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I have been appointed to these committees for the 2014--2015 session:

Public Safety

General

Laws

Finance

Del. Kory agrees with the Superintendent's concerns.

Kaye’s Legislative Package 2014

 

Too many Republicans and Democrats in Richmond believe that a “one size fits all” model can apply to creating the budget and fixing transportation. These advocates of the Dillon rule could not be farther from the truth. The fact of the matter is a decision made without concern over a specific locality is a decision doomed for failure. As your delegate, I promise to conduct my work on the budget and transportation issue in a way that reflects the needs of the 38th District.

  • Working along side with local officials and community leaders
  • Short-term Fixes and Long-term Solutions for Our Transportation Problems

For the last 10 years it has been my privilege and honor to serve you on the Fairfax School Board. I have gained valuable experience in managing budgets, fiscal responsibility, and the work required to create some of the best schools in America. I will bring this experience with me to Richmond to protect K-12 education.

  • Protecting Our K-12 Education
  • Expanding Northern Virginia Higher Education Resources

The state of our environment, around the world and here in the Commonwealth, is at a crossroads. The successful efforts of the last generation to reduce industrial pollution of our air, water and land must now be joined by changes in our own lifestyles, including in our homes, cars, neighborhoods, congregations, malls, recreation areas and workplaces. The ultimate decision of what kind of world we leave behind for our children and grandchildren is ours to make right now. My major environmental concerns include:

The state of our environment, around the world and here in the Commonwealth, is at a crossroads. The successful efforts of the last generation to reduce industrial pollution of our air, water and land must now be joined by changes in our own lifestyles, including in our homes, cars, neighborhoods, congregations, malls, recreation areas and workplaces. The ultimate decision of what kind of world we leave behind for our children and grandchildren is ours to make right now. My major environmental concerns include:

  • Clean Air
  • Clean Water
  • Decoupling Utility Sales and Revenue
  • Smart Metering
  • Encourage Renewable Energy Portfolios
  • Green Job Creation
  • Green Building
  • Anti-litter Campaigns

Incredible advances in science and medicine mean we can catch and provide care for some of our most serious diseases. Now we need to make sure health insurance companies are making those advances accessible to all of us, especially all of Virginia’s children.  We also need to take care of Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens, our Seniors.

  • Expanded Access to Preventative Health Care Services
  • Funding For Adult Day Care

Public safety is a major concern of the constituents of the 38th District.  Our district has a very low crime rate, which is the foundation of our fine quality of life.  Governor Kaine has often said, “We can’t be tough on crime without being smart about crime.”  Therefore, public safety must be approached from a comprehensive point of view.  We must take very good care of our police, firefighters and EMTs, as they protect us and ensure the freedom that a low crime rate and safe neighborhoods allow.  We must partner with them and never take their extraordinary service for granted.

We also must ensure that all Virginians are represented fairly and equally under state law.  But, that is not the case right now.  Same-sex partnerships are explicitly illegal in Virginia. And, Virginia has hate crime laws that do not include crimes based on sexual orientation or gender identity and domestic violence laws that explicitly exclude same-sex survivors of domestic violence. Moreover, the House of Delegates in 2011 squarely put the crosshairs on our immigrant neighbors, passing at least 15 onerous, hateful bills specifically targeted against immigrants.  This is simply wrong.