Kim Howard will bring new leadership to State Senate
Virginia Beach – Today, Senator Frank Wagner announced his retirement from the Virginia State Senate, acknowledging the uphill pathway for any Republican deciding to run in SD-07 in 2019. Frank Wagner’s surprise retirement announcement is in direct response to Kim Howard’s growing momentum and realizing the slim chance any Republican has of winning in this district.
“I want to thank Senator Wagner for his 28 years of service in the State Legislature but now is the time for new leadership that will strengthen Virginia Beach schools, work to make healthcare more affordable, and mitigate neighborhood flooding linked to rising sea levels.” Said Kim Howard, when receiving the news of Wagner’s retirement this morning. “This is an opportunity for Democrats to retake this seat to pass important progressive policies in Richmond. I am committed to serving this community and standing up for our Democratic values in the State Capitol.”
Kim Howard announced her candidacy for SD-07 on February 23rd, 2019 and has seen an immense level of grassroot and financial support. She looks forward to Frank Wagner’s retirement announcement boosting her already growing momentum.
“Senator Wagner’s announcement today that he will not be seeking re-election is a signal of the changing times in Virginia Beach. Virginians are tired of the dysfunctional leaders like Senator Wagner and are ready for a progressive new leader like Kim Howard” said Kim Howard’s campaign manager Ted Sorrell.
Kim Howard is a Democratic candidate running for Virginia State Senate in SD-07. Commander Kim Howard served 23 years as a Naval Intelligence Officer. She’s a mom, a retired Navy Commander, and she works at a service-disabled veteran-owned small business. Kim served on the Joint Staff and did two tours on the Navy Staff. As an Intelligence Officer on EISENHOWER, Kim was among the first women to deploy on a combatant ship. After 9-11, she was temporarily assigned to support the FBI’s counter-terrorism efforts during the Salt Lake City Olympics. She served in the Pentagon, deployed to the Middle East, to Europe, and to Latin America. Kim managed Naval Intelligence training operations at Dam Neck and oversaw complex government budgets. After retiring from the Navy, Kim entered the private sector where she serves on the Management Team of Dynamic Management Associates, a SBA recognized Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.
Kim graduated from Frank W. Cox High School, her daughter Hannah graduated from Princess Anne High School in 2018 and her son William is a student at Old Donation School.
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