Toni Radler for Delegate
The Virginia Education Association (VEA) has endorsed Toni Radler in her bid to win the Virginia House of Delegates seat representing the 55th District. The district includes parts of Hanover, Caroline and Spotsylvania.
In a letter of endorsement, VEA Fund President Meg Gruber noted, “The VEA Fund will recommend your candidacy to our members who live in your House District and will urge them to play a leadership role in helping you achieve victory. The VEA Fund is proud to support candidates like you who measure up on the issues that most concern our members.”
Afreen Gootee, president of the Hanover Education Association presented Radler with a contribution from the VEA Fund as part of its endorsement.
“This endorsement is very important to me because education and making sure the state fully funds its share of public school costs is my number one priority. People move to Hanover because of its world class schools. It is essential that we keep class size low and make sure that our salaries are competitive so we can retain the best and brightest teachers,” Radler commented.
“Hanover’s great schools didn’t happen by accident. They happened methodically and purposefully. We can’t take our educational achievements for granted. We need to continue to nurture our educational program and support teachers so that our students will continue to shine,” Radler said.
“Caroline County schools have come a long way in the last several years. We want that progress to continue,” Radler added. “It is essential that we keep working to lower class size and improve teacher salaries so they are competitive with surrounding counties. This is important in order for Caroline to recruit and retain highly effective teachers.”