House Majority Retreat - The Homestead
Today, I filed paperwork and submitted the required petition signatures to run for re-election. It has been an honor serving the people of Virginia’s 28th District over the last 26 years. I value the trust the people of Fredericksburg and Stafford County have placed in me. I look forward to continuing serve our community in the years ahead.
Under my leadership, the House of Delegates has compiled a record of results. On job creation, government spending and reform, K-12 education and transportation, we have worked to move the Commonwealth forward.
We have made targeted investments in economic development and sought to improve Virginia’s business climate by keeping taxes low, reducing unnecessary regulation and building a stronger workforce. As a result of our efforts, Virginia has a 5.5 percent unemployment rate, is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top states for business and has a regulatory climate ranked number one in the nation.
We have worked to cut spending and reform government. Since 2007, we have cut $7 billion in spending and balanced the budget every year without raising taxes. In 2012, we reformed the state pension system and reorganized state government. We are one of only 12 states with a triple-A bond rating and Virginia is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best managed states.
Our K-12 education system is ranked fourth in the nation and we have worked to improve the education we provide our young people through focused reforms. We have raised teacher salaries, implemented a merit pay program, eliminated bureaucratic red-tape, and stressed innovation and flexibility in the classroom.
I have personally worked to address our transportation challenges. I have sponsored every major transportation initiative for the last six years. This year, we passed a comprehensive transportation funding plan to reduce congestion for busy commuters and create jobs all across the Commonwealth. This was the first complete overhaul to Virginia’s transportation system in 27 years.
I am proud of what I have worked to accomplish in the House of Delegates and look forward to continuing to represent the people of our region.
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Incredibly proud of the campaign @Lingamfelter4VA ran. VA is fortunate to have such a public servant.