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Civic Education, Commission on

    Reference:
    » Code Section 30-348
  • Description: The purposes of the Commission are to (i) educate students on the importance of citizen involvement in a representative democracy, (ii) promote the study of state and local government among the Commonwealth's citizenry, and (iii) enhance communication and collaboration among organizations in the Commonwealth that conduct civics education.
  • Report Date: Annually
  • Staff Contact:

    Julia Carlton, Division of Legislative Services, jcarlton@dls.virginia.gov
    Ryan Brimmer, Division of Legislative Services, rbrimmer@dls.virginia.gov

All members appointed by Speaker of the House. Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
Name
The Honorable Candi Mundon King
The Honorable Atoosa R. Reaser
The Honorable Delores Oates
All members appointed by Senate Committee on Rules. Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
Name
The Honorable David W. Marsden
The Honorable Jennifer B. Boysko, Vice Chair
Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
Glen H. Hoptman Qualifications or experience as determined by the Senate Committee on Rules Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2026
Dr. Alice L. Reilly Current or former social studies coordinators Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2026
Adam Wallach Current or former social studies coordinators Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2026
Lucile Miller Representative of a voter outreach organization Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2026
Betsy Edwards Representative of the Virginia Press Association Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2024
Dr. Melanie Biermann Professor of social studies education Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2024
Jennifer Patja Howell Representative of an organization involved in civic engagement Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2024
Terese Matricardi Qualifications or experience as determined by the Speaker Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2025
Randy Pearson Representative of an organization involved in civic engagement Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2025
Benson Redman Former or current government or civics teacher Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2025
Jeff Walters Former or current government or civics teacher Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2025
Dr. Marcey Sorensen Department of Education social studies specialist Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2025
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 3 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 2 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 12
Max # Ex Officio: 0
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