Jan 2, 2019 - Two Legislators Honored by ACEC Virginia
Two Virginia legislators, who have been engaged in Virginia transportation issues and other key state issues for a combined total of 20 years, have been chosen as Legislators of the Year by ACEC Virginia, the state’s largest membership organization for engineering firms. Del. Christopher Peace from the 97th District and Sen. Scott Surovell from the 36th District will be honored at ACEC Virginia’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on February 7 at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. Legislators of the Year are honored by ACEC Virginia for their commitment to economic development, good governance and solving the state’s transportation problems.
Sen. Surovell, (D-Fairfax), representing Fairfax, Prince William and Stafford, has worked hard since 2010 when he was first elected to the state legislature to solve transportation problems along U.S. Route 1. (He was elected to the House in 2010 and then elected to the Senate in 2016.) As a State Senator, Sen. Surovell has introduced legislation aimed at solving transportation problems on U.S. Route 1 and has presented proposals for systematically adding funds yearly towards the Metro’s maintenance backlog.
Del. Peace (R-New Kent), representing New Kent, King William and Hanover, is noted as a politician who will work across the aisle to solve state issues. In last year’s General Assembly, for instance, as chair of the General Laws Committee, he held an educational session for his committee members to learn more about the Virginia Public Procurement Act, an issue very important to the Virginia engineering profession. Del. Peace is known to work hard to understand the issues and to make sure his committee members also understand them.
“Some of the most pressing problems we face in Virginia involve transportation and procurement issues,” noted Nancy Israel, executive director of ACEC Virginia. “These legislators are contributing solutions to solving the issue of our crowded roads and to building a quality environment. Both men represent leadership when it is badly needed.”
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