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ALEXANDRIA, VA.  – Yesterday, Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) completed filing for re-election for the Virginia House of Delegates’ 43rd District seat. Delegate Sickles has served in the House of Delegates for more than 13 years and is seeking his 8th term in office.

ALEXANDRIA, VA  – Federal District Judge Claude M. Hilton today extended Virginia’s voter registration deadline until 11:59 p.m., tomorrow, Friday, October 21, 2016. 

On the previous October 17, 2016, deadline, the Department of Elections online registration system crashed due to historic and unprecedented activity.  According to one county registrar, thousands of citizens were denied access to the November  8 election. 

ALEXANDRIA, VA.  – Today, Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30) and Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) introduced legislation in their respective bodies of the General Assembly to repeal Article I Section 15-A of the Constitution of Virginia and §§ 20-45.2 and 20-45.3 of the Code of Virginia.

ALEXANDRIA, VA.  – Last night, Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) and Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30) addressed citizens at the Montebello Community Center about the 2016 General Assembly. They covered a variety of subjects, ranging from the new FY17-FY18 Biennium budget, updates on car title lending legislation, proffer reform, and other critical issues.

ALEXANDRIA, VA.  – This morning, Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) and Supervisor Jeff McKay (Lee) met with representatives from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to discuss the 2016 spring paving schedule for Lee District.

ALEXANDRIA, VA.  – Delegate Mark Sickles released the following statement after the Washington Metropolitan Area Metro Authority (WMATA) announced this afternoon that all Metrorail service would be suspended, starting midnight tonight for 29 hours.

BALTIMORE, Feb. 22 – Legislators from three states unveiled their innovative plan for congressional redistricting reform today in Baltimore. Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia have been cited as examples of partisan gerrymandering that lets politicians pick their voters.

RICHMOND, VA – Today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed HB 773, a bill to allow people who hold certain religious beliefs about same-sex marriage, extramarital sex, and transgender people to legally practice discrimination.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

CONTACT: Jacqueline Hixson, (770) 362-2408

Republicans Vote Against Making Voting Easier

RICHMOND, Va. – This morning, at a 7:30 a.m. committee meeting in which the location had changed and day of the meeting had been moved up by two days, Republican members of the Privileges and Elections – Elections Subcommittee essentially killed four bills (the only four bills heard, all patroned by Democrats) that would make the process of voting easier and more accessible for already-eligible voters.

RICHMOND, VA – In the first week of the 2016 General Assembly Session, Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) introduced legislation and budget amendments that, if passed, would further efforts to reform Medicaid to better assist our disabled population, improve the efficiency of our voting process, rationalize our reckless driving law, better protect individual rights, and help transition the Commonwealth’s economy away from its dependence on defense spending and to a “new Virginia economy.” These initiatives cover a wide range of topics including foreign language e