House Democratic Leader Delegate David Toscano

David Toscano and Creigh Deeds at  Charlottesville's Dogwood Parade - April 26, 2014

David Toscano and Creigh Deeds at Charlottesville’s Dogwood Parade (April 26, 2014)

It is a privilege to represent Charlottesville and Albemarle and serve as House Democratic Leader in the Virginia General Assembly.  My work in the  House of Delegates reflects my commitment to expanding economic opportunity, investing in public education, and protecting Virginia’s environment and natural resources.  Thank you for allowing me this opportunity to represent you. I hope you will take a moment to read about my positions on the issues and follow what I’ve been doing at the General Assembly.

Your opinion matters! Please take a minute to respond to my mid-year constituent survey!

2014 Virginia General Assembly Session

Medicaid – A Full and Fair Debate?

As early as January 2014, House Republicans promised a plan to address the 400,000 Virginians who fall into the health insurance coverage gap because they make too little money to qualify for subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, but make … Continue reading

Judges Matter

Updated Sept. 4, 2014 Whether you are a “strict constructionist” who believes the primary role of a judge is to serve as an umpire who calls “balls and strikes”, take the view that the Constitution is more a “living document” … Continue reading

New Laws Now in Effect

July 1 brings new laws to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Here are some of the highlights: With certain restrictions, you can hunt on Sundays in Virginia (HB1237) No longer will owners of hybrid vehicles have to pay an annual “hybrid … Continue reading

The Veto Budget Session

We met again on Monday, June 23, 2014, to consider the Governor’s eight vetoes to the signed 2014-15 budget. There was no discussion about a government “shutdown,” because the budget is signed and takes effect on July 1. The only … Continue reading