Bryce Reeves

Current Position: State Senator since 2012
Affiliation: Republican

“By listening and asking questions, Bryce has been able to lead by always focusing on our priorities and doing what’s right.”
“Bryce knows the best ideas – and most effective ways of creating change – come from local leaders and people all across the Commonwealth, not from the political insiders in

Amy Laufer

Current Position: Founder of Virginia’s List
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2019 State Senator

Overview: N/A

Bryce Reeves 1Bryce Reeves

Current Position: State Senator since 2012
Affiliation: Republican

“By listening and asking questions, Bryce has been able to lead by always focusing on our priorities and doing what’s right.”
“Bryce knows the best ideas – and most effective ways of creating change – come from local leaders and people all across the Commonwealth, not from the political insiders in

Summary

Current Position: State Senator since 2012
Affiliation: Republican

“By listening and asking questions, Bryce has been able to lead by always focusing on our priorities and doing what’s right.”
“Bryce knows the best ideas – and most effective ways of creating change – come from local leaders and people all across the Commonwealth, not from the political insiders in

About

Bryce Reeves

Source: Campaign page

Bryce Reeves is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he was recognized for his academic achievement with the coveted Distinguished Military Graduate designation. Upon graduation, Bryce was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army and served as an Airborne Ranger in the Infantry.

After serving in the U.S. Army, Reeves worked as a police officer and was promoted to Vice-Narcotics Detective for Prince William County in Virginia. For the past 16 years, Reeves has run a couple small businesses with his wife, Anne Reeves.

Reeves served as a grassroots leader and Chairman of the Spotsylvania County Republican Committee, and in November 2011 he defeated a 28-year incumbent Democrat to win the 17th District Senate seat. With his narrow win of 86 votes on election night, Reeves changed the balance of power in the Virginia Senate for the second time since Reconstruction. He was re-elected in November 2015 with nearly 63 percent of the vote.

Reeves currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services, overseeing social service, corrections, and alcohol beverage distribution and regulatory matters. He additionally serves on the Courts of Justice, General Laws, Privileges and Elections, Rules, and Joint Rules Committees. In addition to his committee assignments, he was chosen to serve as the Co-Chair of the General Assembly’s Military and Veteran’s Caucus. He is currently the Senate representative on the Virginia Military Advisory Council to the Governor (VMAC), the reconstituted Commission on Military Installations and Defense Activities (COMIDA), and in 2016 was appointed to the Secure Commonwealth Panel. Bryce is a member of the Board of Veterans Services and the WWI and WWII Commemoration Commission and Advisory Council. He serves on the Rappahannock River Basin Commission, the Small Business Commission, and the Joint Subcommittee to Evaluate Tax Preferences. He also serves on the Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and is a member of the Offender Population Forecast Policy Committee. Additionally, he is also on the advisory board of GOPAC and previously served as Co-Chair of GOPAC’s 2013 Emerging Leaders Summit.

During his time in the General Assembly, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce has recognized Bryce annually for his pro-business stances. The American Conservative Union Foundation has also recognized Bryce with their Conservative Leader award many times and their Conservative Achievement award.

He has received awards from the Military Officers Association of America and Department of Defense for his work on military and veterans issues. He’s also received the Senator of the Year Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia.

In 2016, the National Rifle Association presented Reeves with the Defender of Freedom Award for his work to restore and expand reciprocity rights in Virginia. He is also A+ Rated with the NRA.

Reeves holds a Master of Public Administration in Public Policy from George Mason University. He completed the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Political Leaders Program and the Sorensen Candidate Training Program. In 2013, Bryce also completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Bryce has been featured on Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN. He resides in Spotsylvania County with his wife Anne and their two children.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Full Service Provider Of Insurance And Financial Products

Education


  • University of Virginia

    Sorensen Political Leaders Program

  • M.P.A., Public Administration
    George Mason University
  • BS
    Texas A&M University

Awards

Source

  • GOPAC 2012 Emerging Leader Award
  • Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys Champion of Justice Award, 2012
  • VA Chamber of Commerce Economic Competitive Award, 2013
  • Co-Chair for GOPAC Emerging Leaders Program, 2013
  • GOPAC Advisory Board, 2014
  • Conservative Leader Award by the American Conservative Union Foundation, 2012 & 2013
  • Virginia Bicycling Federation Award, 2014 & 2015

 

Personal

Born in California on November 28, 1966
Married Anne K. Reeves
Baptist

Contact

Legislative Assistants: Mark A. Snesavage, Christopher H. Snider,Sam Azzarelli

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
Room No: E521
Senate of Virginia
P. O. Box 396
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 698-7517
Fax: (804) 698-7651

District Office
P.O. Box 7021
Fredericksburg, VA 22404
Phone: (540) 645-8440

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State SenatorArray

Bryce E. Reeves (R)34,49451.58%
Amy J. Laufer (D)32,17648.11%
Write-In (Write-in)2080.31%
TOTAL66,878

