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Jan. 25, 2023

Election Nerd Disneyland: Changing Dynamics

Chris discusses the dynamics impacting Virginia's 2023 elections. With all 140 legislative seats soon on the ballot in newly drawn districts, some races with incumbents running against each other, the energy in the General Assembly can be intense! C...

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Jan. 25, 2023

Virginia Broadband Update with Ray LaMura

VCTA, Broadband Association of Virginia, President Ray LaMura sits down for a conversation with Chris. They discuss the future of broadband in Virginia and what steps have been taken to ensure we are on the right path to get to …

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Jan. 24, 2023

Election Nerd Disneyland - Staying Informed

Chris shares the sources he uses to analyze elections and stay informed! Top sources include the nonprofit Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP) . Check them out!

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Jan. 19, 2023

Election Nerd Disneyland - Episode 1

If you consider yourself an election nerd, this episode is for you! Virginia is viewed as a "bellwether." in national politics. The elections in our Commonwealth are often predictive of national outcomes and are closely watched by Democrats and Repu...

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Dec. 20, 2022

Mayor Levar Stoney

Season 1 of the VIP podcast ends with a great conversation featuring Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney! Get to know the Mayor and listen in as he and host Chris Saxman share stories and opinions. They discuss the issues impacting Virginia's …

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Nov. 17, 2022

Delegate David Reid

Delegate David Reid joins the podcast again! Delegate David Reid, House District 32, and Chris Saxman swap stories and talk about their shared favorite soccer team, his focus on problem-solving in politics, broadband, elections, and much more. You ...

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Oct. 26, 2022

David Toscano

Former Delegate David J. Toscano joins Chris Saxman on the latest episode! David J. Toscano served 14 years (2006-20) in the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 57th District. He was the Democratic leader in the House of Delegates from …

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Oct. 17, 2022

Delegate Phillip Scott

Get to know Delegate Phillip Scott, House District 88, as he shares stories about his path into politics, the legislation he's focused on, personal favorites, and more!

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Aug. 23, 2022

Delegate Brewer

Delegate Emily Brewer, House District 64, and Chris Saxman share stories and talk about their love of documentaries, why she's running to represent Virginia's 17th State Senate District, the policy work she's passionate about, and much more!

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Aug. 2, 2022

Senator Pillion & Delegate O’Quinn

Senator Pillion and Delegate O'Quinn have a conversation with host Chris Saxman about progress in Southwest Virginia, and their unique hands-on approach to encouraging economic development in the area. Listen to this duo share stories about bipartisan sc...

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July 21, 2022

Senator Dunnavant

Senator Dunnavant stops by the podcast to share her unique perspective as both Senator and Doctor on healthcare, education, and more! You don't want to miss this great conversation.

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July 12, 2022

Delegate Batten

Get to know Delegate Amanda Batten as she talks about her journey from local volunteer to Caucus Chair of the House Republicans.

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July 6, 2022

Delegate Shin

Get to know Delegate Irene Shin, 86th House District, as she reflects on her first General Assembly Session and swaps stories with host Chris Saxman. Delegate Shin is the first Korean American Woman elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.

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March 17, 2022

Delegate Don Scott

Delegate Don Scott Jr., 80th House District, joins the podcast for a quick chat about Session and his work in the General Assembly. Learn more about who he is outside of Session too!

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March 15, 2022

Delegate Cliff Hayes

In this episode get to know Delegate Cliff Hayes Jr., 77th House District. Delegate Hayes, a former college baseball player, talks about how life and politics mirror the game. The VIP Podcast is a great way to get to know …

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March 10, 2022

Lieutenant Governor Winsome Earle Sears

Lieutenant Governor Winsome Earle Sears sits down to chat about who she is and what made her run. Listen to her story and perspective on politics today.

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March 7, 2022

Delegate David Reid

Delegate David Reid, 32nd House District, talks about solving problems and building relationships in the General Assembly. He discusses the budget and building schools. Also, learn about the events and circumstances that shaped the man and legislator he ...

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March 3, 2022

Delegate Mike Mullin and Delegate Anne Ferrell Tata

On this episode of the VIP Podcast learn about Democratic Delegate Mike Mullin, 93rd House District, and first year Republican Delegate Anne Ferrell Tata, 82nd House District. Get to know who they are and what they are working on this …

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Feb. 28, 2022

Senator Reeves and Delegate Krizek

Republican Senator Bryce Reeves, 17th Senate District, and Democratic Delegate Paul Krizek, 44th House District, join forces to work on charitable gaming. Listen in as they explain the topic and how they are working together across party lines. This is …

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Feb. 28, 2022

Delegate Glenn Davis

Get to know Delegate Glenn Davis, 84th House District. He talks about what he’s working on this session, redistricting, the partisan climate and more.

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Feb. 24, 2022

Delegate Karen Greenhalgh

Get to know first year Delegate Karen Greenhalgh, 85th House District. She tells listeners why she ran for office and opens up about what’s important to her. Learn about the issues she's working during her first Session.

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Feb. 24, 2022

Delegate Chris Head

Delegate Chris Head, 17th House District, sits down to talk about his work in the General Assembly and why he’s running for the new 3rd Senate District.

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