Articles by: Marcus Simon

Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

November 15, 2017 9:27 PM0 comments

I was always the crazy one Who broke into the stadium… How do you like me now How do you like me now Now that I’m on my way Do you still think I’m crazy standing here today? — Toby Keith, “How Do You Like Me Now?” All the votes […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

October 19, 2017 12:00 PM0 comments

One of the foremost issues of our time is the rapid erosion of faith and trust in our fundamental American institutions. We are hearing from more and more Virginians that the system is rigged for the benefit of wealthy and powerful interests, and that there is no meaningful opportunity for […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

September 21, 2017 2:09 PM0 comments

Virginia has a part time legislature, with the House of Delegates and State Senate in session only in January and February, and every other year the first week of March. At least that’s the theory. There is certainly enough going on to keep me busy 40 hours a week or […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

August 16, 2017 6:14 PM0 comments

The Simon family is on our annual beach vacation this week. Before I left for vacation, I had my Falls Church News-Press column all ready to go: a back to school column on education issues, student debt and Fairfax County’s school board special election on August 29 (absentee voting is […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

July 20, 2017 11:29 AM0 comments

Every July 1, I step out my front door and remind myself that the grass is just as green as the day before, the sky is the same shade of blue, and everything really isn’t all that different than it was the day before. It’s just that it’s my birthday, […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

June 14, 2017 6:46 PM0 comments

I spent most of primary Tuesday this week standing in front of polling places introducing myself to constituents, thanking them for participating in this important election, and encouraging them to cast their votes for my endorsed candidates, Ralph Northam for Governor and Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor. After casting my […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

May 17, 2017 8:01 PM0 comments

The 2017 General Assembly Session was Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s final as Governor. In Virginia the Governor is not allowed to run for reelection. As the deadline for final action on all bills passed earlier this month, he set a record for the most Vetoes ever, acting as a brick […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

April 19, 2017 12:46 PM0 comments

This month I’d like to use the space normally devoted to my monthly Richmond Report to share my memories of my early days in Richmond working for former Delegate Jim Scott, who died last week of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Like many recent college grads, I was anxious to find […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

March 15, 2017 6:22 PM0 comments

Now that I’m back from Richmond, I’ve been on the local legislative wrap-up circuit, speaking to civic groups, Boy Scout troops, and chambers of commerce about the recently concluded 45-day legislative session. Typically it’s a chance to recount the bills you passed, the bills that failed, and talk about the […]

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