Senator Creigh DeedsThank you for all of your support and encouragement. You can read my weekly Session Newsletters on this website and track legislation on Virginia’s Legislative Information System website. The General Assembly website has a wealth of information about our state legislature.

It continues to be my high honor to serve you in the Senate of Virginia. Should you have concerns, questions or views you wish to share, please contact me at (434) 296-5491 or district25@senate.virginia.gov.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Best, Creigh Deeds

2015 Session Countdown

Industrial Hemp

The 2015 General Assembly Session is just around the corner. A number of bills have already been introduced, which you can review here. Over the next two months I will spotlight a bill or two of interest every week and hope to solicit feedback from constituents.

During the 2014 Session and over the summer, advocates for industrial hemp visited my office to discuss the merits of legalizing industrial hemp in Virginia. Delegate Joseph Yost sponsored House Bill 1277 to permit the cultivation of industrial hemp. The possibilities for use of industrial hemp are too great to ignore, and I support a thorough examination of what Kentucky and other states are doing, and the potential impact this industry may have in Virginia.

I look forward to the debate on HB 1277 and your input.


News from the 2014 Virginia General Assembly Session

Will the 2014 Virginia General Assembly Session ever end?

The 10th of November saw a reconvening of the Virginia General Assembly during what seems to be a never ending session.  Not since 2001 has the General Assembly been in session this long. While these extended sessions do not often … Continue reading

Senator Creigh Deeds and Delegate David Toscano at Charlottesville's annual Dogwood Parade

Sen. Creigh Deeds and Del. David Toscano at Charlottesville’s annual Dogwood Parade