10th Senate District Update - May 2016 - Glen Sturtevant

10th Senate District Update - May 2016

Message from Glen

Dear Friend,

Our office has had a busy month wrapping up the final legislative business of the 2016 General Assembly Session. I have enjoyed the opportunity to meet with many neighborhood associations and community and service groups, and would be honored to visit with your civic group to answer any questions your membership may have about the General Assembly Session or state government. 

Should you be interested, please contact my Legislative Aide, Nikki Thacker at nikki@glensturtevant.com, to work out a convenient time in the coming months. 

Reconvene.JPGThe General Assembly reconvened in April to consider Governor McAuliffe's vetoes and recommendations on legislation. It was disappointing to see many of the Governor's actions on bills that earned bipartisan support in the General Assembly including his decision to veto Parental Choice Educational Savings Accounts for children with special needs and a plan to create a Virginia Virtual School Program to modernize educational opportunities for our students.  To see a full list of Governor McAuliffe's vetoes, click here

Overall, however, we have made significant progress to move Virginia in a direction for greater private sector economic growth and we made substantial investments into the Commonwealth's viability as a major hub for international trade. I am proud to have worked hard towards these goals on behalf of our community.

I want to offer my sincerest appreciation to everyone who took time to reach out to me or to visit the General Assembly this session. Your advocacy on behalf of the issues most important to you is vitally important. My staff and I continue to be at your service, so please do not hesitate to contact us at 804-601-4046 or district10@senate.virginia.gov.

At the conclusion of our business in the 2016 General Assembly Session, I would like to thank the team that helped me better serve you. I am thankful for their service in our office and to our constituents. 

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Asia, Susan, Glen, Sue, and Nikki


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday, May 2nd - Friday, May 6th

Thank you to all the teachers across the Commonwealth who dedicate their lives to educating our youngest Virginians.

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I also want to extend a very special thank you to my wife, Lori, who has been a committed elementary school teacher for over a decade. It is with your experience, knowledge, and guidance that I have a unique and critical insight into one of our state's most valuable public servant professions.

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Our region has several fun and educational events during the month of May. If your group or community organization has events in June, please email our office with the details to be featured in the June edition of the 10th District Update!

¿Qué Pasa? Festival
 - Saturday, May 7th from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM at the Canal Walk, 1512 Canal Walk, Richmond. This festival showcases the food, music and art of the Latin American communities.

Science on Tap - 
Saturday, May 7th from 2:00 -6:00 PM at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond. This outdoor festival highlights the chemistry of a perfect beer and features live music, food trucks and more. $10/festival admission, $10- $11/museum admission (not required for festival).

Carytown Farmers Market
 - Sunday, May 8th and every Sunday until November 21st from 11:00 AM -3:00 PM in the Wells Fargo lot located at 3201 West Cary Street. Come out to get fresh produce from local growers and support our small farmers. For more information visit: www.CarytownMarket.com

Rockin' on the Avenues - Thursday, May 19th from 6:00 - 10:00 PM at the Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House. The event will showcase live music, food, and all proceeds will go toward helping the guest house's mission of providing a home away from home for the families of those being treated at St. Mary's Hospital. You can get more information at http://reinharthouse.com/resources/rockin-the-avenues/

Powhatan Farmers Market - Thursday, May 5th and every Thursday through October 27th located at 2470 Anderson Hwy, Powhatan. Powhatan Farmers Market is an open-air, producer-only market where customers can purchase directly from local farmers and artisans.

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My family and I had a great evening at the Powhatan Lions Club Annual Steer Roast!

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Congratulations to all of the Powhatan Leadership Institute's 2016 graduates! Thanks for inviting me to celebrate with you at the County Seat, and for visiting the Capitol during the 2016 General Assembly Session!

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I was honored to be a part of the Opening Ceremony of the Powhatan Farmers' Market. 

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I enjoyed speaking with members of the Metro Richmond Women's Bar Association at their Legislative Luncheon.

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I had a great morning meeting with the Bon Air Rotary at Joe's Inn, discussing the 2016 General Assembly Session.

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I had a blast chatting with 4th graders from St. Edward Epiphany School on their annual field trip to the Capitol.

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Thank you to the Midlothian Chapter of National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) for hosting me at your monthly lunch meeting.

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I appreciated having the opportunity to meet with the Midlothian Rotary Club and give a recap of the 2016 General Assembly Session.

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I joined many neighbors and friends for a great event in honor of Congressman Dave Brat.

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I am passionate about growing our Virginia economy, and was excited to hear from Richmond’s Future about important economic development efforts in our region.

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Thank you to all the delegates who came out from Chesterfield, Powhatan, and Richmond to participate in the Republican Party of Virginia's Convention. Your grassroots advocacy and commitment to our political process is truly vital to Virginia's Future.

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In the News

Commonwealth of Virginia

"Low unemployment, check. Low underemployment, not check" - Washington Post, 4-5-16

"Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law—especially in VA" - Loudoun Times-Mirror, 4-30-16

"Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Lands a Kirchner" - Wall Street Journal, 5-5-16

"Dominion Virginia Power plans to lower electrical bills by 3.8 percent" - Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5-4-16

"Editorial: McAuliffe's vigilante justice on felon voting rights" - Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4-25-16

Chesterfield

"Arts educator is Chesterfield's teacher of the year" - Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5-4-16

"Chesterfield's incoming schools chief named top superintendent in state" - Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5-5-16

"Bird High robotics team places 9th at worlds" - Chesterfield Observer, 5-4-16

"Stegmaier: County to focus on small businesses" - Chesterfield Observer, 4-20-16

"Meet the Watchdogs: In Chesterfield, the people who hold elected officials accountable have a wide-ranging impact" - Chesterfield Observer, 5-4-16


Powhatan

"Hundreds gather for Steer Roast" - Powhatan Today, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5-4-16

"Jane Brown named Teacher of the Year" - Powhatan Today, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4-21-16

Richmond

 


Contact Us

Office Address

General Assembly Building
201 North 9th Street, Room 318
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Mailing Address

Friends of Glen Sturtevant
P.O. Box 2535
Midlothian, VA 23113
Phone: (804) 601-4046  Email: district10@senate.virginia.gov