To the Editor: Candidate Availability

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My name is Kellen Squire; I’m an emergency department nurse here in Albemarle County, and I am running for the newly drawn 55th Virginia House of Delegates district. Our district is sprawling, and includes Crozet, Ivy, White Hall, and Afton, but also runs all the way to Hollymead, Scottsville, and Zion Crossroads in Louisa County.

I believe that one of the requirements of running for public office is being accountable and available to the people you aim to represent. So, starting in 2023, we are going to be holding public, open office hours in different parts of the district. I intend to park myself somewhere open and available—a coffee shop, restaurant, brewery, local business, somewhere—so that anyone that wants to make their voice heard in Richmond knows where to find me and can do so.

In Crozet, I will be at the Mudhouse Coffee Shop from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, January 19th, and at Starr Hill Brewery from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 21st. I will also be at the Western vs Albemarle basketball game on January 13th. We will have times for office hours in other parts of the district available on Facebook, Twitter, and our website (squireforyou.com) as well.

Whether you have questions, comments, concerns, or ideas for legislation, please feel free to come by and discuss them with me. Whether one person shows up or a dozen do, I am simply happy making myself available, so that if and when you have an issue you want to make sure is being heard in Richmond, you’ll know where to find me to let me know.

Kellen Squire, RN
Barboursville

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