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Delegate Chris Runion (HD 25)


Bills Sponsored  (Patron) by Delegate Runion 

HB 989: Levels the playing field for local jails and localities by having them be reimbursed appropriately. This will save localities across Virginia, i.e. taxpayers, a great deal. 

HB 1000: Sets requirements for law-enforcement Civilian Oversight Boards, including 25 hours on a Ride-Along prior to joining the board. The legislation will help these boards be more informed and educated on the daily work of law enforcement. 

HB 1001: Creates a specific deadline for the state registrar to amend Death Certificates after receiving correct information. A bill like this will help keep records up-to-date and the government moving faster.

HB 1357: Makes Virginia a leader in the competitiveness of our cigar tax. It would set a specific percentage per cigar up to $.30, whichever would be lesser. 


Bills  Cosponsored (Copatron) By Delegate Runion

Delegate Tony Wilt (HD 26)

Senator Emmett Hanger (SD 24)

Senator Mark Obenshain (SD 26)

Office of the Governor Website, Office of the Lt. Governor Website, Office of the Attorney General Website

Click HERE for link to Youngkin Transition Website

Youngkin Administration - First Year


Feb 7, 2022, Virginia House Republicans Pass Project Ceasefire Legislation, The Republican Standard

[Commonsense anti-violence legislation]

Jan 29, 2022, "We don't need a study"" Health Officials Can't Offer Evidence on Mask Order, Virginia Mercury

Jan 29, 2022, Virginia GOP Seeks to Amend State's Marijuana Law, The Hill

Jan 27, 2022, Gov. Youngkin Plans to Create 'lab school' Partnerships in Virginia, WTOP

Jan 26, 2022, Most Virginia School Districts Disobeying Governor Youngkin's Order to Mak e Masks Optional, The Hill

Jan 23, 2022, Virginia's New AG Removes Two Lawyers at Public Universities, WTOP

Jan 17, 2022, Governor Youngkin Addresses Virginia Joint Assembly, WHSV

Jan 15, 2022, VIDEO: Youngkin Inaugural Ceremony and Spirit of Unity Parade, Youtube

Jan 15, 2022, Taking Office as Virginia's 74th Governor, Youngkin Promises 'New and Better Day", Virginia Mercury

Jan 15, 2022, Republican Glenn Younkin Sworn-In at 74th Virginia Governor, Associated Press

Jan 15, 2022, Cabinet Pick Kay Cole James 'To Change the Trajectory of the Commonwealth', Virginia Mercury

[James to be Secretary of the Commonwealth]

Republican Transition 2021


Jan 14, 2022, Youngkin Names Next Virginia School Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, WTOP

Jan 12, 2022, What to Know About Glenn Youngkin's Newest Covid-19 Advisor Dr. Marty Makary, Virginia Mercury

Jan 12, 2022, Party Leaders Talk 'Kitchen Table' Priorities As Divided Government Returns to General Assembly, Virginia Mercury

Jan 10, 2022, Youngkin Taps Ex-Heritage Foundation Chief as Secretary of the Commonwealth, Daily Signal

Jan 10, 2022, Youngkin Announces John Littel as His Pick for Virginia Health Secretary, Associated Press

Jan 7, 2022, New GOP Leaders Say Virginia to Join Vax Mandate Challenges, Associated Press

Jan 7, 2022, Youngkin Policy Set for Head-on Collision With University Administrators, The Republican Standard

Jan 7, 2022, Virginia House Won't Have Mask, Vaccine Mandates This Year, WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke

Jan 7, 2022, Youngkin Names Transportation and Commerce Secretaries, Washington Post

Jan 6, 2022, Youngkin Announces Labor Secretary Pick, VEC Fix, Associated Press

Jan 6 2022, Youngkin Taps Trump's ex-EPA Head Andrew Wheeler for Virginia Secretary of the Environment, Associated Press

Dec 31, 2021, Wexton, Luria, Spanberger Cynically Hang Northam's Problems on Youngkin, The Republican Standard

Dec 31, 2021, Gilbert Ready to Take on Powerful House Speaker Job, Daily News Record

Dec 29, 2021, House Speaker Gilbert Announces New Committee Chairs, The Republican Standard

[Rockingham's Del. Wilt will chair Public Safety Committee]

Dec 25, 2021, How Virginia Schools Became 2021's Defining Issue, The Republican Standard

Dec 25, 2021, Youngkin Continues to Build Impressive Cabinet, The Republican Standard

[Stephen Edward Cummings selected for Finance Secretary]

Dec 23, 2021, Youngkin Introduces Bipartisan Plan to End Gruesome Crime, The Republican Standard

Dec 22, 2021, Glenn Youngkin Participates at Richmond Habitat for Humanity Project, Habitat for Humanity

