• Join Mark’s Team Today!

    Join Team Obenshain today and find out how you can help Mark fight for common sense solutions!

    More »
  • Connect with Team Obenshain

    Follow Mark on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest news and share our updates with your friends!

  • Support Team Obenshain

    Stand with Mark today by showing your support!

    More »
  • Stay in the Loop!

    Join the Team Obenshain mailing list to hear from Mark about the issues that matter to you.

Boosting Transparency in Government

04/12/2015 | News |

The General Assembly passed legislation this year to increase transparency and accountability in government. Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed it. This is unfortunate, and shows that McAuliffe isn't as serious about transparency and ethics reform as his rhetoric suggests.

Let's start with some background.

The attorney general is the commonwealth's top lawyer. He represents the governor, the General Assembly, state agencies and departments. He also is tasked with...

Continued »

Governor’s Veto Doesn’t Make Sense for Taxpayers

04/01/2015 | News |

SB1059, a government transparency bill I carried during the 2015 General Assembly session, was one of seventeen bills vetoed by Governor McAuliffe earlier this week. The legislation would have enhanced transparency for the procurement of outside counsel through the Office of the Governor or the Attorney General. It also limits contingency fees paid by the Commonwealth, and, as the article below points out, those fees can be very costly for Virginia's taxpayers. ...Continued »

End of Session Update

03/04/2015 | News |

The 2015 edition of the Virginia General Assembly came to end a day earlier than expected, with the Senate and House both adjourning Sine Die late Friday evening.  We had a very successful session, passing a balanced budget, strengthening ethics reforms, and passing legislation that will keep our college campuses safer.  I would like to share with you some of the high points of the 44-day General Assembly session. 

Budget

Last Thursday, both the House and...

Continued »
 

Virginia's 26th

Virginia's 26th Senate district includes the City of Harrisonburg and the counties of Rockingham (part), Shenandoah, Page, Warren, and Rappahannock.

The Shenandoah and Page Valleys are some of the most beautiful areas in all of Virginia. Rich in beauty, history, and heritage, people from around the world are attracted to the bountiful entertainment and sites right here in the 26th District. It is a great place to raise a family, and I am honored to represent this beautiful and friendly district.

Not sure if you're in the 26th? Find out here, examine a detailed map of the 26th (pdf), or view a map of all of Virginia's state senate districts (pdf).

Facebook Updates


  • Oysters with Obenshain is a little more than 48 hours away. We’ve extended the RSVP deadline because we want you to be there and hear what United States Senator Mike Lee has to say! Click the following link for tickets: http://bit.ly/1NBBA7W
    Posted Mon, Apr 27.

  • Today is the deadline for this year’s Oysters with Obenshain event on April 29th with special guest United States Senator Mike Lee! Click the following link to RSVP by 5:00 PM today! http://bit.ly/1NBBA7W
    Posted Fri, Apr 24.

  • The deadline is quickly approaching to RSVP for this year’s Oysters with Obenshain event on April 29th! We’re excited to have United States Senator Mike Lee join us. You can get your tickets today by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1NBBA7W
    Posted Tue, Apr 21.