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Virginia House District 48

The Virginia House of Delegates is one of two parts in the Virginia General Assembly, the other being the Senate of Virginia. The House is presided over by the Speaker of theHouse, who is elected from among the House membership by the Delegates. It has 100 members elected for terms of two years; unlike most states, these elections take place during odd-numbered years. The annual salary for delegates is $17,640 per year.
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    R. C. "Rip" Sullivan, Jr. (Dem) Attorney

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What changes in Virginia's method of drawing electoral district lines (redistricting) would you support? (500 characters)

How would you ensure voting access for all qualified Virginians? (400 Characters)

What options would you propose to increase highway and public transportation funding? (500 characters)

What are your legislative priorities? (400 characters)

Biography Rip Sullivan has served the 48th District as its Delegate since 2014. He previously served the region on numerous boards and commissions, gaining extensive experience in key policy areas that have directly translated to his work for the 48th.
Campaign Phone (610) 209-4718
Twitter @ripsullivan48
I strongly support redistricting reform. I have introduced several pieces of legislation, and a constitutional amendment, to require nonpartisan redistricting of current lines. Gerrymandering has allowed elected officials to pick their voters, not the other way around. Districts must be drawn fairly so that Virginians can have a better shot at selecting a Delegate or Senator who represents them.
I am a strong supporter of expanding the franchise and making it easier to vote absentee. For example, I introduced legislation (HB1631) to implement no-excuse early voting in Virginia. I also introduced a bill (HB1462) that would add to the list of valid forms of voter ID a valid student photo ID issued by any institution of higher education located in any other state or territory of the United States.
I support increasing budget appropriations to the Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (VTIB). Additionally, because the VTIB currently is funded exclusively through state appropriations and future loan repayments, it could benefit greatly from additional funding streams such as the issuance of bonds.
My main priorities are removing partisanship from the redistricting process as much as possible, encouraging the growth of Virginia's clean energy sector, and making voting more accessible for all Virginians.

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