Comstock represents the 10th Congressional district in Virginia which includes parts of Fairfax and Loudon counties. She was elected in 2014 where she won by 56% of the vote. That means that she is very beatable.
When Comstock served in the Virginia legislature in 2013, she voted TWICE against the most important, bipartisan transit legislation for Northern Virginia which rejected $270 million from Richmond. Comstock loves to pretend she is a transit advocate, but when it is time to actually vote for pro-transit legislation she votes against what is in the interest of her constituency. She is a fierce anti-labor Conservative whose views and votes are not consistent with the people of her district, the Labor Movement, or this region that Metro serves.
When the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its July 29, 2016 report on the Metro Rail East Falls Church derailment, Comstock completely ignored the safety issues in the report and took the opportunity to attack metro's workforce with all-out lies saying, “Metro currently has costs that far exceed comparable systems in cities like New York, San Francisco, and Chicago, while performance is well below average.” That statement was completely false and Local 689 had to issue a statement to correct the record using facts and research; two things Comstock is no fan of.
On Election Day (November 8, 2016) Local 689 members and the labor community have an opportunity to unseat an enemy. WE HAVE TO DO IT. Comstock represents a swing district where Pres. Obama beat John McCain in 2008 and she can be beat! Polling numbers in the district now show her democratic opponent winning within the margin of error. Let's make sure ATU does all it can to finish the job and score a win for Metropolitan DC transit, WMATA and Local 689.
David Stephen is the Communications Coordinator for Local 689.
He can be reached at (310) 669-8207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.