Baldwin announces run for U.S. senate

Published 9:31 am Monday, July 22, 2019

Alissa Baldwin

Alissa Baldwin, of Lunenburg County, recently announced that she is seeking the Republican nomination to run for the U.S. Senate seat in the 2020 election cycle.

Baldwin, who describes herself as a citizen leader and constitutional conservative, is a civics and economics teacher who is vocal about returning authority for education to parents and teachers. Added to that, she is a staunch defender of life as a fundamental right and gun ownership as a natural right to self-defense.

“I am running because Virginians deserve to have someone well-versed in constitutional principles of government stand up to the political establishment and career politicians,” Baldwin said in a news announcement. “We the people still have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Baldwin has been traveling across the Commonwealth of Virginia listening to concerns and will continue to do so in the months ahead, according to the release. Her message of citizen leadership has been well received thus far.

“People really seem energized to meet and connect with a ‘regular person’ who lives her teaching with actions, not empty words,” Baldwin said. “Voters want someone approachable, trustworthy, compassionate, hardworking, and ready to do what needs to be done in public service. Who better than a community leader like myself who is without political ambition and wants to restore the federal government to its constitutional limitations, champion protections for human life, and reform education to empower teachers and parents?”

While Baldwin is a political outsider, she is well-versed in the U.S. Constitution and even carries a copy with her at all times.

When asked about the bold move to campaign for U.S. Senate, Baldwin remarked, “It is time for American and Virginian conservative voters in particular to reclaim our voice in the democratic process rather than allow progressives to push an increasingly radical agenda while many sit back in silent suffering or check out of civic engagement altogether because of high levels of frustration. Now is the time to remind everyone that the Constitution needs to be reread, not rewritten. Surely, we would rather have a courageous citizen leader than another career politician. With lots of hard work and support, we can make history happen!”

A native Virginian, Baldwin was born in Prince William County and grew up in Southside Virginia. She studied leadership studies and political science at the University of Richmond for her undergraduate education and earned a master’s degree in educational leadership at Longwood University. Baldwin worked as a civil litigation paralegal before entering the teaching profession. She has taught secondary history as well as college courses in education preparation.

Helping others is at the core of her public service, with Baldwin’s leadership in church, civic organizations and community ventures.

“Being a citizen leader means building teams to get the important work done and return to our daily lives better for our involvement. It’s not about what I can do, but what we can do together,” Baldwin said. “The same is true for a representative government of the people, by the people and for the people.”

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