Margaret Vanderhye

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Margaret Vanderhye
Virginia House of Delegates District 34
Former officeholder
In office
2008 - 2010
Personal website
Margaret Vanderhye was a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 34 from 2008-2010.

Seeking re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election she lost to Republican Barbara Comstock.[1]

Vanderhye has worked as an assistant to Brent Scowcroft & Henry Kissinger, and as a research assistant with the Brookings Institution.[2]

Issue positions

On her official website, Vanderhye lists her legislative priorities as transportation, education, and energy & conservation.[3]

  • Transportation - "We need dedicated, sufficient, and sustainable transportation funding, and we need to make sure our decisions about growth and our decisions about transportation infrastructure relate to each other in a deliberate, coherent manner"
  • Education - "Our students must be first class critical thinkers, not just great test-takers. We need to continue recruit and retain teachers who are dedicated to their profession and to our children."
  • Energy & conservation - "We need a comprehensive environmental program in Virginia, one that encourages conservation and the development of renewable energy sources. By doing so we can also spur economic development in economically stressed areas of Virginia."

Committee assignments



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Vanderhye lost his bid for re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates.

  • HB 2200 Every Woman's Life Breast and Cervical Cancer Fund; established.
  • HB 2201 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority; created, responsible for research, etc.
  • HB 2202 Greenhouse gas emissions; State Air Pollution Control Board to adopt regulation requiring reporting.[4]

Campaign donors

The top 5 donors to Vanderhye's 2007 campaign:[5]

  • 1. VA Democratic Party $164,319
  • 2. House Democratic Caucus $51,590
  • 3. Vanderhye, Margaret $50,000
  • 4. One Virginia $21,000
  • 5. Moving Virginia Forward $20,538

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Political offices
Preceded by
Virginia House of Delegates District 34
Succeeded by
Barbara Comstock