Current Position: State Delegate since 2012
Mission Statement: N/A
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1007
Pocahontas Building 900 E. Main St, Richmond, Virginia 23219 Office: (804) 698-1007 Email Address:DelNRush@house.virginia.gov Room Number: W232 Map It Legislative Assistant: Judi Lynch, Director of Legislative Affairs Administrative Assistant During Session: Susan Nienaber District Office
P.O. Box 1591
Christiansburg, VA 24068
Office: (540) 382-7731
Phone: (540) 382-7731
Legislative Assistant: Judi Lynch, Director of Legislative Affairs
Administrative Assistant During Session: Susan Nienaber
Email Links: DelNRush@house.virginia.gov
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Larry Nicholas Rush (born March 8, 1968 in Christiansburg, Virginia) is an American politician of the Republican Party. Since early 2012, he has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. He currently represents the 7th district, made up of Floyd County, Montgomery County (part), and Pulaski County
After graduating from Christiansburg High School, Rush served the United States Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. Nick left active duty as a non-commissioned officer in 1989. At 23 years old, he was elected to the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors as the youngest member in history. Rush served for 12 years on the board representing District B and is a former Chairman and Vice Chairman.
Rush has always been an active member of his community serving it in a volunteer capacity through these statewide and community groups: New River Valley Community Action Board of Directors; New River Valley Economic Development Alliance; Floyd, Pulaski, and Montgomery County Chambers of Commerce.
- Birth Year: 1968
- Place of Birth: Christiansburg, VA
- Gender: Male
- Race(s): Caucasian
- Religion: Christian
- Spouse: Jennifer Gaye Whitaker
- Children: Cody, Forrest, and Lilly
- Membership & Affiliation: Community Christian Church
New River Economic Development Alliance
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce
Floyd County Chamber of Commerce
- Occupation/Profession: Registered representative (Invest Financial Corporation)
- Military Service: USA (Paratrooper, 82nd Airborne Div., 1986-89)
Christiansburg High School (1986)
New River Community College
HB2074 is a proposal that establishes an individual and corporate tax break for income earned from investments in venture capital accounts. In order to qualify, an account must have 50% or more of its holdings in qualified portfolio companies, which is defined as a company that has its principal place of business in the Commonwealth of Virginia and that has a primary purpose of production, sale, research, or development of a product or service and provides equity in exchange for the investment. The income tax break is available only for an investment made on or after January 1, 2018, but before December 31, 2023. The bill passed the House and Senate, and was signed by Governor Terry McAuliffe.
HB1692 also known as the ‘Flat-Fee Degree,’ is a higher education proposal introduced during the 2015 Legislative Session. The proposal establishes discounted tuition and fees for students pursuing degrees in high demand fields. Students pursuing high demand degrees, such education, nursing, and Information Technology (IT) have the opportunity to graduate college without massive debt so long as the students satisfy the requirements of the Flat-Fee Degree. These requirements include graduating on time or earlier, relinquishing certain amenities such as on-campus living or football / basketball ticket lotteries, and requiring students to take summer courses in order to use buildings that are underutilized. The bill is currently being studied by the Joint Commission on Higher Education.
HB672 is an economic development bill introduced in the 2014 Legislative Session by Delegate Charles Poindexter and Chief Co-Patroned by Delegate Rush. Under this legislation, if a company creates at least 25 new, permanent, full-time positions within the Commonwealth, that company would be eligible for a one time grant of $1,000 per position. The per-position fund will grow depending on the amount of new, full-time positions created. For example, if a company relocates to Virginia and creates 100 new jobs, that company will be eligible for $3,000 per position, up to a maximum total of $500,000 within a state fiscal year. The bill passed the House and Senate, and was signed by Governor Terry McAuliffe.
HB1485, which was introduced by Rush and passed during the 2013 Legislative Session, is a proposal that would permit the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to postpone expiration of vehicle registrations if the DMV is unable to operate for reasons beyond its control. The postponement is then authorized by the Governor. This bill was utilized on January 30, 2015, when an internal power disruption temporarily interrupted DMV electronic services provided by the Commonwealth’s data center. This disruption greatly impacted the ability of many Virginians to renew their driver’s licenses and vehicle registration, which could have resulted in unnecessary fees for many drivers. However, because of this bill, those fees were prevented.
Privileges and Elections
Militia, Police and Public Safety
Select Committee on School Safety
Chair: Appropriations – Higher Education Subcommittee
Appropriations – Compensation and Retirement Subcommittee
Appropriations – Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee
Appropriations – Public Safety Subcommittee
Privileges and Elections – Subcommittee #1
Appropriations – Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee
Appropriations – Higher Education Subcommittee
Higher Education, Joint Subcommittee on the Future Competitiveness of Virginia
House Militia Police and Public Safety
House Privileges and Elections
Infrastructure and Security Subcommittee
Local Government Fiscal Stress, Joint Subcommittee on
MEI Project Approval Commission
Mental Health Services in the Twenty-First Century, Joint Subcommittee to Study
Online Virginia Network Authority
Recreational Facilities Authority, Virginia
School Safety, House Select Committee on
Service System Structure and Financing
Teacher Education and Licensure, Advisory Board
Western Virginia Public Education Consortium
VA Delegate Nick Rush on SB 1026
Delegate Rush introduction of Pathway Christian Academy
Feb. 7, 2013
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