Jennifer Kitchen

Current Position: Community organizer and activist
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate

Overview: N/A

Chris Runion

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Democrat

Chris Runion, as a business owner with an accounting background, Chris Runion is uniquely qualified to go to Richmond and try to bring some fiscal sanity to the mess that Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration is making. The Democrats in Richmond go from one fiscal issue to the next with one solution: Let’s raise taxes.

Chris will be a delegate that is faithful, honest, transparent and accountable to the citizens of the 25th District, standing firm for our God-given rights, the right to life and our Second Amendment rights.

Janice Allen

Current Position: Employed in housing-related fields
Affiliation: None
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate

Overview: N/A

Steve Landes

Current Position: State Delegate since 1996
Affiliation: Republican

Overview: N/A

Steve Landes

Steve Landes (R) has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 2006. He currently represents the 25th district, including portions of Albemarle, Augusta, and Rockingham Counties.

Website: stevelandes.com/

Email: Contact Us

District Address:
P.O. Box 12
Verona, Virginia 24482

Phone: 540.255.5335

Jennifer KitchenJennifer Kitchen

Current Position: Community organizer and activist
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate

Overview: N/A

Summary

Current Position: Community organizer and activist
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate

Overview: N/A

About

Jennifer Kitchen 1

Source: Campaign page

Born and raised in Augusta County Jennifer has a deep love and appreciation of rural Virginia.  Jennifer grew up appreciating the time spent on farms owned by family members, and hearing stories of life working in factories from her parents.

Jennifer’s life has always been rooted in activism.  Her family is very involved in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Jennifer has served on the Shenandoah Valley Chapter’s committee as ticket chair for many years.  Working closely with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, wildlife, and land conservation group organized and funded predominantly by hunters, Jennifer holds very close to the idea of responsible hunting as a fundamental part of conservation.

As a mother Jennifer understands the importance of instilling the values of volunteering and activism in her children.  This is why quite often the entire Kitchen family, Jennifer, Jeff, Jane, and Piper can be found at local events helping in any way needed to provide a better community for everyone.
 
 

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Issues

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RURAL BROADBAND
Broadband access is essential for economic growth.  There is no way forward for free community college, support for rural business, or enticing people to relocate established business ventures to our district without addressing the issue of internet access. There are rural broadband plans being developed across the country. There is no reason why the implementation of rural broadband access can’t be approached in the same way the Rural Electrification Programs were in the 1930s.

HEALTHCARE
Healthcare is a human right. We need to work to increase access to healthcare providers in rural areas.  This is especially urgent in the area of mental health services.​


JOBS
Jennifer fully supports a living wage – no one working afull-time job should be forced to live in poverty.  She supports the plan for a Green New Deal Virginia which outlines the goal of a just and equitable renewables plan that leaves no workers or communities behind.  As we work towards a healthier sustainable plan for combating climate change we will create jobs that benefit rural communities.

Jennifer fully supports the right of workers to organize to protect their best interest. Unions are the backbone of the middle class.

 
VIRGINIA’S GREEN NEW DEAL

Jennifer fully endorses the plan for a Green New Deal Virginia.  The plan will work to create thousands of good jobs while simultaneously addressing the issue of climate change and restoring Virginia’s environment.  The plan also outlines investments in local-scale agriculture in communities across Virginia ensuring that rural areas will benefit from economic growth as well as being ensured access to clean air and water.

EDUCATION
Jennifer supports fully funding our schools to pre-recession levels.  We need to work to provide competitive compensation for our educators in an effort to retain quality teachers.  We need to work to make technical education programs more accessible through our public education system.

We need to put more focus on making sure our schools provide a safe and welcoming environment for all students.  This will require looking at current policy and how it addresses the inclusivity of LGBTQIA+ students and policy around the presence of hate symbols in a learning environment.


EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT
We can not give up on the Equal Rights Amendment(ERA). In 2020 we need to bring even more energy to Richmond to make sure the amendment is finally ratified.
Jennifer fully endorses the plan for a Green New Deal Virginia.  The plan will work to create thousands of good jobs while simultaneously addressing the issue of climate change and restoring Virginia’s environment.  The plan also outlines investments in local-scale agriculture in communities across Virginia ensuring that rural areas will benefit from economic growth as well as being ensured access to clean air and water.

PIPELINE STANCE
As a lifelong Virginian, Jennifer stands unapologetically against the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines, and any future fracked gas pipeline project.  Having grown up in the Shenandoah Valley with views of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains, playing in rivers and streams, fishing, and hiking. Jennifer has pledged to fight for the right of every Virginian to have clean air and water. She will also fight for their right to maintain and own property without fear of losing their rights to private corporations. We must all work together to make sure these pipeline projects do not succeed.

FARMS & HEMP
Jennifer is also a member of the Virginia Industrial Hemp Coalition.  Virginia Industrial Hemp Coalition (VIHC) is a grassroots-driven advocacy organization whose goal is to educate, inspire and rally Virginians to restore the free market for Industrial Hemp, a low-THC oilseed and fiber crop, a variety of Cannabis.  21st-century industry uses for hemp reveal a diverse and versatile commodity crop that will add new markets and value to the Virginia economy as a feedstock for a wide range of new agricultural, commercial, and manufacturing jobs in the Commonwealth.  Along with a negative carbon footprint, industrial hemp growth could be the game changer rural Virginia has been waiting for

I-81 & INFRASTRUCTURE
I-81 has been an issue for the past two decades.  In manyinstances, the same people who are in office now were in office two decades ago when they should have begun the process of addressing this critical issue.  Now we are in a position of wasting millions of taxpayers dollars on study after study that tells us the same thing – we have to DO something. We need people in Richmond with foresight and with the fortitude to make sure we do not end up with critical issues and no plans for how to address them.  Funding must now be secured quickly as opposed to efficiently and it is all because of a legislature who is happy to kick the can instead of making tough decisions.

VIRGINIA’S PUBLIC BANK
Jennifer endorses the proposed legislation, The Bank of Virginia Act, that would help create a Public Bank in Virginia. This will keep more of our Commonwealth’s tax money and interest here in Virginia and can be used to reinvest into our communities instead of lining the wallets of Wall Street banks. 

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Chris RunionChris Runion

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Democrat

Chris Runion, as a business owner with an accounting background, Chris Runion is uniquely qualified to go to Richmond and try to bring some fiscal sanity to the mess that Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration is making. The Democrats in Richmond go from one fiscal issue to the next with one solution: Let’s raise taxes.

Chris will be a delegate that is faithful, honest, transparent and accountable to the citizens of the 25th District, standing firm for our God-given rights, the right to life and our Second Amendment rights.

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Democrat

Chris Runion, as a business owner with an accounting background, Chris Runion is uniquely qualified to go to Richmond and try to bring some fiscal sanity to the mess that Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration is making. The Democrats in Richmond go from one fiscal issue to the next with one solution: Let’s raise taxes.

Chris will be a delegate that is faithful, honest, transparent and accountable to the citizens of the 25th District, standing firm for our God-given rights, the right to life and our Second Amendment rights.

About

Chris Runion 1

Source: Campaign page

Chris Runion is a lifelong conservative Republican from the Shenandoah Valley. He grew up on a farm where his parents worked hard and raised five sons. He went to Virginia Tech and graduated with an accounting degree. Jennifer and Chris married shortly after he graduated from Virginia Tech, and they settled in Bridgewater to start their family. While working for a large poultry company Chris earned an MBA from James Madison University. During his time as a business owner, Chris served in our community in a number of roles, including on the Rockingham Planning Commission and as president of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce.

One of the most important characteristics of a representative is leadership and experience — the ability to provide consistent, rock-solid conservative leadership. As a business owner with an accounting background, Chris Runion is uniquely qualified to go to Richmond and try to bring some fiscal sanity to the mess that Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration is making. The Democrats in Richmond go from one fiscal issue to the next with one solution: Let’s raise taxes.

