Born to Salvadoran immigrants who fled the Civil War for a better life in America, the Virginia law enforcement officer is seeking a Republican nomination to represent Virginia’s 7th congressional district and will face five other GOP hopefuls in the state primary election. Tuesday is the day.
In 2018, Yesley Vega, who began his law enforcement career as a street cop in the City of Alexandria Police Department, won the Republican nomination and later defeated his Democratic challenger in the general election to earn a place on the Prince William County Board of Supervisors. .
Speaking to Fox News Digital, Vega described her life experiences, including the loss of her brother’s life to members of the MS-13 gang, which prompted her to seek a seat in the House and to improve living conditions for residents on the 7th. District.
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“It is not surprising that our country is in trouble under Biden and the Democrats,” Vega said. “Virginians saw not only gas, but also grocery prices skyrocketing, including the humanitarian crisis to include the southern border, the deteriorating education system and the abolition of the police agenda that has led to rapid crime in our communities.”
Explaining the loss of his brother who was “shot with a gun”, Vega said the problem of crime in his community was “personal”.
“When I talk about crime, when I talk about violence, when I talk about drugs coming into our southern border, it’s personal, and I mean,” she said. “I want to keep things moving.” For a better future for all Americans.
Vega said his experience as a law enforcement officer and his position on the board of supervisors in Prince William County have helped them better understand and connect with the needs and desires of the community.
“I can share with you that we conducted a county-wide survey where we asked people in Prince William County what their priority is and the first issue for people is safe and secure communities,” she said. “People do not like to live in crime – infected communities. We need to make sure people are safe, that their children are getting the best possible education, and that they are learning in a safe environment.”
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If Vega proves to overcome her competition in Tuesday’s election and go to the general election in November, she will have to face Abigail Spnberger, the current representative representing the district in Congress from 2019, D-Va. Vega hopes she can beat Sponberger. And historically withdraw the seat from Republican Democrats.
Vega said she was in a position to beat Sponberger because of her story and law enforcement and her work in “delivering results” across Prince William County.
“You have someone in Abigail, she’s going to Washington and working in a completely different manor than Abigail coming to the 7th District and I think she’s the worst kind of politician involved,” Vega said. “One thing you can never do is take voters lightly or think you’re more than their vote and that’s why I hear people are fed up with her lies. People are tied to her lip service.”
“She enabled Joe Biden every single step, and she led the way in ending qualified immunity,” she added. “When we talk about safe and secure communities, it becomes a big part of the debate, especially when you look at the Democrats, the party of violence, chaos and intimidation. It’s about their safety. People are fed up. And this fall they are going to reject her. “
Vega also mentioned the significance of the Republican Mera Flores’ victory last Tuesday in the South Texas seat, which has been almost exclusively occupied by Democrats for more than 100 years.
“It’s very important,” some GOP strategists said about the Flores victory, signaling a shift in the new trend for Latino voters. “We’re trying to increase that momentum as well. We’ve seen a lot of people in the 7th District who are excited about that success in Texas and we can do it here.”
“When you look at this 7th Congress district, when you look at the population, I’re really in a position to vote and I’m excited,” she added. “I’m glad my personal story begins with my parents fleeing the war in El Salvador in the middle of the civil war … I’ll be in contact with those who fled their homeland, those who fled from socialism. Communism, from living in criminal societies. People here do not want it. They reject it. . “
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Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, approved Vega’s candidacy and will support her campaign in Virginia on Monday evening.
The Republican Party primary election will be held Tuesday in Virginia.