Senator Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)

Photo of Barbara Favola
Party
Democratic
District
31: Arlington County (Part), Fairfax County (Part), Loudoun County (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 2012
Next Election
November 2015
Committees
General Laws and Technology, Privileges and Elections, Rehabilitation and Social Services, Transportation, Education
Age
59
Website
barbarafavola.org
Copatroning Habits
75% of bills she copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 74% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that she also copatroned, 54% of them are Democrats.
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Bills Passed
16.7% in 2013
Campaign Contributions
$42,862.30 cash on hand (December 2012 report)
Top 10 Donors
Mike Erkiletian Real Estate Developers Alexandria $6,000
John G Shooshan Real Estate Developers MD $5,000
Laborers International Union Labor Union Reston $3,148
Dominion PAC Power Company Richmond $2,000
Virginia Bank PAC Finance Glen Allen $1,500
Healthcare for Good Government Healthcare Richmond $1,500
Amerigroup Corporation Health Insurance Virginia Beach $1,000
Alcalde & Fay Law/Consulting Arlington $1,000
Virginia Healthcare Assoc. Healthcare Richmond $1,000
James M Hock Owner, Marketing Firm Arlington $1,000

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Recent Mentions in the Media

Leesburg Today: Favola wins leadership post in Senate Democratic Caucus

September 23, 2014
State Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st) discusses this year's General Assembly session at an April 10 Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce breakfast event, held at American Legion Post 270 in McLean. (Photo by Brian Trompeter) ...and more »

Inside NoVA: Sen. Favola lauded in fight against domestic violence

October 7, 2014
State Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st) has been honored with the Legislator Award of Excellence by the Fairfax County Domestic Violence Community, for her work on issues related to domestic violence and its impact on women, children and families. ?I am ...

Virginia Connection Newspapers: Transportation Issues Dissected

October 23, 2014
Additionally, two rezoning applications near the Spring Hill and Greensboro Metro stations may include parking. Both Dranesville Supervisor John Foust and state Sen. Barbara Favola came to the discussion to find out about the concerns of McLean's citizens.

Washington Post: Democrat Foust seeks to regain ground on women's issues

October 16, 2014
Democrat Foust seeks to regain ground on women's issues?Barbara Comstock's position on women's health and rights are completely out of touch with voters here in Northern Virginia,? Foust, Fairfax County Supervisor, said. He stood with Virginia state Sen. Barbara Favola, former Fairfax County board of ...

Inside NoVA: Areizaga-Soto tapped for post by McAuliffe

October 19, 2014
Areizaga faced off against Barbara Favola in the 2011 Democratic primary to find a successor to state Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-31st). He received about 35 percent of the vote. Discuss; Print. Posted in Arlington, Arlington on Sunday, October 19 ...

