By now, you have probably seen Dan Gecker's false attack on my education record.
Monday, Politifact corrected the record in the Times-Dispatch, and explained why Gecker's attack is both "false and misleading." I hope you will share it with your friends and family so that voters can hear the truth about Dan Gecker's false attack.
Over the past few years, Lori and I have worked hard with so many good and honest people to try to fix our schools, support our teachers with pay raises, and put more of our funding in the classroom instead of into bureaucracy. Education is important to Lori and me. She is a 1st grade teacher, I am on the School Board, and our oldest son just started Kindergarten in our local public school. That’s what makes these recent attacks by my opponent so incredibly disappointing.
But don’t worry, we aren’t taking these false attacks sitting down.
Today, we are rolling out a new television ad that explains to voters that Dan Gecker's attack on my record is plainly false and misleading. And voters don’t have to take our word for it: the objective outsider observers at Politifact were unequivocal in their ruling: Gecker’s claims are FALSE.
The new ad also reminds voters that in the State Senate, I will continue working to increase teacher pay and focus more funding in the classroom where students are learning, because every child should get the world-class education they deserve. Click here to watch our new ad, and I hope you will share it with your friends and family to help us correct the record about Dan Gecker's dishonest attacks. Frankly, voters in Richmond, Chesterfield and Powhatan, deserve far better than these false attacks.