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Biographical Profile for Charles J. Colgan, Sr.
Currently Elected Senate Of Virginia 29th District, Virginia
Age: 88
Party: Democratic Party of Virginia
Phone: 703.368.0300
Address: 8070 Tysons Oaks Ct.
Gainesville, VA 20155
Charles J. Colgan, Sr.'s positions and views on the issues:
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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
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
no response
Profession: (profession 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, discharge date and type)
Served in U.S. Army Air Corp. and Air Force
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
no response
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.
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