On Election Day, I was able to volunteer my time and work four different polling locations in my district. My wife, my parents, my office staff and my son were also able volunteer their time and pass out sample ballots outside of polling locations. . I was pleased to see such a huge voter turnout and had the opportunity to meet a large amount of first time voters. I was also glad to see a successful election for the Republican Party.
My hat goes off to the hundreds of Central Virginia residents who volunteered their time on Election Day. I commend their dedication as they begin their work in the weeks before the election attending training courses and even after the polls close as they tabulate votes and report to the local registrars' offices. A huge thank you is in order for all they do for our democratic republic.
On Friday evening, I had the opportunity to host a Veteran's Appreciation Meal at the Rustburg Ruritan Club. There were about 70 people in attendance, including veterans and their family members. A meal was shared and several veterans spoke and shared war stories.
Providence Farm, located in Concord, VA was a part of the event. Founder, James McLeod, attended and spoke about all of the work he is doing to help veterans in our area.
The farm provides military families with a safe environment where they can escape the stresses of daily life, decompress, and begin healing so their life can be full of passion and purpose when they return home from service. I urge you to go visit www.providencefarm.org and see what they are doing and have planned.
If you know of any World War II Veterans in the area, my office would love to be able to have them attend a tribute hosted by the General Assembly Military and Veterans Caucus on December 8th at Richmond University. Please contact me at the number or email below.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns that I or my Aide, Jenna, can help assist with in any way, please do not hesitate to call me (434) 821-5929 or email at [email protected]. You can also keep up with me on my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DelegateMattFariss.