Kaye Kory

Kaye Kory 1

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate since 2010
Affiliation: Democratic
Mission Statement: N/A

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1038

District Office
6505 Waterway Drive
Falls Church, VA 22044
Phone: (703) 354-6024

Legislative Assistant: Holly Hazard
Administrative Assistant During Session: Jeanne Oostdyk

Email Links: DelKKory@house.virginia.gov

Websites: Government Pages, Campaign Site

Political Career

Source: Campaign

Campaign Finance

Source: Follow the Money

Voting Record

See: Ballotpedia

New Legislation

Source: Ballotpedia

Kaye KoryAbout

From Campaign Website

Kaye gravitated to the educational arena when seeking pre-K options when her children were young. She soon emerged as a leader of the Montessori School of Northern Virginia (MSNV), one of the oldest in the region. She transitioned into PTA leadership positions following her children’s transition to the public schools.

Kaye won a special election for the Mason District seat on the Fairfax County School Board in June of 1999, following the resignation for health reasons of former member Fred Ward.   Fred supported Kaye in that election, even though Kaye was a frequent and vocal critic of many School Board and school administration policies.  Fred knew Kaye as a PTA activist at Sleepy Hollow Elementary, Glasgow Middle School and J.E.B. Stuart High School, a mother of three and a passionate and effective community builder. Kaye routinely turned out crowds to observe and testify at School Board meetings and work sessions.

Following that first special election, Kaye won three regular elections by some of the largest margins for Democrats in Mason District and across the County.

Professional

Though Kaye has achieved prominence in Education, her “activist” roots run broad and deep:

She served as a counselor for troubled youth at “Runaway House” in the District. Kaye worked with the Grey Panthers in Woonsocket Rhode Island, under the auspices of the activist Catholic Diocese there.

As Program Manager for a Community Agency on Aging and Executive Director for Saunders B. Moon Senior Citizens Center in the Gum Springs neighborhood of Fairfax County, Kaye developed expertise in a wide range of programs affecting the elderly. She established a free transportation program for the elderly and handicapped in the Mount Vernon District of the County that was a predecessor to the County’s FastTran program.

As Program Analyst for the Fairfax County Department of Community Action, Kaye did program assessment and grant writing for such programs as Head Start and the Medical Care for Children Program (nationally recognized by the Kennedy School at Harvard for public sector innovation);

Community

Kaye has served on numerous boards and committees in her 30 years in Fairfax County including the Fairfax County Community Action Advisory Board, the Board (member and President) of the Montessori School of Northern Virginia, the Fairfax County Partnership for Youth, the Fairfax County Association for the Gifted; the J.E.B. Stuart Educational Foundation (founding President); the Fairfax County Boys and Girls club; and the Hampton Court Homeowner’s Association.

Kaye and Ross served two years as VISTA volunteers (predecessor to AmeriCorps), working on housing and anti-poverty issues;
As a volunteer, while she had young children at home, Kaye developed and led a “Great Books” program for seniors working through Fairfax County Adult and Community Education and secured funding for Fairfax County Association for the Gifted Literary Magazine

Personal Information

  • Birth Year: 1947
  • Place of Birth: Chicago, IL
  • Gender: Female
  • Race(s): Caucasian
  • Spouse: Ross C. Kory, Jr.
  • Children: Matthew, Alexander, and Caroline
  • Membership & Affiliation: NAACP League of Women Voters
    Virginia League of Conservation Voters
    EMILY’s List
    Sleepy Hollow Elementary School PTA
    Glasgow Middle School PTA
    J.E.B. Stuart High School PTA (president, treasurer)
    The Montessori School of Northern Virginia (president)
    J.E.B. Stuart Educational Foundation (founding president)
    Fairfax County Boys & Girls Club (board member)
    Annandale Chamber of Commerce
    Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus
    ProgressVA
  • Awards: The Montessori School of Northern Virginia, Woman of the Year
    Fairfax County Police, Certificate of Appreciation
    J.E.B. Stuart Educational Foundation, Kaye Kory Scholarship
    Virginia League of Conservation Voters, 100% Legislative Hero Award
    Virginia Education Association, Rookie Award, Solid as a Rock Award
    Interfaith Council on Public Policy, Legislator of the Year
    Sierra Club, Leadership Award
    Drive Smart Virginia
    Association for College Admission Counseling, Leadership Award
  • Occupation/Profession: Project Manager (retired)

Education

American School in Japan
Miami University, OH (B.A., 1969)
University of Iowa, IA
George Mason University

Political Career

From Wikipedia

For two years, Kory was a VISTA volunteer working on housing and anti-poverty issues. As a program adviser to a Community Agency on Aging and Executive Director at the Saunders B. Moon Senior Citizens Center in the Gum Springs neighborhood of Fairfax County, Kory established a free transportation for the elderly.

