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Friday, May 25, 2012

Intern with Delegate Surovell

Now that school is almost out, the internship season begins and we always have a need for interns around the office.  Interns with Delegate Scott Surovell can be expected to do the following kinds of activities:
  • Voter Data Entry
  • Finance Data Entry
  • Data Mining
  • Research Constituent Requests
  • Processing Mail
  • Assistance with Events
  • Drafting Press Releases
  • Website Maintenance
  • Policy Research
  • Canvassing Constituents
If you know, or are, a college student or recent graduate who will be in the Mt. Vernon/Lee/Alexandria/Fairfax area during the summer and would like to work as an intern, please fill out our form and email a resume and brief writing sample to scottsurovell@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Memorial Day Little Hunting Creek Cleanup PART II!

Last month, I led a cleanup of a site on Little Hunting Creek off Janna Lee Avenue where we recovered 49 shopping carts and 550 pounds of trash.  Here are pictures below.


There are still 30 more shopping carts that need to be removed and this weekend we are headed back out to make another dent.

Little Hunting Creek Cleanup Part II
Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, May 26, 2012
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
7950 Seven Woods Drive
Alexandria, VA 22309

CLICK HERE TO RSVP
RSVP with Delegate Scott Surovell delssurovell@house.virginia.gov or
Megan Howard at 
(571) 249-4484 
In case you have never done it before, it is a terrific activity for elementary school kids.  Picking up litter is a fun and easy way to introduce children to environmental stewardship.  I will provide the bags and gloves.  Just bring your tennis shoes (or boots) and please RSVP so we know how much stuff to bring

Monday, May 21, 2012

2012 End of Session Sine Die Letter

Every year I send out a letter summarizing the General Assembly Session.  Most of us call it our Sine Die Letter named after the motion that is made to adjourn sine die at the end of a session. 

My letter for 2012 appears below the fold.

Also, check out my end of session summaries and my voting record with the following links:

Thursday, May 17, 2012

DMV Works for Veterans!

As part of Governor McDonnell's efforts to make Virginia the "most veteran friendly state" in the country, the Department of Motor Vehicles is initiating a whole new series of measures for veterans.

According to the U.S. Census, 13.1% of the 44th District's residents are veterans.  Also, the 44th District now includes a large part of Fort Belvoir which is part of these efforts.  Hopefully these measures will help make state government more responsive to residents of Mt. Vernon and Lee.

Here is what's in the works.
  • Troops to Trucks
  • Veteran's ID
  • DMV Mobile Visits
  • Military Base Partnerships
  • Homeless Veterans Initiatives
You can read more below the fold.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Weekly Column: Movie Star Tax Credits, A Gay Judge & The Session Ends

The following is my column that will appear in the Mt. Vernon Gazette, the Mt. Vernon Voice and Patch in the week of May 14, 2012
Movie Star Tax Credits, A Gay Judge and the Session Ends 
Well, it’s over. The 2012 General Assembly ended on May 15, 2012 at 2:00 a.m. after a 13-hour House of Delegates’ session involving 117 of Governor Bob McDonnell’s amendments and the election of 40 judges. It was a fitting end to a very contentious session.
The day was not without controversy. This year, we authorized a bonus and raises for state employees for the first time in five years to be funded with unanticipated revenues.  These state employees include state troopers, corrections employees and people who work for the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC), Department of Transportation (VDOT), judges, court clerks, game wardens, and colleges. On a zero to 95 vote, the House of Delegates rejected the Governor’s proposal to allow raises only if employees could find millions of dollars of cuts in 45 days.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Hollin Hall Charlie

Once upon a time, Hollin Hall Senior Center was my elementary school (and my dad's).  In 1983, the school closed and it became the Hollin Hall Senior Center

The 44th District has one of the largest concentrations of elderly citizens in the entire Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.  One of the reasons for that is the popularity of "aging in place" and the services that Fairfax County makes available to my constituents in our community. 

This great movie below produced by Julie Ellis who is the director of the center shows some of the things that go on there today and demostrate why it's an asset to our community (and what a great job Julie does).



It's especially fun for me to watch all of the acitivity in the old cafeteria. Aside from eating there, that was our "gym" and also where I performed as Charlie Chipmunk in kindergarten. It's great to see that it's still being used!

I'm also pretty sure that when the room Hollin Hall Charlie goes into at the begining was the principal's office (not that I would have known where that was). 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Third Annual Cinco de Surovell!



Come out and support Delegate Scott Surovell while enjoying food by Chevy's and beer by Dos Equis!
El Presidente- $5,000
El Jefe- $2,500
Acogida- $1,000
Patrocinador- $500
Benefactor- $250
Patron- $100
Amigo- $25
We cannot accept donations at Fort Hunt Park so please
RSVP ONLINE

Or make your contribution payable to:

Surovell for Delegate
P.O. Box 289
Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121

Paid for and authorized by Surovell for Delegate
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