Sen. Aaron Rouse (D-Virginia Beach)

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Party
Democratic
District
22: Parts of Virginia Beach City
Took Office
January 2023
Next Election
November 2027
Copatroning Habits
70% of bills he has copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 68% of them are Democrats. Of all of his fellow copatrons of the bills that he copatroned, 58% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
?
Bills Passed
33.3% in 2023
From the Legislator’s Website

BlueVirginia: VA Senate and House Democrats Hold “Crossover” Priorities Press Conference

February 13, 2023
Today, Senate Caucus Chair Mamie Locke, Senator Aaron Rouse, House Democratic Caucus Chair Charniele Herring, and Delegate Shelly Simonds held a joint press conference to highlight their shared priorities following Crossover last week. Headed into Session, the caucuses shared their joint “Vision for Virginia” – a series of shared values, focused on creating an economy that works […] The post BlueVirginia: VA Senate and House Democrats Hold “Crossover” Priorities Press Conference appeared first on Aaron Rouse for Senate.

Richmond Times: Senator-elect Rouse gets rousing welcome on first day of session

January 11, 2023
When Aaron Rouse walked into a briefing room at the state Capitol on Wednesday morning he was met with a loud applause from members of the Senate Democratic Caucus. The night before the Virginia Beach City Council member and former NFL defensive back edged his Republican opponent, Kevin Adams, in a special election for a […] The post Richmond Times: Senator-elect Rouse gets rousing welcome on first day of session appeared first on Aaron Rouse for Senate.

Washington Post: Democrat Aaron Rouse to be sworn in after flipping Va. Senate seat

January 7, 2023
Aaron Rouse, a former National Football League player who runs a youth-focused nonprofit organization and served four years on the Virginia Beach City Council, will be sworn into the state Senate on Wednesday after unofficial results were finalized in the special election to fill the Virginia Beach-based seat. With the completed tabulation of provisional and […] The post Washington Post: Democrat Aaron Rouse to be sworn in after flipping Va. Senate seat appeared first on Aaron Rouse for Senate.

Aaron Rouse to be Democratic Nominee for SD-07 Special Election

November 16, 2022
Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement on Aaron Rouse becoming the Democratic nominee for Virginia’s 7th Senate District special election. “Congratulations to Aaron Rouse, a born and raised Virginian and faithful public servant, for becoming the Democratic nominee for the 7th State Senate District. Whether it was serving on the […] The post Aaron Rouse to be Democratic Nominee for SD-07 Special Election appeared first on Aaron Rouse for Senate.

Special election for Virginia’s 7th Senate District set for January 10

November 14, 2022
The seat became open Tuesday after Republican State Sen. Jen Kiggans resigned ahead of joining the U.S. House in January VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A special election for the Virginia Senate’s 7th District is set for Jan. 10, 2023, Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s office announced Tuesday. The election will fill the seat that Republican State Senator […] The post Special election for Virginia’s 7th Senate District set for January 10 appeared first on Aaron Rouse for Senate.

13News: Aaron Rouse will run for Virginia Senate seat held by Jen Kiggans

November 13, 2022
The Virginia Beach councilman and former pro football player will run for the seat Jen Kiggans is vacating following her election to the U.S. House. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Former pro football player and Virginia Beach Councilman Aaron Rouse announced he will run for a Virginia Senate seat in the 7th District, which is currently […] The post 13News: Aaron Rouse will run for Virginia Senate seat held by Jen Kiggans appeared first on Aaron Rouse for Senate.

Aaron Rouse shows record-breaking support in first fundraising report of State Senate campaign

July 28, 2022
Rouse’s victory in this election would be history making as the first African American Senator elected from Virginia Beach VIRGINIA BEACH (14 July 2022) — Councilman Aaron Rouse released his first fundraising report for his State Senate campaign in the 22nd District. Since the launch, the Rouse for Senate campaign raised more than  $130,000 with […] The post Aaron Rouse shows record-breaking support in first fundraising report of State Senate campaign appeared first on Aaron Rouse for Senate.

