Saturday December 14, 2019

Feature Article: “VA Supreme Court rules university foundations can keep donor records secret” –Ned Oliver, Virginia Mercury

InterviewsNine NoVA representatives

VA SenateDick Saslaw  District 35

Delegate:  Eileen Filler-Corn – District 41

Delegate: David BulovaDistrict 37

Delegate:  Kaye Kory – District 38

2019 Election:  VA House 40 

2019 Election:  Competitive Districts

Congress:  Virginia’s Three Amiga’s

OnAir:  What’s streaming on 1/14/20

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Interviews with 9 NoVA representatives

This post has video interviews of nine Northern Virginia representatives and short overviews of each of them. These interviews were among the first interviews conducted by Virginia onAir.

The representatives are listed below:

State Senator Dave Marsden (D) – District 37
Delegate David Bulova (D) – District 37
Delegate Karrie Delaney (D) – District 67
Delegate Liz Guzman (D) – District 31
Delegate Dan Helmer (D) – District 40
Delegate Mark Keam (D) – District 35
Delegate Kaye Kory (D) – District 38
Delegate Mark Levine (D) – District45
Delegate Ibrahim Samirah (D) – District 86

Current Position: State Senator for VA Senate District 35 since 1980

Affiliation: Democrat


Dick Saslaw proudly serves Virginia’s 35th Senate District and as Democratic Leader in the Senate of Virginia. His distinguished public service has brought about real, positive results for families in Northern Virginia.

Throughout his tenure in the General Assembly, Dick has fought for investments in public K-12 and higher education, fought to improve the social safety net, maintain Virginia’s business-friendly climate, and find solutions for Northern Virginia’s transportation problems. In Richmond, he has distinguished himself for his ability to work across the aisle to get results.

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 41

Affiliation: Democrat

Eileen Filler-Corn has served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 41st District, since 2010. The 41st District, located in Fairfax County, includes Burke and parts of Fairfax, Fairfax Station and West Springfield. Eileen has over two decades of experience in both the public and private sectors, working across party lines to make a difference in the lives of all Virginians.

Previously, Eileen served in the Administrations of Governor Mark Warner and Governor Tim Kaine, advising on state and federal relations. For over 25 years, Eileen and her husband Bob have lived in Fairfax County, Virginia, along with their children, Jeremy and Alana.

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 38 since 2010

Affiliation: Democrat


Kaye and her husband Ross have lived in Fairfax County for over 35 years. Kaye has her B.A. degree in English from the Miami University of Ohio and has done graduate work in public policy at the University of Iowa and George Mason University.

Kaye has represented District 38 since 2010. Though Kaye has achieved prominence in Education, her “activist” roots run broad and deep. Kaye has served on numerous boards and committees in her 30 years in Fairfax County.

David Bulova

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 37 since 2007

Affiliation: Democrat


David Bulova was first elected to the General Assembly in November 2005.  He currently serves on the General Laws, Education, and Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources committees.

David is passionate about community service. He is currently on the Board of Trustees of Brain Injury Services, which provides support to survivors of brain injuries and their families, the Board of the City of Fairfax Band, and the Board of Advisors for the William and Mary Public Policy Program.

VA House 40 – 2019 Election

District Description: County of Fairfax (part)
Current Delegate: Tim Hugo since 2003 (D)

According to Ned Oliver of Virginia Mercury:

” Now the lone Republican representing Northern Virginia in the House, Hugo held onto his seat by just 100 votes in 2017. His challenger, Democrat Dan Helmer, has already raised more than $400,000 for his campaign. Hugo, whose represented the seat since 2003 is sitting on $796,000, and his party is bullish, arguing that if the seat was going to go Democratic, it would have happened in 2017.”

VA Competitive Districts – 2019 Elections

This post summarizes the 5 competitive Virginia Senate and 20 House of Delegate Districts in the recent elections on November 5, 2019.  Each district has a short description of its boundaries, pictures of the candidates, a link to a post focused on the candidates and their positions on issues, and links to posts on each candidate.  Feature image for this post shows the regional location for each of these districts.

In compiling this post, we used Ned Oliver’s Virginia Mercury article as a guide.

> To view all the Virginia competitive races in this post, select this post’s title.

> To view who won in your district, select the “Who represents me?” button above and enter your full street address. On your phone, select the icon on the left.

Virginia’s Three Amigas

Virginia elected three new women to the US House of Representatives:  Elaine Luria (D) from District 2; Jennifer Wexton (D) from District 10; and Abigail Spanberger (D) from District 7.

Each congresswoman flipped their district from Republican to Democrat.

Elaine Luria received votes 139,571 (51.05%) and Scott Taylor (R) 133,458 votes (48.81%%)

Abigail Spanberger received 176,079 votes (50.34%%) and Dave Brat (R) 169,295 votes (48.4%)

Jennifer Wexton received 206,356 votes (56.7%) and Barbara Comstock (R) votes (43.73%)


What’s streaming on 1/14/20?

8 to 9 am- Virginia onAir Morning Show: “What’s happening today in the General Assembly?”

9 to 12 noon – Streaming from Richmond: “TBD”

Noon to 1- Interviews with State Senate Leaders:“TBD”

1 to 2- Interviews with House of Delegate Leaders: “TBD”

2 to 3- Interviews with VA Executives: “TBD”

3 to 4  Ralph Northam speech:  Governor Northam speech to VA state senators and delegates on 1/8/2020

4 to 12– Repeat of Day’s programming

12 to 8- Repeat of Day’s programming

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How can I impact politics?

From your home, office, or library’s computer and from your phone, Virginia onAir and its Hub website will enable you to more quickly, easily, and effectively LEARN more about your representatives, candidates, and issues important to Virginians; DISCUSS your interests, concerns, opinions, and suggestions; and ENGAGE in supporting a more civil, and vibrant democracy in Virginia.

This post will provide you with an overview of how you can greatly increase your impact on politics through participating in Virginia onAir’s Hub, university chapters, and events … becoming a better informed voter and engaging more with governance at both the state and federal levels.

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