Delegate Margi Vanderhye (D-McLean)

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34: County of Fairfax (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2008
Left Office
January 2010
Copatroning Habits
65% of bills she copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 61% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that she also copatroned, 59% of them are Democrats.
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Government affairs consultant. Former assistant to Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft at the National Security Council. Holds degrees from Northwestern University and Johns Hopkins. Graduate of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership. Married with two grown children.

Recent Mentions in the Media

Leesburg Today: Parisot, Murphy Vie To Fill Comstock's Delegate Seat

November 18, 2014
Parisot, Murphy Vie To Fill Comstock's Delegate SeatThe 34th District, which serves Great Falls and parts of McLean and Loudoun County, was held for 40 years by Del. Vincent Callahan (R), who retired in late 2007 and died Sept. 20 this year. Democrat Margi Vanderhye succeeded him for one term, then was ...and more »

Inside NoVA: Comstock wins 10th Congressional District seat

November 4, 2014
Comstock first was elected to the House of Delegates in 2009, when she defeated one-term Del. Margi Vanderhye (D-34th). The Republican subsequently earned two more terms by beating Democrats Pamela Danner and Kathleen Murphy in 2011 and 2013, ...and more »

Inside NoVA: Comstock, Foust defend controversial votes, decisions

October 14, 2014
Comstock defeated one-term incumbent Del. Margi Vanderhye (D-34th) in the 2009 election and began serving the first of her three terms in 2010. The Republican delegate later defeated two Democratic challengers (Pamela Danner in 2011 and Kathleen ...and more »

Virginia Connection Newspapers: Vanderhye, Swygert to Co-chair MPAartfest

September 4, 2012
McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) has named Margi Vanderhye and George Swygert co-chairs of the sixth annual MPAartfest. Vanderhye is an MPA board member and former Virginia state delegate. Swygert is a regional executive with Capital One. People and Places

August 5, 2011
Margi Vanderhye, McLean Project for the Arts board member and former Virginia state delegate, and Mark Lowham, managing partner with TTR Sotheby's International Realty, have been chosen to co-chair the fifth annual MPAartfest, taking place Oct. 2 in ...

From the Legislator’s Website

Facing Tough Budget Choices

January 8, 2010

These are all of the video clips of Margi Vanderhye’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 8 video clips in all.


  • HB1234: Standards of Learning; growth model for student academic achievement.
  • HB1998: Retirement System; removes cap on number of years of creditable service member may purchase.
  • HB1999: Parental liability; damage to property or injury to person by minor.
  • HB2000: Electric utility rate structures; advancing conservation and efficiency.
  • HB2171: Agricultural waste; excludes any farm, etc., that owns & operates facilities within State.
  • HB2200: Every Woman's Life Breast and Cervical Cancer Fund; established.
  • HB2201: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority; created, responsible for research, etc.
  • HB2202: Greenhouse gas emissions; State Air Pollution Control Board to adopt regulation requiring reporting.
  • HJ682: Residential electric consumption tax; Department of Taxation to examine implementation thereof.
  • HJ763: Commending Virginia's Olympic athletes of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.
  • HJ995: Celebrating the life of Clay T. Whitehead.
  • HJ1002: Commending Michael Hershman.
  • HJ1003: Commending the Potomac School forensics team.
  • HB1227: Breast and cervical cancer; coverage of treatment.
  • HB1228: Electric utilities; notice of renewable power options.
  • HB1229: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include WaterSense qualified products.
  • HB1230: Greenhouse gas emissions; mandatory reporting.
  • HB1231: Civil remedial fees; repeals provision for those imposed certain drivers.
  • HB1232: Cats and dogs; prohibits any dealer from overbreeding.
  • HB1233: Reckless driving; suspension of license on conviction of minor.
  • HB1234: Standards of Learning; growth model for student academic achievement.
  • HJ307: Celebrating the life of William A. Strauss.
  • HJ348: Celebrating the life of Martha K. Glennan.
  • HJ355: Commending the Fairfax County school winners of the Governor's Award for Educational Execllence.
  • HJ363: Celebrating the life of Richard G. Darman.
  • HJ444: Commending Vincent F. Callahan, Jr.
  • HJ445: Commending Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Langley High, and Oakton High.
  • HJ594: Commending Our Military Kids, Inc.