Voting and Redistricting

I fight against gerrymandering.

I favor redistricting by an independent, nonpartisan redistricting commission. Serving on the House Privileges and Elections Committee, I’ve had a front-row seat as the Republicans refused to put an end to gerrymandering. If the Constitutional amendment on Redistricting passes it is imperative to have the strongest enabling legislation in place to assure a fair and transparent process. The legislation provides the safeguards we need to stop gerrymandering and to bring public participation into the process, mandating the criteria and assuring that those who have a personal stake are unable to control the Redistricting process. I am proud to be a cosponsor of this enabling legislation.

 

I support legislation that makes it easier to vote in Virginia.

I cosponsored no excuse absentee/early voting. I support same-day voter registration. I cosponsored legislation to remove the disqualification of felons for voting. I sponsored legislation empowering students to be informed of their registration.

  • I sponsored legislation to allow registrars to call or email when voter registration applications are rejected for minor errors. GMU students requested the legislation because many students do not have street addresses and do not regularly check their campus mailboxes.​

I support campaign finance reform.

I cosponsored legislation requiring online media ads to disclose who place and/or promoted the ad. I co-sponsored a bill to prohibit the personal use of campaign funds, which despite bipartisan support, failed in the Senate. I want to limit PAC spending and donations.