Articles by: Marcus Simon

Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

January 14, 2015 7:28 PM0 comments

The Virginia General Assembly convenes this week, on the second Wednesday in January, for a short 45 day session, as it does in odd numbered years. Since Virginia adopts a two-year budget plan, the thinking goes, we’ll have less on our plate this session, and should be able to get […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

December 31, 2014 11:29 AM0 comments

While State Senator Richard Saslaw is on vacation I get the privilege of writing a bonus Richmond Report – and as luck would have it, it’s the first column of 2015. In either event, it is a good time to take a look back at the year that’s just passed, […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

December 17, 2014 7:41 PM0 comments

It’s been my honor to succeed my mentor and good friend James M. “Jim” Scott in the House of Delegates in 2014. I want to take this opportunity to once again thank Jim for his support, not just during my campaign, but as a fresh-out-of-college, enthusiastic, and very inexperienced legislative […]

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Delegate Marcus Simon’s Richmond Report

November 20, 2014 4:08 PM0 comments

It’s the middle of November, time to start thinking about the holidays. For many of us that means time off of work and school, allowing us to spend more time with family, something we look forward to each year. Of course, not everyone in our community is so fortunate. For […]

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Delegate Marcus Simon’s Richmond Report

October 15, 2014 7:09 PM0 comments

Election Day is just a few short weeks away. It’s the day when voters have their say. When we vote, we want our elections to be fair, our votes to count, and our voices to be heard. This year, for the first time, Falls Church voters and voters across the […]

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Delegate Marcus Simon’s Richmond Report

September 17, 2014 8:42 PM0 comments

This week the General Assembly will resume a special session called by the Governor last March to complete work on the Budget. At the end of the last regular session the State Senate and the House of Delegates were at an impasse over the budget, because House Republicans refused to […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

August 20, 2014 7:26 PM0 comments

When I announced my candidacy for the House of Delegates on April 5, 2013 I promised that my highest priority would be advancing policies to ensure the continued economic vitality of the Northern Virginia Region in the face of the ongoing federal budget sequester. On August 15, 2014, Governor McAuliffe […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

July 30, 2014 7:06 PM0 comments

If the unusually pleasant temperature and absence of high humidity had you wondering if we’ve really entered the dog days of summer here in Northern Virginia, one tell-tale sign that it really is summertime in Falls Church is the number of road construction projects underway, both large and small. From […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

June 25, 2014 5:32 PM0 comments

Well, these first six months as your Delegate in Richmond certainly have been interesting. Shortly after being sworn into office in January, I got an up close and personal opportunity to witness: • A State of the Commonwealth address delivered by an outgoing Governor about to be indicted. • The […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

May 21, 2014 6:04 PM1 comment

Notwithstanding the title of my monthly column, I’d like to use the better part of this month’s Richmond Report to tell you a little bit about the role of your Delegate when the General Assembly is not in session. Of course, technically the General Assembly is still in Session – […]

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