Senator Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)

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31: Arlington County (Part), Fairfax County (Part), Loudoun County (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 2012
Next Election
November 2015
General Laws and Technology, Privileges and Elections, Rehabilitation and Social Services, Transportation, Education
Copatroning Habits
76% of bills she copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 72% 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 on Blogs

Photos: Ashley Wagner Visits Arlington Science Focus ES | ARLnow <b>...</b>

April 21, 2014
In addition to students and faculty, attendees at the event included state Sen. Barbara Favola, Del. Patrick Hope and Ralph Blackman, president and CEO of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibly. Section: ...

Our Man in Arlington - Falls Church News-Press

April 15, 2014
But I think Howze was outplayed in part because he joined with Democratic state Sen. Barbara Favola and Del. Bob Brink in demanding that Vihstadt take a stand on Richmond's dispute over expanding Medicaid. “This issue ...

Senate passes budget; Marketplace Virginia key feature | Page <b>...</b>

April 8, 2014
Said Sen. Barbara Favola (D – Arlington), “Marketplace Virginia will prevent hundreds of needless deaths every year. It will enable countless uninsured Virginians — most from working families — to access care. It will keep ...

An Inconvenient Obamacare Truth | Bacon&#39;s Rebellion

April 6, 2014
The premise given (including by Senator Barbara Favola and Delegate Bob Brink on Saturday, April 5, in McLean) is that expanding Medicaid will provide better coverage at less cost. Both the Senator and Delegate said ...

Public Safety Officers to Receive Crisis Intervention Team Awards <b>...</b>

April 2, 2014
Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran, Senator Barbara Favola, Senator Janet D. Howell and Delegates Bob Brink, Patrick Hope, Alfonso Lopez, and Rob Krupicka will also be in attendance.

Recent Mentions in the Media

Leesburg Today: Letter: Sen. Barbara Favola

April 15, 2014
Dear Editor: I ask lawmakers to consider the facts when deciding the issue of Medicaid Expansion. Opponents claim that the Virginia Medicaid program is fraught with abuse. Yet, according to a 2011 JLARC Report ?Mitigating the Risk of Improper Payments ...

Inside NoVA: At Arlington facility, two detox counselors have been there from the beginning

April 21, 2014
As part of its 20th anniversary, the RPC was honored by a General Assembly resolution patroned by state Sen. Barbara Favola, noting the legislature's ?respect and admiration for its unwavering commitment to helping less fortunate residents of Northern ...

ARL now: Photos: Ashley Wagner Visits Arlington Science Focus ES

April 21, 2014
U.S. Olympic figure skater Ashley Wagner paid a visit to the children and faculty of Arlington Science Focus Elementary School this afternoon to campaign against underage drinking. Wagner, sporting the bronze medal she won this year as part of the U.S. ...

Virginia Connection Newspapers: State Budget May Not Pass for Several Months

April 16, 2014
State Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31) said she feels more optimistic and that the budget may pass months before Simon's prediction. ?I think we'll see it done by July 1,? she said. ?We can't hold the whole state hostage because some people are wrapped ...

Inside NoVA: Area legislators recap session, look to what lies ahead

April 14, 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) ...


  • 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.
  • 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.