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  |Last election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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  |Last election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
 
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  |First elected = November 3, 2009
 
  |First elected = November 3, 2009
 
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  |Next election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Scott Surovell''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 44 since 2010.  
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Scott A. Surovell''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing [[Virginia House of Delegates District 44|District 44]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2009.
  
Surovell has a B.A. in Political Science from James Madison University and a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.  He is a co-founding partner in the law firm of Surovell Markle Isaacs and Levy PLC.
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==Biography==
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Surovell has a B.A. in Political Science from James Madison University and a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.  He is a co-founding partner in the law firm of Surovell Markle Isaacs and Levy PLC.<ref name=bio>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/115805/scott-surovell#.U3TnEC_iBwc ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2014-2015===
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At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Surovell served on the following committees:
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===2012-2013===
 
===2012-2013===
In the 2012-2013 session, Surovell served on the following committees:
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In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Surovell served on the following committees:
* [[Counties, Cities and Towns Committee, Virginia House|Counties, Cities and Towns]]
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* [[Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee, Virginia House|Militia, Police and Public Safety]]
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===2010-2011===
 
===2010-2011===
In the 2010-2011 session, Surovell served on the following committees:
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In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Surovell served on the following committees:
* [[Science and Technology Committee, Virginia House|Science and Technology]]
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* [[Counties, Cities and Towns Committee, Virginia House|Counties, Cities and Towns]]
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{{Committee Assignments
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2013====
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Surovell’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://scottsurovell.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=64&Itemid=183 ''State Delegate Scott Surovell'', "On The Issues," accessed September 4, 2013]</ref>
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*'''My Vision For Improving U.S. 1
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Excerpt: "In the long term, the Yellow Line should be extended ten miles from Huntington, under Beacon Hill, through Hybla Valley, Woodlawn, and Fort Belvoir and should end in Lorton. Preferably below ground.  This is less than one-half the distance of the new twenty-three-mile Silver Line.  I believe bus rapid transit in dedicated bus lanes can provide mid-term relief until funding for a Metro Extension is in place."
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*'''Preserving Virginian's Right to Hunt & Fish
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Excerpt: "Keeping our rivers, streams, and lakes clean allows Virginians to enjoy the same activities that I did as a child. Preserving open space is critical to ensuring opportunities to hunt. However, as with all things, there is a time and place for everything, and while the vast majority of gun owners use them responsibly, there are a small number of people who do not. I believe in the right to bear arms to hunt and protect one’s family, but I do not believe that felons, terrorists, or troubled teenagers have a right bear arms that threaten our children."
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*'''Control Spending Through Innovation
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Excerpt: "The government is the steward of taxpayers’ money. All too often, government at every level does not innovate or manage its programs in a cost-conscious way that minimizes taxpayer burdens."
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*'''Invest in Criminal Justice Enforcement
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Excerpt: "While it is easy to say that one is going to be tough on crime and propose new laws criminalizing new behaviors, convicting criminals requires the Commonwealth to actually invest resources in prosecutions. Largely because of television shows, many juries expect first-class forensic services before convicting criminals. As an attorney, I see the effects of these shortcomings daily while defending criminal cases in Virginia’s justice system."
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*'''Move to a Healthy, Clean Energy Environment
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Excerpt: "Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide from coal-fired plants, threaten not only our state, but the entire planet. While the solutions are multiple and require action across the globe, Virginia has a role. In terms of energy efficiency, for example, Virginia ranks 38th among states. We could meet 20 percent of our energy needs through measures like tougher building codes and more conserving commercial lighting and heating."
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====2011====
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Surovell’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:
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*'''Transportation
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Excerpt: "Everywhere Metro has been extended in Northern Virginia, jobs and housing have followed. I will fight to ensure that Mount Vernon receives the same public infrastructure investments as the rest of Northern Virginia."
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*'''Education
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Excerpt: "Virginia must invest in its first-class colleges, expand existing schools and study whether new colleges are warranted by demand and limited capacity. I will fight for our state’s colleges and universities because our society is strengthened and enriched by educated people. Our children deserve the same opportunities that my parents and I enjoyed."
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*'''Curb Congestion, Fight Legislative Obstruction
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2013===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
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Surovell won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 44.  Surovell ran unopposed in the June 11th Democratic Primary.  He defeated [[Joseph A. Glean]] (I) in the general election on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY  ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013]</ref>
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===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
  
