Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

May 2011

A Memorial Day Message From Mark Obenshain

Tue, 2011-05-31 20:00 -- Mike

Last evening, along with Delegate Tony Wilt, I participated in a small way in a memorial service and the unveiling of a monument for United States Army Specialist Brian Michael Anderson, who was killed in action on June 12, 2010, while serving in Afghanistan. Of the many Memorial Day observances I have attended over the years, this was the most personal and powerful, and it is one that I will carry with me for many years. 

Memorial Day

Sun, 2011-05-29 20:00 -- Mike

For some, Memorial Day, the unofficial beginning of summer, is an opportunity to head to the pool or beach and enjoy a long weekend.  Too often the message of the day is drowned out by the fun and festivities.  It is important that in the midst of the holiday we take the time to remember the true meaning and importance behind this day. 

Happy Memorial Day

Sun, 2011-05-29 20:00 -- Mike

Today, the 145th observance of Memorial Day, please take a moment to honor our men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. For those of you who don't know, Memorial Day was originally celebrated as Decoration Day. The first observance of the holiday occured in Waterloo, New York, in May, 1866. It was not called Memorial Day until after World War II, and in 1967, Congress officially changed the name.

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Update from Sen. Ruff: The New 15th Senate District

Mon, 2011-05-16 20:00 -- ajohnston

We had a good turnout at the 2011 Campaign Kick-off at the Arrowhead Gun Club as Tommy Wright and I kicked off our campaigns!  We thank you for your support! 

For those of you who were not able to come, below is a press release of the event as well as descriptions of the new 15th Senate District and 61st House District.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding the 15th Senate District, please let me know.  

My office number is 434-374-5129 or you can reach me through our email