Chris will be a delegate that is faithful, honest, transparent and accountable to the citizens of the 25th District, standing firm for our God-given rights, the right to life and our Second Amendment rights.

 

Leadership Experience

• Member, NFIB State Leadership Council

• Active member of the Greater Augusta Chamber

• Former President, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce

• Former Vice Chair, Rockingham County Republicans

• Former Member & Chairman, Rockingham County Planning Commission

• Past District Governor of Rotary

• Chairman, Shenandoah Valley Economic Education

• Board Member, Rockingham Insurance

• Board Member, Farmers & Merchants Bank (F&M Bank)

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Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Chris S. Runion (R)16,74758.13%
Jennifer L. Kitchen (D)11,51739.97%
Janice L. Allen ()5151.79%
Write-in (Write-in)33.11%
TOTAL28,812
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Janice AllenJanice Allen

Current Position: Employed in housing-related fields
Affiliation: None
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate

Overview: N/A

Summary

Current Position: Employed in housing-related fields
Affiliation: None
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate

Overview: N/A

About

Source: Daily Progress

Allen, who lives in Rockingham County just outside Harrisonburg, according to online election documents, finished a distant third behind former U.S. Rep. Goodlatte, a Roanoke Republican, and Democratic candidate Sam Rasoul during the 2008 congressional contest. According to the Virginia Department of Elections, Goodlatte won re-election that year with 61.6% of the vote, with Rasoul winning 36.6% and Allen taking just 1.7% of the ballots cast.

 
In 2016, Allen, running as Janice Allen Boyd, challenged Republican Howard Morgan Griffith for the 9th District congressional seat, which represents much of Southwest Virginia, including Bristol and Martinsville, according to The Roanoke Times. Congressional candidates are not required by the U.S. Constitution to live in the district in which they run, only in the state.

During that race, she was described by The Times as being a “pro-life, pro-guns, pro-coal” candidate who supported the platform of then-presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Griffith easily defeated Allen and Democrat Derek Kitts, winning more than 68.5% of the vote.

Allen, who has been employed in housing-related fields, received an undergraduate degree in political science from Emory and Henry College and a master’s in urban planning from Virginia Tech.

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Auto Draft 3Steve Landes

Steve Landes (R) has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 2006. He currently represents the 25th district, including portions of Albemarle, Augusta, and Rockingham Counties.

Website: stevelandes.com/

Email: Contact Us

District Address:
P.O. Box 12
Verona, Virginia 24482

Phone: 540.255.5335

Summary

Website: stevelandes.com/

Email: Contact Us

District Address:
P.O. Box 12
Verona, Virginia 24482

Phone: 540.255.5335

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General Assembly Contact Information (January-March):
The Honorable R. Steven Landes, Member
Virginia House of Delegates
P.O. Box 406
Richmond, VA 23218

Phone: 804.698.1025
Fax: 804.698.6725

Email: steve@stevelandes.com

About Steve Landes

From Incumbent’s Site

Delegate Steve Landes represents the 25th District in the Virginia House of Delegates, which includes portions of Albemarle, Augusta, and Rockingham Counties. He is Chairman of the House Education Committee and Vice Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Additionally, he is a member of the Rules and Privileges and Elections Committees.

Serving his twelfth term, Steve has been an able steward of taxpayer resources in the House of Delegates. During his tenure, he has focused on promoting economic development, fostering education innovations, and increasing healthcare choice, access and affordability. He has been a steady voice of reason heard above the noise that all too often clouds our political discourse.

A lifelong resident of the Valley, Steve is a graduate of Buffalo Gap High School in Augusta County, and he received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. He and his wife Angela live in Weyers Cave, Virginia, with their son Roth. He is also Past President and a Member of the Weyers Cave Ruritan Club. Steve and Angela are both Members and Elders of Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church.

