Jill Vogel

Current Position: State Senator since 2008
Affiliation: Republican

Jill Vogel is a nationally recognized attorney and native Virginian. She has held legal and policy positions in and out of government, including serving as Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Energy. As managing partner of a law firm that specializes in charity and non-profit organizations, election law, and ethics, she has consistently been listed by Washingtonian Magazine as a “top lawyer in her field.”

In the past, Senator Vogel has been named Legislator of the Year by the Virginia State Police, the Virginia Courts Clerks Association, the Virginia Treasurers Association and the Commissioners of Revenue Association of Virginia.

Ronnie Ross III

Current Position: Teacher, Fauquier County
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2019 State Senator

Overview: N/A

Jill Vogel 1Jill Vogel

Current Position: State Senator since 2008
Affiliation: Republican

Jill Vogel is a nationally recognized attorney and native Virginian. She has held legal and policy positions in and out of government, including serving as Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Energy. As managing partner of a law firm that specializes in charity and non-profit organizations, election law, and ethics, she has consistently been listed by Washingtonian Magazine as a “top lawyer in her field.”

In the past, Senator Vogel has been named Legislator of the Year by the Virginia State Police, the Virginia Courts Clerks Association, the Virginia Treasurers Association and the Commissioners of Revenue Association of Virginia.

Summary

Current Position: State Senator since 2008
Affiliation: Republican

Jill Vogel is a nationally recognized attorney and native Virginian. She has held legal and policy positions in and out of government, including serving as Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Energy. As managing partner of a law firm that specializes in charity and non-profit organizations, election law, and ethics, she has consistently been listed by Washingtonian Magazine as a “top lawyer in her field.”

In the past, Senator Vogel has been named Legislator of the Year by the Virginia State Police, the Virginia Courts Clerks Association, the Virginia Treasurers Association and the Commissioners of Revenue Association of Virginia.

About

Jill Vogel

Source: Campaign page

Jill Vogel is a nationally recognized attorney and native Virginian. She has held legal and policy positions in and out of government, including serving as Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Energy. As managing partner of a law firm that specializes in charity and non-profit organizations, election law, and ethics, she has consistently been listed by Washingtonian Magazine as a “top lawyer in her field.”

Jill is currently serving a third term in the Senate of Virginia, where she represents Winchester, Frederick County, Clarke County, Fauquier County, and parts of Loudoun, Culpeper and Stafford counties. She serves on the General Laws and Technology Committee, the Rules Committee the Finance Committee, and the Privileges and Elections Committee of which she is the chairman. In addition, Jill is chairman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on General Government and Technology and serves on the Subcommittee on Claims. Jill was also appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Parole Review and the Joint Subcommittee to Evaluate Tax Preferences. She remains a member of the Commemorative Commission to Honor theContributions of the Women of Virginia.

In the past, Senator Vogel has been named Legislator of the Year by the Virginia State Police, the Virginia Courts Clerks Association, the Virginia Treasurers Association and the Commissioners of Revenue Association of Virginia. She has also been named a Champion of Justice by the Virginia Association of Commonwealth Attorneys and a Catalyst for change by the Arc of Virginia. In addition, she received an Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award from the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District and in 2014, she was the only member of the Virginia Senate to receive a 100 percent score from the Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership.

Born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley, Jill is a wife, mother, and business owner. She volunteers her time helping civic and charitable organizations and she resides in Fauquier County with her husband and children.

Experience

Work Experience

Education

  • JD
    DePaul University’s Law School
    2019 to present
  • BA, government and religion
    College of William and Mary
    2019 to present

Awards

  • Legislator of the Year by the Virginia State Police (2019)
  • Legislator of the Year by Virginia Courts Clerks Association (2019)
  • Legislator of the Year by Virginia Treasurers Association and the Commissioners of Revenue Association of Virginia (2019)
  • Champion of Justice by the Virginia Association of Commonwealth Attorneys (2019)
  • Catalyst for change by the Arc of Virginia (2019)
  • Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award from the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District (2019)
  • 100 percent score from the Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership (2014)

Contact

Legislative Assistants: Jennifer Moon, Angela Bell, Canon Cochran

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
Room No: E612
Senate of Virginia
P. O. Box 396
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 698-7527
Fax: (804) 698-7651

District Office
45 North Hill Drive, Suite 100
Warrenton, VA 20186
Phone: (540) 662-4551
Fax: (540) 341-8809

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site, Twitter, Flickr

Politics

Source: Wikipedia

A member of the Virginia and Washington D.C. bars, Vogel specializes in laws relating to charitable and nonprofit organizations, as well as campaign finance and ethics. Vogel served as Deputy General Counsel in the Department of Energy, before starting her own law firm, Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky. Vogel became the Chief Counsel of the Republican National Committee in February 2004 (she had previously been Deputy Chief Counsel, as well as involved in the 2000 Florida recount and as a staff counsel at the 1996 Republican National Convention).

