Gear Resigns from House

Delegate Tom Gear (R-Hampton), resigned, effective today, from the House of Delegates, creating a vacancy in District 91. The Caucus wishes Delegate Gear the best as he continues to deal with Multiple Sclerosis and supports close family members suffering from major illnesses. The Daily Press has coverage of Delegate Gear’s career of public service. Because …

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Ron Villanueva on Governor’s Supplier Diversity Advisory Board

Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virgiia Beach) will support Governor Bob McDonnell’s efforts to increase state contracts with small, woman, and minority-owned businesses as part of the newly-appointed Governor’s Supplier Diversity Advisory Board. In addition to serving in the House, Del. Villanueva is executive vice president at SEK Solutions, a growing small business headquartered in Virginia Beach. …

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Virginia’s Lessons for America: Speaker Howell on WRVA

Catch Speaker Howell’s interview on WRVA’s Jimmy Barrett show. Filling in for Jimmy, guest host Congressman Randy Forbes and the Speaker discussed the lessons Washington can learn from Virginia: The no-tax-increase way from a $4.2 Billion deficit to a balanced budget How to foster a pro-business, pro-jobs economy As well as the sure-fire method to …

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Speaker, Delegates Ware and Oder appointed to Governor’s Reform Commission

Today, Governor Bob McDonnell announced the members of his Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring (see press release). Speaker Howell and Delegates G. Glenn Oder (Newport News) and Lee Ware (Powhatan) will serve on the Commission, chaired by Fred Malek, founder and chairman of Thayer Capital Partners in executing the charge the Governor has set …

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McDonnell releases $500M in Transportation Bonds Authorized by Speaker’s 07 Bill

Speaker Howell led the way in passing bond authority in 2007 to enhance Virginia’s transportation infrastructure. Today, Governor McDonnell authorized the sale of $500 million in bonds this May as the first part of a six-year, $2.2 billion program to support projects throughout the Commonwealth. Check out details in the Governor’s press release.

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