Editors Note: Originally published on the Team Victoria Leigh Facebook Page on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.
“The party establishment seems to have made a choice on which candidate it’s going to support. And in the past, that hasn’t gone well for this district,” she said. “But I’m just like [the voters]. I’m a mom, I’m a wife, I’m a lawyer. … I get up and go to work every day. We’re all trying to do the best we can. … I want to help and serve them.”
The space allotted to the profile in today’s newspaper isn’t sufficient enough to cover everything. I thought I would elaborate in a number of posts here on my Facebook page. (You may access the article online here.)
I have spent my career focused on giving people a hand-up – an example that I try to set daily for my two year old daughter and soon enough for my three week old. In law school I clerked for the Indiana Civil Rights Commission and I was a member of the Anderson City Human Rights Commission and Fair Housing Coalition. I was also a Junior Girl Scout Troop Leader. I provided pro bono representation for homeowners facing fraudulent foreclosures in law school as well.
In my career, I’ve donated many hours through VOCALS, the Veterans Legal Assistance Program (which is a monthly clinic at which pro bono attorneys advise veterans with low incomes on a variety of legal issues at the CAVHS Day Treatment Center.) I’ve also volunteered with the Disability Rights Center, active in AAUW.