Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Two Democrats, one Republican are running for the 86th district; Democratic primary is June 11.
Two Democratic candidates, Jennifer Boysko and Herb Kemp, are running against Republican incumbent Tom Rust for 86th district House of Delegates. Before November's general election, Boysko and Kemp will square off in the June 11 primary later this spring. Here's the basics about each of the candidates, and where you can find more information. JENNIFER BOYSKO (D) • Originally from Hot Springs, Arkansas, lived in Alabama for a number of years as a teen, and is a graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke. • First job was for US Senator Richard Shelby. She also worked as a legislative assistant for Bayless, Boland, Madigan and Barrett on policy issues such as NAFTA, telecommunications deregulation, and alternative fuels, among others. • Moved …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Residents of the 86th district should consider Herb Kemp for delegate.
To the Editor: I encourage all Virginia 86th District residents to sign a petition to ensure Herb Kemp is included in the upcoming Virginia General Assembly Delegates Primary. I have known him and his family for many years and the people of the 86th would be in exceptional hands and he would represent you with integrity and passion. Check out his site to learn more and lend your support: http://www.herbkempfordelegate.com. Thanks, Cheryl Pepper
Monday, January 14, 2013
Constituents in Rust's 86th district question tolls, transportation alternatives, taxes.
Constituents in the 86th district were able to hear an update from Del. Tom Rust, as well as ask their own questions, during his town hall meeting on Saturday at the Herndon Council Chambers. Rust said during the first three days in session they heard about 2,000 bills. He said Virginia is one of four states in the country with a AAA bond rating, and is fiscally conservative due to its constitutional requirement to have a balanced budget. “Money is basically what drives everything down there,” Rust said. He said it doesn’t matter what the issue is, “if we don’t have the money, we don’t do it.” Rust said currently Medicaid takes up 21 percent of the entire general fund budget and is growing at an unsustainable rate. One resident in …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Here's how to reach your local senators and delegates during the 2013 Virginia General Assembly.
The Virginia General Assembly convened at noon today for its 2013 session. In odd-numbered years, the General Assembly meets for 30 days, with the option to extend the session for a maximum of another 30 days. The General Assembly consists of the House of Delegates with 100 members and the Senate with 40 members. The 140 elected representatives are from an equal number of constituent districts across the commonwealth. Herndon's representatives are: Virginia Senate 2013 Senator Mark Herring Member Since 2006 - Democrat District 33, including the Town of Herndon Email: email@example.com Alternate Email: District33@senate.virginia.gov Phone during session: 804-698-7533 Phone not in session: 703-729-3300 Senator Janet Howell Member …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Meetings on Tom Rust's plans for Virginia's 2013 General Assembly planned Jan. 7 and 12.
On Wednesday, the Virginia General Assembly begins its 2013 Session, which will last for 45 days. Del. Tom Rust (R-86th), who represents Herndon and parts of Sterling Park, Oak Hill and Chantilly, has announced several ways for constituents to stay informed and to make their views known during the session. Rust will hold three town hall meetings open to the public as he begins his work: • 7 p.m. Monday at Rachel Carson Middle School, 13618 McLearen Rd., Oak Hill. A representative from Virginia Department of Transportation will be on hand to discuss snow removal procedures. • 9 a.m. Jan. 12 at the Herndon Town Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St., Herndon • 11 a.m. Jan. 12 at the Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling Local …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Herndon's Tom Rust was awarded the distinguished public service award.
Herndon's Del. Tom Rust (R-86) was honored by the membership of the Virginia Association of Health Plans at their Legislative Fall Forum on Dec. 3. Rust was presented with the 2012 Distinguished Public Service Award. The award is given to a member of the Virginia House of Delegates as well as a member of the Virginia Senate. VAHP's Executive Director Doug Gray said Rust's long-standing public service and work on health care issues were some of the reasons for the selection. Upon accepting the award, Rust thanked the Virginia Association of Health Plans and said he will continue to work to improve health and access to health care for all Virginians. Rust is a board member of the Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic, which has expanded its …