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Virginia Senate District 36

The Virginia Senate is the upper house of the General Assembly. The 40 Senators serve a 4-year term, represent over 200,000 Virginians, and receive a salary of $18,000 per year.The 36th Senate District includes part of the counties of Prince William Fairfax, and Stafford.The 36th Senate District has only one candidate for this year's election.

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    Scott A. Surovell
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

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

What measures will you support to ensure the right to vote and election integrity?

Regarding fair redistricting, (1) What is your position on the proposal for a Virginia Redistricting Commission? (2) If the constitutional amendment is adopted, what legislation would you support for the implementation and work of the commission?

What solutions would you support to reduce the current level of gun violence in Virginia?

education/Degrees West Potomac High School James Madison University - BA University of Virginia School of Law - JD
experience Grew up in Mt. Vernon and employed an attorney. I chaired the Fairfax County Democratic Committee in 2008-09 before serving in the House of Delegates for 6 yearsand served as Caucus Chairman. Elected to the State Senate in 2015. I am currently the Democratic Senate Whip
hometown Mt. Vernon, Virginia
Increasing funding for transit including building the Long Bridge over the Potomac River to facilitate enhanced VRE service and high speed rail and bringing the Blue Line to Prince William County. Prince William County residents have the worst commutes in Virginia and need more transit both to get to work and other life activities but also to stimulate job growth in Prince William County.
I support no excuse early voting, vote by mail, repealing Virginia's voter ID laws, allowing mobile voting precincts, syncing up state and local elections with federal elections so we don't have an election every year.
I support fair nonpartisan redistricting. I am concerned that the current amendment leaves a deadlock to be decided by the Supreme Court of Virginia which has been loaded with partisan appointees in the last two decades. If it is adopted, I will support legislation to maximize transparency and ensure that truly nonpartisan criteria are used to create districts.
I support universal background checks, 15-bullet magazine limits, red flag laws, and bump stock bans.