Senator Chuck Colgan (D-Manassas)

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Party
Democratic
District
29: Manassas City (All), Manassas Park City (All), Prince William County (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 1976
Left Office
January 2015
Copatroning Habits
50% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 50% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 52% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Campaign Contributions
$17,960.54 cash on hand (December 2012 report)
Top 10 Donors
Norfolk Southern Corporation Railroad Richmond $500

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Recent Mentions in the Media

Richmond.com: GMU to unveil statue of Chuck Colgan Sunday on his 90th birthday

September 22, 2016
By ANDREW CAIN Richmond Times-Dispatch Richmond Times-Dispatch. Former state Sen. Chuck Colgan was never one to put himself on a pedestal. But now admirers have done it for him.

Inside NoVA: Colgan recognized with statue on 90th birthday

September 27, 2016
George Mason University honored State Sen. Charles J. Colgan on ... Colgan, a World War II veteran, served 40 years in the Virginia Senate, the longest of any senator in the history of the commonwealth, before retiring from public service the past ...

Inside NoVA: Chuck Colgan, state's longest serving senator, says he will retire

July 2, 2014
Chuck Colgan, state's longest serving senator, says he will retireVirginia Sen. Charles J. Colgan, first elected in 1975, has decided 10 terms in office are enough. At 87, Colgan has earned the title of longest-serving Virginia senator. He's also long served as chairman or co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, ...and more »

Inside NoVA: Editorial: Celebrating the grand life and career of Chuck Colgan

October 4, 2015
But all 10 of them apply to Virginia Sen. Charles J. Colgan, whose life and career were celebrated on his 89th birthday, Sept. Then more than 30 of Colgan's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren clambered onto the stage (some onto the ...

The Virginian-Pilot: Virginia's Democrats aim to offset GOP advantage on election day

October 31, 2015
Virginia's Democrats aim to offset GOP advantage on election dayIn the Prince William County area, Manassas Mayor Hal Parrish, a Republican, and Alexandria government employee Jeremy McPike, a Democrat, are vying to replace retiring moderate Democratic Sen. Chuck Colgan in the 29th District. Colgan hasn't ...Republicans hold Virginia SenateDaily Pressall 325 news articles »

These are all of the video clips of Chuck Colgan’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2009. There are 229 video clips in all.

