Elizabeth Miller will challenge incumbent state Del. Tag Greason (R-32nd) in this November's House of Delegates race, she announced today.
Miller, a well-known political activist and the wife of former Loudoun County Supervisor Stevens Miller, has filed as an independent. She is a George Mason University graduate with a degree in psychology and has previously served on the Loudoun County Community Services Board.
"I am pro-choice, pro-equality, pro-workers'-rights, and pro-environment,” Miller said in her announcement.
While Miller filed as an independent, she will be seeking the Loudoun County Democratic Committee and Democratic Party of Virginia's endorsement, she said. She recently began serving as a member of the “Women for Terry” steering committee for presumed Democratic nominee for governor, Terry McAuliffe.
Loudoun County Democratic Committee Chairman Evan Macbeth said his organization will go through its standard process of reviewing candidates for endorsements.
"Government exists to protect liberty and foster prosperity," Miller noted in a prepared statement. "You don't do that by voting for invasive laws, wasting money on old technologies, and being obsessed with social issues. I'll devote myself to transportation, education, and the economy. I trust the people of my community to take care of pretty much everything else without their government's intrusion."
Greason was first elected to the House of Delegates in 2009, defeating Democrat David Poisson with 57 percent of the vote. Greason was unopposed in 2011.
Miller said she feels a "moral duty" to make sure Greason has an opponent this year.
The 32nd District is composed of 50,000 voters in eastern Loudoun County. Fifty-two percent of the voters supported President Barack Obama in the 2012 election.