As a candidate for Governor, Bob McDonnell will spend 2009 rolling out exciting new policy proposals that are innovative and solve the problems facing Virginia citizens.
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The McDonnell Record
As Bob campaigns for Governor he will be running as the candidate in the race voters know they can trust. Bob’s record of results from his years as a Delegate and Attorney General can be seen all across Virginia. As Attorney General, McDonnell has focused on policies that keep Virginia safe, strong, and prosperous. McDonnell has enacted a 25-year mandatory minimum sentence for violent child sex predators, increased penalties for drug dealers, protected Virginians from terrorist threats, safeguarded private property rights, reduced frivolous lawsuits and made Virginia a national leader in combating internet crimes and identity theft.
During his 3 years as Attorney General, McDonnell has seen 83 of his 94 legislative proposals become law. He has been commended for his work to strengthen Virginia’s mental health laws, crack down on animal fighting, establish a “Senior Alert” to assist in locating missing seniors with mental deficiencies, create a state of the art Sex Offender Registry, and provide new tools for law enforcement involved in online investigations of identity theft, sexual predators, and other 21st Century criminals. The Attorney General created and led Virginia’s Youth Internet Safety Task Force, which received widespread attention for its significant recommendations to improve online safety, and established the ongoing Attorney General’s Task Force on Regulatory and Government Reform. The task force has already made 186 individual recommendations to streamline Virginia’s Administrative Code, and reduce burdensome government regulation.
Prior to his election as Attorney General, McDonnell represented the 84th District, Virginia Beach, in the Virginia House of Delegates for 14 years. In the House of Delegates, McDonnell served as the Assistant Majority Leader and as Chairman of the House Courts of Justice Committee. He was Chief Patron of numerous bills during his career, including Governor Allen’s Juvenile Justice Reform Initiative, Virginia’s historic Welfare Reform legislation, laws to reform drunk driving laws and crack down on sex predators and gangs, legislation to abolish the death tax, protect innocent human life, and legislation to rewrite and improve Virginia’s Public Private Partnership Transportation Act. He also authored legislation and secured funding for the creation of Virginia’s Judicial Performance Evaluation Program to guide the General Assembly in reappointing judges.
Bob’s record of results led The Virginian-Pilot to editorialize:
“Republicans are right to put their hopes in McDonnell, whose conservative credentials paired with his streak of practicality have served him well over a long and productive public life.”
The Virginian-Pilot, March 26, 2008