Steve is presently Community Liaison with Home Instead Senior Care of Staunton, Virginia. Most recently he served as Vice President of Market Development for Blue Ridge Bank, and prior to that he served as Community Relations Coordinator for DuPont Community Credit Union. He also served as Executive Director of NewBiz Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley’s small business incubator. Steve was a Life Insurance Agent and Registered Representative with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. In addition, he worked at Davis & Davis Marketing, Inc., a Staunton-based marketing and advertising firm, as a Media Buyer and then as an Account Executive.

Steve is a Member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates, representing the House of Delegates. He serves on the Education Commission of the States, the House Select Committee on School Safety and as Vice Chairman of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission. Additionally, he serves on the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board, and the Board of Trustees of the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia. From 1988 to 1992 he served as Legislative Assistant to his predecessor, former Delegate A.R. “Pete” Giesen, Jr., and from 1993 to 1995, he served as Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s District Director and District Representative.

Steve has had great success in the House of Delegates. Most recently he sponsored House Bills 3 and 1125 as part of his education initiative to ensure every student in Virginia receives the best education possible. House Bill 1125 addresses the teacher shortage in Virginia by making changes to the teacher licensure process and permitting a local school board or division superintendent to waive certain licensure requirements. House Bill 3 addresses the cost of higher education by ensuring that students who attempt to cut down on the cost of college by completing dual enrollment courses in High School receive the credit they are due. The bill requires the development and implementation of a plan to achieve the same standards with respect to quality, consistency, and evaluation for dual enrollment courses offered by local school divisions to be accepted by Virginia’s community colleges and public institutions of higher education. The Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust named Delegate Landes a “2018 Champion of Affordable College” for his work during the 2018 session.

Among his previous legislative achievements, Steve sponsored legislation creating the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund, establishing an economic development grant and loan program targeted specifically at agricultural and forestry operations. He sponsored a bill creating the Office of the State Inspector General to investigate complaints for fraud, waste, abuse, corruption, or mistreatment of citizens of Virginia by public officers and employees. He also sponsored legislation creating a Small Business Jobs Grant Fund administered by the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity for jobs created. To promote agriculture and assist rural areas in Virginia, he introduced legislation creating the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry as part of the Governor’s Cabinet and legislation establishing the Center for Rural Virginia. As a result of his continuing work to promote jobs and economic development, Steve was named the 2016 Legislator of the Year by both the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Retail Merchants Association.

News and Events

August 6 – 12

Committee Assignments

Policy Positions

From Steve Landes website

Proven Results for the 25th District

In the 2018 General Assembly Session, Delegate Landes continued his work on providing solutions on the issues that matter most to Virginia families; crafting fiscally responsible legislation that invests in core government functions and key priorities, while protecting your taxpayer dollars. Legislation introduced by Delegate Landes focused on continued economic development, and implementation of education innovations.

Virginia State Budget

Delegate Landes knows our state budget is the most important work legislators do each year in Richmond. As Vice Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Delegate Landes has advocated that the General Assembly follow a path of fiscal responsibility, investing in core government services and key priorities while protecting the Commonwealth’s taxpayers. His commitment to fiscal conservatism led him to vote against the 2018 biennium budget due to the inclusion of Medicaid expansion and the long term negative impact on Virginia’s fiscal well-being. Learn more about Virginia’s Budget here and the House Appropriations Committee here.

Jobs and the Economy

The General Assembly continues its work to create an environment that fosters economic growth. The House of Delegates has defeated 26 separate tax hikes since 2003, saving families and businesses over $30.2 billion, defeating $770 million in tax increases proposed by House Democrats in 2018 alone. Delegate Landes will continue to seek ways to provide regulatory relief to small businesses, encourage innovators and entrepreneurs, and create real economic growth for Virginia families.

