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It's Time To Change The Things We Cannot Accept!

For too long we have allowed politicians to divide our society and force us to see each other not as fellow Americans, but as a collection of disparate groups. Scott Blankenship is not a Republican candidate or a Democratic candidate, he is the People's candidate.  

Scott Blankenship has built his career around building up Southwest Virginia.  After graduating from Glenvar High School in Roanoke County he attended college at Virginia Commonwealth University. Upon his return to Southwest Virginia he worked in an applied STEM support department for a local school system.  He left education after fifteen years of service and has spent the last decade working in the healthcare industry.  Scott holds numerous professional certifications in healthcare, engineering, energy management and operations management; his career demonstrates pragmatism and optimism, leadership through confidence, and a willingness to listen to the right people so he can make the right calls.

His intimate knowledge of the workings of our education and healthcare system is exactly what we need to untangle this mess and ensure that the two things that are most important to our future - quality education for our children and affordable healthcare coverage for all - are available in all parts of this district and this state. 

Scott's outsider's perspective on politics and common sense policy approach are the qualities we need in a representative. As an independent candidate, Scott Blankenship will ensure that the voices he speaks for in the halls of Congress are the voices of the 9th District, not the voices of party elites, special interests, and lobbyists.

It's time to put aside our partisan blinders and approach the issues with an open mind, ready to seek solutions, not conflict. It's time to focus on finding the purple ground. Our goal is to return to a political landscape where ideas are discussed, debated, and investigated, so that we can begin to solve the real issues affecting real people every day.

Wouldn't it be nice to vote for a candidate and not just against a party?


Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:50 AM

Scott's Response to We Need A Third Party

Scott's response to a letter to the editor submitted to the Roanoke Times, sharing the need for a third party to represent Virginia's interests at the national level.

"I believe the citizens of this state and this country are capable of hearing the whole, honest truth from their elected representatives, and that’s exactly what I intend to give them by providing viable competition in a polarized two party market...."

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:00 AM

More challengers to Rep. Morgan Griffith emerge in 9th District race

“By limiting ourselves to two parties, we’re limiting our options,” he said. “When we always do what we’ve always done, we always get what we’ve always got and then to expect different changes is the colloquial version of insanity.”

The Roanoke Times explores the numerous voices demanding change in the Ninth district.

(Original Text by Carmen Forman, The Roanoke Times, 11/14/17)

Friday, October 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Carilion New River Valley Medical Center installing solar panels to power hospital

Scott headed an initiative by Carilion New River Valley Medical Center to establish a source of renewable energy for the hospital. Thanks to Scott's vision for efficiency and pragmatism, this project will benefit the environment as well as benefitting the community, as the energy savings are passed on to consumers in the form of lower costs.


Regarding the decision for these cutting edge solar panels to premiere at one of Carilion's rural facilities, Scott's answer was simply "It is rural Virginia, please don't mistake that for back woods Virginia."

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 3:00 PM

Democratic Dissatisfaction

Democrats lack faith in the party establishment, and Republicans trust their own representatives as little as they trust their opponents. I intend to offer a third option.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 4:45 PM

We need a third party

I started this campaign because I felt a call from the people around me. I believe the people feel that they are not being represented by either of the two major parties, and letters like this tell me I'm not the only one who feels this way.

Blankenship 2018
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