David Toscano

Current Position: State Delegate since 2006
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position(s): Mayor Charlottesville ; Charlottesville City Council from 1994 – 1996

David Toscano’s priorities are education, energy, and the environment. He fights for education funding, against teacher pay freezes, and to protect VRS and retirement benefits. He pushes the cause of renewable energy, and stood against those who deny the reality of climate change.

He opposes predatory lending in its various forms. He argues for multifaceted transportation programs that include roads, rail, and public transit. He opposes cuts to services for the poor and disabled, defends a woman’s right to choose, and advances reforms in foster care and adoption, so that all children will have the opportunity to live productive lives in family settings free from abuse and neglect.

Sally Hudson

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Democrat

Sally Hudson understands that so many challenges we face are economic at their core, from the rising cost of housing and health care to the red tape holding back clean power production. She’s running for Delegate to deliver innovative reforms that secure genuine opportunity for all.

Sally also knows that real progress on policy requires fixing our democracy itself. That’s why she’s been a dedicated election reform advocate. Sally founded FairVote VA, a cross-partisan coalition working to advance ranked choice voting in Virginia. She is also an active volunteer with OneVirginia2021, the statewide anti-gerrymandering campaign, and a grassroots leader in Indivisible and Women of the Fifth.

David Toscano 1David Toscano

Current Position: State Delegate since 2006
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position(s): Mayor Charlottesville ; Charlottesville City Council from 1994 – 1996

David Toscano’s priorities are education, energy, and the environment. He fights for education funding, against teacher pay freezes, and to protect VRS and retirement benefits. He pushes the cause of renewable energy, and stood against those who deny the reality of climate change.

He opposes predatory lending in its various forms. He argues for multifaceted transportation programs that include roads, rail, and public transit. He opposes cuts to services for the poor and disabled, defends a woman’s right to choose, and advances reforms in foster care and adoption, so that all children will have the opportunity to live productive lives in family settings free from abuse and neglect.

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate since 2006
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position(s): Mayor Charlottesville ; Charlottesville City Council from 1994 – 1996

David Toscano’s priorities are education, energy, and the environment. He fights for education funding, against teacher pay freezes, and to protect VRS and retirement benefits. He pushes the cause of renewable energy, and stood against those who deny the reality of climate change.

He opposes predatory lending in its various forms. He argues for multifaceted transportation programs that include roads, rail, and public transit. He opposes cuts to services for the poor and disabled, defends a woman’s right to choose, and advances reforms in foster care and adoption, so that all children will have the opportunity to live productive lives in family settings free from abuse and neglect.

About

David Toscano

David Toscano is serving his seventh term in the Virginia General Assembly. He represents the 57th District (Charlottesville and part of Albemarle County) in the House of Delegates and, from November 2011 through December 2018, served as House Democratic Leader. David is a member of the Courts of Justice; Commerce and Labor; and Rules committees, and the Select Committee on School Safety. David is also a member of the Disability Commission and has served on the special Joint Subcommittee to Study Land Use Tools in the Commonwealth and the Joint Committee to study Math, Science, and Engineering. He is a member of the Manufacturing Development Commission, the Virginia Adopts Statewide Steering Committee, and the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program Committee. He is also a member of the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area Board.

An attorney with Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, Ltd., David specializes in family law, real estate transactions, and estate planning.

David’s priorities are education, energy, and the environment. He fights for education funding, against teacher pay freezes, and to protect VRS and retirement benefits. He pushes the cause of renewable energy, and stood against those who deny the reality of climate change.  He opposes predatory lending in its various forms. He argues for multifaceted transportation programs that include roads, rail, and public transit. He opposes cuts to services for the poor and disabled, defends a woman’s right to choose, and advances reforms in foster care and adoption, so that all children will have the opportunity to live productive lives in family settings free from abuse and neglect.

The Virginia League of Conservation Voters has named David a “Legislative Hero” eleven consecutive years for his work on environmental issues.

