Two Legislators Honored by ACEC Virginia
Two Virginia legislators have been chosen by ACEC Virginia as Legislators of the Year for their commitment to economic development, good governance and solving the state’s transportation problems. Del. David L. Bulova and Sen. Glen H. Sturtevent Jr. will be honored at ACEC Virginia’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on February 1 at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. ACEC Virginia is the state’s largest engineering firm association. Del. Bulova (D-Fairfax), representing the 37th District including the City of Fairfax and Fairfax County, has been working hard to solve the area’s transportation problems since he was elected to the House of Delegates in 2005. He fought hard for widening I-66 from the Dulles Connector to Ballston. And he supported measures to extend tolls for I-66 outside the Beltway. He is a graduate of William and Mary and holds a master’s in public administration and policy from Virginia Tech. He is a project manager at Amec Foster Wheeler which works to help government and industry comply with environmental regulations.
Sen. Sturtevent (R-Richmond), representing Senate District 10 including parts of Chesterfield, Powhatan and Richmond, has made his mark by working for good governance during his political career, first as a school board member in Richmond and now as a Senator in the General Assembly. Sturtevant holds a law degree from George Mason University School of Law where he edited the school’s legal journal. Since being elected to the General Assembly in 2015, he has worked for government reform and transparency. And he received the Virginia State Bar Service Award for providing pro bono legal services to survivors of natural disasters and mass emergencies across Virginia.
“As we build our environment for future generations, we look to our elected leaders to help us solve some of the most pressing problems we face today. Solving the issue of overcrowded highways is key to keeping our transportation system working. Certainly, nowhere is this more evident than in Northern Virginia where Del. Bulova has been leading the way to solve transportation problems,” said Nancy Israel, executive director of ACEC Virginia. “At the same time, we have to work on making government transparent and efficient, which has been the goal of Sen. Sturtevent. Progress, efficiency and transparency go hand in hand in building for the future. Both of these legislators represent the best in our state leaders.”