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Wright deserves re-election

Editor:

A small-town man in the heart of Southside Virginia that sent seismic shockwaves all over America deserves our vote.

In 2013 Tommy Wright introduced HB 1752 with chief co-patron David Bulova (D) of Northern Virginia which now allows parental access to a deceased minor child’s digital accounts.

The back story is long and painful. We were thwarted by red tape.

Not anymore.

Prior to the 2013 session I asked Tommy for his help sponsoring something to draw attention to a legal travesty. He pledged his support and advised the odds for passage were long.

At a committee meeting, the debate over HB 1752 was going to become contentious.

In just moments, the chairman of the committee directed all parties to negotiate a plausible solution.

In the hall, all the sharply dressed men said this was a federal issue for Congress to handle.

Tommy had enough of the banter. He told them to find a solution or he would pursue the present language. He walked away. At that moment the walls become less ominous for families as the foes began to compromise.

Facebook and Google have allowed for policy changes. Now not only can parents of minors gain access, but adults may direct a representative to access electronic accounts.

The firmness of leadership exhibited by Tommy has led to billion-dollar companies invoking many positive changes.

He deserves our vote. Join us.

Ricky and Diane Rash

Crewe