Virginia House District 41
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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Eileen Filler-Corn (Dem)
Director, Government Relations
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)
Eileen Filler-Corn has represented the 41st District since 2010, serving on the Commerce & Labor, Finance and Transportation Committees and is Vice Chair of the House Dem. Caucus. She has a reputation for bipartisanship, passing common sense laws.
I strongly support nonpartisan redistricting, as this is the only way to ensure fair, competitive districts throughout Virginia. I believe that legislation mandating nonpartisan redistricting has a greater chance of passing now more than ever.
Improving voter access is an issue I have been working on for years. I am pleased to work with the LWV on my legislation and seek their advice on related legislation as well. During my tenure in the House, I have introduced bills that extend time at the polls, allow those who are elderly and disabled to move to the front of the line and make it easier for new US citizens to register. Though these measures were previously defeated in subcommittee, I will always support making it easier to vote.
Having high quality infrastructure is the key to attracting jobs to our Commonwealth. We need to continue to effectively leverage federal funds for new projects such as the Atlantic Gateway and support multimodal transportation solutions. Furthermore, I believe we must we must end the practice of raiding the fund for transportation when times are tough. Fully funding our roads and public transportation will pay large dividends in the future, and continues to be a priority for me.
My priorities always reflect the priorities of my constituents: jobs, the economy, transportation and education. We must ensure economic growth and the creation of good jobs in Northern Virginia. Improving transportation attracts businesses and new jobs. We began to address this through the 2013 transportation package, resulting in significant new funding. We must make sure these funds are used responsibly. Economic growth will result in much needed funds for schools and a higher quality of life
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