Meet the candidates: 6th Congressional District
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Tuesday is Primary Election Day here in Virginia.
In the 6th Congressional District, four Democrats are running in Tuesday's primary for the chance to run against Ben Cline in November.
This district covers part of Lynchburg and Roanoke, as well as Amherst County and Bedford Counties.
Here is a look at those candidates.
Sergio Coppola is a native of the 6th District, and currently lives in Rockinham County with his wife.
Here is where Coppola stands on key issues:
- HEALTHCARE - Coppola believes the Affordable Care Act did not do enough for Americans. If elected, he says he will implement a "Dual Care Plan" to positively impact citizens.
- EDUCATION - Coppola says that higher education is currently too expensive for most people. One policy he proposes to implement is making community college free.
Jennifer Lynn Lewis
Jennifer lives in Waynesboro and is a mental health worker.
Here is where Lewis stands on key issues:
- IMMIGRATION - Lewis is a supporter of DACA and providing immigrants with a past to citizenship.
- SECOND AMENDMENT - According to her website, Lewis supports creating safety measures to protect children from gun violence.
Peter Volosin was born and raised in Roanoke, where he currently lives with his husband.
Here is where Volosin stands on key issues:
- ECONOMY - If elected, Volosin plans to create job opportunities for residents in our area. He plans to do that by helping local industries grow.
- ENVIRONMENT - Volosin plans to fight pipelines being constructed in the district, if he is elected. He believes they cause a risk to the community.
Charlotte Moore is a life-long Roanoke resident who has served two terms on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.
Here is where Moore stands on key issues:
- ENVIRONMENT - Moore believes future generations should have the privilege of a clean environment.
- GUN CONTROL - Moore supports a ban to the manufacturing of assault weapons.