Solid Mix From the 26th

September 17, 2015

With the unofficial end of summer behind us and the official beginning of autumn just a few days away, I hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather and start of the fall festival and sports season.

The last few weeks have been particularly busy for me with a number of facility tours, along with several forums and local meetings that I participated in. I want to thank everyone that came out to our annual Valley Business Summit in August. We had a great crowd and I hope it was a good opportunity for business owners and entrepreneurs to network and gain some valuable information.

Last week I joined my colleagues on the Chesapeake Subcommittee for a two day retreat that took us to several locations in the Northern Neck region and Gloucester Point. It was a great hands-on opportunity to gain more information and insight on the issues that the Chesapeake Subcommittee considers.

Request a Sign

I’m sure everyone has seen campaign signs popping up around the community. While I have some signs out, I would like to get more placed before Election Day. If you would like a sign for your home or business, please let us know and we will be sure to make arrangements to get it to you. We have smaller yard signs, as well as larger 4×4 signs that we would like to place in more prominent locations.

House Page Program

Applications are currently being accepted until 5:00 pm on October 19 for the House Page Program. Any 13 or 14 year old student (as of Jan. 13, 2016) can apply online to serve as a page for the 2016 General Assembly Session. It is a highly regarded program that immerses students in the legislative process. Participants gain knowledge and experience that is difficult to obtain in a classroom setting.

All applicants are required to obtain a letter of endorsement from their Delegate. Before submitting a letter of support it is my requirement to meet with the applicant. If you are interested in becoming a House Page, please contact my office at (540) 208-0735 or [email protected] to set up an appointment. Click here to access the online application.

Food Drive – Thanks for Your Support!

I want to thank everyone that contributed to our food drive. We were able to fill up the back of my truck and donated 381 pounds of food to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank! A special thanks to Phyllis Rinaca and Anne Nielsen who both made large donations.

On September 1st I delivered the food to the Verona office and enjoyed spending a few hours with several of my General Assembly colleagues sorting food and learning more about how the food bank operates.

Important November Election Deadlines

  • Deadline to register to vote: October 13
  • Deadline to apply for absentee ballot by mail: October 27
  • Last day to vote in peron absentee: October 31