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Senator Saslaw's Blog

On May 8th Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw (35th District) will be recognized by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce for his work on energy policy in the State Senate. Senator Saslaw will receive the Leadership in Energy Award at the  Virginia Chamber’s Board of Directors reception.


“It is an honor to be recognized by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce,” said Senator Saslaw. “I will continue my efforts to protect Virginia’s business-friendly climate in order to create jobs, attract new businesses to Virginia, and make our Commonwealth competitive in the global economy. I look forward to continuing a productive partnership with the Chamber and Business Community.”


Dick Saslaw serves on the Senate Commerce and Labor committee, which deals with legislation related to Virginia’s economy and workforce. His leadership has helped make Virginia one of the best places to do business. These policy efforts have contributed toward keeping the unemployment rate far below the national average. His work has contributed to Virginia being a top destination for businesses to relocate, and allowing our economy to thrive.

On April 12 The Virginia Education Association will recognize Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw (35th District) as Legislator of the Year at its annual convention in Hampton Roads. The VEA is made up of more than 60,000 teachers and school professionals across Virginia.


“Senator Saslaw has earned the Legislator of the Year award because of his effective and tireless advocacy on behalf of Virginia’s teachers, parents, and children,” said VEA President Meg Gruber. “His leadership in the Senate is unmatched when it comes to public education. The VEA wishes to honor Dick Saslaw’s commitment to improving our schools and his outstanding work in the General Assembly that has helped move Virginia forward.”


Dick Saslaw is receiving the award because of his exceptional record in the state Senate on issues related to education. His work on behalf of teachers, parents, and students has helped make Virginia’s public schools the 4th best in America. Senator Saslaw continues to lead the way in making education affordable and accessible for all Virginians.