Wednesday, January 23, 2013
On 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Leesburg State Sen. Mark Herring also moves to repeal 2011 bill on women's rights, speaks at abortion rights rally.
Wednesday, January 23
By Katherine Johnson • Capital News Service As he joined abortion rights supporters on the state Capitol grounds Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, State Sen. Mark Herring (D-Loudoun) looked ahead to the future of women’s rights in Virginia with a bill he hopes will repeal Targeted Regulations Against Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws enacted in 2011. A crowd of a few hundred gathered to listen to Virginia legislators in support of women’s rights on the anniversary of the the landmark case that decided a woman’s right to privacy includes the right to have an abortion. Among them: Herring and fellow Democratic Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st), whose district includes Great Falls and Potomac Falls…
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 …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Virginia State Senator files paperwork Tuesday for 2013 race
Virginia state Sen. Mark Herring (D-33rd) announced in a statement Tuesday that he plans to run for Attorney General in 2013, saying “it’s time to get politics out of the Attorney General’s office and return its focus to doing what’s right for the people of Virginia." Herring, who represents parts of Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, said in the statement he's seen current Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli abuse "the powers of his office and [twist] the law to advance his personal political agenda." "It’s hurt Virginians and damaged our state’s reputation," Herring said in the statement. Cuccinelli announced his own plans late last year to run for Governor in 2013. Herring, a principal of the Leesburg law firm Herring & Turner, P.C., …