VaNews for Dave LaRock



DEMOCRATS TAP WALBRIDGE TO CHALLENGE LAROCK IN 33RD DISTRICT

By ONOFRIO CASTIGLIA, Winchester Star (Subscription Required)

In the only local primary race Tuesday it was determined that Loudoun County resident and Democratic candidate Tia Walbridge will run against Del. Dave LaRock, R-Hamilton, in November. The Republican and Democratic parties both held statewide primaries Tuesday. Locally, the 33rd District (which covers eastern Frederick County, northern Clarke County and Berryville, and Western Loudoun County) was the only area with an intra-party race.

VaNews June 14, 2017



LAROCK: NEW 'RIGHTS' FOR LGBTQ FOLKS?

By DAVE LAROCK, Published in the Winchester Star (Subscription Required)

Responding to Jackson Clark’s Open Forum published March 28, I’m grateful she invited me to the recent panel discussion on LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) issues sponsored by her Valley Equality Project held at Shenandoah University. Speakers on the panel shared the opinion that people choosing a homosexual lifestyle and those who choose to present themselves as inconsistent with their biological sex should be granted new rights on the premise they will otherwise suffer if those behaviors are not granted full legitimacy in school and public policies.

Dave LaRock, R-Hamilton represents the 33rd District in the House of Delegates

VaNews April 24, 2017



SECOND DEMOCRAT WANTS TO CHALLENGE DEL. LAROCK IN 33RD HOUSE DISTRICT

By SYDNEY KASHIWAGI, Loudoun Times

A Waterford resident and long-time investment banker, Democrat Mavis Taintor, has announced her intent to challenge incumbent state Del. Dave LaRock (R) in the House of Delegates 33rd District. Taintor’s run makes her the second Democrat in less than a month to announce plans to challenge Del. LaRock. In February, Round Hill resident Tia Walbridge, a small business owner and farmer, said she plans to seek the Democratic nomination.

VaNews March 6, 2017



LAWMAKERS REFLECT ON GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEGISLATION

By ONOFRIO CASTIGLIA, Winchester Star (Subscription Required)

Area legislators spoke to the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber on Thursday about this year’s General Assembly, which ended Saturday. Taking part were Del. Chris Collins, R-Frederick County; Del. Dave LaRock, R-Hamilton; and Del. Randy Minchew, R-Leesburg.

VaNews March 3, 2017



LEGISLATORS SHARE STATUS OF KEY BILLS FROM SESSION

By ONOFRIO CASTIGLIA, Winchester Star (Subscription Required)

On Tuesday each legislator representing the area took time to reflect on the recent General Assembly session, which closed after a budget vote Saturday. Sen. Jill Vogel, R-Upperville; Del. Randy Minchew, R-Leesburg; Del. Chris Collins, R-Frederick County; and Del. Dave LaRock, R-Hamilton, used the assembly to deliberate on state finances and a range of tax and social reforms.

VaNews March 1, 2017



BILL TO ESTABLISH EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNTS SKIMS THROUGH HOUSE AND SENATE

By ONOFRIO CASTIGLIA, Winchester Star (Subscription Required)

A bill to establish education savings accounts, or ESAs, for public school students enrolled in Virginia has narrowly passed the House and Senate; 33rd District Del. Dave LaRock, R-Hamilton, has said he expects Gov. Terry McAuliffe to veto it. “I have no doubt that the education establishment will continue to throw roadblocks in front of any effort to provide better education options for Virginia’s students,” LaRock said in a prepared statement in January.

VaNews February 23, 2017



DEMOCRAT ANNOUNCES 33RD HOUSE DISTRICT CAMPAIGN

By STAFF REPORT, Loudoun Times

Democrat Tia Walbridge hopes to challenge incumbent state Del. Dave LaRock in the House of Delegates 33rd District. Walbridge, a Round Hill resident, small business owner and farmer, announced plans to seek her party's nomination Monday night. The Republican-leaning 33rd District covers western Loudoun County and portions of Frederick and Clarke counties.

VaNews February 22, 2017



DELEGATE CANDIDATES ANNOUNCE PLANS AT INDIVISIBLE CLARKE MEETING

By JOSH JANNEY, Winchester Star (Subscription Required)

Tenth District Del. Randy Minchew, R-Leesburg, and 33rd District Del. Dave LaRock, R-Hamilton, will be facing competition this fall, as two local women announced Monday night that they intend to run against them in the November elections. Round Hill resident Tia Walbridge is seeking the 33rd District seat while Clarke County resident Wendy Gooditis is seeking the 10th.

VaNews February 21, 2017



LAROCK: SAVING LIVES OF VULNERABLE PEOPLE

By DAVE LAROCK , Published in the Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 20 articles a month)

All people of good will feel compassion for vulnerable individuals who are threatened with harm, while others fiercely defend the view that some human lives have so little value and potential that it is better to discard that life. I have two bills filed so far for the 2017 Session of the Virginia General Assembly. I hope they will both become law and save many of the most vulnerable lives. One will help save the lives of drug addicts by making the anti-opioid drug naloxone more readily accessible to help those who have somehow fallen into a deadly dependence.

VaNews January 13, 2017



TAXES, BUDGET DRIVE LOCAL LAWMAKERS AS GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION BEGINS

By ONOFRIO CASTIGLIA, Winchester Star (Subscription Required)

The General Assembly convenes today for the 45-day 2017 legislative session, which comes ahead of an election important to both major parties. Local delegates Chris Collins, R-Frederick County; Dave LaRock, R-Hamilton; Randy Minchew, R-Leesburg; and Sen. Jill Vogel, R-Upperville, have all stated that they are heading to Richmond to reduce taxes and amend the budget to deal with the anticipated budget shortfall.

VaNews January 11, 2017