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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 four committees, and is the primary sponsor of 549 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

Media

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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

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  • SJ 5078

    Commending the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad.

  • HJ 5247

    Commemorating the life and legacy of Maggie L. Walker.

  • SJ 5077

    Commending Swansboro Baptist Church.

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  • HJ 5243

    Commending the Richmond Jazz Society.

  • HJ 5245

    Celebrating the life of William A. Thrall.

  • SJ 5079

    Commending James W. Lintott.

Recent Votes

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HJ 5208

Agreed to by Senate

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 36100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SR 522

Rules suspended

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3794.0
•••No: 25.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 5010

Constitutional reading dispensed

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 37100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 5005

Constitutional reading dispensed

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 39100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 5005

Constitutional reading dispensed

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 39100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SR 524

Rules suspended

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 38100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
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