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.

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Statement by Delegate David J. Toscano on the McDonnell Verdicts

Whatever one thinks about the actions of the former Governor and First Lady, you cannot help but be saddened by what has happened to them and to our Commonwealth. The decision today closes a depressing chapter in Virginia history. The jury carefully considered the evidence and has now spoken. With its verdict, it sends a clear message that public officials are not above the law and that those of us who have the honor to serve have a special responsibility to keep the public trust.

I hope this verdict will improve the prospects of enacting further ethics and campaign finance reform in the Commonwealth.


1st Annual Pancake “Friend-Raiser”

Please join Ludwig Kuttner Lucille Digges ~ Jean Hiatt & David Brown Mary Buford-Hitz & Fred Hitz ~ Peppy Linden Henry McHenry ~ Jim Nix Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Vinegar Hill Café 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Jefferson School … Continue reading

Resignations and Investigations:
Senator Puckett and the Virginia Tobacco Commission

(This article appeared in the Virginian-Pilot on Sunday, July 7, 2014) The month has been a wild one with far reaching implications for Virginia politics. The defeat of Representative Cantor in a June primary was shocking; who would have thought … Continue reading

2014 Virginia General Assembly Session

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

A Budget without Medicaid

After seven hours of wrangling and a series of very close votes, the General Assembly passed and sent to the Governor a two-year budget. As has been the case for most of the session, the debates surrounding the budget were … Continue reading