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Filler-Corn is running for re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 41.  Filler-Corn ran unopposed in the June 11 [[Democratic]] primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
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Filler-Corn won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 41.  Filler-Corn ran unopposed in the June 11 [[Democratic]] primary. She defeated [[Fredy Burgos]] (R) and [[Christopher DeCarlo]] (I) in the general election on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' "Unofficial Results - General Election," accessed November 5, 2013]</ref>
 
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Revision as of 22:37, 5 November 2013

Eileen Filler-Corn
Eileen Filler-Corn.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 41
Incumbent
In office
March 2010 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedMarch 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sIthaca College, 1986
J.D.American University - Washington College of Law, 1993
Personal
Birthday06/05/1964
Place of birthNew York, NY
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Eileen Filler-Corn is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 41. She was first elected to the chamber on March 2, 2010, defeating Republican Kerry D. Bolognese a special election. Filler-Corn won by 37 votes, and Bolognese did not ask for a recount.[1]

Biography

Filler-Corn earned her B.A. from Ithaca College in 1986 and her J.D. from the American University - Washington College of Law in 1993. Her professional experience includes working as an attorney and in government relations.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 session, Filler-Corn served on the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 session, Filler-Corn served on the following committees:

Subcommittee #3 (Militia, Police and Public Safety), Member Subcommittee #4 (Transportation), Member

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Filler-Corn’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Transportation

Excerpt: "Again this year, our region was ranked as having the worst traffic congestion in the entire country, and the situation is becoming worse every year. To face this challenge directly, I joined with 59 of my House colleagues (35 Republicans and 24 Democrats) to help pass a comprehensive transportation package that will allow us to move forward in alleviating congestion, repairing deteriorated pavement conditions, and constructing needed new roadways."

  • Budget and Medicaid Expansion

Excerpt: "On the final day of this year’s legislative session, the House of Delegates and State Senate approved the Budget bill, by passing amendments to the biennial budget. It was truly a historic moment in the Virginia General Assembly, as we agreed on a way forward to expand Medicaid coverage to nearly an additional 400,000 Virginians desperately in need of adequate health care options."

  • Education

Excerpt: "Part of Governor McDonnell’s education reform plan to label schools with letter grades, and creating a statewide entity to take over schools designated as failing, was approved by the General Assembly without my support. My bill, HB 2199 did not advance from the House Appropriations Committee after being referred by the Education Committee. This bill was intended to increase the numbers of students eligible for expedited retakes of the Standard of Learning tests given to the Commonwealth’s public school students."

  • Voting Rights

Excerpt: "My bill, HB 1774, which would have extended voting hours from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the benefit of commuters and all voters, did not advance out of Subcommittee. In fact, a number of bills were passed that will make voting more difficult rather than easier for voters. Legislation was passed that requires photo identification in order to vote, which will negatively impact voters who do not have a birth certificate and will force voter registrars to purchase costly equipment to provide a substitute ID for those who request it."

2011

Filler-Corn’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Protect Our Schools

Excerpt: "...as a local leader who spent five years on the PTA board, I’ll strongly oppose massive cuts to our world-class schools. Strong schools are not only important because of our kids, but because good schools protect property values and attract good jobs to our area. And it’s why I am so focused on cutting wasteful spending elsewhere – because the last place we should be cutting is from our future."

  • Cut Wasteful Spending to Improve Our Economy

Excerpt: "We have to cut waste, not our schools. That is why I have a plan to require on-going, professional audits of all state agencies to find waste and identify places to cut costs. I want to give incentives to state employees to root out waste by rewarding whistle blowers and waste-cutters."

  • Finding Transportation Solutions

Excerpt: "Time on the road is time better spent with your family. I want to help end the gridlock by giving a tax-break to businesses that let employees work from home and have flex times, improving bus and METRO to make them even more efficient, bring good paying jobs to our area to decrease commute times, and fight for our fair share so our transportation dollars don’t get shipped downstate. And while finding transportation solutions is a priority, I do not believe that our kids should compete with roads for taxpayer dollars."

  • Fighting for Our Seniors

Excerpt: "Our seniors have worked hard to build a home and a life in a community that they care about and they deserve the best. With my parents and in-laws living nearby, and her volunteer work at senior centers, I see the issues affecting seniors. That’s why I will fight against cuts to programs that help seniors in their own homes, whether it is in-home care or programs like Meals-On-Wheels."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Filler-Corn won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 41. Filler-Corn ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary. She defeated Fredy Burgos (R) and Christopher DeCarlo (I) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[3]

Race snapshot

See also: 2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates

Incumbent Filler-Corn was first elected to the chamber in a 2010 special election, and she won by only 37 votes. Despite that narrow victory, her only opposition after redistricting in 2011 was a Libertarian candidate who managed to garner over 30 percent of the vote. This cycle, Filler-Corn faced Republican challenger Fredy Burgos and anti-corruption activist and rap video producer Christopher DeCarlo (I) in a race for this district that gave President Barack Obama (D) 57 percent of the vote in 2012 and Governor Bob McDonnell (R) 53 percent in 2009. DeCarlo's presence in the race could have complicated matters for Filler-Corn, and he is an experienced candidate after frequent runs for office, but he had not raised any money for his campaign as of September 2013.[4][5] [6]

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Filler-Corn won re-election to District 41 of the Virginia House of Delegates. She was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated Mike Kane (L) in the November 8 general election.[7]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 41 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEileen Filler-Corn Incumbent 68.5% 11,959
     Libertarian Mike Kane 31.5% 5,509
Total Votes 17,468

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Filler-Corn received $135,908 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eileen Filler-Corn's campaign in 2011
Virginia Democratic Party$34,895
Rice, Edward H$5,500
Mid-Atlantic Community Fund$2,500
GMNB$2,179
Dominion$2,000
Total Raised in 2011 $135,908
Total Votes received in 2011 11,959
Cost of each vote received $11.36

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Filler-Corn’s endorsements included the following:[9]

  • Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
  • Virginia Education Association
  • Virginia and Fairfax County Fire Fighters
  • Northern Virginia Technology Council TechPAC
  • Virginia Association of Realtors

2011

In 2011, Filler-Corn’s endorsements included the following:[10]

  • Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club
  • Virginia Education Association
  • Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
  • Fairfax County Fire Fighters, Police, and Sheriff Deputies
  • 100% voting record from the League of Conservation Voters

Personal

Filler-Corn and her husband, Robert, have two children.

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