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
21.2% in 2017
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

Washington Post: Northam owns stocks in Dominion, other companies with extensive interests in Virginia

October 18, 2017
As a state senator, Ralph Northam began expanding his financial portfolio to include stock in companies that do extensive business in Virginia. Republican Sen. Frank W. Wagner owned stock in Dominion valued between $5,000 and $50,000 when he ...Poll - Monmouth UniversityMonmouth UniversityPoll: Gillespie, Northam deadlocked in Virginia governor racePoliticoall 241 news articles »

Energy Collective: Times-Dispatch Articles Expose Dominion's Manipulation of Government for its Own Enrichment, and That Ain't the Half ...

October 20, 2017
Times-Dispatch Articles Expose Dominion's Manipulation of Government for its Own Enrichment, and That Ain't the Half ...Voters are rightly more skeptical, as demonstrated by the groundswell of support for Senator Chap Petersen's proposals to repeal the rate freeze and to bar campaign contributions from regulated public utilities. Dozens of candidates seeking office this ...

Richmond.com: Shannon Baker-Branstetter: Dominion owes you $130 million and counting

October 7, 2017
Developed by Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax city), the proposals aim to re-balance the scales in favor of consumers. The provisions include: re-empowering the State Corporation Commission to review Dominion earnings and order refunds when necessary, ...

WAMU 88.5: Why Can Virginia Governors Only Serve One Term? And Should That Change?

September 28, 2017
But even with all the power governors do have, fellow State Senator Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) still thinks that they should be able to run for re-election, no matter how long the ban has been in place. He says Virginia's future shouldn't be governed by ...and more »

WTOP: Why does Virginia have a 'car tax'?

October 3, 2017
Why does Virginia have a 'car tax'?State Sen. Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax, introduced bills to end the car tax again more recently, but the bills failed to pass largely due to the hole that would leave in local budgets without additional state funding to localities or some other type of tax.

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