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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.

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Virginia’s Mental Health System

Thank you for visiting my website to learn about what initiatives we are working on in Virginia to improve the mental health system. The Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Twenty-First Century created by the resolution I carried this year has begun its work.

If you have a story, recommendations, or would like to get involved, please get in touch with my office at district25@senate.virginia.gov and copy your elected officials on the message if you do not reside in the 25th Senate District. Continued…

News from the 2014 Virginia General Assembly Session

Another Shake-up

On the evening of the 23rd of June 2014, the General Assembly went back into session to consider Governor McAuliffe’s vetoes to the budget. You will recall from my last missive that I suggested that the Governor could use his … 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