As a legislator, I have cast something on the order of 50,000 votes. Before each vote I have to ask myself, “Is this going to make most people better off ?”
The cumulative effect of all those votes begin to shape what kind of state Virginia is, and will be, for future generations.
As I continue to face the many difficult issues coming before the General Assembly each year, I think of my family and all the families I represent. That is the reason I can proudly say, “I am not interested in ‘being’ a state senator, I am interested in ‘serving’ as your state senator.”