House of Delegates - 73rd District

1. Why should residents of your district elect you?
I have worked hard over the last 10 years for the citizens of the 73rd House district.  I’ve tried to use my healthcare experience to make Virginia healthier and safer.  I have abided by the “Part-Time Citizen Legislature” model and continue to work in my neighborhood.  I think Virginia and Henrico County are a wonderful place to live and work and I’d like to continue representing this district in the House of Delegates.

2. What will be your top focus if elected? My top focus this year will continue to be the economy and jobs growth in our region.  We have worked on this now for the last two years.  While we have made some progress, we still have a long way to go to get things back to where they should be.

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? I believe our most critical issue is jobs growth.  We must work to keep our region’s competitive edge in low taxes, a well educated workforce, a stable “Right to work” status and strong economic development.  More jobs will improve the housing market and the other things slowing economic recovery.  I’ll be working with Gov. McDonnell to bring more new business and industry to Henrico.

4. How will you involve citizens in matters of government? We hold citizen “town hall” meetings at least twice a year.  We have also held telephone town hall meetings, which work very well. Our office is open for constituient meetings all year, and I’m accessible by phone as well.  I’ll be carrying some pieces of legislation this year which are specific requests of citizens. 

5. What’s your favorite way to spend the weekend? I enjoy fishing and boating. 

6. What personal or professional clubs or organizations are you a member of?
I’ve belonged to the River Road Church since 1978.  I am a member of the Glen Allen Ruritan club and the West Richmond Rotary club.  As a physician, I work in the hospitals in this area including Henrico Doctors Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital.
I appreciate citizen input. I can be reached at 282-8640 when we’re not in session.  I invite everyone to visit us when we’re in session at the General Assembly building.  Our number there is 698-1073.  My e-mail is .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

7. Additional information: I appreciate citizen input. I can be reached at 282-8640 when we’re not in session.  I invite everyone to visit us when we’re in session at the General Assembly building.  Our number there is 698-1073.  My e-mail is .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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Eight’s enough? Crowded race for 56th District develops

Following the retirement of Delegate Peter Farrell [R-56th District], a number of candidates have thrown their hats into the ring to vie for the open seat in the Virginia General Assembly district, which contains a portion of Henrico’s Far West End.

Democratic challengers include Lizzie Basch and Melissa Dart, while Republican contenders include George Goodwin, Matt Pinsker, Graven Craig, Surya Dhakar, Jay Prendergrast and John McGuire. In addition to a section of Henrico, the district also includes portions of Goochland and Spotsylvania County, as well as all of Louisa County. > Read more.

On the trail to Awareness

Twenty-five teams, composed of some 350 participants, gathered at Dorey Park in Varina April 8 for the Walk Like MADD 5k, to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving Virginia. The event raised more than $35,000, with more funds expected to come in through May 7. > Read more.

Leadership Metro Richmond honors St. Joseph’s Villa CEO

Leadership Metro Richmond honored St. Joseph's Villa CEO Kathleen Burke Barrett, a 2003 graduate of LMR, with its 2017 Ukrop Community Vision Award during its annual spring luncheon April 6.

The award honors a LMR member who demonstrates a purposeful vision, a sense of what needs to be done, clear articulation with concern and respect for others with demonstrated action and risk-taking. > Read more.

Glen Allen H.S. takes second in statewide economics competition

Glen Allen H.S. was among six top schools in the state to place in the 2017 Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance.

Taught by Patricia Adams, the Glen Allen H.S. team was runner-up in the Economics division, in which teams faced off in a Quiz Bowl. > Read more.

Glen Allen native serves aboard Navy’s most advanced submarine

A 2007 Deep Run High School graduate and Glen Allen, Virginia native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a crew working aboard one of the world’s most advanced ballistic missile submarines, USS Tennessee, Gold Crew.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Uhl, a machinist’s mate, serves aboard the Kings Bay-based boat, one of 14 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines.

As a machinist's mate, Uhl is responsible for operating and maintaining the auxiliary engineering equipment aboard the submarine. > Read more.

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