2015 State SenatorArray

Bryce Reeves (R)24,51962.1%
Ned Lee Gallaway (D)14,91537.8%
Write In (Write-in)530.1%
TOTAL39,487

2011 State SenatorArray

Bryce Reeves (R)22,61550.2%
Robert Edward Houck (D)22,38949.7%
Write In (Write-in)800.2%
TOTAL45,084

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Finances

REEVES, BRYCE E has run in 4 races for public office, winning 2 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $3,509,387

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Rehabilitation and Social Services (Chair)
Courts of Justice
General Laws and Technology
Privileges and Elections
Rules

Appointments

Alcoholic Beverage Control Subcommittee
Criminal Sentencing Commission
Joint Rules
Juvenile Justice, Advisory Committee on
Military Advisory Council
Rappahannock River Basin Commission
Secure and Resilient Commonwealth Panel
Small Business Commission
Tax Preferences, Joint Subcommittee to Evaluate
Veterans Services, Board of
World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission, Virginia

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Issues

Source: Campaign page

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” Galatians 5:13

From a young age, Bryce Reeves heard the call to serve his fellow man.

As an Army Ranger, a front-line narcotics and vice detective, a leader in his church, a coach and a mentor to our youth, Bryce knows how to lead from the front and has always put service above self.

It should come as no surprise that Bryce serves so selflessly – his dad, brother and five of his uncles all wore the uniform of our country – fighting to defend our freedoms and our way of life.

Public service is in Bryce’s blood.

A small business owner, fiscal conservative, husband and father, today his service continues as a Virginia State Senator.

A PROVEN RECORD FOCUSED ON OUR PRIORITIES

In only his second term, Bryce has listened to our concerns and championed real issues that impact working families. That’s why he led the effort to reduce income taxes in the Commonwealth and successfully protected more than 421,000 concealed carry permit holders, protecting Virginians’ 2nd Amendment rights.

His actions have helped create more than 23,000 new private sector jobs and he continues to push for tax cuts and tax reform to spur economic growth while streamlining laws and regulations that reduce the cost of doing business in the Commonwealth.

A COMMONWEALTH AT A CROSSROADS

Bryce knows Virginia is at a crossroads.

All three statewide office holders are political insiders, liberals focused on increasing the size of government and raising taxes to pay for their beloved bureaucracy.

These same politicians are hurting our economy – making the Commonwealth last in job creation in the mid-Atlantic in 2015 – and attacking the conservative values that have defined Virginia for generations.

A REAL PLAN TO PROTECT VIRGINIA FAMILIES

Bryce knows faith and family is the foundation of every successful endeavor and that government must be dedicated to protecting not just our rights but our values as well.

He knows Virginia should be first in job creation. That’s why every session he fights to reduce burdens on local businesses and entrepreneurs to create the climate where companies thrive and grow.

And Bryce knows working families can’t afford higher taxes. He’s proposed common sense solutions to return fiscal discipline to state government that starts by reducing spending – not increasing taxes – and focuses on priorities like education, transportation and economic growth. He’ll continue his fight to eliminate unfunded mandates and oppose any expansion of Obamacare and Medicaid to protect taxpayers.

A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR ALL OF US

  • Service above self.
  • A common sense plan to protect Virginia working families.
  • The values to ensure a bright future.

Join Bryce Reeves and his campaign to restore Virginia – for this generation and the next.

Governance

Service Above Self

Bryce proudly served our nation as an U.S. Army Ranger. Upon his honorable discharge from the military, Bryce returned home and continued his dedicated public service as a narcotics and vice detective. Now, as a leader in his church, a coach and mentor to our youth, and current State Senator, he is a trusted leader who always puts service above self while providing strong leadership within his community.

Protecting Taxpayers

As a principled conservative, Bryce fights for Virginia taxpayers. He has consistently helped balance the state budget without raising taxes by stopping Obamacare and Medicaid expansion. He knows working families can’t afford higher taxes, and he will always fight to ensure lower tax rates in the Commonwealth. He’s cut millions of dollars of wasteful spending out of the budget–to include WiFi in state parks.

Civil Rights

Preserving Our Rights

An avid hunter and outdoorsman, Bryce shares our values and will always defend our 2nd Amendment rights.  He opposes new gun control measures that infringe on the rights of hunters and law abiding gun owners. Last year, he stood strong against the liberal politicians in Washington, DC and Richmond when they tried to strip away the rights of over 421,000 law abiding concealed carry permit holders.

Protecting Our Families

As a husband, father and mentor to youth, Bryce has always made protecting and defending families a top priority. He believes family and faith are the foundation of every community. He has fought to protect our religious liberties and the rights of the unborn.  He’s also focused on making childcare facilities safer for our children, and pushed for quality educational opportunities at a price that families and taxpayers can afford.

