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David Toscano
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Virginia House of Delegates District 57
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday06/28/1950
Place of birthSyracuse, NY
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
David J. Toscano is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 57. He was first elected to the chamber in 2005. Starting in 2012, Toscano served as Minority Leader.

Biography

Toscano is an attorney with the firm Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, Ltd. Prior to his election to the House, he served on the Charlottesville City Council from 1990 to 2002, and as Mayor from 1994 to 1996.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Toscano served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Courts of Justice
Rules
Transportation

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Toscano served on the following committees:

Issues

  • HB 1833 Indoor Clean Air Act; allows localities to exceed requirements that regulate smoking.
  • HB 2157 Biodiesel & green diesel; all diesel fuel sold, etc. in State to consumers to contain at least 2%.
  • HB 2158 Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Transit Authority; established.[2]

Campaign themes

2011

Toscano’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Reproductive choice

Excerpt: "The Constitutional Right to freedom of reproductive choice must remain legal, and its exercise safe and rare."

  • Transportation

Excerpt: "Land use and transportation needs are inextricably linked. To move our citizens and commerce, we need to ensure that our transportation networks are maintained and improved."

  • Economic vitality and opportunity

Excerpt: "To compete and thrive in the 21st Century, we will need to reinforce our economic vitality and redouble our efforts to expand opportunity for all citizens to participate in the wealth and success of the region."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Toscano won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 57. Toscano ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary. He was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[4]

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Toscano won re-election to District 57 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He won the Democratic nomination and defeated Robert Brandon Smith III (I) in the November 8 general election.[5]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 57 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Toscano Incumbent 80.8% 10,949
     Republican Robert Brandon Smith III 19.2% 2,600
Total Votes 13,549

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Toscano was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.[6]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 57 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Toscano (D) 14,071
Robert Smith, III(I) 3,848

Delegate Toscano discusses minimun wage issues

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Toscano received $256,134 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Toscano's campaign in 2011
Virginia Democratic Party$11,294
Grisham, John$5,000
Williamson, Ms Roberta$5,000
Berkmar 29 JL Inc$3,000
Fried, Mrs Barbara J$3,000
Total Raised in 2011 $256,134
Total Votes received in 2011 10,949
Cost of each vote received $23.39

2009

The top five donors to Toscano's 2009 campaign:[8]

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia House Democratic Caucus $13,220
M.W. Arlen $10,000
Hunter E. Craig $7,000
S. Sonjia Smith $4,500
Medical Society of Virginia $4,000

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