State Senate–District 35: Richard “Dick” Saslaw (D)

State Senate–District 35: Richard “Dick” Saslaw (D)

Question & Answer


Richard “Dick” Saslaw

Virginia State Senate Candidate Questionnaires

* = Incumbent

District 30

http://www.connecti…">Adam P. Ebbin* (D)

J. Ron Fisher (I), no response received

District 31

http://www.connecti…">Barbara A. Favola* (D)

http://www.connecti…">George V. Forakis (R)

District 32

http://www.connecti…">Janet D. Howell* (D)

District 33

Stephen B. Hollingshead (R), no response received

http://www.connecti…">Jennifer T. Wexton* (D)

District 34

http://www.connecti…">J.C. "Chap" Petersen* (D)

District 35

http://www.connecti…">Richard L. "Dick" Saslaw* (D)

http://www.connecti…">Terry W. Modglin (I)

District 36

http://www.connecti…">Gerald M. Foreman (R)

http://www.connecti…">Scott A. Surovell* (D)

District 37

http://www.connecti…">David M. Bergman (R)

http://www.connecti…">David W. Marsden* (D)

District 39

http://www.connecti…">George Lincoln Barker* (D)

http://www.connecti…">Joseph R. Murray (R)


Town of residence: Springfield

Age: 75

Family: Eleanor (wife)

Education: B S Economics

Offices held, dates: HOD 1976-80 Senate of VA 1980 -present

Occupation and relevant experience: Semi retired; small business owner


Email address:

Name favorite endorsements: VA Education Association; NVTC; Benevolent Police

Statement from Senator Dick Saslaw

Thank you for this thoughtful community service when developing a voter’s guide. As a long serving elected official, Senator Saslaw has a very extensive voting record on key issues. Serving as the Democratic Leader in the Senate (both as majority and minority leader as well), he has demonstrated a unique ability to work with both sides of the aisle as well as both elected bodies in the best interests of Virginians across the Commonwealth. Senator Saslaw is a pro-business, pro-education and pro-choice candidate with key endorsements from many sectors.

This November all 140 seats of the legislature will be elected to new terms. Once the members are sworn in and bills introduced, the Senator will access the best strategies for developing good public policy as well as thoughtful fiscal responsibility. You may find his voting record on line at