July 30th of this year marked the 400th anniversary of the first meeting of the General Assembly in Virginia. 400 years ago, leaders of the eleven major settlements in Virginia met and set democracy in America into motion.
Virginia is historic. We are home to the longest continuous serving legislature in the Western Hemisphere but along with this proud legacy is the fact that as our democracy was born, the first enslaved Africans were brought upon the same shore. On this 400th anniversary, we commemorate our past, acknowledging the travesties as well as the virtues, and contemplate how we can continue to grow. Virginia is the land of great leaders and change, and we host both a rich and dark history. As we continue our legacy of hosting the old legislature in our hemisphere, we need to evolve and improve in order to obtain a more perfect union.
As your House Delegate, I will continue to fight to obtain a better and more equitable Virginia. I will be here to ensure that all are heard in the Virginia legislature and that Virginia remains a land of opportunity.
As always, I am here to help you and hear your concerns, comments or questions. Do not hesitate to contact me at 703-996-9415 or DelkDelaney@house.virginia.gov
Virginia Sales Tax Holiday:
When is it? August 2-4, 2019. The 3-day sales tax holiday starts the first Friday in August at 12:01 am and ends the following Sunday at 11:59 pm.
What is it? During the sales tax holiday, you can buy qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying sales tax.
I invite you to meet with me on July 20th from 6 pm - 8 pm at Chantilly Regional Library for my monthly office hours. Office hours will allow constituents of the 67th District to express their concerns or comments on what's happening at the state level and within the district.
If you are having difficulties signing up or are not able to attend and still wish to share your concerns and comments, please contact my office at 703-996-9415 or DelKDelaney@house.virginia.gov.
Upcoming Meet and Greets with Delegate Delaney:
Please join me on July 27th for some of my first community meet and greets of the season! These events will allow our community neighbors to meet with me one-on-one and allow you to express their concerns, issues, and hopes for our community.
Since my election, I have used my official title to bring about true and needed change for the Northern Virginia Region. As your state official, I have helped secure protections for local residents, small businesses, advocated for our transportation and infrastructure needs and I have put the people of our district before politics.
This event will be nonpolitical and will simply allow the residents of the 67th District to know me personally and learn more about current issues in our community. It would be great to meet with you and hear how I can better serve you and advocate for our community's needs. I hope you can join me for one of my upcoming events!
August 24th Meet and Greets:
10 AM - 12 PM in Fair Lakes (4511 Fair Knoll Dr, Fairfax, VA 22033)
My office is looking for hosts for community meet and greets in the 67th District. If you, your HOA or civic association is open to hosting a meet and greet which will allow your neighbors and community to connect with me on a personal level and discuss issues you care about, please send an email to my office at DelKDelaney@house.virginia.gov or call 703-996-9415.
Night Work Along Route 7:
Beinning on or about Friday, August 2, 2019, construction activities will occur during the overnight hours on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as Sundays through Thursdays, along Route 7 between Reston Avenue and Delta Glen Court. Work may also occur on adjacent side streets in the vicinity of the Route 7 in this area.
Lane closures may occur during the following hours:
Please use caution and be alert to signs, as well as potential flagger or police direction in work zones. Slow-moving vehicles and equipment may be entering and exiting the road. All work is subject to change based on weather and schedule.
The Route 7 Corridor Improvements Project will widen the road from four to six lanes, add shared-use paths and make substantial intersection and other improvements between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive. To stay informed and to sign up for email updates and alerts, visit connectroute7.org.
2019 Due in Course Publication:
Due Course is a selection of legislation passed by the 2019 Session of the General Assembly that is likely to affect the daily lives of citizens of Virginia. The following legislation has been signed by the Governor and will go into effect on July 1, 2019, except where an emergency clause or delayed effective date is noted.
The summaries were prepared by the Division of Legislative Services staff. Complete information on actions of the 2019 Session is available on LIS (http://lis.virginia.gov).
It's great to reconnect with you all in the District. If you are holding an event or meeting or would like to sit down with me one-on-one, please do not hesitate to reach out to my office at DelKDealney@house.virginia.gov or 703-996-9415.
Meet and Greet with the South Riding Community Meeting with Decoding Dyslexia Virginia Advocates
Rep. Wexton's High School Leadership Program Meeting with Community Members at the doors
Meeting with Restaurant and Lodging Owners Celebration of License Reinstatementsfor Virginians