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J. Chapman Petersen

Democratic — Senator — District 34
Available Terms:
  • 2009-2011
  • 2012-2013
  • 2014-2015

J. Chapman Petersen represents Senate District 34 in the Virginia Senate, is a member of three committees, and is the primary sponsor of 542 bills.

2002 100310.53
2004 195867.31
2006 691166.62
2008 930994.15
2010 157792.03
2012 499783.92

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Capitol Office:

    General Assembly Building, Room 329
    Capitol Square
    Richmond, Virginia 23219
    Phone: 804-698-7534
  • District Office:

    P.O. Box 1066

    Fairfax, Virginia 22038
    Phone: 703-349-3361



News and Blog Coverage

Virginia News Headlines: Friday Morning

Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, February 8. Also, check out President Obama's remarks at the House Democratic Issues Conference at the Lansdowne Resort in Lansdowne, Virginia yesterday. * In heated exchanges at Senate hearing, Brennan defends drone strike policies * How ...

Senate Democratic Caucus Announces 2013 Agenda

Today, Senate Democrats announced their 2013 legislative agenda: Improving Education Expanding Medicaid Virginia Dream Act Transportation Gun Violence Prevention Making it Easier to Vote Improving Education Senator George Barker (D-Fairfax) said, "Historically, Virginia has been third or fourth in the nation in terms of educational achievement. We need to ensure ...

Thoughtful Comments from Senator Chap Petersen on NoVA Traffic Woes

In the thoughtful 2010 editorial below, Sen. Petersen questions whether fixed rail is the right way to relieve traffic congestion in Northern Virginia. COMMENTARY: Unsnarling I-66 Congestion Solutions are at hand to address backups on I-66. By Sen. Chap Petersen Wednesday, March 10, 2010 According to his biographers, Richard Nixon ...

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • HJ 5235

    Celebrating the life of Major General Harold J. Greene.

  • SJ 5070

    Commending Jeff Yost.

  • HJ 5226

    Commending Paula W. Hose.

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  • HJ 5212

    Celebrating the life of Rives Fleming, Jr.

  • HJ 5213

    Commending the City of Fairfax Band Association.

  • HJ 5199

    Commending the Honorable Robert H. Brink.

Recent Votes

HB 5002

Senate sustained Governor's veto Item 25.10

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 1951.0
•••No: 1848.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 5004

Constitutional reading dispensed

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3797.0
•••No: 12.0
•••Other: 00.0
HJ 5102

Motion to refer to Rules reconsidered

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 38100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SJ 5016

Reported from Privileges and Elections

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 15100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SJ 5037

Reported from Privileges and Elections

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 15100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SJ 5022

Reported from Privileges and Elections

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 15100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
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