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Delegate Comstock Appointed Chairman of General Laws Housing Subcommittee
Sunday, January 23, 2011

For Immediate Release:

January 21, 2011

Contact:  Elise Marsh


 Delegate Comstock Appointed Chairman of General Laws Housing Subcommittee

Richmond, VA – Delegate Barbara Comstock (McLean-34) issued the following statement regarding her appointment as Chairman of the General Laws Housing Subcommittee:

I am honored to be appointed Chairman of the Subcommittee on Housing.  This committee deals with issues related to commercial and residential real estate, apartments, eminent domain and fire and emergency medical services.  We know that any economic recovery depends upon a thriving real estate market.  I look forward to working on the issues on this committee that are vital to a vibrant and strong community and economy.  

Delegate Oder (R-Newport News), former Chairman of the Subcommittee on Housing stated:  “The General Laws Housing Subcommittee is responsible for all of the housing related issues in the Commonwealth such as mortgage loans, community associations, real estate laws, and Fair Housing regulations.  These issues affect all Virginians and come before this important committee.  I know Delegate Comstock is ready to take over the reigns of this committee and apply her work ethic to the demands required to administrate this committee fairly and effectively."

Delegate Jones, Chairman of the General Laws Committee added:  “Delegate Comstock has proven herself to be a quick study with a strong work ethic. I am confident she will do an outstanding job as Chairman of the General Laws Housing Subcommittee.”

Speaker Bill Howell said: “Like so many, I'm delighted that Delegate Comstock has been named as the new Chairman of the Housing Subcommittee.  Barbara is a thoughtful, talented and hard-working legislator who has brought sound judgment and a fresh perspective to her noteworthy service in the General Assembly.  These characteristics will make her an effective leader of the important work and oversight provided by the Housing Subcommittee."

About Delegate Barbara Comstock
Barbara Comstock was elected in November 2009, to represent the 34th District (Great Falls, parts of McLean, Vienna and Herndon) in the Virginia House of Delegates. She serves on the Transportation Committee, the Science and Technology Committee and the General Laws Committee, where she serves as Chairman of the Housing Subcommittee. Barbara was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Governor's Economic Development and Job Creation Commission and, also, was appointed by the Speaker to serve on the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. Barbara also serves on The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board.

Barbara Comstock is a 28 year resident of McLean, Virginia. She and her husband, Chip, an assistant principal at Oakton High School, have raised their three children in McLean. Barbara served as a senior aide to Virginia Congressman Frank R. Wolf, Chief Counsel to the House Government Reform and Oversight committee, and the Director of Public Affairs for the U.S. Justice Department.  Barbara is on the Board of Friends of Clemyjontri Park in McLean and Childhelp and is a member of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Virginia Technology Council.  Barbara is a small businesswoman and attorney.  

For more information, please visit http://www.delegatecomstock.com or call 703-209-3787.  You can also follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BarbaraComstock or at Facebook on http://www.facebook.com/ComstockforDelegate.



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