2019 Session Survey

Delegate Danny Marshall


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1. Casino gambling is not legal in Virginia, but recently there have been proposals to allow the establishment of only one casino per locality in several economically-distressed localities. Proponents of casino gambling point to the potential for economic development and increased state revenue. Opponents contend casino gambling enables addictive behavior and it can harm communities. Do you support Virginia allowing casino gambling?



2. There may be a bill coming to the Virginia General Assembly. Should Virginia legalize marijuana for recreational use?

Independent Redistricting


3.  One of the fundamental responsibilities of the legislature following the national census every ten years is to redraw legislative district lines, commonly referred to as redistricting.  Some observers suggest this process has become too political and should be completed by an independent board, while others argue that it’s impossible to have a truly independent redistricting process because a board would only be as independent as those who appointed it and be less accountable to voters than the legislature.  Do you support giving the legislature’s redistricting responsibility to an unelected board of political appointees?

Priorities, Spending and Taxes


4. 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
Fostering jobs and economic development
Supporting K-12 schools and higher education
Keeping Virginians safe from crime
Providing health care and other services for those in need
Strengthening Virginia’s transportation system
Protecting the environment
5. Last year, Congress passed the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which made substantial changes to the federal tax code and provided tax relief to many Americans. Because of certain provisions in Virginia’s existing tax code, individuals could see a tax cut on their federal taxes, yet actually pay more in state taxes. Virginia could address this in several ways or simply do nothing.
Please check which one you prefer'

K-12 Education


6. Last spring, the House of Delegates formed a Select Committee on School Safety to identify recommendations to improve the safety and security of students and faculty across the Commonwealth.
Please check each recommendation you support.

Higher Education


7.  How do you feel about the cost of college tuition in Virginia? 



8.  Do you support policies that would expand the availability of group insurance plans, allowing more Virginians to participate in insurance “pools?”
9.  Do you support policies that would allow catastrophic health coverage plans, which provide essential health benefits, to be offered to more Virginians? Currently, such plans, which are significantly less expensive than other plans offered under the terms of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), are available only to those under the age of 30.

Criminal Justice, Public Safety & Privacy


10. Political rights include the right to vote, serve on a jury, run for public office, and serve as a notary public. When an individual is convicted of a felony, they automatically lose their political rights. Which of the following best reflects your view on restoring rights for convicted felons?

Business Environment


11.  Virginia has consistently ranked well by business publications, such as CNBC, Forbes, and Site Selection, for its business friendliness. These publications have cited Virginia’s relatively low taxes, competitive energy costs, reasonable regulations, and assets, such as the Port of Virginia, proximity to Washington, D.C., and quality workforce, as reasons Virginia is viewed so positively. How important to you are Virginia’s efforts to remain one of the best states for business?



Please share your thoughts and ideas for Virginia government (not Washington DC):