Democratic Del. Robin Abbott announced Thursday evening she will be running for re-election in the recrafted 93rd District.
Abbot’s 93rd House district was redrawn in the recent redistricting, moving her territory further into the Historic Triangle, encompassing the city of Williamsburg, a larger part of James City County and more of York County. View the map of the new 93rd District here. Abbott announced her intent to run at the Newport News Democratic Committee meeting on Thursday night.
“I have proudly and honorably represented the hardworking people of Newport News and James City,” she said at the meeting.
After redistricting was complete, Abbott said she began “studying both the new 93rd District and the new boundaries of the 94th District. In all my efforts, the interests of the citizens and the Democratic party have been first and foremost on my mind.” This led her to decide to move into the newly constituted 93rd and run again.
Abbott’s platform includes a focus on transportation issues, protecting K-12 education funding, creating jobs and protecting the state’s population of vulnerable citizens (read more about Abbott’s stance on issues on her website).
“The people of this district don’t need a representative who pushes empty rhetoric about recklessly cutting education funding and striping away economic development tools that promote job growth, nor a party lap dog,” Abbott said.
“I will do what you know me best for: fighting for the Peninsula’s fair share, cutting wasteful spending, and protecting the rights of the citizens, particularly our Veterans, elderly, and our most vulnerable citizens who cannot speak up for themselves.
“I look forward to working with you so that together we can make your quality of life better and I will do everything in my power to ensure that Virginia remains the best state to do business, live, and raise a family.”