Kimberly Lowe, a farmer, policy advisor and homeschooling mom of three, has qualified to run for the seat from Virginia’s 38th Senate District vacated by the death of Sen. Ben Chafin.
A sixth-generation Southwest Virginian, Lowe has been active locally both helping in the community and working on policy and legislation. She has said she believes most issues at the local level are non-partisan and knows that it takes everyone working together to improve the quality of life in the area.
In the last 12 months, Lowe has been able to secure funding for special needs education and has worked on funding for local schools, fire and ems, and sheriff’s offices. To improve healthcare accessibility and area health outcomes, she started a mobile COVID-19 test clinic when testing wasn’t available and has worked on securing funding for mobile health clinics
Lowe has worked to solve flood issues; has worked as an intermediary between families, the state and prisons during COVID outbreaks; and has worked hand-in-hand with mayors and state offices. She has been active in finding creative solutions to the need for more broadband in rural areas and helps navigate families through family court and issues with the Department of Social Services/ CPS.
Further, she helped start a domestic violence Transitional shelter that will help individuals be self-sufficient by partnering with businesses for job training, economic guidance, professional counseling, childcare, housing, education and employment assistance.
If elected, Lowe plans to introduce a bill to help veterans, a comprehensive bill to reform family court and child welfare, a bill to allow farmers to produce and sell locally without burdensome regulations, bills that will help consumers and survivors of domestic violence and bills to ensure election integrity.
Lowe has worked with Virginia State University to find profitable crop solutions for farmers and is negotiating with investors to bring farm-related manufacturing and new jobs to the area. Aware not every problem requires a legislative solution, she has hired a grant writer to bring money into the area to close the gaps and improve the quality of everyone’s life. When she is not entrenched in the community and grassroots on the ground, she enjoys her endangered breed of sheep and spending time with her family and her horses.
More information about her candidacy and her qualifications is available at www.kimberlylowe.com.