Mark Herring on Education



Double Loudoun County's share of state education funding

Senator Herring knows that education is the key to helping children achieve their full potential, ensure that our economy remains strong, and helps to build a workforce that is prepared to compete successfully in a global economy. Since taking office in 2006, he has successfully worked to double Loudoun County's share of state education funding.

In 2010, Governor Kaine's proposed budget included a freeze of the Local Composite Index (LCI), the formula that determines how much state funding is distributed to each locality. Such a freeze would have negatively impacted Fairfax and Loudoun County Public Schools. Senator Herring fought hard against the proposed freeze and introduced a budget amendment to reverse it. His budget amendment was adopted and resulted in nearly $100 million in additional state education funds for Fairfax and Loudoun.

Source: Vote-USA.org on 2011 Virginia Gubernatorial race , Oct 4, 2011

Protect Virginia's Tuition Assistance Grant Program

One of Virginia's greatest assets is its world-class higher education system. In 2011, he sponsored and won legislation to protect Virginia's Tuition Assistance Grant Program (TAG). The bill clarifies the current TAG program eligibility requirements in order to ensure that Virginia tax dollars are awarded to Virginia students attending Virginia private colleges and universities.

Senator Herring has been a strong supporter of higher education in our area, securing funding for two additional classroom buildings at the burgeoning Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. He helped initiate and supported a collaborative effort among the business community, George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun County Public Schools, Loudoun County, and the Town of Leesburg to establish a permanent campus of George Mason University in Loudoun. Read the GMU Resolution.

Source: Vote-USA.org on 2011 Virginia Gubernatorial race , Oct 4, 2011

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Ralph Northam
Robert Sarvis
Terry McAuliffe
Tim Kaine
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VA Senatorial:
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Daniel Gade
Mark Warner
Nick Freitas
Scott Taylor
Tim Kaine

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D) vs.Murray(R) vs.Bonini(C)
IN: Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R) vs.Pisano(C)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R) vs.Peterson(D)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R) vs.Culp(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D) vs.Salango(D)
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