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 brings 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 U.S. Department of Labor was her work on the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, bipartisan legislation that helped expand employment services for transitioning service members and veterans. As Delegate, Kathy takes leadership in building partnerships with professional licensing boards, employers, industry associations, community colleges and others to make sure veterans are able to translate their intensive, world-class training and work experience to the civilian workforce. 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.

Kathy is proud to have been endorsed by a wide range of business and labor organizations during the 2017 Election, including:

  • The Northern Virginia REALTORS® Political Action Committee (NV/RPAC) and the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) of Virginia

  • The Virginia AFL-CIO and the Northern Virginia Labor Federation

  • The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)

  • The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation's AgPAC

  • The Virginia AFL-CIO and the Northern Virginia Labor Federation

  • The Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters

  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Virginia 512