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Statement of Speaker-designee Cox on SBE refusing to meet to certify election results in HD 28 & 88

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker-designee Kirk Cox released the following statement Wednesday, after the State Board of Elections refused to meet to certify election results in House Districts 28 and 88. “The State Board of Elections exists to be an independent arbiter of our elections, but after the last three days no one could be faulted for questioning the independence … Read More

House GOP attorneys urge SBE to fulfill statutory duty, certify elections

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Attorneys for Virginia House of Delegates Speaker-designee Kirk Cox, the House Republican Caucus and Delegate-elect Bob Thomas sent a letter to the State Board of Elections Tuesday urging the board to fulfill its statutory duty to certify the election results in House Districts 28 and 88. Cox, House leaders, and Delegate-elect Thomas are considering legal action to compel the Board … Read More

House Republicans elect Leadership team for 2018-2019 General Assembly, nominate Cox for Speaker

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The Virginia House Republican Caucus on Sunday unanimously elected its leadership team for the 2018-2019 General Assembly and nominated Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) to serve as Speaker. Delegate Todd Gilbert will serve as House Majority Leader, Caucus Chairman Tim Hugo was re-elected to his fifth term as Chairman, and Nick Rush was elected House Majority Whip. “I am proud to … Read More

Statement of Majority Leader-designee Todd Gilbert on House District 28

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Virginia House of Delegates Majority Leader-designee Todd Gilbert issued the following statement on Democratic allegations involving House District 28. “On Veterans Day, Democrats falsely claimed there were 55 unopened military absentee ballots in Stafford County. While never true and never verified, these claims were widely reported, only to be later proven demonstrably false. Democrats either lied or were flat out … Read More

Statement of Speaker-designee Kirk Cox on completed provisional ballot hearings and canvasses

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker-designee Kirk Cox issued the following statement Tuesday after the results of the election in House District 28 were certified and Bob Thomas was officially declared the winner. “After all canvasses and provisional hearings have been completed, the outcome of the races in House Districts 28, 40 and 94 are unchanged from last week and Republicans … Read More

House Republicans maintain majority in Virginia House of Delegates

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker-designee Kirk Cox released the following statement Wednesday on the 2017 election results. “Based upon the results of today’s canvasses, Caucus Chairman Tim Hugo and Delegate David Yancey have been re-elected, resulting in Virginians electing a 51 to 49 Republican majority in the Virginia House of Delegates. “Unfortunately, we lost a number of capable and dedicated public servants … Read More

House leaders back Gillespie’s call for $1.5 million to fight dangerous gangs like MS-13

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Leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates pledged Thursday to back Ed Gillespie’s call for $1.5 million in funding for the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force. Gillespie announced his plan at a press conference in Northern Virginia. “The House of Delegates will fully support funding for the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force,” said Speaker-designee Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights). … Read More

Statement of House Leadership on 4th Circuit Ruling

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RICHMOND, VA — Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford), Speaker-designee Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Majority Leader-designee Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah), Caucus Chairman Tim Hugo (R-Fairfax), and Majority Whip Jackson Miller (R-Manassas) issued the following statement Friday in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit declaring a 90-year-old cross-shaped monument unconstitutional. “We vehemently disagree with the … Read More

House Republicans to introduce legislation prohibiting release of student information to third party groups

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Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates announced Tuesday that Delegates Joseph Yost (R-Giles) and Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg) will introduce legislation to protect student privacy by prohibiting state colleges and universities from releasing student directory information to third parties without the express written permission of the student.