On November 8, 2011, Surovell won re-election to District 44 of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].  He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated [[John Barsa]] (R) and [[Joseph Glean]] (I) in the November 8 general election.<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/EB178FD6-875D-4B0D-A295-900A0482F523/Official/8_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections'' - November 2011 General Election Official Results]</ref>
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On November 8, 2011, Surovell won re-election to District 44 of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].  He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated [[John Barsa]] (R) and [[Joseph Glean]] (I) in the November 8 general election.<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/EB178FD6-875D-4B0D-A295-900A0482F523/Official/8_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections'', "November 2011 General Election Official Results," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009]]''
  
In 2009, Surovell lost his bid for re-election to the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].
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In 2009, Surovell lost his bid for re-election to the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2009/37C2EDEB-FACB-44C1-AF70-05FB616DCD62/Official/8_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections'', "2009 General Election Results," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
 
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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*'''Transportation
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Excerpt: "Everywhere Metro has been extended in Northern Virginia, jobs and housing have followed. I will fight to ensure that Mount Vernon receives the same public infrastructure investments as the rest of Northern Virginia."
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*'''Education
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Excerpt: "Virginia must invest in its first-class colleges, expand existing schools and study whether new colleges are warranted by demand and limited capacity. I will fight for our state’s colleges and universities because our society is strengthened and enriched by educated people. Our children deserve the same opportunities that my parents and I enjoyed."
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*'''Curb Congestion, Fight Legislative Obstruction
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Excerpt: "
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*'''Curb Congestion, Fight Legislative Obstruction
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Excerpt: "
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
In 2011, Surovell received $333,081 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=VA&y=2011&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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In 2011, Surovell received $333,081 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=VA&y=2011&f=H&so=O#sorttable ''Follow the Money'',  "2011 campaign contributions," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2009===
 
===2009===
  
The top 6 donors to Surovell's 2009 campaign were:<ref>[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/39301 Virginia Public Access Project - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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The top six donors to Surovell's 2009 campaign were:<ref>[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/39301 ''Virginia Public Access Project'', "2009 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
 
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==Scorecards==
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{{Virginia legislature scorecards|Begin=2012|End=2020}}
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==Endorsements==
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===2013===
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In 2013, Surovell’s endorsements included the following:<ref>[http://scottsurovell.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=638:endorsements&catid=64:on-the-issues&Itemid=183 ''State Delegate Scott Surovell'', "Endorsements," accessed September 4, 2013]</ref>
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* Virginia AFL-CIO
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* NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia
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* Northern Virginia Technology Council
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
  
Surovell and his wife, Erin, have four children.
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Surovell and his wife, Erin, have four children.<ref name=bio/>
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==Recent news==
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==See also==
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*[[Virginia State Legislature]]
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*[[Virginia House of Delegates]]
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*[[Virginia House of Delegates#Standing committees|Virginia House of Delegates Committees]]
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*[[Virginia state legislative districts]]
  
 
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*[http://www.scottsurovell.net/ Official campaign site]
 
*[http://www.scottsurovell.net/ Official campaign site]
 
*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/55b264eb253334fd85257535005773da?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates biography]
 
*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/55b264eb253334fd85257535005773da?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates biography]
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*[http://openstates.org/va/legislators/VAL000131/scott-a-surovell/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=115805 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=115805 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=115805 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=115805 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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Scott Surovell
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Virginia House of Delegates District 44
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 2010 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$170/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolWest Potomac High School
Bachelor'sJames Madison University, 1993
J.D.University of Virginia School of Law, 1996
Personal
ProfessionCo-founding Partner, Surovell Markle Isaacs and Levy PLC
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Scott A. Surovell is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 44. He was first elected to the chamber in 2009.

Biography

Surovell has a B.A. in Political Science from James Madison University and a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a co-founding partner in the law firm of Surovell Markle Isaacs and Levy PLC.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

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

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Counties, Cities and Towns
Militia, Police and Public Safety
Science and Technology

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Surovell’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • My Vision For Improving U.S. 1

Excerpt: "In the long term, the Yellow Line should be extended ten miles from Huntington, under Beacon Hill, through Hybla Valley, Woodlawn, and Fort Belvoir and should end in Lorton. Preferably below ground. This is less than one-half the distance of the new twenty-three-mile Silver Line. I believe bus rapid transit in dedicated bus lanes can provide mid-term relief until funding for a Metro Extension is in place."

