End of Session Letter
The 2015 General Assembly Session ended without the bi-partisan rancor that has marked other sessions. Your support and involvement enabled me to successfully pass legislation that will improve the quality of life for those in the 31st District and throughout the Commonwealth.
I am proud to say that my legislative successes protected K-12 education funding; made day care homes safer for children; implemented consumer protection measures in the delivery of health care; and addressed sexual assaults on college campuses.
Governor McAuliffe’s Mental Health Initiative for Children enjoyed support from both sides of the isle. Unfortunately, no progress was made on Medicaid Expansion and sensible gun control measures because of election year scares from the tea party.
I vow to keep fighting to take guns away from convicted stalkers and sexual abusers and to put additional teeth into protective orders. Protecting our families and communities will always be a top priority for me.
It is an honor to represent you in the State Senate and I look forward to connecting with you in the district. Please see the contact section of this newsletter for specifics.