This week, I returned to Richmond for the General Assembly's reconvened session. We dealt with budget issues, considered bills that the Governor returned with amendments, and voted to sustain or override the Governor's vetoes. We re-enrolled 61 bills, for a total of 799 bills and 1 Constitutional Amendment from the 2023 General Assembly Session. We voted on important issues like intoxicating hemp products, utility rates, and others. You can find a summary of those votes here, and a full list of the legislation we considered here. We also said goodbye to a number of Delegates who gave their retirement speeches on the House floor. To Delegates Murphy, Adams, Plum, Mullin, Gooditis & Filler-Corn, best of luck in your next chapters. You will all be greatly missed!
It was also my last day sitting next to my seatmates Delegates Danica Roem and Suhas Subramanyam who are running for State Senate this year. I don’t know what I did in a past life to be so lucky, but both Danica and Suhas have guided & mentored me - & I’ll be forever grateful. Best of luck to both of them, I know they will make great Senators! We will miss them both!
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I am officially the Democratic nominee in the new 12th House District! Check here to see if you’re in the new 12th District. And, if you are able, please consider donating to my campaign to help me get re-elected. With a new district comes new communities to connect with. Every dollar counts and will go directly to support our efforts to reach new voters and get our message out. It has truly been an honor to serve our community and represent your voices these last few months and I hope you will send me back to Richmond to do it again! The link to donate is: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/hollyseibold Thank you for your consideration! Fire Fighters Endorsement
I am proud to announce that the Fairfax County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics - Local 2068 have endorsed my re-election campaign! “We are proud to endorse Del. Seibold so early in our endorsement process this year. It is a high bar to be considered at this juncture, and an honor we reserve for our elected officials who demonstrate commitment through actions of support.” - Robert Young, President IAFF 2068 FCPS Community Meeting on Fentanyl
From FCPS: Opioid overdoses are on the rise across the country, including in Fairfax County. Most fatal overdoses in Fairfax County in recent years involved fentanyl. Last month, FCPS hosted a conversation on the dangers of fentanyl. During this impactful event, audience members heard testimonials from individuals affected by the opioid epidemic, and learned facts from medical experts and law enforcement representatives. The conversation will continue on Monday, April 24, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Woodson High School. FCPS principals and staff will share what is happening in our schools, and give updates on the work to educate our students and prevent substance misuse. Transportation will be available from select schools throughout the county. View the registration page for details. Visit FCPS' Opioid Awareness webpage for more information. Visit the Fairfax County Government webpage on opioids for ways to take action and get help for yourself or loved ones. FCDC Endorsement Caucus
Democrats in Fairfax: Please be sure to register here to vote in the 2023 Endorsement Caucus for School Board! The deadline is May 5th, so please don’t wait! Newport News Shipbuilders!
On Thursday we traveled to the Newport News Shipbuilding at Huntington Ingalls Industries- the designer & builder of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers & submarines. We toured the newest ship and the submarine facilities. With 25k employees, NNS is the largest industrial employer in VA. Their workers are also represented by the United Steelworkers Local 8888! Music Excellence! Congratulations to Madison High School on again being recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Music Excellence for the 15th year in a row! Madison Junior Starts Youth Zero Waste Project Madison HS Junior, and our campaign's former intern, Jasmine Huang has started the Youth Zero Waste Project. Youth Zero Waste Day is Sunday, April 16th. Pledge to not waste any food on 4/16 and encourage others too as well! Madison Student Selected For National Youth Orchestra! Congratulations to Joshua Thrush of Madison High School who has been chosen for a residency and tour with the 2023 National Youth Orchestra! Joshua, a double bassist, will complete a two-week training residency at Purchase College in New York with professional orchestra musicians. The orchestra will then go on an eight-concert tour from Montreal to San Diego, including a performance at New York City's Carnegie Hall. Congrats, Joshua! We are so proud of you!
Vienna's Volunteer Reception Help Mayor Colbert recognize the hard work of Vienna's volunteers at her Volunteer Reception next Tuesday, April 18! Come to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center St. S, beginning at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided, and the Vienna Jammers will perform. See you there! Happy 150th Birthday to Vienna Elementary School!
Congressional Art Competition! The Annual Congressional Art Competition provides Members of Congress with the unique opportunity to showcase the artistic creativity and talent of high school students from across the United States.
Congressman Gerry Connolly is hosting the competition for all high school students who are residents of the 11th Congressional District regardless of where they attend school; public, private and home-schooled students. Due to space limitations, students may not submit more than two pieces of art.
All entries will be displayed at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia. The exhibit will be open to the public from May 5, 2023 to May 21, 2023.
Learn more here. Earth Week: FCPS Get2Green All students and staff are encouraged to join FCPS Get2Green in celebrating the division-wide Earth Week 2023 from April 17-20. Earth Week is an engaging way to foster conversation and learning about environmental topics that are essential in developing students as environmental stewards and ethical and global citizens. Check the Get2Green Earth Week webpage here for everything you need to get started.
Constituent Meetings My office had the pleasure of attending the Providence District Council meeting to introduce our office and priorities and listen to constituent concerns.
If you would like an introduction to your group, please reach out to our office! ICYMI: Two of My Bills Were Signed Into Law!
HB 2424, which increases access to interpreters in court for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, has been signed into law by Governor Youngkin!
HB 2492, which updates Virginia's Board For People With Disabilities to be in compliance with federal law and locks in critical federal funds, has also been signed into law by Governor Youngkin! ICYMI: End of Session Debrief
In case you missed it, I hosted an End of Session Debrief with Senator Chap Petersen and Vienna Mayor Linda Colbert. If you want to view the full slideshow, click here. Community Input What do you value the most in public spaces? Residents and non-residents of the Town of Vienna can provide input on what the town should do with the former Faith Baptist Church location.
Contact Me If my office can be of any service to you, please send an email to email@example.com or call us at 804-698-1035. Please make sure to also follow us on social media to receive updates throughout the year!
To learn more about Holly, visit hollyseibold.com Holly Seibold for Delegate PO Box 2304 Vienna, VA 22183