Dear Friends,

Thank you for visiting my online constituent website. It is with great pleasure that I serve as your Delegate. I hope that you will find this website useful for understanding new or potential legislation and to also understand Virginia state agencies.

Please contact me with any questions, concerns or service requests. I am sure it is your desire as well as mine to pass legislation that is in the best interest of the Commonwealth. I can be reached via email at info@delegatetorian.com and at (703) 785-2224.

Kind Regards,

Delegate Luke E. Torian

Delegate Torian’s Job Legislation Crosses Over

Richmond, VA – Friday February 17th, the Virginia State Senate considered Delegate Torian’s House Bill 406 and passed by a vote of 38-1 with one abstention.  This bill (HB 406) authorizes a local government to provide incentives and regulatory flexibility to defense contractors within a defense production and support services zone established by the local government. When asked to comment on HB 406, Torian remarked “In Fredericksburg, Prince William, and Northern Virginia, we have a lot of defense contractors,” Torian said. This bill will “let those companies know that we are serious about having them remain in our community.”

On Friday,  Torian’s colleague, Delegate Mark Dudenhefer (R-Stafford) praised Torian’s bill when he said, “That may become more of an emphasis as the federal budget cuts flow through the Department of Defense … You have to look over the horizon.”  In addition, three other “jobs bills” which Delegate Torian has co-patroned have crossed over to the Virginia Senate.

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House Joint Resolution Honoring Kevin English

By Lauren Jost, Woodbridge Patch

Delegate Luke Torian (D-52) has introduced a House Joint Resolution honoring former Dumfries Town Council and Prince William Democratic Party member Kevin English, who passed away Jan. 15.

English supported project Mend-a-House in Prince William County and was a realtor.

HJ 356 was introduced by Torian on Feb. 10 and is supported by senators Toddy Puller, George Barker and Chuck Colgan
To read the entire bill, visit the legislative information system’s website.

Torian Supports Open Disclosure

Richmond, VA- Delegate Torian is pleased to report a victory for open government and transparency. Delegate Torian (D-Prince William) joined Chairman Delegate Danny Marshall (R-Danville) and five other colleagues on Subcommittee #2 of the House Committee on Counties, Cities, and Towns, in voting against a measure that would repeal the requirement that localities publish notice of public hearings in newspapers.

As a result of the vote by Delegate Torian and the subcommittee this bill (HB773) will no longer be considered during the 2012 General Assembly Session. After the subcommittee hearing Delegate Torian said, “Many people rely on newspapers as their only means of staying informed. Removing the requirement that readers across the Commonwealth currently enjoy puts the public access to these local notices in jeopardy.” Representatives from AARP and the Virginia Coalition for Open Government joined Delegate Torian in opposing HB773.

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Delegate Torian’s Morning Hour Prayer

Torian Touts Success

RICHMOND, VA – Delegate Torian is pleased to report that his bill to authorize local governments to provide incentives and regulatory flexibility for defense contractors (HB406) has passed the House of Delegates unanimously.

“Federal procurement accounts for nearly one third of Virginia’s economy; defense spending alone is responsible for one in five jobs in the Commonwealth. I am pleased that this bill will maintain and expand Virginia’s job creating defense industries,” Delegate Torian said in his office after the House of Delegates adjourned for the day.

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Delegate Torian Joins Cable Reports

 

Statement In Memorial of Kevin English

Dear Friends

I am shocked and saddened to learn that Kevin English passed away yesterday morning in his Dumfries real estate office.

Kevin devoted approximately 38 years of service to the Prince William County Democratic Party and I am certain that his commitment and dedication will be greatly missed. I am extremely grateful for the manner in which Kevin supported me as a candidate and as Delegate in the General Assembly. Kevin’s unwavering support was demonstrated by his willingness to provide office space for both my campaign and local delegate’s office within the 52nd district. Kevin was always willing to contribute his time, effort and resources in an unselfish manner in support of my campaign and work as a Delegate. I am truly appreciative of the friendship that Kevin extended to not only me but my staff and my family.

I extend my condolences to his family and to all who were touched by his life.

Respectfully,

 

Delegate Luke E. Torian

Official Election Results

Precinct # Precinct
Torian Anderson
301 Dumfries 312 207
302 Graham Park 460 353
303 Potomac (HS) 359 144
307 Henderson 249 232
502 Occoquan 187 210
506 Bethel 16    7
512 York 352 133
601  Dale 300 140
603 Godwin 253 122
604 Civic Center 321 212
605 Minnieville 337 264
606 Bel Air 348 281
610 Fitzgerald 376 238
702 Library 482 297
703 Lynn 259 109
704 Porter 80 18
707 Kilby 262 219
Absentee 181 142
Total 5154 (60.57%)  3328 (39.11%)

Supervisor Jenkin’s Endorsement

I am writing to ask you to join me in voting for Delegate Luke Torian this election day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. In my nearly 30 years on the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, I’ve seen a lot of Delegates come and go, but Luke Torian is special.

In his first term, Luke has shown that he’s not concerned about party or ideology. He has just done what’s best for Prince William County – whether it’s protecting our schools, bringing back more for our roads, or working to bring Metro and economic opportunity to Prince William County. Delegate Torian will continue to work in a bipartisan fashion to find compromise and get things done for our county.

Delegate Torian is a leader we can count on and we need him to continue working for Prince William County in the House of Delegates. I ask you to join me in voting for Delegate Torian on November 8th.

John Jenkins,

Prince William County Board of Supervisors

Dale City

The Washington Post Endorses Torian

DISTRICT 52: Incumbent Democrat Luke E. Torian, pastor of a thriving church in Dumfries, must woo a swath of new voters in this redrawn district that tracks Interstate 95 through Prince William, including Dale City. He expects his advocacy for bringing Metrorail to Prince William will resonate with them — though that’s a ways off, at best. Still, Mr. Torian has spent most of his freshman term tending to more immediate concerns, such as helping small businesses, while businessman S. Cleveland Anderson, his Republican opponent, has dodged questions and offered more slogans than specifics.