Bills

  • SB566: Virginia Retirement System; increase of retirement allowance.
  • SB800: Budget Bill.
  • SB1022: Virginia Retirement System; increase of retirement allowance.
  • SB1128: State song.
  • SB1161: Coal tax; limits amount of credit that may be claimed for coal employment and production incentive.
  • SB1421: TANF; Back-to-School Supplies and Clothing Allowance Program.
  • SB1422: Correctional facilities, local; state appropriations for operating costs.
  • SJ267: Celebrating the life of Joe Hampton France.
  • SB566: Virginia Retirement System; increase of retirement allowance.
  • SB567: Charter; City of Manassas.
  • SB586: Communications sales and use tax revenues; changes distribution.
  • SB5003: Budget Bill.
  • SJ5048: Commending Lillian Orlich.
  • SR45: Commending Elizabeth B. Daley.
  • SB661: Shenandoah; designating as official state song.
  • SB1243: Health maintenance organizations; health care plans to provide coverage for newborn children.
  • SB1244: Virginia Retirement System, etc.; retirement allowance for certain retired persons.
  • SB1245: Charter; City of Manassas Park.
  • SB1246: Virginia Public Procurement Act; multiple project contracts for architectural, etc., services.
  • SB1247: Natural gas utilities; recovery of eligible safety activity costs accounted for as regulatory asset.
  • SB1287: Natural gas utilities; eligible safety activity costs to be recovered as deferred costs.
  • SJ366: Age Wave; Virginia Area Agencies on Aging & their partners to conduct local & regional planning.
  • SJ398: Celebrating the life of Cynthia Gillum Coiner.
  • SR31: Commending the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia.
  • SB29: Budget Bill.
  • SB30: Budget Bill.
  • SB31: Higher Educational Institutions Bond Act of 2012; created.
  • SB236: Virginia Public Procurement Act; multiple project contracts for services relating to construction.
  • SB237: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority; changes in composition.
  • SB532: Insurance, Bureau of; maintenance assessment.
  • SB535: Capital outlay plan; projects to be funded from general fund-supported resources.
  • SB558: Forfeited drug assets; redirection of assets to construction of Public Safety Memorial.
  • SB644: Foreclosure counseling pilot program; established in Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, etc.
  • SB661: Shenandoah; designating as official state song.
  • SJ165: Commending Dr. Alan Merten.
  • SJ191: Celebrating the life of Steve Appleton.
  • SJ239: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Elmon Taylor Gray.
  • SR4: Commending Gwendolyn F. Bailey.
  • SB800: Budget Bill. Appropriations for 2010-2012 biennium.
  • SB801: Higher Educational Institutions Bond Act of 2011; created.
  • SB1309: Virginia Resources Authority; modifies provisions to conform to Public Finance Act.
  • SB1371: Capital outlay plan; sets forth 6-year plan for project funded entirely from general fund resources.
  • SB1383: Retirement System; certain retirees hired as law-enforcement officers of certain towns.
  • SB1384: State's tax code; advances conformity with federal law.
  • SB1385: Year-end surplus of general fund balance; changes priority of assignment.
  • SB1386: Lottery Proceeds Fund; appropriates a portion to Department of Veterans Services.
  • SB1397: Homeowners associations; funds for highway maintenance to be distributed.
  • SJ364: Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission; confirming appointment.
  • SJ506: Commending Esson McKenzie Miller, Jr.
  • SB15: Higher Educational Institutions Bond Act of 2010; created.
  • SB29: Budget Bill.
  • SB30: Budget Bill.
  • SB184: MEI Project Approval Commission; shall review financing for individual incentive packages, etc.
  • SB542: Retail Sales & Use Tax; eliminates dealer discount for communications tax, state cigarette tax, etc.
  • SB543: Income tax, state; imposes surtax on taxable income to provide new source of revenue for localities.
  • SB544: Tuition, in-state; certain Department of Defense employees as result of Base Realignment & Closure.
  • SB545: Income tax laws; conformity to Internal Revenue Code.
  • SB669: Virginia Capitol Preservation Foundation; may receive contributions of taxpayer refunds.
  • SB734: Charter; Town of Dumfries.
  • SJ148: Commending All Saints Catholic School.
  • SJ184: Celebrating the life of Marvin L. Gillum.
  • SJ185: Commending Vincent A. Tassa, Jr.
  • SJ186: Commending Lee Bell.
  • SB583: Unclaimed property; reduces holding period for abandonment for banks & financial organizations.
  • SB685: Voting equipment; acquisition and securing by localities.
  • SB766: Demolition of historic structures, cemeteries and graves; civil penalty.
  • SB850: Budget Bill.
  • SB851: Higher Educational Institutions Bond Act of 2009; created.
  • SB852: Parking Facilities Bond Act of 2009; created.
  • SB985: Income tax, state; conforms State tax system with Internal Revenue Code.
  • SB986: Land preservation tax credit; reduces amount that may be claimed for taxable years 2009 and 2010.
  • SB987: Retail Sales and Use Tax; requirements for dealer or direct permit holder discount.
  • SB988: Voting equipment; locality that acquired DREs prior to 7-1-07 may temporarily conduct election.
  • SB989: Resources Authority; authorized to finance projects of local government buildings.
