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My pick for president is…

08/07/2015 | News |

I am honored to announce that I am joining Scott Walker’s team as his Virginia Campaign Chairman. After eight years with Barack Obama in the White House, the American economy is stagnant and burdensome regulations are crippling small businesses. The Obama-Clinton foreign policy doctrine has left our friends to fend for themselves, our enemies unchecked, and the world a more dangerous place. We simply can’t afford eight more years of irresponsible liberal...

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Agriculture Under Attack

07/13/2015 | News |

I recently attended a regional meeting of the Virginia Association of Counties (VACO) where local county officials and legislators talked about the regional economy and about agriculture being the lifeblood of the Shenandoah Valley region. Augusta, Rockingham, Page and Shenandoah Counties are four of the top five agriculture-producing counties in the state. Agriculture is our number one industry in Virginia, and it's continued vitality is essential to the...

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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...

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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).

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    Posted 27 Jun
  • Given SCOTUS definition of an “official act” I do not believe there is a basis for a retrial and would expect 4th Cir. to dismiss outright.
    Posted 27 Jun
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  • Congrats to ValleyHealth on their new Emergency Department/Medical Building at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital. What a great facility this is to serve the needs of the Shenandoah County community.
    Posted Wed, Jun 15.

  • I was honored to present a Senate memorial resolution today to the family of Henry “Ted” Graves. Ted made tremendous contributions not only in Page County—specifically Luray Caverns, but throughout the Shenandoah Valley and across the Commonwealth.
    Posted Mon, Jun 06.

  • It was a gorgeous day to join Sec. Todd Haymore and Rockingham County officials for the latest VTC LOVEwork unveiling at Showalter’s Orchard in Timberville.
    Posted Wed, Jun 01.