Articles by: Marcus Simon

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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Guest Commentary: My First Session in Virginia’s General Assembly

March 12, 2014 9:27 AM0 comments

The 2014 General Assembly session, my first as a member of the House of Delegates, adjourned on Saturday. We will reconvene in a special session to finish the budget on March 24, 2014. Although I entered this first session with no seniority and as a member of a body where […]

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Delegate Marcus Simon’s Richmond Report

February 19, 2014 7:03 PM1 comment

Every session of the General Assembly certain themes rise to the surface. As we near the half-way point of the 2014 Session, it is clear that one of this year’s themes is whether Virginia will accept billions of dollars in federal funds to close the health coverage gap. Not accepting […]

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