Delegate reports on results of telephone town hall

Published 2:17 pm Tuesday, February 4, 2014

RICHMOND—Del. Rick Morris (R-64) had a Telephone Town Hall for the residents of the 64th District on Jan. 23. The purpose was to gather input on important issues and concerns being considered by the General Assembly during the 2014 Session.

There were 3,041 people who participated. Many issues were addressed, but the main topics of discussion were Obamacare and Medicaid Expansion in Virginia. Seventy-one percent of those polled agreed that Obamacare should be repealed and 68 percent agreed that Medicaid Expansion is not for Virginia.

Seventy-five percent of those polled did not want to repeal the Virginia Marriage Amendment, which is an amendment to the Constitution of Virginia that defines marriage as solely between one man and one woman and bans recognition of any legal status of gay marriage.

Also, 71 percent of you agreed that home-schooled children should be able to participate in public school sports programs and a whopping 86 percent of those polled agreed that the Standard of Learning tests should be reformed.

“I thoroughly enjoyed discussing the issues during the town hall,” said Morris. “I am surprised at some of the numbers from the poll questions, but I always learn something new when discussing the issues.”

To contact Morris with your concerns or comments, write to him at P.O. Box 128, Carrollton, VA 23314, or email at, or call at 912-1644.