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Virginia State House of Delegates District 33

The Virginia House of Delegates is the lower chamber of the Virginia General Assembly. Alongside the Virginia State Senate, it forms the legislative branch of the Virginia state government and works alongside the governor of Virginia to create laws and establish a state budget. Legislative authority and responsibilities of the Virginia House of Delegates include passing bills on public policy matters, setting levels for state spending, raising and lowering taxes, and voting to uphold or override gubernatorial vetoes.Virginia Delegates are elected to two year terms.

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    Dave A. LaRock
    (Rep)

  • Mavis B. Taintor
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

What do you believe is the top priority for your district, and what is your plan to address it?

What measures, if any, would you support to ensure election integrity and the right to vote?

Regarding fair redistricting, (a) Do you support the proposal for a Virginia Redistricting Commission and why? (b) If the Constitutional Amendment is adopted, what legislation would you support to implement the commission?

How do YOU describe the job of State Senator/Delegate?

What about your background makes you a good choice for this position?

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What long-term (chronic) issues do you want to address while in office?

Experience 6 years as Delegate; current Committees are Transportation, Science & Technology, and Education. Also serves on three interim study commissions: Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC), Joint Commission on Technology and Science, and the Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability
Education High School Diploma, some Vocational-Technical college courses
Age 63
YouTube Video
Position Paper #9 http://www.votelarock.us/lyme
Improving transportation is critical for all parts of the 33rd District. From the congested and dangerous Rt. 15 on the East end to the congestion, unreliability, and truck traffic of I-81 on the West end, our roads need improvement in order to provide better safety, reliability, and commerce. While we've made great progress with the SMART SCALE program, to make project funding based on cost-benefit analysis instead of political influence, unfortunately, under the McAuliffe and Northam administrations, too much money has still been finding its way to developer-friendly transit projects in Arlington, Alexandria, and inner Fairfax. I have fought this every step of the way this year, but VDOT only made minimal changes. We have to do better, and I will continue fighting to make a fair playing field where our necessary road projects get the funding they need. I am also working with VDOT to come up with ways to reduce tolls between Leesburg and Washington DC, on all three toll roads.
I worked to pass legislation which would allow more efficient communication between voter registrars and Clerks of Court, but that legislation was vetoed. We also need to do more to ensure our voter rolls maintenance procedures are adequate.
I supported the Constitutional Amendment in the 2018 session, as well as the redistricting bill which was intended to require the districts be drawn more objectively. Unfortunately, Gov. Northam vetoed the bill, which was very disappointing.
My first responsibility is to ensure that I support the Constitutions of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia. I also see myself as a "watchdog" for the hard-working people of Virginia, most of whom don't have time to follow all the goings-on in Richmond. I work hard to represent all the people in the 33rd District, helping them to get the services they need from all the various state agencies, and advocating for their needs. I especially do my best to stand up for vulnerable individuals, against special interests and bureaucracy. Those I've worked to help include pre-born babies and their families, persons with disabilities, those in the foster system, folks struggling with addictions, those re-entering society after incarceration, and students in our public schools with special needs and/or being bullied.
I take a common-sense, results-oriented approach to government. While some things are outside of my control (Governors have vetoed many of my bills), I keep fighting for the things that matter to the people of the 33rd District. I grew a successful small business as a general contractor, working hard to build about two to three homes a year. As the manager of the business, I have a proven track record as an innovator and problem-solver, negotiating complex contracts and interacting with government agencies, and tackled big projects while staying within set budgets.

The family business is a model of good management practices and includes competent outside advisers who are central to the constructive decision making that has shaped the business over the years. I work to apply this experience to tackle Virginia’s fiscal situation.
My positions on many issues are available on my website at https://www.votelarock.us/issues
Transportation funding reform, educational opportunity for all, and removing barriers to rural broadband expansion
Experience Teacher, Head Start JP Morgan, Managing Director, Capital Markets Citibank, Managing Director Callidus Capital Management, CEO and Founder
Education Mavis holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as a BA from Cornell University and an MBA from New York University.
Age 74
My agenda: I will defend and increase the Medicaid expansion so that all Virginians can have access to affordable healthcare; use the existing money that’s been provided for broadband expansion to bring broadband to the 33rd District; and provide a real living wage to our teachers, so that we can continue to attract the quality professionals our kids deserve.
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The Supreme Court decision to allow partisan gerrymandering this year shows that the federal government will do nothing to end this abhorrent practice.

Virginia needs an independent commission to determine redistricting to ensure fair and legitimate representation. I support amending the state constitution to create such a body.
Three years ago, I lost my son Conan to a heroin/fentanyl overdose. I experienced first-hand the inadequacy of the mental health and addiction services in VA. It's why I'm running: I don't want any parent to have to go through what I did. Our district is being left behind by Richmond, and it’s time to make sure we’re getting the services and attention we all deserve.

I'm not a career politician. I don't play by their rules. I will be a bipartisan voice of reason who will set partisan politics aside and fight for all Virginians. When I'm delegate, I won't just be representing one "side": I'll be working for all of us in the 33rd District.
A legislator should be able to absorb and summarize large amounts of information quickly. I have done this throughout my career as an executive in the financial industry throughout my career, during which I performed triage on numerous branches of companies – including in a lengthy stint on the island of Sri Lanka. I also received a doctorate in political science and have taught students at every level.

A legislator should know the issues confronting their constituents. As a horse farmer in Waterford, Virginia, I know first-hand what our rural district needs and experiences. In addition, I have direct and tragic experience with the opioid crisis that is destroying our communities – three years ago, I lost a son to a heroin overdose. No parent should have to go through what I did. It’s why I’m running.
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