At a ceremony at Mount Vernon on Tuesday, I was honored to receive, along with Senator Ralph Northam of Norfolk, the Legislator of the Year Award from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
George Chancellor Rawlings Last Saturday, I attended a memorial service for former Delegate George Rawlings at the Massaponax Baptist Church near Fredericksburg.
Last week’s historic Inauguration of our 44th president, Barack Obama, was an electrifying experience for almost anyone involved.
Can you remember the last time Virginia voted for a Democrat for President?
It’s almost over – hundreds of political commercials on the airwaves, “robo” call messages on answering machines, mass mailings from candidates and campaigns, op-ed columns with your morning coffee – but what has been called “the most important presidential election in several decades” won’t be complete without your vote.
Positive Power As an elected official, it is always a pleasure to be able to honor one of your constituents for their outstanding accomplishments.
A furor erupted Monday night with the news that Jack Dale, superintendent of the Fairfax County Public School system, approved a political rally with Republican candidates Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin, at Fairfax High School during school hours.
Senator Joe Gartlan Last Tuesday (July 22), I attended memorial services for Senator Joe Gartlan, a colleague, mentor and friend in the Virginia General Assembly.
Imagine being a 13-year-old boy on your own in Washington, D. C. in 1944. You are black, from a poor farming community in South Carolina, and ran away to find a better life, heeding a comment from a white Southern Senator who passed through your town: “If you ever get […]
Somehow the month of May seems to be rushing by. Although the Regular Session and the first Special Session of the General Assembly were completed in April, there is still another Special Session on transportation coming up on June 23.