David was born in Syracuse, New York, the oldest of five children.  He received a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, a Ph.D. from Boston College, and a law degree from the University of Virginia.  He has taught politics and sociology at various colleges and universities, including Boston College, University of Maryland (European Division), PVCC, University of Virginia, and James Madison University.  He taught for the University of Virginia as part of its 14-week Semester at Sea program.

David served on the Charlottesville City Council from 1990 to 2002 and as Mayor 1994-96.  David is a resident of the City of Charlottesville, where he lives with his wife, Nancy A. Tramontin, and their son, Matthew.

David wants to hear from you so he can represent the interests of all residents of Albemarle and Charlottesville in the 57th District.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Attorney

Education

  • JD
    University of Virginia School of Law
    1986
  • PhD
    Boston College
    1976
  • BA
    Colgate University
    1972

Personal

Birth Year: 1950
Place of Birth: Syracuse, NY
Gender: Male
Race(s): Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
Spouse: Nancy M. Tramontin
Children: Matthew T.

Membership & Affiliation

Roman Catholic Church
Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce
Charlottesville/Albemarle NAACP
Thomas Jefferson United Way

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Jane Dittmar, Erin Monaghan
Administrative Assistant During Session: Betty Moore

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1057

District Office
211 East High Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 220-1660

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook

Politics

Source: Wikipedia

Toscano first won the Democratic nomination for the District 57 House of Delegates seat in 2005.

Toscano has only faced a general election opponent three times: in 2005, against Republican, T. W. McCrystal; and in 2009 and 2011 against Independent candidate, Robert Brandon Smith III.

In 2011, Toscano was elected Minority leader in the House of Delegates.

Recent Elections

2017 State DelegateArray

David Toscano (D)25,41996.9%
Write In (Write-in)8163.1%
TOTAL26,235

Finances

TOSCANO, DAVID JOSEPH has run in 7 races for public office, winning 7 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $2,467,009

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Delegation

Democratic Leader from November 2011 through December 2018

Committees

Courts of Justice
Commerce and Labor
Transportation

Subcommittees

Courts of Justice – Subcommittee #2
Courts of Justice – Ethics Subcommittee
Commerce and Labor – Subcommittee #2
Transportation – Subcommittee #1

Appointments

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Issues

Source: Campaign page

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Sally Hudson 1Sally Hudson

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Democrat

Sally Hudson understands that so many challenges we face are economic at their core, from the rising cost of housing and health care to the red tape holding back clean power production. She’s running for Delegate to deliver innovative reforms that secure genuine opportunity for all.

Sally also knows that real progress on policy requires fixing our democracy itself. That’s why she’s been a dedicated election reform advocate. Sally founded FairVote VA, a cross-partisan coalition working to advance ranked choice voting in Virginia. She is also an active volunteer with OneVirginia2021, the statewide anti-gerrymandering campaign, and a grassroots leader in Indivisible and Women of the Fifth.

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Democrat

Sally Hudson understands that so many challenges we face are economic at their core, from the rising cost of housing and health care to the red tape holding back clean power production. She’s running for Delegate to deliver innovative reforms that secure genuine opportunity for all.

Sally also knows that real progress on policy requires fixing our democracy itself. That’s why she’s been a dedicated election reform advocate. Sally founded FairVote VA, a cross-partisan coalition working to advance ranked choice voting in Virginia. She is also an active volunteer with OneVirginia2021, the statewide anti-gerrymandering campaign, and a grassroots leader in Indivisible and Women of the Fifth.

About

Sally Hudson

Source: Campaign page

Sally Hudson is a teacher, economist, and community organizer in Charlottesville, Virginia. As an Assistant Professor at UVA, Sally teaches statistics and studies some of the most pressing economic challenges we face, from workforce development to student debt. She advises public and non-profit agencies across Virginia and the country and consults for leading philanthropic groups like the Bloomberg and Buffett Foundations.

