"I served our country, now its time to serve our city"
~Virginia Hussey, Retired Iraq War Veteran
Virginia Hussey has been part of this community for many years, working tirelessly to make it a better place. From volunteering for years as a coach of local youth sports, to two tours of combat service in our US army, to advocating publicly on behalf of women in the labor unions, Virginia Hussey is no stranger to helping her fellow Americans, both directly and indirectly.
"The military was supposed to be my career for life - but life had other plans. When I came home from serving in the US Army, I wanted to continue public service and I got on the lists for the Somerville Police and Fire Departments. When my name came up on the police list, I found out I was no longer considered a Somerville resident because of the 6 months I had to move to Stoneham seeking affordable housing. I’d been in Somerville my whole life outside the military, but the choice I made to keep my family housed now kept me from local job opportunities. The unfair hiring practices need to be addressed and I am happy to be the one to do it!"
Your candidate knows the value of being connected. That's why they're running for this position. Inclusion of diversity, affordable housing, and workers rights are just some of the issues Virginia has worked with Somerville Stands Together to address. Please check out their page for more information - link provided below, which also includes a video of Virginia Hussey joining others to speak at the 2018 Union Square Rally for Responsible Development.
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