  • SB1118: Community College Scholarship Match Program; created.
  • SB1119: Economic development; incentive financing for major employment and investment projects, report.
  • SB1120: Tax Amnesty Program; State Tax Commissioner to operate program during 2009-2010 fiscal year.
  • SB1121: Charitable Gaming, Division of; conduct of fifty-fifty certain raffles.
  • SB1314: Purchases of Services From People with Severe Disabilities, Board for; established.
  • SB1450: Cemeteries; those on private property may be required to register.
  • SB1451: Resources Authority; increases debt ceiling for bonds issued by and local obligations guaranteed by.
  • SB1531: Capital outlay plan; constitutes State's six-year proposal for projects to be funded.
  • SB1548: Investment Partnership Act; amends definition of 'eligible company.'
  • SJ26: Illegal immigration; Attorney General to pursue all remedies through litigation for reimbursement.
  • SJ330: State Employee Total Compensation, Review of; joint subcommittee study findings prepared by JLARC.
  • SJ331: School dropout prevention; joint subcommittee to study.
  • SJ370: Commending Action in Community Through Service of Prince William, Inc. 40th anniversary.
  • SJ498: Commending the September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance.
  • SB29: Budget Bill.
  • SB30: Budget Bill.
  • SB31: Higher Educational Institutions Bond Act of 2008; created.
  • SB56: Resources Authority authorized to; finance construction of local government buildings.
  • SB57: Civil remedial fees; repeals provision for those imposed on certain drivers.
  • SB90: Employment; verification of eligibility.
  • SB581: Educational Facilities Bond Act of 2008; created.
  • SB582: Income tax, state; conformity of system with Internal Revenue Code.
  • SB583: Unclaimed property; reduces holding period for abandonment for banks & financial organizations.
  • SB684: Provisional ballot procedures; corrects reference in Code concerning handling thereof.
  • SB685: Voting equipment; acquisition and securing by localities.
  • SB696: Charitable gaming; conduct of raffles.
  • SB761: Rental assistance pilot project; Department of Housing and Community Development to establish.
  • SB766: Demolition of historic structures, cemeteries and graves; civil penalty.
  • SB793: Oath of office; person elected to State office make oath before notary if in US Armed Forces.
  • SB795: College Building Authority; certain projects financed thereby.
  • SB5001: Capital outlay projects; issuance of bonds for facilities and other projects therefor, etc.
  • SB6010: Transportation funding and administration.
  • SJ26: Illegal immigration; Attorney General to pursue all remedies through litigation for reimbursement.
  • SJ120: Comprehensive immigration policy; memorializing Congress of the United States to develop.
  • SJ122: Rapid transit network, regional; joint subcommittee to study feasibility of creating.
  • SJ168: Commending Lucy Swart Beauchamp.
  • SB600: Alcoholic beverage; increases tax thereof.
  • SB765: Real property assessments; certain restrictions in determining fair market value.
  • SB842: Bingo games, certain; proceeds therefrom not to be included in determining gross receipts.
  • SB1316: Charter; City of Manassas Park.
  • SB1317: Health insurance; corrects erroneous cross-reference regarding definition of risk-based capital.
  • SB1327: Minimum wage; increase per hour.
  • SB1335: Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Sales and Use Tax Fund; created.
  • SB1360: Private roads as highways; governing body may adopt ordinances designating therefor.
  • SB1361: Electrical utility facility, new; suspends thereof in Loudoun, Fauquier, & Prince William Counties.
  • SB1362: Electrical utility facilities; review of construction applications by State Corporation Commission.
  • SB1363: Safety inspection stickers and vehicle inspections; required for parked vehicles.
  • SB1400: Conflict of Interests Act, State and Local Government; conduct of governmental bodies.
  • SJ431: Commending Eleanor Rogers White.
  • SB474: Insurers; actuarial statements.
  • SB475: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include semiconductor production.
  • SB476: Road indebtedness, local; state to match funds generated by transportation referendum.
  • SB477: Limited liability companies; issuance of certificate of organization upon filing of articles.
  • SB478: Retail sales and use tax; exemptions include certain contractors.
  • SB479: Water and sewer liens; Manassas Park authorized to provide charges for service.
  • SB480: Minimum wage; increase per hour.
  • SB481: Law Officers' Retirement System; adds juvenile probation and parole officers.
  • SB600: Alcoholic beverage; increases tax thereof.
  • SB681: Cash proffers; road improvements.
  • SB682: Shenandoah; designating as interim State song.
  • SB683: High school diploma; Board of Education to establish requirements thereof for students with LEP.
  • SB725: Motor vehicle insurance license tax; revenue dedicated to mass transit.
  • SB5012: Transportation funding for N. Va.; imposition of taxes and fees by localities for transportation.
  • SJ194: Celebrating the life of Edward L. Kelly.
  • SJ261: Commending the Haymarket Woman's Club.
  • SJ285: Commending Robert Whitwell Wilson.
  • SJ286: Celebrating the life of Sharron Palmeter Baucom.