Lindsey Dougherty has made public service her life’s work. She knows from experience that effective government and non-profit programs can make a huge difference in people’s lives. Lindsey worked with community organizations to help at-risk youth in the Juvenile Justice system develop the experience and job skills they need to avoid jail and get their lives back on track. She has worked with state and local governments to increase access to community recreation and culture. Lindsey currently works in the Budget and Management Department as an analyst for Chesterfield County, helping departments that serve the public make sure their spending is effective and not wasteful, so taxpayers get the best results for their dollars.
Lindsey is originally from Knoxville, TN. After completing her BA at the University of Tennessee, she and her husband moved to the Raleigh area in North Carolina to complete their respective graduate programs. Lindsey has a Master’s in Public Administration from North Carolina State University. She moved to Virginia, with her husband and two children, to pursue new job opportunities and set down roots in our community. She has been an active volunteer with groups advocating for expanding healthcare quality and access for children across Virginia.
Lindsey can represent the needs of her neighbors in House District 62 because she has faced the same problems, so many of us have had, a seriously ill child, medical costs that threaten bankruptcy, a husband temporarily out of work, sometimes working multiple jobs to make ends meet, while also attending school full-time, and raising a family. In Lindsey, you will have someone champion your goals and turn them into action at the state level, improving the lives of all 82,000 constituents in the district.
Lindsey believes that communities do better when everyone is safe, healthy, and engaged with their neighbors. She is excited to get to work, to meet with you and your families, building a community everyone is engaged in. Lindsey’s goals for this campaign are to improve the local and state economies, increase access to all types of jobs, enhance the health and well-being of our citizens, create access and affordability of all types of education, all while getting everyone involved so that everyone in the district has a voice and is heard.