A bill by Del. Chris Runion, R-Bridgewater, has cleared its first hurdle as legislation dealing with individualized education programs, or IEPs, passed a House of Delegates subcommittee Wednesday, 8-0.
The legislation would require the Department of Education to establish guidelines for developing IEPs for children with disabilities
All three delegates that represent parts of Augusta County in the House of Delegates voted against ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday.
John Avoli, R-Staunton; Ronnie Campbell, R-Rockbridge; and Chris Runion, R-Rockingham, were among 41 others who opposed House Resolution 1.
Between the rallies, crammed elevator rides and overall first day scramble, a tucked away hallway on the fourth floor of the Pocahontas Building is quiet.
Few staff members are walking up and down the halls, passing by the office of Del. Chris Runion, R-Bridgewater.
Education, pro-life legislation and state vehicle inspections were among topics members of the community brought up to three delegates representing Augusta County at a town hall Thursday at the Augusta County Public Library.
About a dozen residents of the community met with 20th district delegate John Avoli, R-Staunton, 25th district delegate Chris Runion, R-Rockingham, and 24th district delegate Ronnie Campbell, R-Rockbridge.
The Second Amendment was a quick conversation starter for Monday’s joint town hall with Del. Tony Wilt, R-Broadway, and Delegate-elect Chris Runion, R-Bridgewater, followed by topics of bipartisanship, benefiting veterans and education.
The purpose of the town hall was to allow residents within the 26th and 25th House of Delegates districts to hear Wilt and Runion’s General Assembly priorities, as well as pose questions to the Valley delegates.
The first bill by Delegate-elect Chris Runion, R-Bridgewater, has made it through the Virginia Legislative Information System.
The Arc of Virginia promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and development disabilities while actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetime, according to its website.
Before Chris Runion was elected to the House of Delegates, he was preparing for what would be his newest role in public service.
The delegate-elect from Bridgewater spent nearly every week with former Del. Steve Landes, learning the ins and outs of working at the General Assembly.
Ahead of the 2020 General Assembly session, Augusta County’s delegation answered questions on what’s on the horizon for the region at the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast on Tuesday morning.
John Avoli, R-Staunton; Ronnie Campbell, R-Rockbridge; Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon; and Chris Runion, R-Rockingham identified different first priorities for the upcoming session that convenes Jan. 8, but all agreed that broadband access in rural areas needs to be expanded.
With Democrats controlling the General Assembly when it convenes next month, Valley lawmakers discussed topics of interest as the new minority during Tuesday’s prelegislative breakfast at James Madison University.
Hosted by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, the annual event featured a look into the upcoming session by Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, Del. Tony Wilt, R-Broadway, and Delegate-elect Chris Runion, R-Bridgewater.
dministrators from four area school divisions and representatives of state and national lawmakers gathered at Triplett Tech on Wednesday to discuss four issues of importance to the schools.
Schools represented at the “Take Your Legislator to School” event included Harrisonburg City, and Page, Rockingham, and Shenandoah counties. Lawmakers or their representatives at the meeting included Del. Tony Wilt, R-Harrisonburg; Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave; Kelly Johnston, representing U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia; Jennifer Aulgur, representing Virginia Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg; Jeff Walters, representing Del. Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock; and Emilee Loope, representing U.S. Rep. Ben Cline, R-Virginia, 6th District.