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.
Greetings from the Bulova family kitchen table! Over the last few weeks, Virginia has been ramping up its response to COVID-19. While these disruptions have been tough, they are critical to slowing the spread of the virus and ensuring that our health system is not overwhelmed.
Wow! Thank you to everyone who responded to my 2020 Constituent Survey. We received over 1,430 responses -- definitely a new record. I also received several hundred individual comments. While it wasn't possible to respond to all of them, please know that I read every single one. Your feedback is invaluable as I consider how to vote on proposed legislation.
Thank you to everyone who came out to my Town Hall meeting with Senator Petersen. We had almost 200 people in attendance. There was a lot of great discussion on a variety of legislative issues. One of the reasons I love serving in the House is the opportunity to have this thoughtful, vigorous dialogue.
This past Wednesday, the 2020 session of the House of Delegates opened with the crack of the gavel. During the opening session it is hard not to reflect on the incredible history of our Commonwealth, as well as the awesome responsibility we owe to the people of Virginia. We will not always agree on the best path, but it is important to engage in honest, civil debate - and be open minded and willing to be persuaded.
Happy New Year! The start of the 2020 General Assembly session is now less than a week away (January 8) and legislators from across the Commonwealth are busy putting the final touches on their bills. I anticipate introducing between 15 and 20 bills and look forward to sharing the details with you over the next few weeks.
Pre-Session Public Hearing This Saturday