Virginia House District 37
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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David Bulova (Dem)
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)
My wife and I grew up in Fairfax and have three wonderful children. Past chair, Fairfax Consumer Protection Commission; former Fairfax Little League coach; National Night Out co-chair; Brain Injury Services board; BA, W&M; MPA, Virginia Tech.
Our current system of redistricting is broken and results in too many gerrymandered, non-competitive districts. I support a non-partisan, independent commission to draw districts in a transparent and objective manner. I have co-patroned reform legislation and was one of the first elected officials to endorse the OneVirginia2021 fair redistricting campaign. I will continue to fight for legislation to ensure that voters select their representatives, not the other way around.
I support expanding in-person absentee voting and eliminating the requirement to come up with an excuse to vote absentee. With turnout around 30% in the 2015 election, we need to find ways to make it easier to vote. I have also supported legislation to streamline the process for military personnel to cast their ballots and support programs to help register high school and college students.
Investing in multi-modal transportation infrastructure is critical to long term growth and our quality of life. I was proud to support the 2013 bipartisan funding package that is now pumping billions into regional priorities. I will continue working to ensure that our region receives its fair share of maintenance funds and that projects are prioritized using objective metrics. I support increasing the percent of state funding going to public transit and planning for more walkable communities.
Investing in public education, building and diversifying our economy, and traffic congestion relief continue to be among my greatest priorities. As a member of the Education Innovation Subcommittee, I have been at the forefront of SOL reform and championing career and technical education. I will also continue to spearhead legislation on identity theft, clean air and water, and ethics reform.
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