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.