O’Quinn recognized as House Legislator of the Year | Govt. and Politics

State Del. Israel O’Quinn, R-Bristol, on Tuesday was named Property Legislator of the 12 months by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

The Virginia Chamber acknowledged Sen. George Barker, D-Fairfax County, as 2022 Senate Legislator of the Yr and O’Quinn as 2022 Household Legislator of the Calendar year for the duration of a ceremony in Richmond, in accordance to a penned assertion. The awards acknowledge legislators for their assist for the ideas and initiatives outlined in the chamber’s extended-phrase economic enhancement program, Blueprint Virginia 2030.

“The Virginia Chamber of Commerce acknowledges the important function that Virginia point out legislators engage in in the implementation of initiatives that foster financial progress and position expansion,” Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, explained. “Today, we realize a number of of the legislators that have played an integral part in supporting the aims of Blueprint 2030 and seem forward to recognizing other legislators at foreseeable future conferences and gatherings this 12 months.”

The chamber’s statewide strategic financial advancement system was introduced very last December and supposed to guarantee Virginia continues to be at the top rated of national organization local climate rankings, according to the statement.

“Virginia’s business enterprise local community is the backbone of our economic climate actively playing a important job in the commonwealth’s skill to provide its citizens. I am grateful to the Virginia Chamber of Commerce for picking out me as the Legislator of the Calendar year,” O’Quinn reported in the assertion.

“As a happy supporter of the business community and the chamber’s advocacy initiatives, I am honored by this recognition. I seem ahead to continuing to get the job done alongside the chamber to travel economic development in the commonwealth,” O’Quinn reported. 

O’Quinn serves as Deputy Vast majority Leader in the Virginia Property of Delegates. He is in his sixth expression symbolizing the Fifth Property District, which contains the metropolitan areas of Bristol and Galax, Grayson County and elements of Smyth and Washington counties. 

Del. Anne Ferrell Tata, R-Virginia Beach, was named the 2022 Freshman Legislator of the Calendar year.

 The Virginia Chamber also regarded Sen. Scott Surovell, D-Fairfax Del. Lee Ware, R-Powhatan County and Del. Carrie Coyner, R-Chesterfield, with the Free Company Award.

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