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.
Karrie Delaney has been appointed by both Democrats and Republicans because she has a record of fighting for people, whether it was helping foster children, as a sexual assault crisis counselor, or as our Chair of the Fairfax County Library Board.
I strongly support implementing an independent, non-partisan redistricting board to ensure that district lines are drawn fairly, with no hidden political agenda, and with the goal of ensuring every citizen in our great Commonwealth is heard.
It is a right to vote in this country and I'm dedicated to making that right easy to exercise for all the citizens in our Commonwealth. This means providing more early voting and absentee voting options for voters who are unable to cast their ballot on Election Day.
Transportation and traffic is a crucial issue in Northern Virginia and I'm dedicated to finding regional long-range, comprehensive solutions that will ease traffic congestion. We can achieve this by investing wisely in programs like Smart Scale, and I'm dedicated to ensuring our tax dollars are spent efficiently and effectively on the right projects to service all our transportation needs, from road maintenance to innovative multi-modal solutions.
I'm dedicated to being an advocate for the people of Virginia's 67th District and rising above the political games in Richmond to find real solutions that make Northern Virginia the best place to live, raise a family, and start a business. This means advocating for innovative economic development that grows our local economy, fighting for our fair share of education funding to provide a world class education to our children, and ensuring everyone has access to affordable healthcare.
Husband and Dad; 34-year resident of Northern Va.; elected in 2009; serve on Education, Transportation, & General Laws Committees; chair Subcommittee on Procurement and FOIA; tech company entrepreneur; B.S. physics & mathematics; M.S. meteorology
I support non-partisan redistricting. It is important that changes to the redistricting process result in non-partisan redistricting rather than a different process with little change. Virginia should review the processes in other states that have established non-partisan redistricting and determine what has worked well and what hasn’t, so that an effective redistricting process can be implemented here.
I support keeping the polls open an extra hour—until 8 p.m.—on Election Day. The district I represent includes Western Fairfax and Eastern Loudoun Counties and many voters have long commutes. It can be difficult for voters to don’t vote before they go to work in the morning to make it to the polls after work by 7 p.m.
Taxes were increased in 2013 to boost transportation funding, and more than 70 projects are now in the Northern Virginia queue. In addition, billions in private money is being spent to improve the region’s interstate system, paid for by tolls on express lanes. Some of this toll money is dedicated to improving transit. We don’t need more taxes or tolls, we need to spend existing money wisely on projects that reduce congestion the most. Metro needs to reform its high cost operating structure.
Since the last election, Governor McAuliffe signed more bills I introduced—32--than any other Virginia legislator. All passed the General Assembly with bipartisan support. If elected again, I will take this same results-oriented, bipartisan approach. Top priorities: education funding and class size reduction, focus on transportation projects that reduce congestion, reforming Metro to make it a success, business expansion and job creation.
My detailed 2018 agenda is at: www.LeMunyon.com/issues