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Today, Delegate Rip Sullivan, for his first piece of legislation as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, introduced a bill that will help take the politics out of the redistricting process.  The legislation would require the General Assembly to use objective, well-defined and specific nonpartisan criteria in drawing Virginia’s state and congressional legislative districts.
Today, Governor McAuliffe's Integrity Commission issued a report making important non-partisan recommendations for improving Virginia's redistricting process.
Today, the U.S. Forest Service reversed course and paved the way for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the George Washington Forest.

Arlington, VA -- Today Virginia’s courts can finally make whole the slogan “Virginia is for lovers” and begin processing hundreds of marriage licenses for loving, committed couples.

Richmond, VA -- Today, Richard C. "Rip" Sullivan, Jr. took the oath of office as Delegate for Virginia's 48th House District. Sullivan won a Special Election on August 19th to fill the seat vacated by Bob Brink, who resigned in June to join the McAuliffe Administration.


On Wednesday, August 27th, Rip Sullivan, the Delegate-Elect in Virginia’s 48th House District, will meet with Republican Speaker Bill Howell. Sullivan is asking supporters to sign a petition urging the Speaker to accomplish Medicaid expansion in September’s Special Session. Sullivan intends to deliver the petition signatures to the Speaker on Wednesday.

Arlington, VA — Today, Rip Sullivan won the Special Election in the 48th House District. Upon receiving news of the victory, Sullivan thanked his family, friends and supporters, and congratulated his Republican opponent Dave Foster on a well-run campaign.

Today, the Virginia Education Association, in coordination with the Arlington and Fairfax Education Associations, endorsed Rip Sullivan for Delegate in the Special Election in Virginia’s 48th House District.

On Sunday, August 17th, Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) will join Richard “Rip” Sullivan for two rallies to kick off the final 48 hours of campaigning in the 48th House of Delegates District before the Special Election on Tuesday, August 19th. The rallies, the first of which will be held at the home of Rip and Beth Sullivan and the second at the home of Patrick and Mary Hynes, are free and open to the public and press. Canvass launches for supporters will also take place at the end of each rally. Please see below for further details.

Today, every member of the Arlington and Fairfax County School Boards, non-partisan elected positions, who currently represent any portion of the 48th House of Delegates district endorsed Rip Sullivan for Delegate. In addition, four of the six school board members who served with Republican candidate Dave Foster during his stint on the school board endorsed Sullivan.