JOBS AND ECONomic development
Kathy has spent her entire career working for all Americans to have the skills, training, and credentials to reach their full career potential. During her 12 years of service at the U.S. Department of Labor, she helped shape national workforce development policy and programs. Now, Kathy wants to bring that expertise to the House of Delegates to ensure that Virginia is globally competitive and that our region attracts good jobs. She will always fight for workforce and education programs that build strong talent pipelines, and for worker’s rights as critical to economic growth and social mobility.
One of Kathy’s proudest accomplishments during her time at the Department of Labor was her work on the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, a bipartisan program that helped expand professional opportunities and transitional assistance for active duty service members, veterans, and veterans with disabilities. She will work to ensure that Virginia fulfills its obligation to our servicemembers and their families, and that our veterans have the tools and opportunities they need to succeed.