House of Delegates - 62nd District

1. Why should residents of your district elect you?
The residents should elect me because I use the common sense approach in representing the people.  I am always willing to listen.

2. What will be your top focus if elected? Top focus if elected is economic development that creates jobs.

3. What is the most critical issue 1) facing your district? 2) facing the state as a whole? How do you propose to address these?  In this district, the most critical issue is the need for steady employment.  The state as a whole is also employment and transportation.   For job creation we need to keep taxes low and give incentives to employers and industry that will relocate to Virginia.  Our unemployment rate is  roughly 6.5 percent while nationwide, the unemployment rate is more than 9 percent.  We are fortunate here in Virginia that we have a good reputation for business.  Speaking of transportation, no one wants to pay tolls and no one wants a gasoline tax increase.  However, transportation goes along with creating jobs and economic development.  When I am at different speaking engagements, I ask the public if they have a choice between a gasoline tax and tolls which do they prefer.  Their response is they will accept tolls as long as the residents of Virginia get a break compared to what the out of state travelers will pay.

4. How will you involve citizens in matters of government? I will involve citizens in matters of government by asking their opinions.  What the people of my district think is important to me.  I always encourage citizen input prior to, during and after Session.

5. What’s your favorite way to spend the weekend? On the weekends during the summer I like to go with my family to the beach or play golf.

6. What personal or professional clubs or organizations are you a member of?  I am a member of the Hopewell Rotary Club, the Hopewell Moose Lodge, the Masonic Lodge, the AHEPA, Ducks Unlimited, T.E. Peterson Chapter Wild Turkey Federation,   American Legion, the City Point Ruritan Club, a Life Member of the Hopewell Jaycees, member of the Richard Bland College Foundation Board, a member of the Jamestown-Yorktown Board, a member of the BB&T Richmond Advisory Board.

7. Additional information: I serve as chair of the House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee, a member of the House Appropriations Committee and Privileges and Elections Committee and have served as delegate since 1992. Your vote on Nov. 8 will be appreciated.
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New utility services number for metro area

Richmond city, Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover county natural gas customers have a new number to call for their utility services.

The City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities has replaced its old number, (804) 646-7000 as well as 311, with it's new number, (804) 646-4646 for all calls relating to utilities. Utilities include natural gas, water, sewer, storm-water and electric street-lighting. > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions, July 10-16

A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

3714 Pemberton Ave.- $105,000, 720 SF (built in 1957), from William F. Patton Jr. to Jessica Garcia.

510 Besler Ln.- $121,000, 964 SF (built in 1986), from Joseph and Coral P. Bolden to Taneen Marlow.

3502 Westcliffe Ave.- $140,000, 1,564 SF (built in 1947), from Benny H. Wilson Jr. to Benjamin A. Nyannor. > Read more.

FirstComp Insurance Company, Markel Corp. named top insurance carriers

Two Glen Allen-based insurance carriers have been named among the top such companies in the nation.

Markel Corp. and FirstComp Insurance Company (now owned by Markel) are among 38 carriers recognized on the Insurance Business America list of the top insurance carriers in the country. > Read more.

Walmart honors Citizen’s ‘Top Teachers’ during grand opening

The much-anticipated new Walmart Supercenter in Eastern Henrico opened to busy crowds last week, and company officials welcomed a special group of shoppers, too. > Read more.

‘It’s such a blessing’

On Independence Day, a Brazilian-born Henrico resident took the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance on the steps of the Virginia Historical Society and felt peace finally settle around her.

Jeanette Hamlett’s journey to U.S. citizenship is a story of faith and love, which she told with her husband, John Hamlett, by her side. > Read more.

Henrico Business Bulletin Board

July 2017

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