A Woman Who Gets Things Done

There is a saying: If you want to get something done, ask a busy person to do it.

The point of the saying is that some people know how to get things done, and they are busy as a result.

Which brings us to Karen Mallard, our candidate in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. Karen’s defining attribute is her ability to get things done. Our favorite story is of her as an 11 year-old petitioning her city council to stop dumping sewerage in the local stream. It would have been inspiring had she organized a petition drive and been brave enough to deliver it to the city council. But she went farther than that. She went back to the city council again and again until the city council relented.

Karen will tell you that she learned a lot from that episode. She learned there are ways to make our democratic system work. She learned that persistence pays and that one person can make a difference.

She’s been busy making a difference ever since.

Karen’s story is critical to understanding why it so important that she serve in Congress. The chapters of her life have forged a woman who will not lose sight of what’s important. She’s not someone who will be bought-off by flattery and campaign contributions. She’s going to Washington to get things done — to put her drive and compassion to work for the people of the 2nd District.

Watch her video and hear it in her own words.


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