VaNews for Dave LaRock



LAROCK: WHY DID FREDERICK SCHOOL BOARD OPPOSE LAWMAKERS' BILLS?

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

As students return to school following summer break, let us look at education policies and funding. Clarke and Frederick Counties have many excellent schools, but even here in our community, too many kids are not having their needs met. Constituents tell me of special-needs kids who are denied the opportunity of reaching their full potential, even after years of parents pleading and sometimes resorting to litigation.

Dave LaRock, R-33rd, is a member of the House Education Committee.

VaNews August 21, 2017



GOVERNOR TOURS AREA BUSINESS EXPANSIONS

By ALEX BRIDGES, Northern Virginia Daily

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe lauded business booms in the fields of wood, metal and plastic in northern Frederick County on Wednesday. McAuliffe along with other local, state and national politicians cut ribbons (and boards) ... U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-McLean, joined McAuliffe along with state Del. Dave LaRock, R-Hamilton, members of the Frederick County Board of Supervisors and other local officials for the first of the governor’s stops.

VaNews August 10, 2017



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