Lionell Spruill Sr.

Posted at 4:13 PM, Nov 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-03 16:12:36-04
Lionell Spruill (D) - Candidate for Virginia Senate 5th District

Lionell Spruill (D) – Candidate for Virginia Senate 5th District

Lionell Spruill Sr., running for Virginia Senate in the 5th District

1. Why are you running for office?

I am running for the 5th Senate District to continue my efforts in representing the people of this District in the Senate of Virginia

2. Why should people vote for you?

I feel we need to work to better Public Education, bring more better paying jobs to the area, work to solve our short term and long range transportation problems and to bring the medicaid expansion monies back to our state.

3. What’s your favorite thing about the area you want to represent?

I grew up here, this is my home, I know the people, we are very diverse and work together to solve our problems.

4. What is the biggest problem your area is facing, how will you fix it?

I feel the biggest problem no is people don’t trust politicians. To fix it we have to respond to the constituents, go out in the community and listen to people, not just at election time, and work to represent their view. If I am not fighting for them every day, I am not doing my job.

5. Describe Donald Trump in max 3 words?

Unqualified, Disrespectful, Scary

6. Describe Hillary Clinton in max 3 words?

Ready to Lead!

7. What do you do for a living? Why do you do it?

Retired from Bell Atlantic

8. You’re going to be marooned on a tropical island for a week, you can only bring 1 thing – what is it?


9. What do you think of Colin Kaepernick?

Have no opinion of him

10. Would you vote to fund light rail expansion in your area?

I think light rail is vital to our region for the future

11. Will you respect the outcome of the election?


12. Favorite TV Show?


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