“As Terry has shown already in this campaign, he will bring that bold vision to the Governor’s Office once again to ensure our kids have an equitable, world-class education” – House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn
MCLEAN, VA – Speaker of the House of Delegates Eileen Filler-Corn (Fairfax County), the first woman to hold the role in Virginia history, today endorsed Terry McAuliffe for governor. In her endorsement, Speaker Filler-Corn touted Terry’s strong record and experience fighting to move Virginia forward, and the bold education plan he unveiled last week. As the next Governor of Virginia, Terry will champion bold initiatives to reimagine our K12 education system by dramatically increasing teacher pay and addressing inequities in our education system.
Speaker Filler-Corn joins a growing list of powerful Virginia leaders, including legislative black caucus members Senate President Pro-Tempore L. Louise Lucas, House Majority Leader Charniele Herring, House Education Committee Chair Delegate Roslyn Tyler, and House Transportation Committee Chair Delores McQuinn, as well as Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney.
“I have known Terry McAuliffe for decades and have seen up close his determination to push our Commonwealth forward. I was incredibly thankful he joined us at 140 events across the Commonwealth last year as we flipped the House of Delegates and were able to pass the most progressive laws in Virginia’s history tackling racial, health, and education disparities,” said House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn (Fairfax County). “As Terry has shown already in this campaign, he will bring that bold vision to the Governor’s Office once again to ensure our kids have an equitable, world-class education. I am proud to endorse him and excited for what we can get done with his bold vision and our Democratic majority.”
“I’m so thankful to Speaker Filler-Corn for her leadership and vision for our Commonwealth as well as for her support of my campaign. She has led the most progressive and consequential General Assembly sessions in history, while making history herself as the first woman Speaker of the House,” said Terry McAuliffe. “Right now, we have the chance to go big and bold on education thanks to our Democratic majority. I’m running for governor because we need to create a better future for all Virginians, and education gives us that opportunity.”
Terry’s education plan will give all children a shot at 21st century jobs and finally tackle the inequities in Virginia’s education system. Through a new $2 billion annual investment in education, Terry will raise teacher pay above the national average for the first time in Virginia’s history. Terry will also expand preschool to every 3- and 4-year old child in need and get every Virginia student online. As governor, Terry will work tirelessly with the Democratic majorities in the General Assembly to pass this bold, unprecedented investment in Virginia’s future.