|Virginia House of Delegates District 37|
|2006 - Present|
|January 13, 2016|
|Years in position||8|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Bachelor's||College of William and Mary, 1991|
|Master's||Virginia Tech, 1996|
|Place of birth||Fairfax, VA|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Personal
- 7 Additional reading
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Bulova earned his B.A. in government from the College of William and Mary in 1991 and his M.P.A. from Virginia Tech in 1996.
Bulova currently works as a Senior Planner for AMEC Earth & Environmental Incorporated. He has also been Division Director and Environmental Planner for the Northern Virginia Regional Commission. He sits on the board of the Center for Watershed Protection, Brain Injury Services, Incorporated, and is co-chair of Middleridge National Night Out.
In the 2012-2013 session, Bulova served on the following committees:
In the 2010-2011 session, Bulova served on the following committees:
- General Laws
- Housing Subcommittee
- Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
- Chesapeake Subcommittee
- Standards of Quality Subcommittee
- Higher Education and Arts Subcommittee
- HB 1993 Highway maintenance funds; requirements for Commonwealth Transportation Board in allocating.
- HB 1995 Northern Virginia Transportation Authority; adds Cities of Alexandria, etc., to use % of revenues.
- HB 2406 School records; may be received as evidence in cases involving custody of students, etc.
Bulova’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "I have supported several initiatives to streamline the delivery of services. In 2010, I spearheaded successful legislation (HB 208) that eliminated a half-dozen outdated or redundant school reporting requirements to ensure that funding goes where it belongs — in our classrooms. In 2012, I supported and was appointed to the conference committee for HB 1295, which eliminated several outdated mandates on local government and regional government entities."
Excerpt: "...I will continue to advocate for changes in the way that transportation funding is distributed to make it more equitable for Northern Virginia. I spearheaded efforts to change the transportation maintenance formula (HBs 389, 6011, 1993, 1491, and 477) and in 2013 co-patroned legislation to provide Northern Virginia with more representation on the Commonwealth Transportation Board (HB 864). Getting our fair share will continue to be one of my top priorities."
Excerpt: "This year I introduced legislation (HB1674) to provide our localities with more flexibility to innovate while maintaining high standards of accountability. I also spoke on the House Floor against attempts by the Governor to take away education funding for Northern Virginia that recognizes that our cost of living is by far the highest in the state."
- Jobs and Economic Growth
Excerpt: "While there are signs of improvement, much more needs to be done to reduce unemployment and spark economic growth. This requires investing in our transportation infrastructure and education, fostering an environment that rewards creativity and innovation, and reducing regulatory burdens to starting and running a business. In particular, Virginia needs to increase investments in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and our community college system. We also need to reform and streamline our tax system while ensuring that sufficient revenue is generated at the state and local levels to provide needed services."
Excerpt: "Whether you are concerned about the impacts of climate change or the threat to national security posed by our dependence on foreign energy sources, sustainable energy is one of our nation’s greatest challenges. In 2011, I introduced successful legislation that will position Virginia to be a leader in the area of electric plug-in vehicles by eliminating regulatory hurdles that would stifle entrepreneurialism (HB 2105)."
Bulova's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Excerpt: "In addition to new construction, we must adequately maintain our existing infrastructure. The current funding formula not only under-funds maintenance, it is also unfair to Northern Virginia."
Excerpt: "I successfully passed HB 1994 to increase Virginia’s renewable energy goal to 15% by the year 2025. This legislation, and others like it, will protect consumers in the long-run from volatile energy prices caused by our reliance on fossil fuels."
- Illegal immigration
Excerpt: "I have consistently supported common-sense measures to strengthen penalties against businesses that knowingly violate our immigration laws and to ensure that our State agencies are sharing information on immigration status."
Bulova won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 37. Bulova ran unopposed in the June 11th Democratic Primary. He defeated Patrice Winter (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 37 General Election, 2013|
|Democratic||David Bulova Incumbent||60.9%||11,526|
Incumbent David Bulova (D) defeated a Republican lobbyist opponent in 2011 with almost 60 percent of the vote, but observers thought that Winter, a former Fairfax City Council member and a professor, might have made this seat competitive in 2013. President Barack Obama (D) won 60 percent of the vote in this district in 2012, but Governor Bob McDonnell (R) won this district with 53 percent of the vote in 2009, which was a year when Bulova faced only third-party opposition.
On November 8, 2011, Bulova won re-election to District 37 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated Brian Schoeneman (R) in the November 8 general election.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 37 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||David Bulova Incumbent||59.6%||7,021|
In 2009, Bulova was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated Christopher Declaro and Anna Choi in the General Election.
|Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 37 (2009)|
|David Bulova (D)||12,209|
|Christopher Decarlo (I)||4,471|
|Anna Choi (I)||1,245|
In 2011, Bulova received $304,889 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to David Bulova's campaign in 2011|
|Virginia House Democratic Caucus||$12,000|
|Ajdwoskin & Associates||$9,250|
|Realtorspolitical Action Cmte||$7,328|
|Rice, Edward H||$7,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$304,889|
|Total Votes received in 2011||7,021|
|Cost of each vote received||$43.43|
The top five donors to Bulova's 2009 campaign:
|Suzann W. Matthews||$5,000|
|Northern Virginia Realtors||$5,000|
|Virginia Beer Wholesalers Assoc||$3,250|
|Virginia Assoc of Realtors||$3,000|
Bulova and his wife, Gretchen, have three children.
- Fairfax Times, "David Bulova seeks fifth term in House of Delgates [sic," August 1, 2013]
- Fairfax City Patch, "Former Fairfax City Councilwoman Announces Run for House Delegate," May 7, 2013
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "David + Bulova + Virginia + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Delegate David Bulova official website
- Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Bulova
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions:2009, 2007, 2005
- State Surge - legislative and voting track record
- Richmond Sunlight profile
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- Delegate Bulova Facebook profile
- Project Vote Smart - Delegate Bulova
- Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron
- Delegate David Bulova, "Issues," accessed August 30, 2013
- David Bulova Issues
- Project Vote Smart - Delegate Bulova Issue Positions
- Virginia Board of Elections, “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013
- University of Virginia Center for Politics, Sabato's Crystal Ball, "Republicans Certain to Retain Control of Virginia House of Delegates," August 8, 2013
- VPAP, "House of Delegates District 37," accessed October 3, 2013
- Virginia State Board of Elections - November 2011 General Election Official Results
- Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions
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