Bills

  • SB43: Teachers; extends deadline to request hearing after receiving notice of dismissal.
  • SB128: Juveniles; commitment to Department of Juvenile Justice, consideration of social history, report.
  • SB129: Absentee voting; persons age 65 or older on day of an election are entitled to vote absentee ballot.
  • SB132: TNAF recipients; Board of Social Services shall annually review amount of assistance paid.
  • SB134: Independent living services; individuals between 18 and 21 years of age.
  • SB161: FOIA; participation in meetings by electronic communication in event of emergency, etc.
  • SB162: License plates, special; issuance for supporters of Equality Virginia.
  • SB272: Juvenile Justice, Department of; use of isolation and restraint necessary to protect child's health.
  • SB273: Foster-care youth; eligibility for medical assistance.
  • SB274: State & Local Government and General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Acts; limitation on gifts, etc.
  • SB275: Health insurance; victims of sexual assault, cost-sharing requirement for HIV medication.
  • SB276: Charter schools; restrictions and pre-lottery enrollment for current students.
  • SB277: Foster care and adoption assistance; DSS to include individuals between age 18 & 21 years of age.
  • SB278: Foster care; approval of applicant whose household includes certain individuals.
  • SB369: Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families, State Executive Council for; membership.
  • SB370: Emergency custody & temporary detention; extends time person may be held pursuant to custody order.
  • SB502: Alcoholic beverage control; limited mixed-beverage restaurant licenses.
  • SB510: Firearms; possession following a misdemeanor conviction of certain crimes.
  • SB662: Child care; certain counties permitted to continue using local sliding scale to determine copayment.
  • SB671: Water; reporting usage.
  • SB672: Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind; out-of-state students.
  • SJ24: Juvenile records; Virginia State Crime Commission to study expungement of records.
  • SJ188: Commending Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc.
  • SJ211: Celebrating the life of Mildred Lonergan McAuliffe.
  • SJ5006: Commending Wesley Housing Development Corporation.
  • SJ5029: Celebrating the life of Terry Holzheimer.
  • SJ5030: Celebrating the life of Sister Benedict Kesock, O.S.B.
  • SJ5031: Commending the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind.
  • SJ5032: Commending Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington, Inc.
  • SJ5043: Commending the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing.
  • SJ5054: Commending Lora Rinker.
  • SJ5055: Commending Charlie Rinker.
  • SJ5085: Commending Nancy Sanger Pallesen.
  • SR27: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Elise B. Heinz.
  • SB483: Asbestos workers; reporting violations, penalties for noncompliance.
  • SB553: School divisions, local; may use unexpended state funds to provide one-time bonus to teachers.
  • SB554: Firearms; possession within residence of victim by persons subject to protective orders.
  • SB555: Parental rights; procedure for restoration, child to consent to restoration of rights.
  • SB835: TANF; assistance when convicted of drug-related felony, ineligible if fail or refuse drug testing.
  • SB862: Foster care; independent living services.
  • SB863: Independent living services; foster children committed to Department of Juvenile Justice.
  • SB864: Firearms; possession within residence of victim by persons subject to protective orders.
  • SB951: Bullying; defines term and requires school boards to prohibit acts by students and school employees.
  • SB952: Child support; directs DSS to establish statewide arrearage reduction program.
  • SB956: Investor-owned electric utilities; declining block rate for residential customers.
  • SB959: Pedestrians, etc; local government may adopt ordinances requiring to stop at marked crosswalks.
  • SB1080: Ultrasound imaging; no law or regulation of State shall require for nonmedical reasons.
  • SJ282: Foster care maintenance and adoption assistance; DSS to develop options for extending payments.
  • SJ407: Commending the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.
  • SJ420: Commending the YMCA of Arlington.
  • SJ423: Commending A New Lease on Life.
  • SJ424: Commending Ken Aughenbaugh.
  • SB84: Foster care; extends option of independent living services to person between 18 and 21 years old.
  • SB85: Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program; Expected Family Contribution.
  • SB156: Adoption; increases age at which assistance for children with special needs terminates.
  • SB157: Asbestos, Lead, Mold, and Home Inspectors, Virginia Board for; examination for license applicants.
  • SB482: Asbestos, Lead, Mold, and Home Inspectors, Virginia Board for; examination for disciplinary actions.
  • SB483: Asbestos workers; reporting violations, penalties for noncompliance.
  • SB552: Eligibilty for TANF; drug-related felonies.
  • SB553: School divisions, local; may use unexpended state funds to provide one-time bonus to teachers.
  • SB554: Firearms; possession within residence of victim by persons subject to protective orders.
  • SB555: Parental rights; procedure for restoration.
  • SB594: Towns; allowed to acquire land, not by condemnation, within their boundaries or 3 miles outside.
  • SB615: Health Benefit Exchange Authority; created, report.
  • SJ19: Community colleges; SCHEV to study offering selected baccalaureate degrees.
  • SJ185: Celebrating the life of John Martin Couric.
  • SJ217: Celebrating the life of Patricia Anne Zimmerman.
  • SJ5003: Commending the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia.