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

Style Weekly: Virginia Commission for the Arts Launches 50th Anniversary Year

April 5, 2017
Margaret ?Margi? Vanderhye, a former state delegate from Northern Virginia, is executive director of the Virginia Commission for the Arts, where she oversees a vital flow of operating money to arts groups across the Commonwealth. The Virginia ...

Inside NoVA: Former principal of Spring Hill Elementary dies at 60

January 25, 2017
He was the husband of Belvedere Elementary School principal Cecilia Vanderhye and brother-in-law of former Del. Margi Vanderhye (D-34th). Roger Dirk Vanderhye was born Aug. 9, 1956, in Flossmoor, Il., near Chicago and graduated from Homewood ...

WAMU 88.5: Race To Replace Comstock In Virginia's 34th District Expected To Be Close

November 13, 2014
Race To Replace Comstock In Virginia's 34th District Expected To Be CloseLongtime Republican Del. Vince Callahan held the 34th District of the House of Delegates for a quarter century, but after his retirement it's become a swing district. First Democrat Margi Vanderhye won the seat and then she lost it to Comstock. Then ...

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.

WAMU 88.5: Low Turnout Expected In Special Election To Replace Barbara Comstock In Virginia

December 23, 2014
Longtime Republican Delegate Vince Callahan held the seat for a quarter century. But then Democrat Margi Vanderhye won the seat in 2007 only to lose it two years later to Comstock. Recent statewide elections have seen Democrats perform well here, ...

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.