CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Fri. May 21, 2010: A Suriname-born nurse is hoping to become the next congressional representative of California`s 7th district.
Virginia Fuller, a mother of two children, is running on the Republican ticket. She says she decided to run for this seat in CD-7, because Democratic incumbent Congressman, George Miller, `has demonstrated over 38 long years that he is out of touch with the needs of a significant portion of his constituency and many of his neglectful policies are disastrous to traditional families and our communities.`
Interestingly, Fuller, a naturalized U.S. citizen, says she supports the controversial Arizona law, which enables police officers in that state to question anyone appearing to be an immigrant for their documentation papers.
She also states that cracking down on illegal immigration is one of her main campaign platforms. An opponent of the recent health care legislations, Fuller contends in her campaign literature that `since Americans are footing the bill of providing free health care to Mexican citizens and American tax payers bare the burden of subsidizing Mexican prisoners in our prisons, our legislators must demand reimbursement from the Mexican Government.`
`If they don`t have the courage to take that stand, we must vote them out of office,` insists the migrant.
Fuller lives in Pinole, CA and is now an active `Tea Party` organizer and thinks that `unfortunately too many Black Americans tow the [Democratic] party line, which encourages them to be on welfare.
`I`m a proud, Reagan style conservative with common sense and I am running for Congress as a citizen politician; Not a lawyer!,` she states.
California`s 7th congressional district covers half of Contra Costa County and part of Solano County. Major cities in the district include Richmond, Pittsburg, Vallejo, Vacaville and portions of Concord. It is currently represented by Miller, who serves as Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee where he helped draft former President George W. Bush`s controversial No Child Left Behind education law in 2001 and 2002.
John Kerry won the district in 2004 with 67.1 percent of the vote. Barack Obama swept the district in 2008 with 71.40 percent of the vote.