Thursday, May 9, 2013
Richmond representatives to discuss upcoming changes to state laws.
The Alexandria Democratic Committee will host a 2013 legislative review session with the five elected officials who represent Alexandria in the Virginia State Capitol on Tuesday, May 14, at George Washington Middle School on Mount Vernon Avenue. State Sens. Dick Saslaw (D-35th), George Barker (D-39th) and Adam Ebbin (D-30th) along with Dels. Charniele Herring (D-46th) and Rob Krupicka (D-45th) will discuss the 2013 session and upcoming changes to state laws. Attendees will also be given an opportunity “to talk to their elected officials about what’s important to them and the local community,” according to a press release. Saslaw is the leading Democrat in the Senate, while Herring is the House Minority Whip. The event is scheduled to …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Alexandria Del. Charniele Herring proposed a $2,500 credit for small businesses employing public university grads.
Tuesday, January 29
By Michael Shuster, Capital News Service A bill introduced by Del. Charniele Herring that would have given Virginia small businesses a $2,500 tax credit for hiring the state's public university graduates was tabled by House subcommittee members who said the offer should also apply to graduates of Virginia's private institutions. Herring represents part of Alexandria's western half. House Bill 1303 would have created an incentive system for small businesses that hired people holding an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from a public institution of higher education in Virginia, giving a $2,500 corporate income tax credit for each new full-time position created and filled after Jan. 1, 2013. Businesses could have claimed the credit after the …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Public comment largely centered on voting rights and health care issues.
State legislators convened at Alexandria City Hall last week to hear public comment on hot topics for their constituents, which included health care and voting rights with various other topics peppered throughout the discussion. Senators Adam Ebbin, D-30; George Barker, D-39; and Dick Saslaw, D-35; along with Delegates Rob Krupicka, D-45, and Charniele Herring, D-46, answered audience questions during the event, hosted by the League of Women Voters. There seemed to be a rare general consensus among the lawmakers and the speakers — mostly senior citizens — on the topic of health care that Virginia should set up a health care exchange. Citizens said the state should establish its own set of regulated health care plans before the federal …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Herring represents central and west Alexandria in the state House of Delegates.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Charniele Herring, the state delegate whose district includes West End Alexandria, has been selected to lead the Democratic Party of Virginia. Herring was voted into the top spot during the party’s Central Committee meeting Saturday morning in Williamsburg. She released the following statement Saturday: "I am humbled by the strength and diversity of Virginia Democrats," she said. "I look forward to fighting every day to ensure we continue to elect Democrats here in this great Commonwealth." Outgoing party Chairman Brian Moran announced his resignation last month. Herring has served in the House of Delegates since 2009 and is currently minority whip. She has told Patch she plans to keep her delegate seat while serving as party chairwoman …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The legislative forum was hosted Friday by SCAN, an organization working to prevent child abuse in Northern Virginia.
State Sen. Barbara Favola and Dels. Charniele Herring and Dave Albo shared their thoughts on Obamacare and children and family legal issues Friday during an Alexandria forum hosted by SCAN, an organization working to prevent child abuse in Northern Virginia. The forum took place as part of a special Child Advocacy Training with Prevent Child Abuse Virginia at Church of St. Clement on Quaker Lane. Favola, D-31st, and Albo, R-42nd, took the opportunity to weigh in on Obamacare and its effects on Virginia. “There are still some people hoping beyond hope that it’s going to go away,” Favola said. “But it is the law of the land now. It survived a Supreme Court decision and it survived an election. “And I can tell you that interest groups you …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Chairman Brian Moran announced his resignation Wednesday.
Charniele Herring, the state delegate whose district includes West End Alexandria, announced Wednesday she is running for chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Virginia following the resignation of Chairman Brian Moran. Herring has served in the House of Delegates since 2009 and is currently minority whip. She told Patch on Wednesday she is not yet aware of any other candidates running for the position. “I’m running because I really want to build on the party’s success, and I think one of my strong suits is organization, and I think the party’s done such a good job,” she said. “And we had such a good turnout in the last election, and the goal is to capture those voters and keep them involved.” Herring said she believes, if elected, she …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
U.S. Senate candidate listens to concerns and issues facing female troops and military spouses.
U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine stopped by Tempo restaurant on Tuesday morning for a roundtable with women veterans and military spouses. The participants touched on everything from health care for troops and their families to the perception of veterans in society. “Veterans have unique experience, skills and leadership training for what I call our ‘talent pool,’” the former Virginia governor said. “They can enrich our communities as civic activists, mayors and police officers.” Kaine used the meeting primarily as a listening session, taking in the unique issues facing women in the military and female veterans. Several spoke of the problems female troops face when it comes to health care on military bases or on naval ships. One participant…
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Members of city's Richmond delegation discuss upcoming legislation.
Alexandria City Council voted to oppose an amendment to the state’s eminent domain law last week following a discussion of its list of 2012 legislative package proposals with Dels. David Englin (D-45th) and Charniele Herring (D-46th). The eminent domain amendment was voted on separately from the rest of the package, passing 5-2 with Councilmembers Frank Fannon and Alicia Hughes favoring the change. Legislation was passed earlier this year to add an amendment to Virginia’s Constitution that will alter the eminent domain law. The legislation must be reenacted during the upcoming session of the General Assembly for it to appear on the ballot during next November’s election. Council Democrats expressed worry that the amendment was poorly …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Democratic candidates handily win City of Alexandria.
The Democratic Party cleaned up in Alexandria on Election Day. Adam Ebbin won his bid against Tim McGhee for state Senate in the 30th District with about 70 percent of the vote. Del. David Englin (D-45th), who ran uncontested, scored 93 percent of the vote with write-ins taking the remainder. Clerk of the Circuit Court Ed Semonian retained his seat in what was thought to be a close race, but ultimately he secured about 65 percent of the vote against Chris Marston. “Not often the clerk race gets this kind of attention,” Clark Mercer, chairman of the Alexandria Democratic Committee, told an attentive crowd at Los Tios restaurant in Del Ray. “Ed personifies someone who cares about his job.” Semonian, who has served as clerk for 32 years, said…
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Delegates Englin, Herring aim to generate support for candidates targeted by Republicans.
Delegates David Englin (D-45th) and Charniele Herring (D-46th) visited with fellow Democrats at a “Politics and Pizza” fundraising effort put on by the Virginia House Democratic Caucus Wednesday night at Del Ray Pizzeria. Englin, who is vice chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, spoke of Virginia Republicans targeting seats to potentially take in the November election, including those belonging to Robin Abbot (D-93rd) and Ward Armstrong (D-10th). “The Republicans are putting millions into those seats,” Englin said. Englin said he believes redistricting will make it a tough election year in the House of Delegates. The Democrats currently hold 39 seats, while the Republicans hold 60. Englin said he would “feel good” if the Democrats came …