Economic Opportunity for All Virginians
Creigh Deeds understands that we must invest in our education system for our communities to succeed and prosper. He supports technical education and workforce training, knowing both are essential to maintain and enhance employment opportunities across Virginia. He is an advocate for small businesses and protecting safe, equitable labor conditions. He knows broadband is essential to the modern workplace and will work to ensure no one is left behind.
Public Schools and Higher Education
During Creigh Deeds’ years in the General Assembly he has been a leader for our children, our public schools, and our colleges and universities. He supports smaller class sizes, early childhood education, up to date classroom technology, vocational training, and increased teacher salaries. He will fight to ensure no school, no teacher, and no student is left behind as they strive to meet Virginia’s high academic standards, and will continue to work for SOL reform that encourages critical thinking and problem solving for our kids. Creigh recognizes that our system of higher education needs additional funding for increased student enrollment, competitive faculty salaries, and state of the art facilities.
As a former prosecutor and member of the House Courts of Justice Committee, Creigh Deeds has fought to keep our families safe. He was the chief patron of Virginia’s “Megan’s Law” to protect children from sexual predators and also introduced legislation establishing the Amber Alert Program in Virginia. Creigh is a forceful advocate for our hard-working police officers, sheriff’s and deputies, firefighters and emergency response personnel. Virginians United Against Crime presented him with the “Warren Stambaugh Award” for his legislative work.
Creigh is committed to cracking down on home methamphetamine labs that endanger our communities, keeping our communities safe from gang violence, and strengthening our laws to keep children safe.
Conservation and Environmental Protection
Creigh Deeds led the fight to conserve open spaces and our rural landscapes, while promoting efforts to plan for growth and protect our clean air, clean water, and natural environment. He has advocated against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and carried legislation to give DEQ the authority to stop work on the pipelines. He has supported legislation to improve water quality in rural areas and provide tax breaks for the manufacturing of renewable energy component.The Nature Conservancy and the Preservation Alliance of Virginia awarded him special recognition for his legislation to reinvigorate the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation. With us, he will remain vigilant in keeping our district a safe and beautiful place to live, work, and raise a family.
Affordable Access to Quality Health Care
Creigh Deeds was a champion of the 2019 Medicaid Expansion that provided over 400,000 Virginians with health care. He has been a leader in the struggle to build a statewide system of care for mental health. He will work to rightsize our state psychiatric hospitals, and channel more resources into community based services for mental health and substance use disorders. He was the chief sponsor of legislation to help elderly and disabled Virginians afford the rising costs of prescription drugs. He supports efforts to hold HMOs accountable when their actions hurt you or your family’s health. He will not allow anyone to be denied treatment because of costly insurance, limited facilities, or lack of access.