Family Matters

The strength of our communities is dependent upon the strength of our families, and the individuals that comprise them. While government cannot directly affect the heart and will of the individual, it can and does set standards for what is or is not acceptable, ethical behavior. Nothing is more important in determining these standards than the value we place on human life. Continue reading

Jobs & Economic Opportunity

Our community thrives economically when citizens are well-employed and businesses are able to grow and prosper. Continue reading


It is our responsibility to assure a quality educational opportunity for all of Virginia’s children, regardless of their geography or family’s financial condition.  Continue reading

Immigration Reform

Virginia was established by immigrants. My own family includes a rich heritage of ancestors who immigrated to the United States. Legal immigrants of every ethnic background seek refuge and opportunity in this great land, and begin their journey in the United States with respect for our laws. Continue reading


Well-maintained roads are necessary for the daily business and life of Virginia citizens.  Continue reading

Taxes & Spending

Forty percent of the average family’s earnings go to pay taxes at the federal, state or local level. Virginians don’t mind paying taxes if it is fair and the money is wisely spent. As your Senator, I have and will continue to fight against efforts to raise your taxes for every excuse that comes around the corner. Continue reading