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Mandatory Seat Belt Law Proposed for All Vehicle Occupants in Virginia

July 27, 2017News ClipIdea for the seat belt bill came from a West Potomac High student, says Del. Paul Krizek, who is introducing the bill.

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA -- Mount Vernon area Del. Paul Krizek (D-44th) has introduced a bill to require all occupants of a motor vehicle to utilize safety restraints. Current law requires safety belt use only by occupants under the age of 18, drivers, and front-seat passengers, his office said in a news release Tuesday.

The General Assembly will convene Jan. 11 in Richmond for a short session.

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Commentary: Health Bill Horror

July 3, 2017News Clip

The U.S. Senate GOP released their own Health Care bill last week, called the (ACHA). While at the time of this writing, the Congressional Budget Office has yet to score the bill, our state agencies have already analyzed it and assessed its impact on the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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West Potomac Graduates Bid Farewell

June 29, 2017News Clip

Mount Vernon — It’s on to another chapter in the lives of West Potomac High School graduates, 

as they crossed the stage at George Mason University on June 21, with smiles and waves as family and friends looked on.

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Krizek Endorses in House of Delegates Primaries

May 8, 2017Press ReleaseSteve Jansen, Sara Townsend and Kathy Tran give Democratic Party best chance at November victory

Media Contact: Thomas Bowman
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Del. Paul Krizek Endorses in Virginia House of Delegates Primaries

May 8, 2017News ClipSteve Jansen, Sara Townsend and Kathy Tran give Democratic Party best chance at November victory.

Mount Vernon, VA — Delegate Paul Krizek (D- Mount Vernon, Lee) endorsed Steve Jansen, Sara Townsend and Kathy Tran, in their primary campaigns to be the Democratic nominees for the Virginia House of Delegates today.

“I strongly believe these candidates give the Democratic Party the best opportunity for victory in the November General Election,” said Krizek. “Jansen, Townsend and Tran are laser-focused on policies that will bring high-quality jobs to their areas and grow Virginia’s economy.”

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February 23, 2017Press Release






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February 8, 2017Press Release

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Mount Vernon, Va.-- Delegate Paul Krizek (D-Mt Vernon) announced a deal today to establish Sherwood Hall Library as a regular Mobile DMV location. Every third Monday of the month, Sherwood Hall Library will alternate hosting a DMV office inside the building and mobile van.

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Virginia Teen Inspires Stricter Seatbelt Laws

January 17, 2017News Clip

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A local teenager is fighting to change the seat belts laws in Virginia. 

According to statistics, seat belts save more than 15,000 lives a year. However in Virginia, wearing a seat belt is not mandatory if you are 18 and older and sitting in the backseat. Jonathon Tucker is now fighting to change this. 

When he was studying for his driving test, he realized his friends who were 18 and older and would be riding in his backseat, wouldn't have to wear seat belts and that concerned him.

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Thank You for Your Service

November 11, 2016Blog Post

This Friday we take time to honor our veterans and their families. After World War I came to a close on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, November 11th became an important day of observance. It was first called “Armistice Day” to commemorate the signing of the Armistice with Germany ending the war. It was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

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Hospital Praised as Community Anchor

September 29, 2016News ClipCelebrating Community Day and 40th anniversary of Mount Vernon Hospital.

Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital partnered to co-sponsor Community Day and the hospital’s 40th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Sept. 24.

This is the fourth year the chamber sponsored a Community Day to recognize and celebrate local businesses, non-profits and Mount Vernon and Lee residents. Since Mount Vernon Hospital was planning to celebrate its 40th anniversary, the chamber decided to join celebrating Community Day simultaneously with Mount Vernon hospital.

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