Contact: [email protected]
Shorter Running for HD-19 to Represent Prince William and Fairfax Counties
WOODBRIDGE — Natalie Shorter today announced her candidacy for the House of Delegates, running for District 19 to represent Prince William and Fairfax Counties. Shorter — a local advocate and mom of two teenage daughters — highlighted protecting abortion rights in her announcement.
“Right now, abortion rights are under attack in Virginia,” said Shorter. “I’m running for the House of Delegates to stand up to the extremists in Richmond who are trying to take away my daughters’ right to choose and push radical policies that are hurting Virginia families like mine.”
“From safer communities, to better schools, and stronger infrastructure, we need to build a Virginia where families aren’t just scraping by, but thriving,” Shorter added.
Natalie was raised by her dad, an Army veteran who served more than two decades in the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Department & Narcotics unit, and her mom, a German immigrant, who struggled to speak the language when she arrived, but grew to proudly call the United States home. The granddaughter of Virginia Senate President Pro Tempore L. Louise Lucas, Natalie learned at a young age the value of service and helping your community in whatever way you can. Since then, she has been a front line advocate, particularly for civil rights and women’s reproductive freedom.
After graduating with an advanced studies diploma from IC Norcom High School’s magnet program, Natalie battled life-altering challenges — losing both of her parents, becoming a single mom, and sometimes surviving on public assistance. But through hard work, determination, and the help of her family, she was able to build her career in sales and finance management, focused on ensuring more Virginians have the financial literacy needed to become financially secure.
Natalie and her husband, a Navy veteran, live in Woodbridge with two teenage daughters. Natalie and her husband chose to build their life in Northern Virginia because of its many economic opportunities. Together, they started and grew a successful real estate small business. Like many Virginians, Natalie is also currently completing her bachelor’s degree in political science online, while working full-time in finance and as a mom.
Natalie believes we need to protect abortion rights in Virginia, and stand up to extremists who are trying to take away her and her daughters’ right to choose. Natalie also believes we need to tackle the gun violence epidemic that has personally touched her family, ensure every child gets a world-class education, and invest in 21st century infrastructure solutions to fix the traffic bottlenecks that plague Northern Virginians’ lives.
Learn more about Natalie at NatalieForVirginia.com.