Monday, November 01, 2010

Domestic Violence Victim Takes on Simmons

Amy Castillo is a MoCo pediatrician who unsuccessfully tried to get a final protective order against her abusive husband, who later drowned her three children. Castillo testified before the House Judiciary Committee in support of a bill sponsored by Delegate Sue Hecht (D-3A) and Senator Jennie Forehand (D-17) that would have made it easier for abuse victims to obtain protective orders. Delegate Luiz Simmons (D-17) went after Castillo at the hearing and the committee killed the bill. Now Castillo is endorsing Simmons's Republican opponent, Dan Campos, in this mailer.