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Protecting Our Environment

Political Donations When I was elected in 2017, I became the first statewide elected official in recent history not to accept money from Virginia’s regulated electric utilities. My pioneering effort has been copied by many elected officials since that time. Pipeline...

Protecting Rights

Vetoed legislation that would have created unnecessary obstacles to voter registration in the Commonwealth and undermine Virginians’ voting rights.  ”since he took office just over a year ago, his administration has restored the civil rights of 10,992 Virginians...

Criminal and Juvenile Justice Reform

Metro Funding and Accountability Virginia has maintained the lowest recidivism rate in the nation for three consecutive years. Our nationally recognized correctional practices and offender reentry programs provide assistance and support to Virginians returning to...

Transportation and Infrastructure

Metro Funding and Accountability During my term, historic funding levels for the Metro system in Northern Virginia were approved in Virginia. Together with companion actions at the federal level and in Maryland and the District of Columbia, Metro will have a dedicated...

Education

Teacher Pay The state’s two-year budget increased funding for K-12 education by more than $530 million and provided for a 3% pay increase for state-supported teachers and support staff, the largest one-time pay raise in the last 15 years. Children’s Cabinet As a...

Health Care

At times, unique opportunities present themselves when as Lt. Governor I am able to highlight the need for Virginia to move forward from troubling elements of its past. When I was asked to adjourn the Senate in honor of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall...