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
The 2013 Session ended February 24th but the Governor has 6 weeks to review the Budget and the bills we passed. During that time he will either sign them or suggest amendments to a bill or the Budget or state that he intends to veto a bill.
We will have a veto over-ride Session to take-up the Governor's actions. It takes the votes of 2/3 of the House and 2/3 of the Senate to override a Governor's veto. A majority vote is required to accept any amendment.
Here is a 2012 view of Virginia's economy, which will be updated to reflect current information.
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.
(4/10/13) Transportation Funding - 2013. This power point provides a concise summary of the comprehensive (and therefore complex!) new transportation funding package passed by the 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.
The fight to control woman's health decisions dominated the 2012 headlines. Efforts to reverse those actions in the 2013 Assembly never got out of committee.
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. And, here is my assessment of the legal issues at stake.
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.
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 record of service under About Vivian.
I only have funds for one newsletter. Since I didn't get the addresses of all my new voters until late September, I didn't send out a newsletter in 2011. This year's will be out in July.
Meanwhile, here's a link to my 2012 Newsletter and other news articles and posts:
McDonnell's transportation plan: A page from the subprime playbook? - The Washington Post
Springfield CA Reporter:
9/11 Proposed I-95/395 HOTLanes
12/10 Wounded Warriors
11/10 Thanksgiving and Economic Challenges