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Metro Reopens Blue and Yellow Lines

September 11, 2019Blog Post

This past week, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), re-instated the blue and yelllow rail service and opened all of the stations along each line. To my commuters who have survied the summer: thank you for your patience. I hope the new facilities are visually appealing as well as safer. As a frequent rider, I am happy to have service back!

 

The following stations have reopened after the platform reconstruction project and updates to metro facilities: Braddock Rd, King Street, Van Dorn St, Franconia-Springfield, Esienhower Ave and Huntington.

 

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2020 House Page Application

September 9, 2019Blog Post

The 2020 House of Delegates Page Program application has gone LIVE on the “Capitol Classroom” section of the Virginia General Assembly website.  It also will be featured for the next three months there as well as on the scrolling Virginia General Assembly home page highlighting various “news worthy” happenings around Capitol Square.

 

The 2020 House Page application is accessible here - https://capclass.virginiageneralassembly.gov/PagePrograms/PagePrograms.html

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Jamestown ceremony marks birth of democracy in America; black Va. legislators skip because of Trump

August 1, 2019News Clip

JAMESTOWN, Va. — The racial tension at the roots of the American experiment bubbled over Tuesday at the place where it all started, as the mere presence of President Trump turned festivities marking 400 years of representative democracy at Jamestown into a theater of protest.

Trump himself was well-behaved, sticking largely to a recitation of history and praise for the British settlers who formed a government in Jamestown on July 30, 1619. It was “the greatest accomplishment in the history of the world, and I congratulate you — it started right here,” he said.

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LGBTQ Victory Fund Endorses Delegate Mark Sickles

July 12, 2019Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, VA — The LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, endorsed Mark Sickles for House Delegate of the 43rd District. He is one of 107 openly LGBTQ candidates to be endorsed in the 2019 election cycle. 

 

"I am honored and humbled by their endorsement and look forward to working with other LGBTQ members and allies in the Virginia House of Delegates," says Delegate Mark Sickles.

 

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Where local pols stand on Virginia AG’s call for marijuana legalization

June 23, 2019News Clip

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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring made waves this past Sunday when he wrote a column in the Daily newspaper saying he supported the decriminalization and eventual legalization of marijuana.

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