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Barbara Favola

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Barbara Favola
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Virginia State Senate District 31
Incumbent
In office
2012-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$178/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Barbara A. Favola is a Democratic member of the Virginia State Senate, representing District 31. She was first elected to the chamber in 2011.

Biography

Barbara has served as a member of the Arlington County Board since 1997. She served as Chairman in 2000, 2004 and 2009 and Vice Chairman in 1999, 2003 and 2008.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Favola served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

Favola's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Public Education
Excerpt: "Funding K-12 education is the best investment the Commonwealth can make. The State must honor its partnership with local governments in this important area."
  • Environment & Green Jobs
Excerpt: "Creating green jobs and increasing the utilization of sustainable resources are issues that the Commonwealth should focus on to ensure that our economy remains competitive. "
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "Northern Virginians spend hours in their cars commuting back and forth to work everyday. Barbara believes we must come up with new and innovative ways to improve our roads and decrease commuter times."
  • Women's Health
Excerpt: "She is a lifelong pro-choice advocate who has worked hard to make mammograms affordable, to protect a woman's right to choose and to end domestic violence."
  • LGBT Equality
Excerpt: "Barbara strongly believes that same-sex couples should enjoy the same rights, benefits and responsibilities as their straight counterparts."
  • A Community for Everyone
Excerpt: "On the Arlington Board, Barbara focused particular attention on programs to support and integrate individuals with intellectual disabilities"

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Favola won election to District 31 of the Virginia State Senate. She defeated Jaime Areizaga-Soto in the August 23 primary. Favola defeated Caren Merrick (R) in the November 8 general election.[1][2]

Virginia State Senate, District 31 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Favola 58.2% 24,349
     Republican Caren Merrick 41.8% 17,484
Total Votes 41,833


Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Favola received $659,761 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Personal

Favola and her husband, Doug Weik, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Whipple
Virginia State Senate District 31
2012–present
Succeeded by
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