She was elected to the Senate of Virginia (a part-time position) as a Republican in 2007, after long-term state senator Russ Potts retired, defeating several opponents in the Republican primary and the general election. She represents much of the territory that was once represented by former Governor and U. S. Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr. and former U. S. Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr. It was one of the first areas of Virginia to turn Republican; the GOP has held the seat without interruption since Harry, Jr.’s appointment to the U. S. Senate in 1965.

Vogel faced a contentious race in 2007, winning by only 661 votes as the Democrats regained control of the Senate. She was re-elected by a wider margin in 2011.

In 2012, Vogel attracted nationwide media attention for a bill she introduced requiring abortion clinics to provide ultrasounds, which she described as necessary for fully informed consent. In 2015, Vogel’s candidacy for reelection was unopposed. She became the Caucus Whip for the Republican party in the state Senate.

In 2016, she introduced legislation to allow victims of domestic violence to more easily and quickly obtain concealed weapons permits. That same year, she also gained nationwide media attention for helping repeal laws that allowed “child marriage” involving pregnant minors. In 2017, she sought to curb gerrymandering by introducing a bill establishing more specific criteria for redistricting in Virginia. She also introduced legislation to legalize medicinal use of non-psychoactive cannabis oils for a range of conditions.

In 2017, after an unusually bitter primary battle,[Vogel became the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 2017. She lost to Democrat Justin Fairfax in the general election on November 7, 2017. If she had been elected, she would have become the first female Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.

Recent Elections

2019 State SenatorArray

Jill H. Vogel (R)43,35364.20%
Ronnie J. Ross III (D)24,11435.71%
Write-In (Write-in)650.10%
TOTAL67,532

2017 Lt. Governor

Justin Fairfax (D)1,368,41252.7%
Jill Vogel (R)1,224,52047.2%
Write In (Write-in)2,6060.1%
TOTAL2,595,538

2015 State SenatorArray

Jill Vogel (R)34,20397.3%
Write In (Write-in)9642.7%
TOTAL35,167

2011 State SenatorArray

Jill Vogel (R)24,55574.6%
Shaun Derrick Broy (D)7,63623.2%
Donald C. Marro (D)6812.1%
Write In (Write-in)450.1%
TOTAL32,917

2007 State SenatorArray

Jill Vogel (R)24,96048.4%
Karen K. Schultz (D)24,30147.2%
Donald C. Marro ()2,1704.2%
Write In (Write-in)900.2%
TOTAL51,521

Source: Department of Elections

Finances

VOGEL, JILL HOLTZMAN has run in 4 races for public office, winning 3 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $7,377,678.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Privileges and Elections, Chair
Finance
General Laws and Technology
Rules

Appointments

Gubernatorial Appointments – Joint Subcommittee on
Land Conservation Foundation, Board of Trustees
Rappahannock River Basin Commission
Tax Preferences, Joint Subcommittee to Evaluate

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Issues

Economy

Unleash Economic Growth

There is no question that Virginians are feeling the impact of the national recession.  Rising fuel prices, a slowdown in our housing market, droves of unemployed college graduates, and the overall economic uncertainty has caused many of our families to cut back and to make difficult budget decisions.

As state leaders, we have taken our cue from the great citizens of the Commonwealth and have acted accordingly through tough economic times.
In an unprecedented show of bipartisan unity in the General Assembly, and with strong leadership under Governor Bob McDonnell, we balanced the budget, implemented money saving reforms, and passed measures that are designed to position the Commonwealth as a leader in job creation and in attracting new businesses.

I believe we have a unique opportunity to make Virginia the most dynamic and business-friendly state by creating conditions that spur innovation, entrepreneurialism and a pro-growth economic environment.

Education

Push for Higher Education

Providing a quality education will be a key factor to ensuring success for our children and ultimately success for our Commonwealth’s economic future.

 I co-patroned the 2011 Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act in support of the Governor’s call for higher education reform to make education more affordable and accessible to Virginia’s families. The initiatives place a greater emphasis on science and technology degrees and innovative private-public partnerships to create a highly educated workforce ready to compete in the 21st century global economy.

