Hi, I'm Peter Volosin.
I live in Roanoke with my husband, Malcolm, and our rescue dog, Rula. We love exploring Roanoke's many festivals, hiking along the Appalachian Trail, and ending each day by watching the news on WDBJ7. Born and raised in Roanoke, my mother was a 1st grade teacher at Cave Spring and Oak Grove Elementary schools and my father owned "Jimmy V's" restaurant in town.
I'm running to represent Virginia's 6th District because every family in the Blue Ridge deserves a fresh start. Congress keeps thinking and acting on yesterday's ideas. We need new approaches for a better quality life now and a brighter tomorrow.
My father taught me to work hard every day to achieve your goals, and this lesson took me all the way to the 2008 US Olympic Trials for swimming. My mother taught me that a good education can open new doors, so I left Roanoke and went to Brown University for college and Georgetown University for my masters.
But a good education also carries a responsibility to help others succeed, and I spent most of life serving those around me. I fought for fair wages and benefits at my first job in the hospitality industry, provided life-saving care as an EMT-First Responder, and built strong, resilient communities as an economic planner.
We are all doing the best we can, but I believe the government should provide the tools to help us be our best.
I've had to pay the bills working for minimum wage, so I know firsthand the grit required to build a better future for ourselves and our families. I want to help you lay a foundation, so you can live your own American Dream. My number one priority is to put aside the partisan games in Congress and bring economic opportunity back to the Blue Ridge, unleashing the untapped potential of our fertile communities.
Don't hesitate to reach out on Facebook or Twitter and let me know what's on your mind.
I look forward to meeting you out on the campaign trail.