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Obenshain Releases Statement on RTD Bail Report

May 16, 2022

New Report Shows Democrats’ 2021 Bail Law Eroding Public Safety HARRISONBURG – Today, Senator Mark Obenshain (R-ROCKINGHAM) released the following statement: “The report out today from the Richmond Times-Dispatch regarding violent criminals being released with little to no bond is deeply disturbing. Senate Democrats in 2021 pursued liberal so-called criminal justice priorities with such fervor […]

Obenshain Releases Statement on Failure of Senate to Confirm Parole Board Appointments

March 10, 2022

RICHMOND, VA – Today, Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Rockingham) released the following statement following the failure of Senate Joint Resolution 169: “Today, Senate Democrats voted to kill SJ 169 which would have confirmed 4 out of 5 of Governor Youngkin’s appointments to the Parole Board. The Privileges and Elections Committee reported the bill on March 1 […]

Obenshain Statement on Passage of Elder Abuse Prevention Bill

February 25, 2022

RICHMOND – Today, Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Rockingham) released the following statement following the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 124. “I’m happy to report that my SB 124 passed the House of Delegates unanimously yesterday afternoon and is headed to Governor Youngkin’s desk for his signature. It’s a travesty that financial abuse of our elderly is […]

Obenshain Statement on Failure of Charter School Bill in Senate Committee

February 3, 2022

RICHMOND – Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Rockingham) issued the following statement in response to the failure of the Senate Education and Health Committee to  report the charter school bill, SB 125 on a vote of 7-8 earlier today.  “I am extremely disappointed by our failure to pass the regional charter school bill this morning.  It is […]

Senator Obenshain and Delegate Gilbert Announce DMV Connect Program in Strasburg

May 25, 2021

Legislators to Bring DMV Services to Constituents HARRISONBURG, VA – Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Rockingham) and Del. Todd Gilbert (R- Mt. Jackson) are pleased to announce that they are partnering with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to host a DMV Connect program on June 7,8, and 9 at the Town Hall in Strasburg (174 East […]

Obenshain Calls on Governor Northam to Fully Lift Statewide Mask Mandate

May 14, 2021

CONTACT:  Connor Smith PHONE: (904) 235-3562 EMAIL:  [email protected] Today, Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Rockingham) released the following statement in response to Governor Northam’s limited modifications to his statewide mask mandate lifting it in some circumstances and only for those adults who are fully vaccinated. “At this point, everyone in Virginia has had an opportunity to sign […]

Senator Obenshain Calls on Governor and NCAA to Relax Restrictions for College Football Games in the Commonwealth

April 21, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Jennifer Aulgur PHONE: (540) 437-1451 EMAIL:  [email protected] Obenshain Calls on Governor and NCAA to Relax Restrictions for College Football Games in the Commonwealth Restrictions Should be Amended in time for VMI v. JMU College Playoff Game this Weekend HARRISONBURG, VA  – Today, Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Rockingham), issued the following statement regarding […]

Obenshain Says Governor’s Call for Investigation of OSIG’s Parole Board Inquiry is a “Pure Partisan Whitewash”

April 1, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Connor Smith PHONE: (904) 235-3562 EMAIL:  [email protected] Obenshain Says Governor’s Call for Investigation of OSIG’s Parole Board Inquiry is a “Pure Partisan Whitewash” HARRISONBURG – Today, Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Rockingham) released the following statement about Governor Northam’s announcement of a budget amendment to pay for a so-called independent investigation of the Office […]

Senator Obenshain Comments on Democrats’ Campaign to Block Parole Transparency

February 27, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Jennifer Aulgur PHONE: (540) 437-1451 EMAIL:  [email protected] Senator Mark Obenshain Comments on Democrats’ Campaign to Block Parole Board Transparency  RICHMOND, VA, February 26, 2021 – Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Rockingham) commented today on the General Assembly Democrats to water down legislation (HB2167 and SB1104) requiring accountability and transparency from Governor Northam’s Parole Board. […]

Senator Obenshain Comments on New Parole Board Revelations

February 25, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Jennifer Aulgur PHONE: (540) 437-1451 EMAIL:  [email protected] Senator Mark Obenshain Comments on New Parole Board Revelations  HARRISONBURG, VA, January 24, 2021 – Today, Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Rockingham) commented on WTVR Channel 6 reporter John Burkett’s explosive story detailing more wrongdoings by the Virginia Parole Board, the Office of Inspector General (OSIG), and the apparent […]