Sally understands that so many challenges we face are economic at their core, from the rising cost of housing and health care to the red tape holding back clean power production. She’s running for Delegate to deliver innovative reforms that secure genuine opportunity for all.

Sally also knows that real progress on policy requires fixing our democracy itself. That’s why she’s been a dedicated election reform advocate. Sally founded FairVote VA, a cross-partisan coalition working to advance ranked choice voting in Virginia. She is also an active volunteer with OneVirginia2021, the statewide anti-gerrymandering campaign, and a grassroots leader in Indivisible and Women of the Fifth.

Prior to joining the UVA faculty, Sally studied economics and math at Stanford University and earned her PhD in economics at MIT.

Experience

Education

Contact

Email:

Offices

Campaign Office
PO Box 2375
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434)214-0280

Web

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Sally L. Hudson (D)21,36596.11%
Write-In (Write-in)8653.89%
TOTAL22,230

Finances

HUDSON, SALLY L has run in 1 race for public office, winning 0 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $198,293.

Source: Follow the Money

Issues

Civil Rights

Dismantle mass incarceration

Nowhere do we fall further short of “liberty and justice for all” than our criminal justice code. We need reformers in Richmond to dismantle mass incarceration.

  • permanently end drivers license suspensions for unpaid court debt
  • reform our cash bail system to decriminalize poverty
  • legalize marijuana and end the War on Drugs

Virginia spends $100,000 a year to incarcerate a juvenile. Just imagine what we could achieve if we re-route those public resources toward support services that help our communities thrive.

Democracy

Voting rights act

When corporations write the rules and politicians pick the voters, all other progress gets sidelined. Virginia needs a modern Voting Rights Act that empowers every voter:

  • make voting convenient with same-day and automatic registration, early voting, and vote by mail
  • ban corporate campaign contributions and promote public financing so that every voter has a voice
  • empower an independent redistricting commission to end gerrymandering so that every vote counts
  • permit ranked choice voting to promote competitive elections and end partisan gridlock

Economy

Housing

Our housing shortage is straining so many families: first-time homebuyers and long-time residents, local renters, and commuting workers. With more funding and flexibility from Richmond, our local leaders can expand housing options for all those who call this community home.

  • permit localities to use inclusionary zoning as a tool for promoting affordable construction
  • re-invest in the state housing trust fund to develop and rehabilitate affordable units
  • prohibit housing discrimination on the basis of means of payment, sexual orientation, and gender identity
  • promote progressive state income tax reform so localities aren’t forced to rely on more regressive revenue sources

Education

Resources & funding for schools

As an educator, I know strong schools are the backbone of a strong community. I’ll be a champion for all our students and the resources they need to thrive:

  • expanding universal pre-kindergarten so that every child gets a strong start
  • raising salaries for teachers and the vital staff in all our schools
  • investing in the arts and after-school programs that keep kids engaged
  • expanding apprenticeships and technical training for modern careers
  • restoring state support for public colleges to reverse rising tuition prices

As an economist, I know all these programs cost money. Good schools are worth it. I’ll work to raise the revenue it takes to fund them.

  • support progressive income taxation in Virginia, where our top tax bracket currently treats millionaires and minimum wage earners alike
  • adopt “combined reporting” so that corporations that do business in Virginia pay their fair share

Environment

Energy

We need leaders who invest in clean energy at the pace that climate change requires.

  • join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to ratchet down emissions
  • empower clean, local power producers to compete with large utilities by lifting caps on net metering and meter aggregation
  • support utility scale-solar installations and offshore wind turbines
  • end fracked gas pipeline construction throughout Virginia

Health Care

Medicaid & Affordable Care Act

Medicaid expansion was a strong first step, but too many families still lack access to quality care. Here in Central Virginia, we’ve seen the highest health insurance prices in the country. States can work now to shore up the Affordable Care Act.

  • support a statewide public option so that all patients can purchase affordable insurance no matter where they work
  • empower nurse practioners and physician assistants to provide primary care, especially in underserved regions

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