Greetings from Richmond!

January 25th 2019


The week started with a wonderful trip back to the District to participate in the Winchester Women's March organized by students from 4 local high schools — what an inspiring event to be a part of! Back here in Richmond, I presented three bills before committee, met with members of the Quaker community when they came to give the day's invocation, and spoke on the Republicans' refusal to allow a vote on the Equal Rights Amendment.

We have a long way to go, but there is no one that I would rather fight alongside than the constituents of the 10th House District. Thank you for all of your hard work, and make sure to come by and see us!


This past Saturday marked the 3rd annual Women's March and Winchester did us proud! The students that organized it are the people that will carry on our efforts. I am so proud of them, and am so happy to leave the future in their hands. Thank you to all who marched!


Last week I had the privilege of standing with Lt Governor Fairfax, NAACP Loudoun and my colleagues to advocate for a more transparent judicial selection process.


HB1721 - Child Abuse and Neglect; Mandatory Reporters

Adds to the list of persons who are required to report suspected child abuse or neglect ministers, priests, rabbis, imams, and duly accredited practitioners of any religious organization or denomination usually referred to as a church. More...

HB1808 - Assault and Battery in the Presence of a Minor

Provides that any person who commits an assault and battery or assault and battery against a family or household member while (i) in the physical presence of a minor and (ii) knowing or having reason to know that such minor may see or hear such assault and battery is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 6 felony for a second or subsequent offense. More...

HB2671 - Real Estate Settlements

Relocates within Title 55 the existing provision that prohibits persons from paying or receiving a kickback, rebate, commission, thing of value, or other payment pursuant to an agreement to refer business incident to a settlement from Chapter 27.2 (Real Estate Settlements) to Chapter 27.3 (Real Estate Settlement Agents). This relocation authorizes the State Corporation Commission to impose penalties, issue injunctions, and require restitution in cases where a person who does not hold a license from the appropriate licensing authority has violated the provision. More...


Wednesday I spoke before the Courts of Justice Subcommittee on HB1910 which would take fentanyl testing strips off the list of drug paraphernalia in the state of Virginia. More...


Yesterday I presented HB1809 and HB2641 both of which addressed renewable energy. The first would have held Dominion and Appalachian Power accountable to investments in renewable energy. The later would have expanded third-party power purchasing agreements across the Commonwealth, giving more people access to renewable forms of energy. More about HB1809 here and HB2641here...


On Wednesday, I had the privilege of hosting a group of fellow Quakers as they gave the invocation before that day's session. It was the perfect way to start a busy day. Thank you for your words!