beach because of the great family atmosphere they’ve created on the boardwalk. I also love the benefits of Northern Virginia, from the technology corridor to the federal government facilities.
Now that you have read about Bryan and his commitment to volunteering, I hope you will take a moment to sign up to volunteer below. Our grassroots supporters will make the difference in November!
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