Kory became involved with the parent-teacher associations at her children’s schools, and was elected president and treasurer of the J.E.B. Stuart High School PTA.

Committees

Committee Membership

Militia, Police and Public Safety
Commerce and Labor
Finance

Subcommittee Membership

Finance – Subcommittee #3
Commerce and Labor – Subcommittee #3
Militia, Police and Public Safety – Subcommittee #2

Other Appointments

Civic Education, Commission on
Health Care, Joint Commission on
House Commerce and Labor
House Finance
House Militia Police and Public Safety
Wireless Communications Infrastructure Group – Joint Subcommittees of House Commerce & Labor, Senate Commerce & Labor, and Senate General Laws & Technology

Election Results

See Ballotpedia

Campaign Finance

See VPAP

Policy Positions

From campaign site

Budget and Transportation

Too many Republicans and Democrats in Richmond believe that a “one size fits all” model can apply to creating the budget and fixing transportation. These advocates of the Dillon rule could not be farther from the truth. The fact of the matter is a decision made without concern over a specific locality is a decision doomed for failure. As your delegate, I promise to conduct my work on the budget and transportation issue in a way that reflects the needs of the 38th District.

Working along side with local officials and community leaders
Short-term Fixes and Long-term Solutions for Our Transportation Problems

Education

For the last 10 years it has been my privilege and honor to serve you on the Fairfax School Board. I have gained valuable experience in managing budgets, fiscal responsibility, and the work required to create some of the best schools in America. I will bring this experience with me to Richmond to protect K-12 education.

Protecting Our K-12 Education
Expanding Northern Virginia Higher Education Resources

Environment

The state of our environment, around the world and here in the Commonwealth, is at a crossroads. The successful efforts of the last generation to reduce industrial pollution of our air, water and land must now be joined by changes in our own lifestyles, including in our homes, cars, neighborhoods, congregations, malls, recreation areas and workplaces. The ultimate decision of what kind of world we leave behind for our children and grandchildren is ours to make right now. My major environmental concerns include:

The state of our environment, around the world and here in the Commonwealth, is at a crossroads. The successful efforts of the last generation to reduce industrial pollution of our air, water and land must now be joined by changes in our own lifestyles, including in our homes, cars, neighborhoods, congregations, malls, recreation areas and workplaces. The ultimate decision of what kind of world we leave behind for our children and grandchildren is ours to make right now. My major environmental concerns include:

Clean Air
Clean Water
Decoupling Utility Sales and Revenue
Smart Metering
Encourage Renewable Energy Portfolios
Green Job Creation
Green Building
Anti-litter Campaigns

Health and Senior Services

Incredible advances in science and medicine mean we can catch and provide care for some of our most serious diseases. Now we need to make sure health insurance companies are making those advances accessible to all of us, especially all of Virginia’s children. We also need to take care of Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens, our Seniors.

Expanded Access to Preventative Health Care Services
Funding For Adult Day Care
Legislative Priority: Human Rights and Social Justice

Public safety is a major concern of the constituents of the 38th District. Our district has a very low crime rate, which is the foundation of our fine quality of life. Governor Kaine has often said, “We can’t be tough on crime without being smart about crime.” Therefore, public safety must be approached from a comprehensive point of view. We must take very good care of our police, firefighters and EMTs, as they protect us and ensure the freedom that a low crime rate and safe neighborhoods allow. We must partner with them and never take their extraordinary service for granted.

We also must ensure that all Virginians are represented fairly and equally under state law. But, that is not the case right now. Same-sex partnerships are explicitly illegal in Virginia. And, Virginia has hate crime laws that do not include crimes based on sexual orientation or gender identity and domestic violence laws that explicitly exclude same-sex survivors of domestic violence. Moreover, the House of Delegates in 2011 squarely put the crosshairs on our immigrant neighbors, passing at least 15 onerous, hateful bills specifically targeted against immigrants. This is simply wrong.

Videos

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Candidate Videos

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Arc360 with Kaye Kory

Other Videos

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