Hey, I thought we were supposed to get some snow! Well, at least grocery sales were up...
Despite all of the weather issues, this has already been a busy and productive week, as I have met with numerous citizen groups, University Presidents, school boards, locality representatives, and individual constituents, to address their specific interests and concerns.
Update: Republican Nominee for Sheriff (Chesterfield)
Last night 1,300 people gathered in Chesterfield to nominate a Republican candidate for Sheriff in the March 18th special election. Karl Leonard has over thirty years of law enforcement and military service, and is more than qualified and prepared to serve as our sheriff. He will do an extraordinary job, and I look forward to serving together.
Karl will need all our support in the Special Election on March 18th. Please join me and the Chesterfield County Republican Committee in working to make sure Karl Leonard is elected our next Sheriff.
Senate Bill 542, which is a highlight of my legislative package, is out of committee and on its way to the Senate floor. This bill will help provide oversight of the healthcare "navigators" central to the implementation of the ACA. While nothing is certain until it is done, I am confident it will make its way through the Senate and House successfully.
At a constituent's request, I introduced Senate Bill 540, which allows for three more grave sites to be added to the Skinquarter Baptist Church's historical registry. The bill has made it out of committee, and is now before the full Senate. It's a pleasure to be able to serve my district in receiving due recognition, in the Code.
I also filed Item C-25.10#1S, which is a matching funds amendment that I offered, to support the dedication and upkeep of Virginia Public Safety Memorial. This project is import for our Capital, and it's an honor to be able to assist the Virginia Public Safety Foundation by requesting funding to match their anticipated raised funds.