As we get ready to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day, I am happy to share with you the new laws that go into effect in Virginia on July 1.
Each year, the people’s representatives gather in Richmond (or virtually, as was the case this year) to introduce, debate, amend, and vote on legislation. While the 2021 General Assembly adjourned on March 1, most of the new laws go into effect on July 1. In all, 552 bills were signed into law by the Governor.
Join David and the Bulova family for their 2021 Campaign Kick-Off and Summer Serenade fundraiser at Historic Blenheim in the City of Fairfax. Click here to RSVP. This year will feature a special musical performance by "The Electeds," including City of Fairfax Commissioner of Revenue Page Johnson! Everything raised this year will go toward re-electing David to the House of Delegates this November. So come out and join us for what will be a wonderful evening!
With the General Assembly session behind us, it is time to start focusing on the 2021 election! I am proud to be the official Democratic nominee for the 37th House District. It has been a true honor to represent my community and to be part of such an incredible team down in Richmond. I look forward to hitting the campaign trail -- so watch for updates! In the meanwhile, if you have space for a Bulova bumper-sticker, let me know.
It is hard to believe that the 2021 General Assembly is over. Thanks to everyone who has written, called, or emailed about the issues we have debated this session. I want to especially thank those who completed my 2021 Constituent Survey. Your feedback was invaluable as I decided how to vote on issues affecting our community.
Please join me and Senator Chap Petersen for our annual Town Hall meeting. This is a time honored tradition that goes back well before I was elected and I hope will continue far into the future. Thanks to the City of Fairfax, we will be conducting this year's meeting virtually. Chap and I will provide an overview of issues being debated by the General Assembly and then take questions and comments from constituents.
The 2021 General Assembly session began on January 13 and we are now in full swing. Legislation is working its way through the committee process and several bills have already been voted on by the full House. This year the House is meeting virtually.
Happy New Year! As we greet 2021, and all the promise it holds, I am grateful for the long hours of work, courage, and countless acts of kindness by so many people that got us through an extremely challenging year. Thank you!
I am honored to have been elected chair of the Virginia State Water Commission. The 15-member commission is established in the Code of Virginia with a mission to: study all aspects of water supply and allocation problems in the Commonwealth, whether these problems are of a quantitative or qualitative natrure; and, coordinate the legislative recommendations of all other state entitites having responsibilities with resepct to water supply and allocation issues. Our initial agenda included discussions on groundwater sustainability in eastern Virginia, salt management, and microplastics.
As a child, my dream was to be an architect. I spent countless hours with pencil and graph paper designing homes (and especially solar ones!) and landscapes. While my career path took me elsewhere, I couldn't be more thrilled to be presented honors by the American Institute of Architects - Virginia Chapter.
Greetings from the Bulova Family kitchen table! I wish you and your family a happy and healthy Independence Day. As we prepare to celebrate, I am pleased to share with you the fruits of our representative democracy.