Tamara Neo

Tamara Neo

Candidate for VA Senate District 38

 

Full Name: Tamara Neo

Nick Names:
 

Office Sought: VA Senate District 38

Party Affiliation: Republican

 

 

 

Campaign Website:
www.TamaraNeo.com

Phone Number: 
276.202.0181

Campaign Email: 
Tamara@TamaraNeo.com

Personal Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/tamara.neo.1

 

Structured Interview Request Sent: January 14th, 2021

Structured Interview Response and Date: January 15th, 2021

Vetting Panel Selected: Pending

Structured Interview Completed: Pending

Biography: 

“I am the former Co-Chair for the Trump Campaign in the 9th District. I brought home some of the highest percentages of support for our President throughout the state and nation. I am a former elected Commonwealth’s Attorney and former Special Assistant United States Attorney for the WDVA. While serving in the Commonwealth position I filed more criminal indictments in my 4 years than the 8 years prior to me. I am a wife and a mother to three wonderful (ages 16, 15, and 12). I helped establish, with my husband, the Tazewell County Civil Defense League, akin to a militia, but much broader. We did so in preparation for the failed leftist policy coming out of Governor Northam and the Legislature last year, particularly all the troubling 2A restrictions. I helped fund and organize transport up to Richmond for a busload of 2A supporters for last year’s Lobby Day Rally. I filed suit against Governor Northam to fight his ban on firearms on the Capitol grounds at that Rally. In all matters I hold dear, I am a tireless worker and diehard advocate. I am a graduate of Rice University. I received my law degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder (where I arrived a moderate Republican and left a conservative warrior). I received my Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. My Master’s Thesis was on the subject of School Choice.”

Why you?  

“Issues such as 2A, life beginning at conception, and individual freedom are all key issues for me personally and, as such, are the center of my campaign. I’m running against others who will all likely also support these issues in words. My distinction is that I back my words up with actions. Without being an elected, or a party member, I took action as a private citizen last year to find a donor and organize a busload to join the 2019 Lobby Day. I personally turned the tide in my county to ensure that we joined the 2A Sanctuary counties movement. I helped establish the Tazewell County Civil Defense Committee and provide a legal road map for other counties in Virginia to do the same. As an attorney, I filed suit against Governor Northam to stop his ban on firearms on the grounds at that Lobby Day. I am a committed patriot and I back up what I say with actions.”

What are your priorities? 

 The 38th District is largely a safe Republican seat, for the moment. In addition to serving the needs of the people in the district, I believe it is our duty here in the 38th to be leading the charge in the legislature to take back our lost ground in this state. We should be trumpeting conservative issues, like Pro-Life, 2A, economic freedom and others. We should be pushing back. It should not matter what the balance of power is in the legislature. A cause not even fought for is already lost. I want to lead that effort and see more bills, more publicly brought, in order to fight the blue, socialism creep that is coming across our state.

Past Offices Held and Tenure:

Buchanan County Commonwealth’s Attorney; January 2008 – December 2011;
Appointed by the Governor to serve on the Virginia Board of Juvenile Justice September 2011 – 2015
Alternate Delegate to the 2016 National Republican Convention, July 2016
Virginia Republican State Central Committee member for the 9th Congressional District, 2010 – 2012

Endorsements:

State Senator Dick Black
Party Chairwoman Patricia Lyman
Tim Griffin, patriot attorney who helped file and argue the Wisconsin election fraud suits.

Education:

Bachelor of Arts, music major – Rice University, ’89
Juris Doctorate – University of Colorado at Boulder, ’03
Masters in Public Administration – University of Colorado at Denver, ’04

Relevant Employment History:

Partner at Neo Law Firm, Tazewell, VA, January 2012 to present
Commonwealth’s Attorney, Buchanan County, VA, January 2008 to January 2012
Special Assistant United States Attorney, Western District of Virginia, April 2009 to December 2011

Military Experience:

None. However, my 16-year-old daughter is a senior and currently the Company Commander at Massanutten Military Academy. She has received her Congressman’s nomination for all of the Military Academies. Her hope is to enter the Air Force Academy. She has already been accepted to VMI.

Community Service:

Organized and arranged funding for a busload of patriots to attend the 2020 VCDL Lobby Day and Rally

Organized a Trump Train car caravan in my community. Encompassing 3 separate counties, the length was estimated to be nearly 4 miles long.

Organized a bus to attend the 2021 March on the Capitol

Lobbied my Board of Supervisors extensively and rallied area citizens to ensure my home county of Tazewell was included in the 2A Sanctuary Amendment Counties.

Organized and Chair the annual Farm-To-Table Dinner in the town of Tazewell to promote local growers and producers and raise funds to support the Farmer’s Market and ultimately an annual scholarship for students studying agriculture and then returning to Tazewell County.

Leadership Experience: 

“My leadership experience is extensive not only in its range but in its duration. I step to the front in all I do and always have, from my office, to my community, to my state and nation, to my choices for elected office.”

Personal Strengths: 

Personable, approachable, and energetic.
I am well educated in a broad base of fields and approach all things with optimism and a fresh view
My family
My faith in God
My belief this Country is the greatest nation ever created and worthy of every second of my dedication to its preservation.

What is the most important thing Virginians need to know about you? 

“My commitment and my doggedness when it comes to my conservative values.”

How would your friends and family describe you?

“Joyous and a force to be reckoned with. I am a tireless worker when an issue is a priority for me.”

Do you believe…

Do you believe – THE CONSTITUTION is the Law of the Land. Our individual rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; as enshrined in the Bill of Rights, serve to limit the government as intended by the Founders?

“Yes.”


Do you believe – THE CONSTITUTION is the Law of the Land. Our individual rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; as enshrined in the Bill of Rights, serve to limit the government as intended by the Founders?

“Yes.”


Do you believe –
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY is a cornerstone of our Constitution and must be protected as in inalienable human right?

“Yes.”
   

Do you believe – OUR HISTORY and the associated memoria serve as guideposts in our journey as a Nation, to serve as reminders of our shared sacrifices and as warnings to future generations?

“Yes.”


Do you believe –
GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY is essential to maintain trust and faith with The People?

“Yes”


Do you believe –
PEACE is preserved through a STRONG NATIONAL DEFENSE?

Yes.”


Do you believe –
THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice and Fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraint must be exercised by all levels of government?

“Yes.”


Do you believe –
ALL LIFE IS PRECIOUS and must be protected?

“Yes.”


Do you believe –
THE FAMILY is the most essential and most empowering organization in our shared human existence?

“Yes.”
  

Do you believe – ALL CITIZENS, in order to realize their fullest potential, are entitled to EQUAL RIGHTS, EQUAL JUSTICE, and EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, not equal outcomes?

“Yes.”


Do you believe –
THE 2ND AMENDMENT, serves to protect The People against domestic and foreign oppression and must be protected as an inalienable human right?

“Yes.”

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