 Education for Virginia’s Veterans

Providing education benefits will serve to help veterans transition back to civilian life. Virginia is home to 823,000 veterans, which is the 7th largest population of veterans in the country. Projections show that Virginia will rank as the 4th largest in the nation by 2016. The growing population of veterans make up an important and integral segment of our society. We must therefore take measures to expand education benefits for a new generation of veterans.

Health Care

Protect Healthcare Freedom

Veterans

Honor Our Veterans

Virginia is home to 823,000 veterans, which is the 7th largest population of veterans in the country.  With thousands of military personnel returning home within the next few years, projections show that Virginia will rank as the 4th largest in the nation by 2016.
The growing population of veterans makes up an important and integral segment of our society.  It is critical that we take measures to ensure they have the right resources to transition into civilian life after serving our country.
As a member of the General Laws and Technology Committee and the Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee, I have authored and supported legislation to improve the lives of the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces and have sacrificed for all of us.
In 2011 it was my legislation that created a Department of Veterans Affairs to create more opportunities for Virginia to provide resources to our veterans.  They deserve all of the resources that that we can provide and the benefits that they have earned.

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Ronnie Ross III- FIRonnie Ross III

Current Position: Teacher, Fauquier County
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2019 State Senator

Overview: N/A

Summary

Current Position: Teacher, Fauquier County
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2019 State Senator

Overview: N/A

About

Source: Campaign page

Ronnie Ross is a teacher, coach, and school administrator who lives in western Loudoun County.  Ronnie and his wife Josie have one child: Ronnie. Jr. In fact, it was the birth of his son and the encouragement of his wife that convinced Ronnie to run.  He became deeply anxious about the world we were creating–and leaving–not just for little Ronnie, but for all of our children. When he mentioned to Josie that it would be difficult to run with an infant in the household, she responded with words he would never forget: “That’s fine. It will be hard.  But, when it feels like too much, you can always just look into your son’s eyes and know why you’re doing this.”

Ronnie came to Virginia a decade ago, following a job offer during the worst stretch of the Great Recession.  He had graduated summa cum laude from Wittenberg University and was also a member of the national honor society, Phi Beta Kappa.  However, job prospects were bleak as fewer than one-fifth of graduates in the class of 2009 had a job at the time of graduation. When Ronnie was offered a chance to teach English in Warrenton, Virginia, he jumped at the opportunity to pursue his passion, what he considers to be his life’s work. In 2014, Ronnie went on to earn a Masters of Science in Education, with a focus in School Leadership, from the University of Pennsylvania.

Since that time, Ronnie has made Virginia his home.  Indeed, he has specifically chosen to raise his family here, having fallen in love with the land and its people.  Ronnie grew up in Appalachia, on the Ohio side of the mountain, the son of two public school teachers. There, his parents ingrained the values of hard work and toughness, but also of compassion and empathy.  Most of all, they instilled the value of community. Ronnie found these same values on this side of the mountain, and he has eagerly decided to make his life here. He and his family attend Holy Cross Abbey and they are also active members of Holy Trinity Catholic Church where Ronnie is a member of its School Advisory Board.

Ronnie’s personal and professional experience have given him strong insights into the needs of Virginia Senate District 27, whether it’s representing people’s needs in Richmond or listening to them in Boyce.  However, he knows that the biggest part of fighting for you is listening to you, and Ronnie is eager to do both.

“When I was born on the other side of the mountains in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, my parents raised me to take personal responsibility and to be a man of my word.  None of that has changed as I raise my own family over here in this side of the mountains, in western Virginia.” So, with that in mind, Ronnie promises:

  • He will not take money from Dominion or Appalachian Power
  • He will not take money from corporate PAC’s 
  • He will hold a listening session in every precinct in the 27th
  • He will make pragmatic decisions based on the best available science and data
  • He will make every effort to work across the aisle as long as his colleagues operate in good faith

Experience

Work Experience

  • Teacher
    Fauquier County
    2009 to 2019

Education

  • MS Education
    UVA
    2014
  • BA
    Wittenberg University
    2009

    Graduated summa cum laude and was also a member of the national honor society, Phi Beta Kappa

Personal

Membership & Affiliation

Attends Holy Cross Abbey and also active member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church where Ronnie is a member of its School Advisory Board.

Web

Campaign Site, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

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