Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)

Photo of Chap Petersen
Party
Democratic
District
34: Fairfax City (All), Fairfax County (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 2008
Next Election
November 2019
Committees
Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, Education and Health
Age
49
Website
fairfaxsenator.com
Twitter
@ChapPetersen
Copatroning Habits
77% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 65% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 56% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
12.1% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Bio

Attorney practicing business law with Surovell, Markle, Isaacs & Levy, PLC. Fairfax native. Elected to Fairfax City Council in 1998. Member of the House of Delegates from 2001-5, resigned his seat to seek unsuccessfully the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor. Graduate of the University of Virginia and Williams College. Married with three children.

Recent Mentions in the Media

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Roanoke Times: Thirteen candidates who refused Dominion money win seats in General Assembly

November 11, 2017
13newsnow.comSen. Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax City, who had few allies during the past session when he attempted to repeal the rate freeze and unsuccessfully pushed a bill that would ban candidates from accepting donations from public service corporations such as ...7 Stocks of the Month: December EditionZacks.comSEC FORM 4 - SEC.govSEC.govall 109 news articles »

ABC News: Dems ride Trump backlash, aiming to drain statehouse swamps

November 10, 2017
Democratic state Sen. Chap Petersen, a fierce Dominion critic, sees a new era at the General Assembly. "We have a new legislature that is reform minded, which is not beholden to the large corporate interests," he said. Whether that vision gets dashed ...and more »

Inside NoVA: Lee Carter to play pivotal role after 50th District win

November 9, 2017
State Sen. Chap Petersen, D-34th District, introduced a bill last year to ban any campaign contributions from state-regulated utilities, and with newly supportive delegates like Carter in office, it might not suffer such an ignominious defeat as it did ...and more »

Inside NoVA: Unopposed candidates already looking to 2018

November 7, 2017
Del. Mark Keam (D-35th) takes a selfie photo with state Sen. Chap Petersen (D-34th) after the legislators helped hash out the town of Vienna's 2018 legislative agenda at an Oct. 23 Vienna Town Council work session. (Photo by Brian Trompeter).

These are all of the video clips of Chap Petersen’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2009. There are 469 video clips in all.

Bills

  • SB119: Small Business; changes in definition, regulation by U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • SB236: Government Data Collection & Dissemination Practices Act; collection & use of personal information.
  • SB599: Virginia Electronic Communications Privacy Act; established, report.
  • SB689: Common Interest Community Board; increases membership.
  • SB922: DPOR and DHP; licensure, certification, registration, and permitting.
  • SB923: Grand larceny; threshold.
  • SB924: Gov Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; use of personal inform. by law enforcement.
  • SB925: Plastic bag tax in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
  • SB926: Noise violations; civil penalty.
  • SB927: Eminent domain; timing for initiation of 'quick-take' condemnation procedure for just compensation.
  • SB928: Substitute judges.
  • SB929: Northern Virginia Transportation Authority; membership composition.
  • SB930: Conservation and replacement of trees; land development processes.
  • SB931: Va Freedom of Information Act; working papers and correspondence exempt.for presidents of higher ed.
  • SB1092: Motor vehicle fuels; establishes a floor on sales tax imposed in Northern Virginia.
  • SB1093: Campaign finance; contribution limits, civil penalty.
  • SB1094: Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; right of resident upon eviction from a manufactured home park.
  • SB1095: Electric utility regulation; suspension of reviews of earnings, Transitional Rate Period.
  • SB1096: Virginia Property Owners' Association Act; home-based businesses, licensed child care provider.
  • SB1376: Higher educational institutions, public; public notice of proposed undergraduate tuition increase.
  • SB1379: Higher educational institutions; governing board to implement a plan to reduce in-state tuition.
  • SB1380: Regional school boards; full-time virtual school programs.
  • SB1436: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; expands definition of public body.
  • SB1558: Blanket surety bonds; proof of coverage of local officer.
  • SB1559: Zoning appeals, board of; recipient to receive notice of zoning violation.
  • SB1593: Candidates in elections; prohibited contributions.
  • SJ47: Constitutional amendment; exemption from taxation of certain motor vehicles (first reference).
  • SJ293: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Warren E. Barry.
  • SJ400: Commending the Westfield High School boys' basketball team.
  • SJ401: Celebrating the life of George Steven Bilidas.
  • SJ402: Commending Linda L. Leightley.
  • SJ403: Commending the Westfield High School football team.
  • SJ404: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Won Sang Lee.
  • SB108: Forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of crimes; finding of guilt required.
  • SB109: Eminent domain proceedings; commissioners to be summoned at least 30 days prior to service.
  • SB110: Temporary injunctions; factors for consideration.
  • SB111: Punitive damages; raises cap for any action accruing on or after July 1, 2016.
  • SB112: NVTA; use of certain funds for sidewalk projects.
  • SB113: Northern Virginia Transportation Authority; membership composition.
  • SB114: Plastic bags; tax imposed in Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
  • SB115: Income tax, state; repeals personal tax credit for contributions to political candidates.
  • SB116: Virginia-Korea Advisory Board; established, report, sunset provision.
  • SB117: Motor vehicle doors; operator to wait for a reasonable opportunity to open.
  • SB119: Small Business; changes in definition, regulation by U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • SB234: Interstate 66; tolls on existing components east of mile marker 67 prohibited.
  • SB235: Larceny and property crimes; threshold.
  • SB236: Government Data Collection & Dissemination Practices Act; collection & use of personal information.
  • SB237: Virginia Property Owners' Association Act; condemnation of common area.
  • SB238: Virginia Property Owners' Association Act; home-based businesses.
  • SB239: Workers' compensation; recovering damages from other party.
  • SB241: Service of process, substituted; served on registered agent of a corporation.
  • SB242: Charitable Gaming Board; powers and duties, Charitable Gaming Fund established.
  • SB243: Sex offender registry; electronic identification information, registration requirements.
  • SB244: Fuels tax, local; authorizes localities to impose.
  • SB313: Virginia College Building Authority; financing projects, participating institutions.
  • SB599: Virginia Electronic Communications Privacy Act; established, report.
  • SB686: Presidential primary; voter pledge prohibited.
  • SB687: Timber cutting; determination of damages;
  • SB688: Limited liability companies; registered agent.
  • SB689: Common Interest Community Board; increases membership.
  • SB690: Local tax officials; electronic dissemination of tax bills and tax documents.
  • SJ47: Constitutional amendment; exemption from taxation of certain motor vehicles (first reference).