Henrico County VA

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.

Holman student named Miss Va. Coed Junior Teen

Holman Middle School student Victoria Nguyen recently was named Miss Virginia American Coed Junior Teen after competing in the Miss Virginia American Coed pageant in Williamsburg. She was the youngest competitor in her division. Nguyen now will advance to represent Virginia at the 2015 Miss American Junior Teen Pageant at Walt Disney World in Florida in November. > Read more.

Companion Extraordinaire to honor veterans May 14

Companion Extraordinaire Home Care and Skilled Services will be honoring veterans and current military members May 14 at 11 a.m. The event will take place at 5311 Lakeside Avenue.

Companion Extraordinaire dedicated a hall in its new Lakeside office as a “Wall of Honor” and will be presenting 13 military service men and women with certificates as well as placing their service photos on the wall.
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Henrico student among 3 vying for national $10,000 scholarship

Public vote open through Friday to select winner
Henrico resident Haley Malloy is one of three national finalists for a $10,000 scholarship, whose winner will be determined by the vote of the public.

Malloy is a finalist for The Goddard School Anthony A. Martino Scholarship, which is open annually to any high school junior or senior who graduated from a Goddard School pre-kindergarten or kindergarten program. Applicants are evaluated based upon the work ethic and perseverance they have demonstrated – two key characteristics of Martino, the founder of the Goddard School franchise system. > Read more.

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Weekend Top 10

Music lovers unite! There are several great concerts this weekend beginning with Innsbrook After Hours who will be kicking off their 30th season with Foreigner, Lee Brice, and Rusted Root & The Wailers. The Richmond Women’s Chorus will present “Let Freedom Sing” at the Henrico Theatre tonight; The Taters will perform tomorrow at The Tin Pan; and the Richmond Choral Society will present “Sentimental Journey III” on Sunday at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

More than monkey business

Disneynature’s ‘Monkey Kingdom’ is its strongest yet

“Did you know monkeys could swim?” asks Tina Fey in Monkey Kingdom. While she’s asking, a toque macaque (a two foot-long monkey with red-white fur and great hair) breast-strokes under the surface of a pond, yanking out lily pad flowers by her teeth and dragging them ashore to munch later.

Turns out monkeys can swim. And slide down telephone poles. And do the thing from Flashdance where you bring down a cascade of water on your head and shake it off in slow-motion.

All will happen in Monkey Kingdom, the eighth film in nine years from Disneynature, Disney’s wildlife documentary outlet. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10

Relax this holiday weekend with Fridays Uncorked at Southern Season – taste wines from the Roman Empire! Or at James River Cellars who is hosting “Experience Virginia” – sample Virginia wine, beer, cider and mead. And what goes better with wine than strawberries – an annual tradition in Varina, the Gallmeyer Farms’ Strawberry Fields Festival is tomorrow. Other fun happenings this weekend include: “A Little Princess” at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen; weekly dance at American Legion Post 125; and National Theatre Live’s “Man and Superman” at the University of Richmond. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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