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If you like Virginia news,
you’re going to like Virginia Capitol Connections Quarterly Magazine (VCCQM).

VCCQM is a magazine like no other. We’re all things Virginia. We’re all things newsworthy. And we’re all things political—but in a balanced, non-partisan presentation. What’s the point? That we always offer a counterpoint! Get stories about newsmakers from the top (including the governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general) all the way down to the unsung heroes who make our Commonwealth click. Virginia is a great state, and offers a great magazine, both in print and online. If you want to know what’s happening in Virginia, if you want to know what people are thinking in Virginia, if you want to understand your state government and how it works, if you want the insider’s view of the past and present in our great state, then you’ll be a regular reader of VCCQM.

Who was dubbed the “high tech governor”? You found that in VCCQM. Who were the first women in Virginia politics? You found that in VCCQM. What is Virginia doing for small businesses? You found that in VCCQM. Which election smashed the car tax? You found that in VCCQM. Which candidate raised money by allowing contributors to drive a racecar? You found that in VCCQM. What ideas did a prison inmate have for prison reform? You found that in VCCQM. Which Congressional Campaign was called a “new low” because of its television advertising? You found that in VCCQM.

Get the news you need. Get the news you want. Get it fresh. Get it balanced. Get it right. Get it in VCCQM.

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It’s a newsworthy time to be a citizen of the Commonwealth! Enjoy the Fall issue of Virginia Capitol Connections Quarterly Magazine as we cover the issues of the day, big and small.

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When we decided as a family that my husband Ralph would run for Governor of Virginia, I knew it would bring great changes in my life. I had been happily working at a Virginia nonprofit where I felt we were making a difference in protecting the environment. Now, along with the privilege of serving the Commonwealth as First Lady of Virginia, I have a new opportunity to use my professional experience to advocate for Virginia's children.

I began my professional career in San Antonio, Texas as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, where I met Ralph during his pediatric neurology residency. Ralph's Army career briefly took us overseas, but we were happy to return home to raise our children in Virginia. I spent 12 years as a science educator before retiring to work at a local environmental nonprofit. Throughout our professional careers, Ralph and I have experienced the joy of sparking curiosity and igniting a passion for learning in young minds. We see the potential in every child, especially in those first five years when about 90% of brain development occurs.

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