|Virginia House of Delegates District 44|
|January 13, 2010 - Present|
|January 13, 2016|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 3, 2009|
|Next election||November 3, 2015|
|High school||West Potomac High School|
|Bachelor's||James Madison University, 1993|
|J.D.||University of Virginia School of Law, 1996|
|Profession||Co-founding Partner, Surovell Markle Isaacs and Levy PLC|
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.
In the 2012-2013 session, Surovell served on the following committees:
In the 2010-2011 session, Surovell served on the following committees:
Surovell’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- 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."
Surovell’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:
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."
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
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.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 44 General Election, 2013|
|Democratic||Scott Surovell Incumbent||71%||13,438|
|Independent||Joseph A. Glean||28.1%||5,321|
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.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 44 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||Scott Surovell Incumbent||59.4%||8,738|
|Independent||Joseph A. Glean||1.5%||223|
In 2009, Surovell lost his bid for re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates.
In 2011, Surovell received $333,081 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|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|
The top six donors to Surovell's 2009 campaign were:
|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|
In 2013, Surovell’s endorsements included the following:
- Virginia AFL-CIO
- NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia
- Northern Virginia Technology Council
Surovell and his wife, Erin, have four children.
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- Official campaign site
- Virginia House of Delegates biography
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- Facebook profile
- State Delegate Scott Surovell, "On The Issues," accessed September 4, 2013
- Virginia Board of Elections, “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013
- Virginia State Board of Elections - November 2011 General Election Official Results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Virginia Public Access Project - 2009 Campaign Contributions
- State Delegate Scott Surovell, "Endorsements," accessed September 4, 2013
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