House Democratic Leader Delegate David Toscano

  • with students and representatives from Virginia's Community College system

  • Toscano with students from Tandem Friends School in Charlottesville

It is a privilege to represent Charlottesville and Albemarle and serve as House of Delegates 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.

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2015 Virginia General Assembly Session

General Assembly Update (Feb. 20, 2015)

The 2015 General Assembly session is scheduled to adjourn on February 28, 2015. The revised budget is just about done and will likely include some raises for teachers and state employees. It is also likely to include some additional monies … Continue reading

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The House has now adjourned sine die-- the 2015 regular session is over. This year we tackled important issues like how campus sexual assaults are reported, a bill expanding the DNA database, and ethics reform. We also passed a budget that included raises for state employees and that protected education funding. However, while these are good things, the budget still did not go far enough. Most notably, Medicaid expansion was not included in the budget, and House Republicans killed every opportunity to raise the minimum wage for hardworking Virginians. I look forward to returning to Charlottesville to see my family, return to my law practice, and to have the opportunity to meet with many of you in the coming months. ... See MoreSee Less

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The House of Delegates was lucky to have Charlottesville's own Jane Slaughter working this session as a Page. Jane helped make this place run, and I can't thank her enough for her hard work! Today we honored all the Pages on the House floor. ... See MoreSee Less

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This evening I joined Senate and House conferees to discuss the campus sexual assault reporting bills. This is an important issue and I am glad that the General Assembly is focused on important reforms this session. ... See MoreSee Less

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The secret to being in two places at once? A cardboard cutout! Sorry to miss students from Charlottesville and Albemarle visiting for 4-H Day. Session began at 10am today, lasted over four hours, and was immediately followed by a budget briefing. My staff met with the students, however, and took this picture. See you all back in Charlottesville! ... See MoreSee Less

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