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Wilt, Robinson Win Special Elections; Caucus Back to Full Strength

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In today’s special elections, Tony Wilt and Roxann Robinson were elected to fill the two vacancies in the House of Delegates, returning the Caucus to 61 members. The State Board of Elections has the unofficial returns at its website: HD 26: Wilt Defeats Degner HD 27: Robinson Defeats Brown Delegate-elect Wilt will represent the 26th District, which includes the City … Read More

GOP Line Up for June 15 Special Elections Set

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With House District 27 Republicans’ selection of Roxann Robinson as their nominee, the GOP line up for the two June 15 special elections is set. Robinson, who will run in Chesterfield’s HD 27, joins Tony Wilt, nominee in HD 26, as the Republican ticket for June 15. The special elections were called to fill vacancies caused by the resignation of … Read More

Hugo Elected Caucus Chair

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Richmond, VA (April 21, 2010)–Today, the Virginia House Republican Caucus voted unanimously to elect Delegate Timothy D. Hugo (R-Fairfax) to serve as the Republican Caucus Chairman. The position, previously held by former Delegate Sam Nixon, was left vacant when Nixon resigned to become Chief Information Officer of the Virginia Information Technology Agency (VITA). “As recognized leader within the Caucus, Tim … Read More

Governor Calls June 15 Special Elections

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Gov. McDonnell issued writs ordering special elections on June 15 in House District 26 (Harrisonburg and Rockingham County) and House District 27 (Chesterfield) to fill the vacancies created by the resignation of Delegates Sam Nixon and Matt Lohr. Nixon resigned to become the Commonwealth’s Chief Information Officer, leading the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA). Lohr resigned to become Commissioner of … Read More

Governor Signs GOP Delegates Jobs Bills

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Governor McDonnell traveled to the Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon today to sign key job creation and economic development bills, many of which were carried by Caucus members: Del. Sam Nixon’s HB 523, which provides capital gains tax relief for investments in science and biotech startups. Del. Jim LeMunyon’s HB 792, which makes relocating to Virginia easier for businesses … Read More

Nixon to lead VITA as Commonwealth’s new Chief Information Officer

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Gov. Bob McDonnell named Del. Sam Nixon (R-Chesterfield) to be the Commonwealth’s new Chief Information Officer, leading the Virginia Information Technology Agency (VITA), effective April 5. In making the appointment, McDonnell said, “Sam and I served together for twelve years in the House of Delegates. During that time I came to greatly admire and respect Sam’s intellect, character and understanding … Read More

Republicans Highlight Success at Session Midpoint

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and House Majority Caucus Chairman Samuel A. “Sam” Nixon, Jr. (R-Chesterfield) today highlighted the many legislative successes so far by members of the Republican Majority Caucus through the halfway point of the 2010 Session of the Virginia General Assembly.  The announcement comes at the 2010 session’s midway mark, commonly referred to … Read More

McDonnell Highlights House Republicans in State of the Commonwealth

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Governor McDonnell highlighted the great policy initiatives led by Republican members of the House in his first State of the Commonwealth Address: Caucus Chairman Sam Nixon‘s bill will grant an income tax exemption for qualified investments by technology and science startup businesses. HB 523. Delegate Terry Kilgore will help the Governor create an energy corridor in Southern and Southwest Virginia. … Read More