Fredericksburg, VA — Tara Durant announced her bid for Delegate today, seeking the Republican nomination to serve the 28th District in the Virginia House of Delegates.
An elementary school teacher, Marine wife, and breast cancer survivor, Tara has been active in civic and charitable organizations in Fredericksburg for decades, serving on several committee boards and raising funds for Habitat for Humanity and United Way.
“We need leaders who focus on common-sense solutions, not extreme partisan politics. My top priority will always be making the lives of Virginia families better. We need policies that support our small businesses, fix our transportation problems, and get our students back on track,” said Tara.
Durant was motivated to seek public office after a tense encounter with protesters in June of last year. Driving home with her 12-year-old daughter, Durant’s vehicle was obstructed and surrounded. Trapped and concerned for her daughter’s safety, Durant called 911 – only to be informed that the protests were sanctioned by the City Council, and law enforcement could not intervene.
As an educator, Tara stresses the importance of in-person learning and calls for every student to return to the classroom.
“Getting our kids in the classroom five days a week is my top priority, but that is only the beginning. Every student deserves an opportunity to thrive in school.”
The 28th District includes parts of Stafford County and the city of Fredericksburg.