What explains Hixon’s growing support?

By: Mike McClary
Published by: Culpeper Star-Exponent
Date Published: September 21, 2017

Ben Hixon’s campaign to represent Culpeper in Virginia’s 30th House of Delegates district has been gathering momentum in recent weeks. Finance reports released last week by the State Board of Elections confirm an impressive showing of grassroots support for Hixon. He took in $26,000 during July and August, not only doubling the total raised by sitting Delegate Freitas, but also bringing in three times the total number of contributions. “This just shows that when you stay in your district and you focus on the issues that are important to the people who live here, they appreciate it,” Hixon said in a statement after the reports were released. “It’s not about whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat. I’ve been knocking on doors here every single day, and the people I talk to know we need vocational training and reliable internet so our kids can succeed and businesses here have the freedom to grow.”

Ben Hixon is one of a new generation of Virginia candidates who eschew traditional party politics to focus on the needs of their constituents. He is a computer programmer and former National Science Foundation research fellow, and his campaign has focused on bringing freedom and opportunity back to the district by making vocational training and reliable internet access its top priority.

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