Virginia House of Delegates District 10
Wendy Gooditis was raised to work hard and serve others. She grew up in Cranbury, New Jersey with her parents, both of whom were union members, and her two older brothers.
Wendy started her career in IT at Bell Laboratories. During this time, Wendy was also a top-level equestrian athlete. While working her full-time job, she would pack up her horse van and travel with her horses up and down the East Coast to compete on the weekends. After she met her husband Chris, they made the move from New Jersey to Virginia. Following the birth of her children, Wendy became enamored with education and received her Masters in Education from Shenandoah University. She taught in the Clarke County public school system, at an area private school, and partially homeschooled her children, Chloe and Locke. As her kids entered college, Wendy joined RE/MAX as a realtor and has been there since.
Like millions of other Americans in 2017, Wendy decided that she had to get off the sidelines. She was a founding member of an Indivisible chapter in the predominantly red Clarke County. After realizing that no one else was going to challenge the long-time Republican incumbent, Wendy raised her hand to run. She ran an incredible campaign and became one of the 15 Democrats to flip state House of Delegates seats in 2017. In 2019, the same Republican incumbent ran to reclaim his seat, spending over $500,000 of his own money only to lose to Wendy by a larger margin than in 2017.
Wendy resides on a farm in Clarke County, Virginia with her husband, five horses, and two Rhodesian Ridgebacks. She lives by her favorite quote by John Wayne, “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”