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The race between Delegate Luke Torian ( and Maria Martin ( for House of Delegates District 52 is something of a Goliath versus David contest. One would expect the news media to cover it to some extent just because the contest is so lopsided. Nope!

Torian is a sufficiently imposing figure that it is a bit surprising he is not running unopposed. Torian is a the Chair of the Virginia House Appropriations Committee. He has considerable control over which bills receive funding. Thus, he is a powerful figure in the House of Delegates. Martin, on the other hand, is not well known. Although she can be fiery speaker, Martin is an immigrant who must still concentrate to speak English well. Except the fact she obviously cares about the fate of her new country, there is little reason to expect her to win.

Here is some of what little news is available.

So, what information is available to help you decide how to vote? Voter Guides for the House of Delegates races are somewhat scarce, but we have our own. See the notice below. Note that Martin responded to our survey. Here are some additional voter guides.

Torian, because he is an incumbent has a voting record, is a relatively well known quantity. Martin’s positions, because of poor news coverage, are more slightly more difficult to discern. Hence, we can compare Torian’s votes against our own beliefs (see the scorecards below), but we may be a little less certain where Martin stands. So, if you are unhappy with Torian and leaning towards Martin, you may wish to visit her website, attend one of her events, and/or try to call her.

In addition, consider two other sources.


Please link to our voter guides: VOTER GUIDES FOR CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY | Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance (

Please post our flyer on public bulletin boards or leave copies on tables so that voters can pick it up and share it:

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