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WELCOME

  Welcome to my web site. As a resident of the 39th District for 40 years, I've worked with many dedicated citizens to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods, in Fairfax County, and in Virginia. Each year, I take on the challenge of bringing these issues and your concerns to the General Assembly.

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  Unfortunately, much of the work of governing Virginia has been clouded by questions about ethics.  Here are some of the ethics reform issues that need to be addressed.

  The 2014 Session starts January and runs through March 8th.  Read about the 2013 Session

 

 2014 General Assembly Photos

 

Delegate Watts speaking before a House subcommittee on her bill HB 565, February 5, 2014.

          

January 23, 2014, Vivian with Retired Fairfax County Teachers

 

January 23, 2014, Vivian with Marie Pokraka of Virginia March of Dimes

 

  Many important issues we work on affect all of our daily lives and the future of Virginia.  Please read more under Vivian's Views about the work I've done and that I am committed to do in the future with the economy, transportation, community concerns, education, environment, crime, human services, senior citizens, and many other important issues, including bills I've gotten passed.

  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you wish to share.  It is a challenge to balance the best interests of all of the citizens of the 39th District and to be sure that these decisions will stand the test of time.   I hope I will continue to have your trust.

Transportation Funding  This power point provides a concise summary of the comprehensive (and therefore complex!) new transportation funding package passed by the 2013 General Assembly.  After years of long night hours putting together material to be an effective advocate, I was pleased to play a role in this major break-through.

Click here to view Vivian's remarks on the Governor's proposed transportation bill at a January 28, 2013 press conference.

Click here to view a 1/17/13 interview with Vivian on the latest transportation funding proposals.

Click here to hear Vivian's 1/13/13 interview on The John Fredericks Show.

Women's Health  This link summarizes the fight to control woman's health decisions which has dominated the headlines. 

This is a video about the Personhood bill that passed the House in 2012.  My 2013 attempt to ensure that such a bill would not outlaw birth control, also never got out of committee.  Here is a list of all the attempts over the last decade to protect access to birth control:  All have failed

This is an overview of major bills in 2012 affecting women's health decisions.    

Here is my assessment of the legal issues at stake.

 

vivian with constituents

 

Click for CALENDAR OF SIGNIFICANT UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

SERVICES

  A huge part of my job as a Delegate is to help you in any way I can to solve problems you may be having with a wide range of issues, from street repairs to state tax returns. My aide, Deb Sherman, and I stand ready to make sure that you get the help you need. Both the Contact Me and Get Help sections are designed to serve you.

ABOUT ME

  I am proud to have raised my family and lived in the 39th District for over 40 years. I worked hard in my local PTA and neighborhood, in community service clubs and civic organizations, and on many citizen studies and task forces to make Fairfax County a great place to live. 

  As your Delegate, and as a former Secretary for Transportation and Public Safety I've been dedicated to improving the quality of life in Fairfax County and in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please, read more about my current record of service and about my long deep involvement under About Vivian.

 

400 years ago, the first English settlers arrived in Jamestown. Despite many deaths, within 12 years, eight settlements had been established and two representatives were elected from each to form the first General Assembly. Its Speaker, John Pory, observed, "...Peace is best preserved by giving...information to the people." Amen!!
This website continues that tradition as we reason together to shape policies that will stand the test of time.