Virginia onAir

This VA Government Hub supports Virginians and their democracy by bringing together information, experts, organizations, policy makers, and the public to facilitate greater engagement in federal, state, and local politics and more civil, positive discussions and collaborations on important issues and governance.

The Virginia Government Hub is one of the 50 state government hubs being launched later this year. The state hubs can  be found at the national US Government Hub. The US Government network is supported by the nonpartisan, nonprofit Democracy onAir.

Find out more about Who Represents Me in Virginia

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Glenn Youngkin – VA

Current Position: Governor since 2022
Affiliation: Republican

Glenn Youngkin is a homegrown Virginian who grew up in Richmond and Virginia Beach.

After earning an engineering degree at Rice University, and his MBA at Harvard Business School, Glenn and his wife Suzanne moved to Northern Virginia. Glenn landed a job at The Carlyle Group, where he spent the next 25 years. Working his way to the top of the company, Glenn played a key role in building Carlyle into one of the leading investment firms in the world. His efforts have helped fund the retirements of teachers, police officers, firefighters and other frontline public servants and supported hundreds of thousands of American jobs.

Glenn Gets It Done. August 22, 2022 1:01

Source: Campaign page

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VA General Assembly

This post has all the bills passed by both the House of Delegates and the State Senate during the 2021 General Assembly session.

You can also find the abstract about these bills in each of the committee posts in this Virginia onAir Hub (or select the  bills link e.g. SB 1188 to go to the Virginia Legislative Information Systems comprehensive details on each bill).

If a bill is not signed by Governor Ralph Northam, it will be noted in the appropriate committee post. All the Senate committees can be found under Governance > VA Senate Committees > Top Posts.  All the House committees can be found under Governance > VA House Committees > Top Posts.

The curators for the 2021 committee posts are George Mason University students who are interning with Democracy onAir as part of their Schar School Global Political Fellows program. They are Nanayaa Obeng, Samuel Strathmann, and Jordan Toledo.

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Mark Warner – VA

Current Position: US Senator since 2009
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Positions: Governor from 2002 – 2006; Venture Capital from 1989 – 2001

Other Positions:
Chair, Senate Intelligence Committee

Featured Quotes:
“Senator Warner is committed to strengthening our national security both at home and abroad, and he believes a strong and engaged United States is fundamental to securing our national interests around the world.”

When he left the Governorship in 2006, Virginia was ranked as the best state for business, the best managed state, and the best state in which to receive a public education.

What is the Cybersecurity Caucus? 1:23 5/10/2021

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Tim Kaine – VA

Current Position: US Senator since 2013
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Positions: Governor from 2006 – 2010; Lt. Governor from 2002 – 2006; Mayor from 1998 – 2001

Other Positions:
Chair, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support – Committee on Armed Services Budget Committee, Foreign Relations Committee, Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

“Tim has made boosting job opportunities for everyone a top priority. Tim is focused on crafting smart defense strategy and reducing the risk of unnecessary war. Tim believes that health care is a right … and has consistently pushed for reforms to expand access to quality care.”

Sen. Tim Kaine: On election night Virginia showed its ‘values’

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Virginia Votes in 2024

2023 ballot: 40 state senate races and 100 delegate races in addition to local races.

Ballot measures: None as yet

The State Board of Elections administers elections and campaign finance laws, including the preparation of ballots and implementation of state and federal election laws (such as the Help America Vote Act).

> All city and county elections will also occur on Nov. 7, 2023.

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Virginia Universities

The US onAir Network will be working with volunteers from Virginia universities, colleges, and nonprofit organizations to oversee the curation and moderation of posts, aircasts (online discussions), and in person events for the Virginia onAir Hub …  related to federal, state, and local elections and government.

George Mason University has been our lead university for the Virginia onAir Hub over the past five years. We have identified many of George Mason ’s civic engagement, academic, internship programs, and research initiatives related to making democracy and civic responsibility a central aspect of higher learning. In this post, we have similar information on the other major Virginia universities.

US onAir has had over 40 interns from GMU in the past 5 years developing the state onAir Hubs and national US onAir Hub.

Contact for more information on how to involve your organization.

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About Virginia

Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the United States,[5][6] between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna.

The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most-populous city, and Fairfax County is the most-populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth’s population in 2020 was over 8.65 million, with 36% of them living in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area.

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