2017 General Assembly Constituent Survey


Delegate Jimmie Massie

Please complete the following:
First Name
Last Name:
Zip Code
Email Address
1. Are your family’s finances/economic circumstances?
2. What is your outlook for the economy and jobs?
3. What core services provided by state government are most important to you?
Please rank your responses. 1= Highest priority, and 6= Lowest priority.
Highest Priority
Lowest Priority
Creating New Jobs
Public K-12 & Higher Education
Public Safety
Health Care Services
Protecting the Environment
4. Virginia faces a budget shortfall of $1.5 billion due to the lack of economic growth. How do you believe the General Assembly should address such budgetary constraints?
Please rank your responses. 1 = First Course of Action, and 4 = Last Resort.
First Course of Action
Last Resort
Raise General or Statewide Taxes (income, sale, business and/or gas)
Increase Specific Fees to Cover the Actual Cost of Providing Certain Government Services
Cut Government Spending
Streamline Government Programs and Services
5. Virginia spends about $16 billion per year on K-12 education, or about $11,000 per student per year. The state graduation rate is over 90%, school accreditation was up 10% from last year, and Virginia ranks in the top 10 in four out of five major national rankings.

Do you think Virginia invests too much, not enough, or about the right amount in its public school system?
6. School choice refers to the idea that parents and children should have a variety of traditional and non-traditional educational options available to ensure that each student’s experience fits their needs.

Which of the following school choice options do you support?
Check all that apply:
7. In order to provide healthcare services in Virginia, a provider must obtain a “Certificate of Public Need” from the state. This is a lengthy regulatory process with significant costs. Some argue that COPN should be reformed in order to make healthcare more of a free market, which they say would lower costs and expand access. Others argue that the COPN process is necessary to control costs, ensure the quality of care and protect the financial viability of hospitals.

 Which of the following best describes your position?