|Virginia House of Delegates District 39|
|1996 - Present|
|January 8, 2014|
|Years in position||18|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||University of Michigan, 1962|
|Place of birth||Detroit, MI|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Endorsements
- 7 Personal
- 8 Additional reading
- 9 Recent news
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Watts earned her B.A. in English at the University of Michigan in 1962. She has worked as Executive Director of Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates, a consultant for the United States Advisory Committee of Intergovernmental Relations, and as an author/researcher for the United States Department of Justice Grant.
In the 2012-2013 session, Watts served on the following committees:
In the 2010-2011 session, Watts served on the following committees:
- Courts of Justice
- Criminal Law Subcommittee
- Mental Health Subcommittee
- Constitutional Law Subcommittee
- Subcommittee #2
- Science and Technology
- HB 1895 Estate tax; reinstates federal credit amount State would receive payments from deaths.
- HB 2195 Income tax; in-home health care tax credit.
- HB 2196 Income tax, state; deduction for certified nursing assistants and home health aides. 
- Budget & Taxes
Excerpt: "Fiscal integrity must be maintained which has earned Virginia our long-standing AAA bond rating and rank of best-managed state. Open processes with full discussion of alternative economic viewpoints and actuarial projections are essential – no blue smoke and mirrors."
Excerpt: "No solution can be off the table in tackling this major problem; including enhanced transit, increased road capacity, Department of Transportation accountability and management, coordinated land use, private/public financing, user fees that track inflation, increased state and federal funding to Northern Virginia, intersection improvements, telecommuting, etc."
Excerpt: "Fairfax County's schools and her taxpayers are not treated fairly in the distribution of state public school support. Fairfax schools have larger average class sizes at every grade level than three-quarters of the rest of Virginia's school districts. Smaller maximum class sizes are critical to meeting the needs of mainstream students as well as students with special needs and to retaining teachers in the face of growing teacher shortage."
- Higher Education
Excerpt: "Virginia has some of the best colleges and universities in the country. We must make sure that this history of excellence continues and that there is room for all qualified children coming from Northern Virginia. Higher education must be available based on the student's academic ability -- not on ability to pay -- through financial aid and alternatives to residential universities."
- Human Services
Excerpt: "The Commonwealth of Virginia has a duty to assure that professional standards are met in the delivery of health care for all citizens. For those who cannot provide for their own basic needs, state government actions should enhance the delivery of services; focus on developing maximum abilities that may lead to independence; and not add cost or delay to private, charitable, or local government providers."
Delegate Watts speaking at a 2012 rally for women's rights
- 1. "Mental health services and procedural reforms to address needs identified as contributing to the Virginia Tech tragedy and the needs of veterans who've experienced brain injuries and post dramatic stress"
- 2. "Adequate, sustained, dedicated state transportation funding from broad based taxes that at least matches what Northern Virginia is raising locally"
- 3. "Staffing standards for nursing homes funded by taxing estates of over $5 million that are not family farms or wholly owned businesses"
On November 8, 2011, Watts won re-election to District 39 of the Virginia House of Delegates. She was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated Dimitris Kolazas (I) in the November 8 general election.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 39 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||Vivian Watts Incumbent||76.8%||11,297|
|Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 39 (2009)|
|Vivian Watts (D)||10,391|
|Joe Bury (R)||7,281|
|Matt Cholko (L)||580|
|Jim Leslie (I)||170|
Delegate Watts discussing her projects
In 2011, Watts received $87,185 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Vivian Watts's campaign in 2011|
|Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association||$3,000|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2011||$87,185|
|Total Votes received in 2011||11,297|
|Cost of each vote received||$7.72|
The top five donors to Watts' 2009 campaign:
|Medical Society of Virginia||$4,500|
|Virginia Dental Assoc||$3,000|
|Northern Virginia Assoc of Realtors||$2,500|
|VTCA - PAC||$2,000|
In 2009, Watts’s endorsements included the following:
Watts and her husband have two children.
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- Delegate Vivian Watts official website
- Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Watts
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions:2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999
- State Surge - legislative and voting track record
- Richmond Sunlight profile
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- Project Vote Smart - Delegate Watts
- Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron
- Delegate Vivian Watts, "Vivian's Views," accessed August 31, 2013
- Project Vote Smart - Delegate Watts Issue Positions
- Virginia Board of Elections, "Unofficial Results - General Election," accessed November 5, 2013
- Virginia State Board of Elections - November 2011 General Election Official Results
- Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions
- The Washington Post, "Endorsements in Va. House of Delegates races," October 24, 2009
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