Vivian Watts

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Vivian Watts
Virginia House of Delegates District 39
Incumbent
Assumed office
1996
Current term ends
January 2012
Political party Democrat
Profession Marketing/Realtor
Website Vivian Watts
Vivian Watts is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 39 since 1996. She previously served from 1982-1986

She won re-election in 2009, defeating Joseph Bury, James Leslie, and Matthew Cholko in the general election.[1]

Watts 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.[2]


Delegate Watts discussing her projects

Issue positions

Watts' answers to the Virginia State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available. When asked what her top priorities were, she responded:[3]

  • 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.

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

  • 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. [4]

Major donors

The top 5 donors to Watts' 2009 campaign:[5]

Contributor 2009 total
Medical Society of Virginia $4,500
Virginia Dental Assoc $3,000
Dominion $2,500
Northern Virginia Assoc of Realtors $2,500
VTCA - PAC $2,000

External links

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
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Virginia House of Delegates District 39
1996–present
Succeeded by
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