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce named Delegate Landes a recipient of the “Workforce and Education Free Enterprise Award” for his work in the 2018 General Assembly session. His record in the General Assembly earned him the title of “Champion of Free Enterprise” from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce in 2017. Delegate Landes’ pro-business efforts in the 2016 General Assembly session earned him “Legislator of the Year” awards from both the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Retail Merchants Association. Landes has a lifetime “A+” rating from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

In the past, Delegate Landes sponsored legislation creating the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund that established an economic development grant and loan program targeted specifically at agricultural and forestry operations. Additionally, he sponsored legislation, which created a Small Business Jobs Grant Fund administered by the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity for jobs created. To promote agriculture and assist rural areas in Virginia, he introduced legislation that created the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry as part of the Governor’s Cabinet and established the Center for Rural Virginia.

Delegate Landes will continue to find ways to ensure Virginia’s status as one of the best states for business. He introduced House Bills 1968 and 1969, legislation making it easier for small businesses seeking grant funding and House Bill 1970, which enabled counties to establish economic revitalization zones. He also introduced House Bill 2341, requiring private sector business and industry representation in the Commonwealth’s Board of Education. All of these bills become law effective July 1, 2017.

Political Career

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Recent Election Results

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Delegate Steve Landes on Medicaid Expansion

Published: Apr 9, 2014 by vahousegop

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Auto Draft 3Steve Landes

Steve Landes (R) has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 2006. He currently represents the 25th district, including portions of Albemarle, Augusta, and Rockingham Counties.

Website: stevelandes.com/

Email: Contact Us

District Address:
P.O. Box 12
Verona, Virginia 24482

Phone: 540.255.5335

Summary

Website: stevelandes.com/

Email: Contact Us

District Address:
P.O. Box 12
Verona, Virginia 24482

Phone: 540.255.5335

More Information

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WebBallotpedia  VPAP Vote Smart

General Assembly Contact Information (January-March):
The Honorable R. Steven Landes, Member
Virginia House of Delegates
P.O. Box 406
Richmond, VA 23218

Phone: 804.698.1025
Fax: 804.698.6725

Email: steve@stevelandes.com

About Steve Landes

From Incumbent’s Site

Delegate Steve Landes represents the 25th District in the Virginia House of Delegates, which includes portions of Albemarle, Augusta, and Rockingham Counties. He is Chairman of the House Education Committee and Vice Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Additionally, he is a member of the Rules and Privileges and Elections Committees.

Serving his twelfth term, Steve has been an able steward of taxpayer resources in the House of Delegates. During his tenure, he has focused on promoting economic development, fostering education innovations, and increasing healthcare choice, access and affordability. He has been a steady voice of reason heard above the noise that all too often clouds our political discourse.

A lifelong resident of the Valley, Steve is a graduate of Buffalo Gap High School in Augusta County, and he received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. He and his wife Angela live in Weyers Cave, Virginia, with their son Roth. He is also Past President and a Member of the Weyers Cave Ruritan Club. Steve and Angela are both Members and Elders of Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church.

Steve is presently Community Liaison with Home Instead Senior Care of Staunton, Virginia. Most recently he served as Vice President of Market Development for Blue Ridge Bank, and prior to that he served as Community Relations Coordinator for DuPont Community Credit Union. He also served as Executive Director of NewBiz Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley’s small business incubator. Steve was a Life Insurance Agent and Registered Representative with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. In addition, he worked at Davis & Davis Marketing, Inc., a Staunton-based marketing and advertising firm, as a Media Buyer and then as an Account Executive.

Steve is a Member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates, representing the House of Delegates. He serves on the Education Commission of the States, the House Select Committee on School Safety and as Vice Chairman of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission. Additionally, he serves on the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board, and the Board of Trustees of the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia. From 1988 to 1992 he served as Legislative Assistant to his predecessor, former Delegate A.R. “Pete” Giesen, Jr., and from 1993 to 1995, he served as Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s District Director and District Representative.