Dec 21, 2021, Caren Merrick Selected for Virginia Secretary of Commerce, The Republican Standard

Dec 20, 2021, Youngkin Taps Guidera for Secretary of Education, The Republican Standard

Dec 20, 2021, Northam's Loaded Legacy Budget Co-Ops Youngkin - Dispenses Holiday Sugar Plums, Virginia Mercury

Dec 18, 2021, Virginia's State Schools Superintendent Stepping Down; Youngkin Names Education Secretary, Virginia Mercury

Dec 18, 2021, You Might Have Missed It, But Real Diversity Was At Play in the Parent-Led Rebellion in Virginia, Daily Caller

Dec 15, 2021, Youngkin Commended for Promise to Withdraw Virginia from Dangerous Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, The Republican Standard

Dec 10, 2021, Another Recount Ends in 91st House District - Solidifying GOP Gains, The Republican Standard

Dec 9, 2021 Youngkin Inauguration Plans Include Pricey Dinner and Musical Act, Associated Press

Dec 8, 2021, Youngkin Pledges to Pull Virginia Out of Carbon Market by Executive Order, Virginia Mercury

Dec 4, 2021, Winsome Sears' Plan to Uplift Inner Cities, The Republican Standard

Dec 4, 2021, Youngkin Makes Day One Promise for Businesses, The Republican Standard

Dec 3, 2021, Democrats' Recount Fails - Republican Takeover Official, The Republican Standard


Dec 1, 2021, Youngkin Says He Wants Virginia to the be the Most Military-Friendly State in America, Washington Examiner

Nov 29, 2021, Winsome Sears To Begin Historic New Chapter as Virginia Lieutenant Governor, The Hill

Nov 27, 2021, Youngkin Tests Activists' Patience As He Pushes Abortion and Guns Aside, Washington Post

[The WP is already trying to undermine Youngkin's grassroots support before he is inaugurated]

Nov 19, 2021, Gov-Elect Youngkin Appoints Heritage Foundation President Kay James as Transition Co-Chairman, The Republican Standard

Nov 14, 2021, Gilbert Nominated as Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, Associated Press


Nov 13, 2021, History-Making Winsome Sears Ready to Work in Virginia, Associated Press

Nov 12, 2021, Youngkin Reveals Bipartisan Transition Team, The Republican Standard

Nov 8, 2021, Handshake Averts Republic Power Struggle Over Speaker of the House, The Republican Standard

[Del Terry Kilgore will next Speaker]

Nov 5, 2021, Virginia Republicans Outline Ambitious Agenda, The Republican Standard

Nov 5, 2021, Del. Todd Gilbert Announces Bid For House Speaker, The Republican Standard

Nov 5, 2021, Miyares Plans to Re-investigate Potential Parole Board Misconduct, Virginia Mercury

Nov 5, 2021, Virginia AG-elect Jason Miyares Seeks Legal Way to Override 'Social Justice' DAs and 'do their job for them', Fox News

Nov 5, 2021, Virginia Democrats Concede House of Delegates to GOP, Daily Wire

Nov 4, 2021, GOP Agenda Takes Shape in Richmond, Virginia Mercury

Nov 4, 2021, Youngkin, Northam Pledge Smooth Power Transition, Associated Press

Nov 3, 2021, After Victory, Youngkin Looks Ahead to Term as Governor, WTVR  6News Richmond

Nov 3, 2021, Glenn Youngkin Wins Virginia Governor's  Race, Riding Wave of Enthusiasm On Education Issues, Washington Examiner

Nov 3, 2021, Republican Winsome Sears Wins Virginia Lieutenant Governor Race, Washington Examiner

Nov 3, 2021, Winsome Sears, Virginia's Next Lieutenant Governor, Makes History as the First Black Woman to Win Statewide, Daily Signal

Republican Legislative Initiatives in 2022


Election Integrity -On February 3, the House of Delegates passed HB 544, that allows voters to instruct registrars to only give their ballot to someone who presents photo ID.

Safe Schools - As it stands, school personnel are not required to report violent crimes, stalking, threats against personnel, or sexual crimes to law enforcement. HB 4 changes that by restoring mandatory reporting for especially menacing crimes, while maintaining discretion for school officials when it comes to reporting relatively minor offenses.

Educational Opportunity - HB 127 creates opportunity for all Virginia student by strengthening middle school curricula and by restoring a race-blind admissions process to some our strongest schools; our national renowned Governor's schools.


Democrat and Public Response to Republican Leadership

Feb 4, 2022, Democrats Vote Down Key Elements of Youngkin's Agenda, The Republican Standard

Jan 29, 2022, Senate Dems Defeat Ambitious Pro-Gun Bills, The Republican Standard


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