Latest updates from the General Assembly:
Delegate Steve Heretick is standing up to a billionaire hedgefund manager that is spending unlimited sums of money to try to deregulate and remove state protections for Virginia's energy sector. Delegate Heretick stood up to this bully and refused to sellout his neighbors.
With big money behind progressive challengers, 2021 could be test case for Charlottesville donors’ influence
Dark Money is Flowing into the 79th District.
DELEGATE STEVE HERETICK PROVIDES UPDATE ON PIPELINE/FUEL SHORTAGE
Delegate Jay Jones Endorses Steve Heretick for Re-Election
NORFOLK, Va.—Delegate Steve Heretick (D-79) announced today that fellow Delegate Jay Jones (D-89) has endorsed his re-election for the Virginia House of Delegates. Del. Jones is currently running for Virginia Attorney General.
"I've worked closely with Delegate Steve Heretick over the years to pass Medicaid expansion and prioritize alternative energy solutions for our region,” said Del. Jones.“Steve is a true public servant who has focused for decades on issues that directly affect our working families, first in Portsmouth and now across the Commonwealth. I'm proud to call him a friend and to support his re-election to the House of Delegates."
Heretick is running for his fourth term in the House, where he can continue to champion building a green energy economy for Hampton Roads, reforming the criminal justice system, and expanding access to affordable health care for all of Virginia’s working families.
“I couldn’t be more grateful for the support of my friend and colleague Del. Jones,” said Del. Heretick. “I once called him the voice of a generation and I stand by that. We have made tremendous progress for Hampton Roads together in the last few years and I look forward to continuing to work closely with him to finish the job.”
###Democrat Stephen E. “Steve” Heretick represents the 79th District of the Virginia House of Delegates which includes parts of the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Portsmouth. He was first elected to the General Assembly in 2015, and serves on the committees for Counties, Cities, and Towns, Courts of Justice, Finance, and Labor and Commerce. Delegate Heretick also serves on six subcommittees, three of which he Chairs: Insurance, Land Use, and State Taxation.
PORTSMOUTH, VA- Delegate Steve Heretick joined calls today encouraging Governor Northam’s administration to enact legalization of marijuana by the end of 2021. The Governor is expected to make recommendations in the coming days on legislation passed by the General Assembly earlier this year that would legalize adult consumption, but makes no provisions for legal distribution until 2024.
The Virginia General Assembly passed Delegate Heretick's HJ42 establishing the Honor and Sacrifice Flag as the Commonwealth's emblem to honor fallen public safety personnel.
"The time has come for adults to have the freedom to decide for themselves whether or not to consume marijuana in the privacy of their homes," said Delegate Heretick.
The General Assembly session starts Wednesday! Please join Delegate Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth/Norfolk) at the Bier Garden located at 438 High Street on Sunday January 6th from 4:00PM-5:30PM for a meet and greet. The event will be FREE and is a good opportunity to speak with your Delegate before he heads back to Richmond to work for you in the upcoming General Assembly Session!
Delegate Heretick has introduced HJ582 to implement non-partisan independent redistricting reform in Virginia. Contact your legislators today and ask them to co-sponsor this bill. It's time to put an end to gerrymandering once and for all!
Stand with Delegate Heretick on October 21st
Delegate Steve Heretick will be hosting a fundraising reception on Sunday October 21st at Rajput Indian Restaurant in Suffolk (5860 Harbour View Blvd, A-1). The event is from 5:30-6:30 with food and drinks provided with a VIP Reception from 5:00-5:30. To purchase tickets CLICK HERE.
Heretick Fundraiser Postponed Due to Hurricane Michael
The fundraising reception scheduled for October 12th has been postponed to October 21st from 5:30PM-6:30PM (VIP Reception 5:00-5:30) due to the potential flooding and other damage from Hurricane Michael. The event will be held at Rajput Indian Restaurant in Suffolk. To purchase tickets CLICK HERE.
VA Democratic Delegate Steve Heretick rails against proposed gerrymandering by his own caucus' leadership. Delegate Heretick has introduced HJ582 which would establish a bi-partisan redistricting commission and prohibit the use of race, incumbency, and voting data in drawing legislative districts.
Delegate Steve Heretick is once again standing up for independent non-partisan redistricting reform. HJ582 is a constitutional amendment protecting the current constitutional standards on population equality, compactness, and contiguity and adds additional standards to minimize splits of localities and to prohibit consideration of incumbency and political data.
RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill proposed by Delegate Stephen E. Heretick (D-Portsmouth) that would automatically suspend any local or constitutional officer convicted of a felony. On Monday morning, House Bill 2364 passed the House 95-1 and now heads to the Senate.
Del. Heretick, upon taking office in January, introduced HR73 a study to reduce or eliminate the tolls. The VA Department of Transportation is now studying the matter with a report due back by October 1, 2016.