Charles J. Colgan, Sr. – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected Senate Of Virginia 29th District

Democratic Party of Virginia
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Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

Legislation as Chief Patron:

SB 765 Real property assessments; certain restrictions in determining fair market value.

SB 842 Bingo games, certain; proceeds therefrom not to be included in determining gross receipts.

SB 1316 Charter; City of Manassas Park.

SB 1317 Health insurance; corrects erroneous cross-reference regarding definition of risk-based capital.

SB 1327 Minimum wage; increase per hour.

SB 1335 Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Sales and Use Tax Fund; created.

SB 1360 Private roads as highways; governing body may adopt ordinances designating therefor.

SB 1361 Electrical utility facility, new; suspends thereof in Loudoun, Fauquier, & Prince William Counties.

SB 1362 Electrical utility facilities; review of construction applications by State Corporation Commission.

SB 1363 Safety inspection stickers and vehicle inspections; required for parked vehicles.

SB 1400 Conflict of Interests Act, State and Local Government; conduct of governmental bodies.

SJ 431 Commending Eleanor Rogers White.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Born in Frostburg, Maryland, September 25, 1926

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Chuck joined the US Army Air Corps, serving in World War II and later, the Air Force Reserve. For 12 years he flew as a commercial pilot before founding Colgan Air, Inc., a regional airline that operates today in 14 states and has more than 1,150 employees. The company was sold to Pinnacle Airlines Corporation in January 2007, but continues to be operated by the Colgan Family. In 1980, he become the 17th member to be elected to the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame and in 2003, he and his family were named the "Turboprop Airline Executives of the Year." by the Commuter Regional Airline News.

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)

Served in U.S. Army Air Corp. and Air Force

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Member of Senate: 1976

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Roman Catholic

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

Senator Colgan has been named Prince William County's best public servant by the Potomac News/Journal Messenger Annual Readers' Poll. He was named the Virginia Senator of the Year by the Virginia Transit Association. This year, he was the recipient of the Northern Virginia Community College Medallion Award for his work in building and developing the Community College System. Also this year, the Park West Lions Club awarded him the Melvin Jones. Award, the Lions highest award for community service.

Schools & Education
Education, a General Statement

Bonds; capital projects at institutions of higher learning. Authorizes the Treasury Board to issue bonds pursuant to Article X, Section 9 (c) of the Constitution of Virginia in an amount up to $64,579,000 plus financing costs to finance revenue-producing capital projects at Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia State University. The bill declares that an emergency exists and that the bill is effective upon passage.

Source: lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?111+sum+SB801 (10/04/2011)

School Budget

Bonds; capital projects at institutions of higher learning. Authorizes the Treasury Board to issue bonds pursuant to Article X, Section 9 (c) of the Constitution of Virginia in an amount up to $64,579,000 plus financing costs to finance revenue-producing capital projects at Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia State University. The bill declares that an emergency exists and that the bill is effective upon passage.

Source: lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?111+sum+SB801 (10/04/2011)

Higher Education

Bonds; capital projects at institutions of higher learning. Authorizes the Treasury Board to issue bonds pursuant to Article X, Section 9 (c) of the Constitution of Virginia in an amount up to $64,579,000 plus financing costs to finance revenue-producing capital projects at Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia State University. The bill declares that an emergency exists and that the bill is effective upon passage.

Source: lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?111+sum+SB801 (10/04/2011)

Transportation
Traffic & Transportation, a General Statement

Allocations to certain homeowners' associations; highway maintenance and maintenance replacement. Requires the Commonwealth Transportation Board annually to set aside from all funds available for highway maintenance and construction $50 million to be distributed among homeowners' associations within the Commonwealth for use exclusively for highway maintenance and maintenance replacement.

Transportation funding. Creates the Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (Bank) as a new source for funding transportation projects. The Bank would be managed and administered by the Virginia Resources Authority and would be capitalized as recommended by the Governor and appropriated by the General Assembly. Up to 20 percent of the capitalization of the Bank would be used to make grants to localities for transportation projects, and the remainder would be used to make loans to private or public entities for transportation projects.

The bill authorizes the issuance of Commonwealth of Virginia Federal Transportation Grant Anticipation Revenue Notes whose outstanding aggregate principal amount, together with any outstanding aggregate principal amount of Commonwealth of Virginia Federal Highway Reimbursement Anticipation Notes, cannot exceed $1.2 billion, with the proceeds used for transportation projects as determined by the Commonwealth Transportation Board. The bill also increases the aggregate principal amount of Commonwealth of Virginia Transportation Capital Projects Revenue Bonds that may be issued in a fiscal year from $300 million to $600 million for FY 2012, and from $300 million to $500 million for FY 2013.

Source: lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?111+sum+SB1397 (10/04/2011)

Transportation Funding

Allocations to certain homeowners' associations; highway maintenance and maintenance replacement. Requires the Commonwealth Transportation Board annually to set aside from all funds available for highway maintenance and construction $50 million to be distributed among homeowners' associations within the Commonwealth for use exclusively for highway maintenance and maintenance replacement.

Transportation funding. Creates the Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (Bank) as a new source for funding transportation projects. The Bank would be managed and administered by the Virginia Resources Authority and would be capitalized as recommended by the Governor and appropriated by the General Assembly. Up to 20 percent of the capitalization of the Bank would be used to make grants to localities for transportation projects, and the remainder would be used to make loans to private or public entities for transportation projects.

The bill authorizes the issuance of Commonwealth of Virginia Federal Transportation Grant Anticipation Revenue Notes whose outstanding aggregate principal amount, together with any outstanding aggregate principal amount of Commonwealth of Virginia Federal Highway Reimbursement Anticipation Notes, cannot exceed $1.2 billion, with the proceeds used for transportation projects as determined by the Commonwealth Transportation Board. The bill also increases the aggregate principal amount of Commonwealth of Virginia Transportation Capital Projects Revenue Bonds that may be issued in a fiscal year from $300 million to $600 million for FY 2012, and from $300 million to $500 million for FY 2013.

Source: lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?111+sum+SB1397 (10/04/2011)

Virginia Roads and Highways

Allocations to certain homeowners' associations; highway maintenance and maintenance replacement. Requires the Commonwealth Transportation Board annually to set aside from all funds available for highway maintenance and construction $50 million to be distributed among homeowners' associations within the Commonwealth for use exclusively for highway maintenance and maintenance replacement.

Source: lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?111+sum+SB1397 (10/04/2011)

Veterans
Veterans, a General Statement

State lottery; instant ticket game to benefit veterans. Creates an instant ticket lottery game to benefit veterans, to be available beginning January 1, 2012. Proceeds from the sale of the tickets shall be used by the Department of Veterans Services to benefit veterans of the armed forces who reside in the Commonwealth.

Source: lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?111+sum+SB1386 (10/04/2011)

Government
Virginia State Government and Agencies, a General Statement

Virginia Resources Authority. Modifies provisions regarding the Virginia Resources Authority to conform to the Public Finance Act.

Source: lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?111+sum+SB1309 (10/04/2011)

Virginia Government Reform, a General Statement

Virginia Resources Authority. Modifies provisions regarding the Virginia Resources Authority to conform to the Public Finance Act.

Source: lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?111+sum+SB1309 (10/04/2011)

Virginia Government Ethics (Waste, Fraud and Abuse)

Virginia Resources Authority. Modifies provisions regarding the Virginia Resources Authority to conform to the Public Finance Act.

Source: lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?111+sum+SB1309 (10/04/2011)

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