Tara helped shape the next generation as an elementary school teacher. She understands the importance of parental involvement in their child’s education and is fighting to restore high standards in Virginia schools.
Tara has led the effort to remove politics from the classroom and address learning loss in math and reading by ensuring school districts have resources available to help students succeed. She introduced legislation to keep our kids safe in school by allowing retired law enforcement to serve as school resource officers.
In Richmond, Tara has voted for Governor Youngkin's economic agenda - cutting taxes for Virginia families and businesses and bringing good jobs to our Commonwealth.
- Supported the largest tax cut in Virginia history
- Led the fight to eliminate the state grocery tax to put money back in Virginia families’ pockets
Tara is committed to fiscal prudence and delivering tax cuts for Virginia families.
The issue of transportation has impacted nearly every Virginia family and is one that must be addressed to ensure our economy and our community can thrive.
Gridlocked traffic has left too many parents, seniors, and workers stuck for hours, and this frustrating reality is not sustainable if we wish to grow our economy and bring more jobs into our community.
Tara will always fight to find solutions to transportation and develop plans that utilize our taxpayer dollars effectively to modernize our infrastructure to accommodate the needs of drivers, pedestrians, and businesses.
Public safety is a critical issue in our community. Virginians deserve to be safe from violence and unrest in the streets.
Tara is a strong supporter of the law enforcement community and will refuse to allow politicians and bureaucrats to tie their hands. We have seen dangerous rhetoric in recent years, and the Defund the Police movement has put innocent Virginians in harm's way.
In Richmond, Tara has worked with this administration to back the blue, reverse the Democrats' soft-on-crime policies and ensure law enforcement have the funding and tools to keep our communities safe.
Those who serve our nation must know that our commonwealth has their backs.
Nearly 800,000 veterans call Virginia home, and it is our responsibility to make sure they have the highest quality care and strong community support. Most recently Tara supported income tax relief on military retirement pay.
Connecting veterans to benefits and expanding access to vocational training and mental health programs is a priority. Protecting our veterans is an important issue to Tara - her husband Ted is a Marine reservist and her son Teddy is a Navy ROTC student. They have dedicated their lives to serving our country as so many have in our community. Tara will always work to make Virginia a national leader in veterans services.