Richard Saslaw's file:

Democrat from Virginia

Richard L. Saslaw, D-35th, joined the Virginia Senate in 1980. The district is composed of portions of Fairfaix, Alexandria and Falls Church. He previously served in the House of Delegates beginning in 1976. Saslaw has been the Democratic leader of the Senate since 1996, currently as minority leader. He sits on the Rules, FInance, Education and Health, Courts of Justice and Commerce and Labor committees. Saslaw ran unsuccessfully for a U.S. House seat in 1984. He has owned several successful gasoline and automobile service businesses.  Saslaw served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960 and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in 1965.

Recent statements involving Richard Saslaw

Governing magazine has "estimated that in the states that don’t expand Medicaid, a minimum, they said of 40 percent of rural hospitals will close in those states..."

Except for Virginia, "the other 49 states keep raising their gas tax."

"One-third of the gasoline is purchased by out-of-state people" in Virginia

On redistricting.

$65 million from ABC privatization will not pay for "even an overpass in Tysons Corner."

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