Richmond, VA - Today, Anne Holton continued her tour of community colleges and universities across Virginia with a stop at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk and campaigned for her husband, Tim Kaine, at the Kiwanis Harbor Party and Seafood Fest. At ODU, Holton discussed Kaine’s strategies to improve Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum, workforce training, and career and technical education. At the Harbor Party and Seafood Fest, Holton met with voters and encouraged them to get involved in the campaign before the November election.
“Tim served as governor during the worst recession since the Great Depression and he had to make some tough choices to get Virginia’s economy back on track,” Holton said at ODU. “Tim worked with members of both parties to cut more than $5 billion in spending, but he also managed to make investments in areas like higher education, early childhood education, and career and technical education. During his term, Tim expanded pre-k enrollment by 40 percent and worked across the aisle to pass a record higher education bond package to ensure a good education for our kids.”
In the evening, Holton attended the Kiwanis Harbor Party and Seafood fest, where she emphasized Governor Kaine’s Virginia-based strategies to balance the budget, create jobs, and strengthen the economy for the long term. She also discussed the importance of grassroots support and encouraged the crowd to get involved in the election.
“Throughout his career in public service, Tim has brought people together to achieve results for Virginia,” said Holton. “As our next senator, I am confident Tim will continue to work across party lines to break through the Washington gridlock. But, we need your support to win this race. Outside groups have spent $15 million on false, negative advertisements attacking Tim. They think that putting more zeros on a check can win this election, but we know that your grassroots support and the discussions you have with friends and neighbors will prove them wrong.”
Previous stops on Holton's college tour across Virginia include visits to Tidewater Community College (Virginia Beach Campus), Norfolk State University, George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College (Woodbridge Campus), Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, Northern Virginia Community College (Annandale Campus), Rappahannock Community College, Paul D. Camp Community College, John Tyler Community College, the College of William and Mary, Richard Bland College, Virginia Western Community College, Virginia State University, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (Parham Campus), Thomas Nelson Community College, Christopher Newport University, Reston Center of Northern Virginia Community College, James Madison University, University of Mary Washington and Germanna Community College (Culpeper Campus).