Grow the Economy
By reducing regulations and the tax burden, Jill is fighting to restore economic growth and make Virginia #1 for business. As a state senator, Jill Vogel has taken the lead in introducing legislation to begin addressing some of our economic challenges while looking forward to future opportunities for tax reform, regulatory relief, transportation improvements, and workforce development.
Restoring Trust in Government
Drawing from her experience as an ethics lawyer, Jill has fought to increase transparency and reform government. She introduced legislation that strengthens ethical standards and closes loopholes by banning all gifts to lawmakers from special interests and prohibiting candidates from using campaign funds on personal expenditures, which is – shockingly – legal under current law.
Defend the Constitution
As an ethics attorney, Jill was on the front lines against the Obama Administration’s targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups in their fight against the IRS. As a state senator, she introduced and successfully passed a law prohibiting the individual Obamacare mandate to purchase health insurance. She also introduced the “Repeal Amendment” bill allowing states to repeal any unwanted federal law or regulation.
Standing for Public Safety
In her first year in the Senate, Vogel became a leader in enforcing our immigration laws. She introduced bills to allow state law enforcement to initiate deportation proceedings, to ban in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, and to require law enforcement to check immigration status as part of every arrest. This year, Jill is the only candidate for Lieutenant Governor who passed legislation to fight opioid abuse.
Defend the 2nd Amendment
Vogel’s record on the 2nd Amendment has earned her an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association and a perfect score from the Virginia Citizens Defense League. In the 2017 legislative session Jill introduced more pro-gun bills strongly supported by the VCDL than any other Senator, and was also endorsed by the VCDL-PAC.
Protect Women and Children
Last year, Vogel successfully banned child-marriage in Virginia. She has worked to crack down on child predators and was a leader in the charge to provide insurance coverage in Virginia for children with autism. Vogel has introduced pro-life legislation while advocating for women’s health, protections for victims of domestic violence, and human trafficking.
Create Education Opportunities
Vogel has supported school choice legislation, charter schools, and education savings accounts to give parents more control and choice over the education of their children.
Opposes All Discrimination
In the Senate, Jill voted to ban discrimination against gay and transgender people. She has a record of putting principle before party and upholding the Republican Creed, which states “that all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities, and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society.” As Lieutenant Governor, Jill will oppose discrimination in any form.
Want more information? Check out Jill’s 2017 Legislative Highlights.