In the second week of the 46-day General Assembly session, we worked quickly to advance a legislative package to improve our schools. We have filed legislation that will elevate education standards, empower teachers to regain control of their own classrooms, and ensure students have the resources they need to succeed. Most importantly, the proposals incorporate input from both parents and teachers around the 33rd District and across Virginia. I've been introducing and presenting more legislation, and one of my bills has been making national news.
While I am serving in Richmond, I am also seeking to continue by serving Virginia's 1st Senate District, including Clarke, Frederick, Warren, and Shenandoah Counties and Winchester City. There are many candidates vying for that office, and, while my opponents I have much in common on the matter of what needs to be done, my experience proves invaluable in meeting the challenges of actually getting things done.
Mr. Speaker, Todd Gilbert of Shenandoah County, and rumored to be the most conservative member of the House, stands firmly against the Democrats' relentless attacks on our core values, our economy, our safety, and our families. The Senate brags they will block our efforts to fix the economy, revive education, and keep us safe.
The 2023 General Assembly convenes at noon this Wednesday for a 45-day "short session". I'll be limited to only filing 15 bills, as well as some resolutions.
While I haven't finalized the full list of 15 bills, I've filed 5 so far, which you can read about at the links below. If you support these ideas, please call & email your legislators (info here).
The 11:59 pm Tuesday deadline to accept contributions is quickly approaching - after that our campaign will not be able to accept donations until February 26. Please contribute today if you are in a position to help. Our expenses will be increasing over the coming weeks, but we will be unable to fundraise for the next 45 days.
As my email earlier this week explained, the 2023 Session of the General Assembly will be my last in the House of Delegates. These ten years serving have been a great honor.
With your help, I will continue to serve in the 1st Virginia Senate District.There are several candidates running for this seat, and the nomination could be determined as soon as May 6th.
I will be at a disadvantage as I am banned from fundraising Jan. 11-Feb. 25th, while I'm serving you in Richmond.
The 2023 Session of the General Assembly will be my last session as your Delegate. Serving you is the greatest honor I have ever experienced; not easy, but extremely fulfilling.
With your help I will continue to serve, but in the Virginia Senate. My first milestone will be on or around June 2023.
In a few days the 2023 Session of the Virginia General Assembly begins and will run for 45 days. I will be laser focused on putting your needs first, always asking myself two questions before casting a vote...