A healthy, well-educated society contributes to a strong and thriving economy.

We need to strengthen the economy in our rural communities by supporting our farmers, strengthening rural healthcare and education systems, and protecting rural environments from encroaching energy and waste disposal operations.

A skilled workforce, affordable housing, local jobs that pay fair wages and benefits, and access to affordable high-speed broadband are needed for small businesses to start up and thrive in our rural communities.

Virginia can be #1 for workers as well as for businesses, if we provide jobs in rural communities, protect workers through workplace safety procedures, and pay fair wages and benefits. After all, without workers, there are no businesses.

Trudy Berry

Trudy Berry