The Bolling Record
Bill has a record of working with Republicans and Democrats to get things done in Richmond, and he is leading the effort to change the way government works.
Bill Bolling: A Record of Accomplishment
For the past 21 years, Bill Bolling has served the people of Virginia with distinction in state and local government. Bill has proven himself to be a dynamic and effective leader, and he has repeatedly won the respect and support of voters.
Hanover County Board of Supervisors (1992-1995)
While serving in local government Bill distinguished himself as a fiscal conservative who worked to direct Hanover County’s resources to the things that mattered most – education, public safety and economic development – while keeping taxes low on Hanover families.
While serving in local government Bill also served in a number of important leadership positions in the metro Richmond region, including Chairman of the Hanover County Board of Supervisors, the Metropolitan Economic Development Council, the Greater Richmond Economic Development Partnership and the Richmond Regional Crime Commission.
Senate of Virginia (1996-2005)
While serving in the Senate, Bill continued the effort to keep government small and focused on its core responsibilities. He also opposed every effort by Governors Warner and Kaine to raise taxes in Virginia. During his service in the General Assembly, Bill Bolling also emerged as one of Virginia’s leading voices on health care and protecting the environment.
Bill also held a number of important leadership positions in the Senate, including Chairman of the Joint Republican Caucus, the Virginia Republican Senatorial Committee, the Conservative Caucus, the Joint Commission on Health Care, the Commission on the Future of Virginia’s Environment, Senate’s Subcommittee on Health Care and the Chesapeake Bay Commission.
Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (2006-2009)
During his first term as Lieutenant Governor, Bill has worked on a bi-partisan basis to get things done in Richmond. He worked with Governor Kaine on a number of important issues, including coal mine safety, bipartisan redistricting and a number of important health care programs. Bill has also pursued an aggressive legislative agenda that promoted realistic and workable solutions to the challenges facing Virginia.
Bill’s peers from across the country have also recognized his leadership capabilities, and they trusted him to serve as Chairman of the Republican Lieutenant Governor’s Association and Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association.
Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (2010-Present)
As Governor McDonnell’s Chief Jobs Creation Officer and the first Lieutenant Governor to serve in the Governor’s Cabinet, Bill Bolling has overseen the state’s economic development efforts and worked to create a more pro-business environment in Virginia. In the past two years, they have made more than $100M in investments in proven job creation programs, including needed tax cuts and incentives for job creating businesses.
As a result, we have created more than 170,500 net new jobs in our state over the past 3.5 years, Virginia’s unemployment rate has decreased by 21%, (from 7.3% to 5.7%), and Virginia has consistently been named the best state in America to do business.
In addition, Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling has worked with Governor McDonnell to restore fiscal integrity to state government. They have cut spending, reformed government and opposed tax increases on Virginia families and businesses.
When they took office in 2010, they faced a $6B budget shortfall, but as a result of their conservative approach to governing, Virginia has had back-to-back budget surpluses totaling nearly $1 billion, which has enabled them to make historic investments in critical programs like transportation and higher education.
During the 2012 General Assembly session, Lieutenant Governor Bolling cast the tie-breaking vote to organize the State Senate with a Republican majority. As a result, they were able to advance important conservative initiatives that had been defeated for years.
He was proud to cast deciding votes to pass conservative legislation that provided educational choice to low-income children through tuition tax credits, protected our right-to-work law by eliminating union preferences in state contracts, increased the integrity of our elections and strengthened personal property rights.