  • Preserving Virginian's Right to Hunt & Fish

Excerpt: "Keeping our rivers, streams, and lakes clean allows Virginians to enjoy the same activities that I did as a child. Preserving open space is critical to ensuring opportunities to hunt. However, as with all things, there is a time and place for everything, and while the vast majority of gun owners use them responsibly, there are a small number of people who do not. I believe in the right to bear arms to hunt and protect one’s family, but I do not believe that felons, terrorists, or troubled teenagers have a right bear arms that threaten our children."

  • Control Spending Through Innovation

Excerpt: "The government is the steward of taxpayers’ money. All too often, government at every level does not innovate or manage its programs in a cost-conscious way that minimizes taxpayer burdens."

  • Invest in Criminal Justice Enforcement

Excerpt: "While it is easy to say that one is going to be tough on crime and propose new laws criminalizing new behaviors, convicting criminals requires the Commonwealth to actually invest resources in prosecutions. Largely because of television shows, many juries expect first-class forensic services before convicting criminals. As an attorney, I see the effects of these shortcomings daily while defending criminal cases in Virginia’s justice system."

  • Move to a Healthy, Clean Energy Environment

Excerpt: "Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide from coal-fired plants, threaten not only our state, but the entire planet. While the solutions are multiple and require action across the globe, Virginia has a role. In terms of energy efficiency, for example, Virginia ranks 38th among states. We could meet 20 percent of our energy needs through measures like tougher building codes and more conserving commercial lighting and heating."

2011

Surovell’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Transportation

Excerpt: "Everywhere Metro has been extended in Northern Virginia, jobs and housing have followed. I will fight to ensure that Mount Vernon receives the same public infrastructure investments as the rest of Northern Virginia."

  • Education

Excerpt: "Virginia must invest in its first-class colleges, expand existing schools and study whether new colleges are warranted by demand and limited capacity. I will fight for our state’s colleges and universities because our society is strengthened and enriched by educated people. Our children deserve the same opportunities that my parents and I enjoyed."

  • Curb Congestion, Fight Legislative Obstruction

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Surovell won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 44. Surovell ran unopposed in the June 11th Democratic Primary. He defeated Joseph A. Glean (I) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[3]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 44 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngScott Surovell Incumbent 71% 13,438
     Independent Joseph A. Glean 28.1% 5,321
     Other Write-in 0.9% 162
Total Votes 18,921

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Surovell won re-election to District 44 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated John Barsa (R) and Joseph Glean (I) in the November 8 general election.[4]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 44 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngScott Surovell Incumbent 59.4% 8,738
     Republican John Barsa 39.1% 5,742
     Independent Joseph A. Glean 1.5% 223
Total Votes 14,703

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Surovell lost his bid for re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates.[5]

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Surovell received $333,081 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Surovell's campaign in 2011
Virginia Democratic Party$41,710
Allen Allen Allen & Allen$5,000
Franz, Ms Amanda$5,000
Rice, Mr Edward H$5,000
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association PAC$3,500
Total Raised in 2011 $333,081
Total Votes received in 2011 8,738
Cost of each vote received $38.12

2009

The top six donors to Surovell's 2009 campaign were:[7]

Contributor 2009 total
Democratic Party of Virginia $65,743
Amundson for Delegate $15,000
Edward Hart Rice $10,000
Robert J. Surovell $7,613
Consumer Litigation Associates $7,500
Virginia Trial Lawyers Assoc $7,000

Scorecards

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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2014-2015

In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.

2012-2013

In 2012, the Virginia General Assembly was in regular session from January 11 to March 10. In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 9 to February 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on Reproductive Health and Rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on important legislation affecting business and industry.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on the issue of equality.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record on the issues of the principles of life, marriage, parental authority, constitutional government and religious liberty.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Surovell’s endorsements included the following:[8]

  • Virginia AFL-CIO
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia
  • Northern Virginia Technology Council

Personal

Surovell and his wife, Erin, have four children.[1]

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Preceded by
Kris Amundson
Virginia House of Delegates District 44
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