Current Position: Virginia State Senator from 2016 - Senate District 11
"As your senator, I will continue to advocate for the people who are tired of electing people who use the position as a tool to advance themselves or their business. My job is to represent the people and put the interest of the people that I serve ahead of my own."
Amanda Freeman Chase grew up in Bon Air, Virginia, where she attended Chesterfield County public schools. She graduated from Monacan High School in 1988. In 1992, she graduated from Virginia Tech in the top ten percent of her class, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, double majoring in Corporate Finance and Business Management.
Amanda and her husband, Michael Chase, have 4 children and make their home in Chesterfield County.
In addition to being a small business owner, Amanda has served as management in both the private and public sectors in the banking, credit and finance industry. Amanda began a campaign management company to help principled grassroots conservatives run for office.
Over the years she quickly rose to leadership positions working for Congressman Randy Forbes, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Governor Bob McDonnell and former Majority Leader Congressman Eric Cantor.
Amanda understands the demands and challenges of growing a business, generating revenue and will work hard to protect small business owners by looking for ways to lower taxes and eliminate fees that hurt small businesses.
Senator Chase’s broad experience in business, government, and education provides fresh new leadership for the 11th District. Amanda supports term limits and a return to citizen legislators as opposed to career politicians.
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From Campaign website
Senator Chase is concerned that federal mandates are causing small businesses to reduce full time employees to part time hours to survive expensive and cost prohibitive federal demands and will work with businesses to find creative alternatives.
Amanda will continue to support policies that allow small business owners to grow and thrive by eliminating unnecessary business taxes, especially on businesses that are less than 5 years old.
PRO-LIMITED, SMALLER, MORE TRANSPARENT GOVERNMENT
Senator Chase supports a leaner, limited government, adherence to the principles of our state and federal Constitutions, adoption of policies that cut red tape for businesses and encourage economic prosperity and transparency in government. Amanda supports the efforts to audit the Federal Reserve.
Amanda will work to end the practice of raiding segregated state funds to pay for other programs by requiring a lock box of these funds. If taxpayer revenue is collected for a specific purpose, it should be used for that purpose.
WILL FIGHT THE EXPANSION OF MEDICAID
Senator Chase will continue to fight the expansion of Obamacare in Virginia. Expanding Medicaid will result in a significant increase in spending and taxes, costing Virginia taxpayers nearly a billion dollars. And the long term entitlement costs will bury present and future generations of Virginians. The federal government’s promise to help cover the cost of Medicaid expansion is a promise that’s certain to be broken, leaving Virginia with a bill it can’t pay.
PRO PARENTAL CHOICE AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR CHILDREN
We must provide the best educational opportunity for each child. Senator Chase believes parents are best suited to determine what type of education their children should receive, whether it’s private, public or homeschooling. She supports the Tebow Bill that allows homeschooled children of taxpaying parents to participate in public school sports. She supports the establishment of Education Savings Accounts for every student. She will work to make it easier for Charter Schools to operate in Virginia.
Amanda does not support Common Core. The responsibility for student achievement is best handled by the states and individual school districts, not the federal government. States and localities know best. We should allow them to define student academic standards and assessments.
SUPPORTS STATES RIGHTS
Virginia must use its authority to limit the federal government to its enumerated powers and reassert the rights of our citizens and the sovereignty of our Commonwealth.
SUPPORTS YOUR 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
As a co-patron on the legislation that restored our concealed carry permit reciprocity, Senator Chase has fought to protect your constitutional right to bear arms. The 2nd Amendment specifically identifies the right of an individual to “keep and bear” firearms which protects our natural right of self-defense. Amanda will fight to stop any further efforts to infringe on this right and pursue eliminating the infringements that already exist.
SUPPORTS TERM LIMITS
Senator Chase sponsored legislation to require term limits for all members of the General Assembly. Seats belong to the people, not politicians. No more career politicians. Yes- to citizen legislators who want to serve; but no more than 5 terms in the House and 3 in the Senate, so that legislators do not lose touch with its constituents.
That the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice,
That all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society,
That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government,
That the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing Constitutional limitations,
That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense,
That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation.
-The Republican Party of Virginia Creed
Sen. Amanda Chase Town Hall
April 8, 2016