Who is Tim McGhee?
Tim is a small business owner and active citizen in Alexandria. He is committed to building up the next generation and doing what he can to ensure its future. He is an active volunteer at his church in Arlington.
Why is Tim standing for election?
Tim is standing for election to the Virginia House of Delegates to stand for justice and fiscal responsibility in Virginia on behalf of the people of the 45th House District. His priorities are to protect patient care and prevent a data-driven bureaucracy from intruding into the doctor-patient relationship, and to ensure that the Code of Virginia supports families and those that need rebuilding.
Why is this important?
While to many people the principles and debates may sometimes sound as exciting as a class on economics, the life-changing realities of our public policies have a daily impact on the people of the 45th House District of Virginia. Tim believes we must ensure that our policies remain true to our fundamental principles of freedom and justice.
Republican Candidate for Virginia's 45th House of Delegates seat
Phone: 571-403-0153, Website: http://TimMcGhee.us
Tim McGhee,35, was born in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Seminole High School in Sanford, Florida, in 1995. Tim graduated from Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee, in 1999 with an honors degree in Mathematics with a Computer Science emphasis. He is a resident of Alexandria on the north end of Old Town.
After college Tim got his first job in web development in Washington, D.C. He lived in several suburbs in Northern Virginia before making Alexandria his home. After working in web development for three years, Tim decided to broaden his experience with sales and then management work at RadioShack. Tim has also operated a small business providing Web development services to his clients since 2004. After RadioShack, Tim applied his technical and management background to a $10 million construction project while continuing to work on his small business. Tim was the technology and facility manager for the three-year project. Recently Tim has been focusing on growing his small business and working for transparency in Alexandria and on the Hill.
Tim is a strong advocate for open government. He has devoted weeks of his own time to improving transparency, for example, by participating in the Congressional Facebook Hackathon in December 2011. As a result of his work, he maintains information feeds for the US House of Representatives and US Senate that serve well over 200,000 people each.
Tim would like to see the state legislature expand its efforts to open up the General Assembly to the people. For example, if you would like to keep track of what is going on in the Virginia legislature, currently your limited options include watching the live video stream of house proceedings. Tim would like to work towards having a more thorough written record of proceedings and summaries that are readily available to interested citizens.
On health care, Tim believes in protecting the privacy of patients and the integrity and freedom of the relationship between a doctor and his or her patients. Government data should be open; patient data should not. The best way to preserve and improve our quality of care health care is to keep data-driven policies and procedures from controlling the art and practice of medicine.
On transportation, Tim would work to make sure our transportation infrastructure keeps up with development in Northern Virginia in order to maintain and improve our quality of life. Tim believes that gas taxes need to be indexed to the cost of gas to ensure a steady stream funding for road construction and improvements.
On education, Tim would like to work within the legislature on eliminating distractions from having northern Virginia schools focused on education. Tim would work diligently to improve upon and expand the academy programs in Northern Virginia that have a track record of turning failing schools into shining examples of educational success.
For Immediate Release: Contact: Tim McGhee
August 2, 2012 Phone: 571-403-0153
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – Tim McGhee issued the following statement today.
“Virginia has weathered the challenges of the recession better than most states, thanks to the leadership of Governor Bob McDonnell and others. Serious fiscal challenges lie ahead at all levels of the government. We must continue to work for justice and fiscal responsibility. That is why I am standing for election to the Virginia House of Delegates: to address these needs in two specific ways.”
“Health Care – There is no hyperbole in saying that health care in Virginia, under the Affordable Care Act, is heading for change beyond recognition. While some may find solace in meeting statistical ideological ends, the end result for the patient is clear: reduced quality of care. We must protect the relationships between seniors, men, women and parents, and their doctors. Data-centered care is of more use to the bureaucracy than the people of the 45th District.”
“Family Law – The families of the 45th District face many challenges and pressures. The Code of Virginia does not fully support families, and many times can often inadvertently end up working against them. Our many social service workers do a valiant job of providing the best services they can offer under the circumstances. It is no one’s official job to take a step back and make sure the system is doing its best to provide justice for these single-parent and broken homes. As best I can tell, that is the job of elected representation. I met with Delegate Englin about these issues in April of this year. He was very receptive, and it would be an honor to pick up the mantle of standing for the families of Virginia.”
“The Virginia legislature is one of citizens. It is my intent to bring a listening ear, and the value of my experiences and principles to our efforts to uphold the Constitutions of both the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States of America. It is with great anticipation that I look forward to the conversation and the opportunity.”
The 45th District includes the following polling places:
|City of Alexandria|
|Precinct||Polling Place Address|
|101-Ladrey Senior Bldg||300 Wythe St|
|102-City Hall||301 King St|
|103-Lyles Crouch School||530 S St Asaph St|
|104-Durant Center||1605 Cameron St|
|105-Lee Center||1108 Jefferson St|
|106-Cora Kelley Center||25 W Reed Avenue|
|107-Mt. Vernon Center||2701 Commonwealth Ave|
|108-George Washington School||1005 Mount Vernon Ave|
|109-Fire Department Headquarters||900 Second St|
|201-Maury School||600 Russell Rd|
|202-George Mason School||2601 Cameron Mills Rd|
|203-Agudas Achim Congregation||2908 Valley Dr|
|204-Blessed Sacrament Church||1427 West Braddock Rd|
|Precinct||Polling Place Address|
|003-Aurora Hills||SOC Enterprises, Inc., 750 23rd St S|
|012-Fairlington||Fairlington Villages Community Center, 3005 S Abingdon St|
|022-Abingdon||Abingdon School, 3035 S Abingdon St|
|032-Oakridge (Partial Precinct)||Gunston Community Center, 2700 S Lang St|
|042-Shirlington||Park Operations Building, 2700 S Taylor St|
|Precinct||Polling Place Address|
|602-Belleview||Belle View Elementary School, 6701 Fort Hunt Rd|
|621-Grosvenor||Huntington Community Center, 5751 Liberty Dr|