Aaron Rouse named Harvey L. Lindsay Changemaker Honoree by VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads

April 20, 2022
Congratulations to Virginia Beach City Councilman Aaron Rouse for being named the 2022 Harvey L. Lindsay, Jr. Changemaker Honoree. Rouse is a changemaker living out his mission to provide, protect and produce greatness for Virginia Beach. Rouse began his career in public service after retiring from the NFL, serving as a coach and a mentor […] The post Aaron Rouse named Harvey L. Lindsay Changemaker Honoree by VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads appeared first on Aaron Rouse for Senate.

WTKR: Virginia Beach Councilman Aaron Rouse set to run for 2023 state Senate

March 14, 2022
RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Beach City Councilman Aaron Rouse has officially announced his run for state Senate. He will run for the Virginia State Senate, District 22. Rouse announced the news on his Facebook page with the following statement: The post WTKR: Virginia Beach Councilman Aaron Rouse set to run for 2023 state Senate appeared first on Aaron Rouse for Senate.

WAVY: Aaron Rouse not seeking re-election, switches campaign for State Senate in newly created district

March 14, 2022
City Councilman Aaron Rouse is running for Virginia Beach’s next State Senator from the 22nd District. Rouse will not seek re-election to the City Council this fall. Rouse announced his campaign on social media Monday afternoon for the newly created district where currently no incumbent state senators live. The former NFL player was elected to […] The post WAVY: Aaron Rouse not seeking re-election, switches campaign for State Senate in newly created district appeared first on Aaron Rouse for Senate.

Bills

  • SB181: Public elementary and secondary schools; cardiac emergency response plans required.
  • SB182: Alcoholic beverage control; advertisements.
  • SB183: Income tax, state; eligible low-income taxpayers to claim a refundable tax credit.
  • SB184: Geology; expands definition of geological mapping.
  • SB188: Election of certain governing bodies; conversion to single-member districts.
  • SB189: Virginia Beach, City of; amending charter, transition of city council.
  • SB212: Virginia Small Business Economic Development Act; established.
  • SB224: Voter registration; cancellation of registration by voter convicted of a felony.
  • SB300: Voter registration; list maintenance activities, required identification information.
  • SB343: Military centered community zones; localities may establish, by ordinance, one or more zones.
  • SB355: VA Self-Service Storage Act; rental agreement may be delivered and accepted electronically.
  • SB448: Cannabis control; establishes a framework for creation of a retail marijuana market, penalties.
  • SB634: State Corporation Commission; powers and duties.
  • SB635: Alcoholic beverage control; sale and delivery of mixed beverages & pre-mixed wine off-premises.
  • SB650: Local government; options for employees exposed to toxic materials.
  • SB678: Intercollegiate athletics; student-athletes, compensation and representation for name, image, etc.
  • SB680: Manufactured homes; conversion to real property.
  • SJ31: Governor; confirming appointments.
  • SJ32: Governor; confirming appointments.
  • SJ33: Governor; confirming appointments.
  • SJ34: Governor; confirming appointments.
  • SJ36: Confirming Governor's appointments; January 12.
  • SJ64: Confirming appts. by the Gov. of agency heads and reconfirming appt. of Dir. of Dept. of Wildlife.
  • SJ82: Governor; confirming appointments.
  • SJ168: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Clarence A. Holland, M.D.
  • SR84: Commending the 2024 Inductees to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
  • SB1503: Social Work Advisory Board; established, report.
  • SB1524: Virginia Beach, City of; amending charter, vacancies in office of council member and mayor.
  • SB1525: Wholesome food donation; tax credit renewed.
  • SB1527: Charitable gaming; amends definitions of organization and social organization.
  • SB1544: Licensed providers; DBHDS shall review its regulations relating to required reporting.
  • SB1545: Furloughed federal employees & contractors; civil relief.
  • SJ407: Commending Something in the Water.
  • SR143: Commemorating the lives and legacies of Janie and William Hoge.
  • SR144: Celebrating the life of William John Banis.
  • SR145: Commending Stephen Snyder.
  • SR187: Commending Guy King Tower.
  • SR188: Commemorating the life and legacy of Willis Augustus Hodges.