The Politician Who Got a Standing-O From Prisoners
Chair-at-Large, Loudoun County, Va.
Randall also wants to change the discussion when it comes to the opioid crisis. She stresses that opioids may be the issue of the moment, but addiction itself is the underlying concern.
Randall’s work at the intersection of health and criminal justice includes a stint as chair of the Virginia Board of Corrections from 2014 to 2018. It certainly made an impression on the inmates she worked with in Prince William County. “A couple days after my election,” she says, “I walked back into the jail. They all stood up and started clapping.”