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Thank You!
Monday, November 9, 2009


We won! Thanks to a fabulous team effort on Tuesday, we had a great election night, albeit a late one! My family and I can't thank everyone enough for all the help and support for our campaign that made this possible. Margi Vanderhye did call on Tuesday night and graciously offered her congratulations.

We couldn't have secured this victory without the help, support, and guidance of so many fabulous people in our community and the wonderful campaign team we had. I have heard from so many of you about how great it was to work with our team and be part of this effort. I want to thank my entire campaign team for doing such an excellent job at running the campaign for the past 8 months.

The support and guidance of our Congresssman Frank Wolf and our former Delegate Vince Callahan was also invaluable.

We had over 1000 donors to the campaign and had almost a dozen fundraising events throughout the district. I am so appreciative to the hosts and supporters of these many events who made it possible to have a strong campaign to the finish. We also had over 150 volunteers and lots of yard signs in yards that enabled the enthusiasm to grow throughout the year. I also want to thank the Greater McLean Republican Women's Club for working tirelessly for us. We also had the excitement of young people who interned and really gave our campaign a huge boost by knocking on doors and making phone calls day in and day out. We truly had a broad based coalition that secured our win.

Finally, I would like to thank my family who worked with many of you throughout this effort. My Mom and Dad, Sally and John Burns, thoroughly enjoyed getting to work with so many of you. My parents were once Democrats from Massachusetts before they become active Republicans in Virginia! My husband, Chip Comstock, knocked on almost as many doors as I did and could not have been more supportive. My children, Danny, Peter, and Caity, all gave me the inspiration to keep on going, particularly Caity driving me around and knocking on doors with me all summer in the worst of the heat! Also, thanks to our great family friends, Karl and Doris Pierson, who served as Deputy anything and everything throughout the campaign! It was definitely a family effort for us and I appreciate the support you gave to our entire family.

As we go forward, we have a lot of work to do over the next two years in the General Assembly. I look forward to continuing to work with all of you as we tackle the challenges that face us in our area on jobs, transportation, and education. I hope I can continue to call upon your expertise, guidance, and support.


Barbara Comstock

Barbara Comstock

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