Sterling, VA– This week, the D.C.-area chapter of the largest Asian American political action committee, the 80–20 Initiative, endorsed Barbara Comstock for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District.
Upon receiving the endorsement Delegate Comstock released the following statement: “As we head into the final days of the campaign, momentum is on our side. I am honored to have the support of the 80–20 Initiative. I have worked across the aisle as a member of the House of Delegates to save the taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, improve our education system, and have passed legislation that has improved the quality of life for Virginians. The 80–20 Initiative represents a vast group of Asian Americans and with their continued support, I will be able to hit the ground running to work to improve the quality of life in all communities.”
The 80–20 Initiative released the following statement: “Delegate Comstock’s extensive experience with the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government provides her with invaluable background on the relationships among the three branches of the federal government, which will allow her to hit the ground running and effectively represent her constituents on Capitol Hill. She has served as an aide in Congressman Frank Wolf’s office, as an attorney with the House Committee on Government Reform, and as the head of the Department of Justice’s public-affairs branch. In each of these positions in the federal government as well as in her private-sector government relations jobs – Delegate Comstock mastered complex issues ranging from terrorism to tax policy.
“Delegate Comstock shares many core values of the Asian American community. We are pleased to support Barbara Comstock for U.S. Congress.”
The 80–20 Initiative is a national, nonpartisan, Political Action Committee dedicated to winning equal opportunity and justice for all Asian Americans through a SWING bloc vote, ideally directing80% of our community’s votes and money to candidates endorsed by the 80–20. For more information, visit www.80-20initiative.net.
Barbara Comstock is currently a member of the House of Delegates serving McLean, Great Falls, and parts of Vienna and Loudoun County. Comstock was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2009 and re-elected in 2011 and 2013. She currently serves as the Chairwoman of the Science and Technology Committee and is the only woman serving as a Chairman in the House of Delegates. She also serves on the Transportation, and Commerce & Labor Committees. Comstock previously served as a senior aide to Congressman Frank Wolf, a senior Justice Department official, a senior partner in a law firm and a small business owner. She has lived in McLean, VA for the past 33 years where she raised her three children with her husband, Chip.