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Op-Ed: More Voters than Residents, But Governor Vetoed Anyway

03/06/2017 | News |

Late last year, the Public Interest Legal Foundation presented what I took to be a surprising discovery. It reported that eight Virginia localities have more registered voters than voting age residents.

Voters should demand to know how that could be. After all, the national average of registered voters compared to voting age citizens is just shy of 80 percent — the total number of U.S. citizens 18 or older and those registered to vote. A registered voter rate...

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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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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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