Alumnus joins Virginia House of Delegates race
Written by Bailey Kirkpatrick|
January 28, 2013
Alumnus Monte Johnson ’04 announced his plan to run for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 10th district which includes Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun, Prince William, and Warren Counties.
The Virginia native has been trying to garner support from fellow classmates and alumni of the College of William and Mary in order to support his campaign.
“I would love support [from] the school,” Johnson said. “This endeavor will need a lot of resources to be successful and it would mean a lot to me if William and Mary could be a big part of this campaign. … The school has a rich tradition in all levels of government, and I would love to highlight that tradition as a delegate.”
As an alumnus of the College and a brother of the Delta Phi fraternity, Johnson has already begun to receive support from many of his fraternity brothers and alumni.
“I was really impressed that he was getting involved in the political arena in Virginia,” Delta Phi alumnus Taylor Phillips ’03 said. “I knew he had been involved in both of the Obama campaigns, so he had already set some groundwork, but I am really impressed that he was willing to take the next step in campaigning and becoming a member [of the government].”
Johnson’s career in politics and government began when he was still attending the College. As a student, he participated in the William and Mary in Washington Program, was a member of the Young Democrats and graduated with a major in public policy. Johnson currently works as a project manager at Booz Allen Hamilton, a strategy and technology consulting firm for the U.S. government.
“As a delegate, I would like to make strides in core areas like transportation, education, jobs and healthcare,” Johnson said. “Also, I want to make a strong push for equality. The current General Assembly is really trying to set us back in that regard.”