Economy

Creating Jobs and Growing Our Economy

As a small business owner, Bryce knows government doesn’t create economic growth and jobs – people do. He has seen first-hand how government regulations and red tape hurt job growth. With the Commonwealth’s natural resources, hard-working people and location, Bryce believes Virginia should be first in the nation in job creation. That’s why as State Senator, he always supports a private sector approach to get government out of the way, and allow our small businesses and entrepreneurs to create jobs and grow our economy.

Veterans

Supporting our Veterans and Law Enforcement

Our veterans and law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to protect our rights and freedoms. Bryce knows that we must do everything possible to ensure we protect and support them. He has worked to provide academic credits for service members to ensure they are able to continue their education and helped create 22,000 jobs for veterans. Bryce works closely with our Law Enforcement community across the Commonwealth to ensure they have the tools and funds to keep Virginians safe and secure.

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Amy LauferAmy Laufer

Current Position: Founder of Virginia’s List
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2019 State Senator

Overview: N/A

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Current Position: Founder of Virginia’s List
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2019 State Senator

Overview: N/A

About

Amy Laufer 1

Amy Laufer served on the Charlottesville City School Board for seven years. She is the founder of Virginia’s List, an organization that supports Democratic women running for state office. Amy is a former middle school teacher and Peace Corps volunteer.

Amy grew up as one of eight children on a dairy farm in rural Wisconsin. A first-generation college graduate, she supported herself through school at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee by working several jobs (including one packing fish in Alaska) and earned a bachelor’s degree in geology. After college, Amy taught elementary school in a rural town in Jamaica as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer.

After the Peace Corps, Amy was inspired to pursue a career as an educator. She attended Teachers College at Columbia University in New York City, graduating with a master’s degree in secondary science education. At the end of the academic year, Amy moved to Charlottesville, following her soon-to-be husband, Aaron, who she met in the Peace Corps. Aaron attended Charlottesville High School and the University of Virginia for undergraduate and graduate school.

Amy taught math and science at Louisa Middle School and Tandem Friends School and was appointed to the Commission of Children and Families. She was eventually elected to the Charlottesville City School Board in 2011 and has since run for successful reelection. She served as the school board’s vice chair and chair from 2012–2016.

Inspired by her experience in UVA’s Sorensen Institute of Political Leaders Program and Emerge VA Bootcamp, Amy launched Virginia’s List in 2014. Virginia’s List is dedicated to supporting Democratic women running for state office and has helped dozens of candidates get elected. Currently, Amy advises women who run for school board across the Commonwealth.

Amy and Aaron live in Albemarle County with their three children, Hannah, 14, Adam, 13, and Henry, 11, and their dog, Skyler.

Experience

Work Experience

Volunteer Experience

Source

  • Volunteer, Peace Corps

    Education

    Contact

    Email:

    Offices

    Camapign
    Laufer for Virginia
    P.O. Box 238
    Keswick, VA 22947

    Web

    Campaign Site, Facebook, Twitter

    Issues

    Civil Rights

    Social Justice

    Amy was in Charlottesville on August 12, 2017 and witnessed firsthand the violence that occurred. She understands the need to ensure that all of our citizens, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, or religion, are able to have the opportunity to succeed and thrive. To ensure this, Amy will be a tireless advocate for:

    • The Equal Rights Amendment, to guarantee equal pay for equal work
    • Reforming our criminal justice system
    • Decreasing mass incarceration
    • Helping former prisoners transition back into society
    • Establishing automatic voting rights restoration for former felons

    Education

    Regardless of your ZIP Code, your children have a right to a quality education. This starts early and includes children of all abilities. Education is essential to growing our economy in Virginia and ensuring the best future for our citizens. Amy’s experience as a teacher and school board member means she knows what students need. To create a better future, Amy will fight for:

    • Universal preschool
    • Raising teacher pay
    • Increasing technological training, including certification programs, in our high schools
    • Ensuring special education is well-funded and effective
    • More technology — and better technology — in classrooms
    • Expanding broadband infrastructure, so our children can learn at home

    Environment

    This is a beautiful district and we have a duty to our children to keep it that way. We need to change our energy policies to ensure our environment will be livable and beautiful for future generations. As a State Senator, Amy will work to:

    • Support the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030
    • Expand the green economy
    • Change the law, so that citizens can sell their solar energy back to the grid unimpeded
    • Encourage clean energy and embrace the jobs it creates
    • Ensure we have clean air and water
    • Support our national and state parks

    Health Care

    We need to ensure that all Virginians have access to affordable healthcare, so no family is forced to choose between medical care and paying rent or buying groceries. Medicaid expansion was a huge gain for Virginia, but we have a lot more to do. As state senator, Amy would work hard to:

    • Abolish the work mandate to receive Medicaid
    • Expand broadband access to increase opportunities for telemedicine
    • Address the opioid crisis
    • Fully fund needle exchange programs and provide Narcan free of charge to first responders and schools
    • Ensure that all of our public medical schools have sufficient technology so they are prepared for what they will face in hospitals

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