Steve has had great success in the House of Delegates. Most recently he sponsored House Bills 3 and 1125 as part of his education initiative to ensure every student in Virginia receives the best education possible. House Bill 1125 addresses the teacher shortage in Virginia by making changes to the teacher licensure process and permitting a local school board or division superintendent to waive certain licensure requirements. House Bill 3 addresses the cost of higher education by ensuring that students who attempt to cut down on the cost of college by completing dual enrollment courses in High School receive the credit they are due. The bill requires the development and implementation of a plan to achieve the same standards with respect to quality, consistency, and evaluation for dual enrollment courses offered by local school divisions to be accepted by Virginia’s community colleges and public institutions of higher education. The Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust named Delegate Landes a “2018 Champion of Affordable College” for his work during the 2018 session.

Among his previous legislative achievements, Steve sponsored legislation creating the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund, establishing an economic development grant and loan program targeted specifically at agricultural and forestry operations. He sponsored a bill creating the Office of the State Inspector General to investigate complaints for fraud, waste, abuse, corruption, or mistreatment of citizens of Virginia by public officers and employees. He also sponsored legislation creating a Small Business Jobs Grant Fund administered by the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity for jobs created. To promote agriculture and assist rural areas in Virginia, he introduced legislation creating the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry as part of the Governor’s Cabinet and legislation establishing the Center for Rural Virginia. As a result of his continuing work to promote jobs and economic development, Steve was named the 2016 Legislator of the Year by both the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Retail Merchants Association.

News and Events

August 6 – 12

Committee Assignments

Policy Positions

From Steve Landes website

Proven Results for the 25th District

In the 2018 General Assembly Session, Delegate Landes continued his work on providing solutions on the issues that matter most to Virginia families; crafting fiscally responsible legislation that invests in core government functions and key priorities, while protecting your taxpayer dollars. Legislation introduced by Delegate Landes focused on continued economic development, and implementation of education innovations.

Virginia State Budget

Delegate Landes knows our state budget is the most important work legislators do each year in Richmond. As Vice Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Delegate Landes has advocated that the General Assembly follow a path of fiscal responsibility, investing in core government services and key priorities while protecting the Commonwealth’s taxpayers. His commitment to fiscal conservatism led him to vote against the 2018 biennium budget due to the inclusion of Medicaid expansion and the long term negative impact on Virginia’s fiscal well-being. Learn more about Virginia’s Budget here and the House Appropriations Committee here.

Jobs and the Economy

The General Assembly continues its work to create an environment that fosters economic growth. The House of Delegates has defeated 26 separate tax hikes since 2003, saving families and businesses over $30.2 billion, defeating $770 million in tax increases proposed by House Democrats in 2018 alone. Delegate Landes will continue to seek ways to provide regulatory relief to small businesses, encourage innovators and entrepreneurs, and create real economic growth for Virginia families.

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce named Delegate Landes a recipient of the “Workforce and Education Free Enterprise Award” for his work in the 2018 General Assembly session. His record in the General Assembly earned him the title of “Champion of Free Enterprise” from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce in 2017. Delegate Landes’ pro-business efforts in the 2016 General Assembly session earned him “Legislator of the Year” awards from both the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Retail Merchants Association. Landes has a lifetime “A+” rating from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

In the past, Delegate Landes sponsored legislation creating the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund that established an economic development grant and loan program targeted specifically at agricultural and forestry operations. Additionally, he sponsored legislation, which created a Small Business Jobs Grant Fund administered by the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity for jobs created. To promote agriculture and assist rural areas in Virginia, he introduced legislation that created the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry as part of the Governor’s Cabinet and established the Center for Rural Virginia.

Delegate Landes will continue to find ways to ensure Virginia’s status as one of the best states for business. He introduced House Bills 1968 and 1969, legislation making it easier for small businesses seeking grant funding and House Bill 1970, which enabled counties to establish economic revitalization zones. He also introduced House Bill 2341, requiring private sector business and industry representation in the Commonwealth’s Board of Education. All of these bills become law effective July 1, 2017.

Political Career

From Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

Recent Election Results

Videos

Delegate Steve Landes on Medicaid Expansion

Published: Apr 9, 2014 by vahousegop

Recommendations

Questions & Answers

Forum

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