Still teaching, always learning, and ready to lead
Every year, Schuyler VanValkenburg teaches his History and US Government students at Glen Allen High not just how their government works, but how they can use their knowledge to change the world for the better.
Then in 2016 he wanted to take action himself: so he ran for Delegate to serve the 72nd District and Henrico County.
Schuyler’s career in the classroom and his experiences as a father of three in Henrico County, taught him the immeasurable importance of a quality education and civic engagement. Since being elected, Schuyler has worked tirelessly to ensure that Virginia remains a leader in public education and equitable prosperity. He has helped Democrats gain ground on education, equality issues, and gun legislation. But now, he sees a key opportunity to change the game on Education—to fully fund our schools and ensure access for every child.
And if reelected, Schuyler is ready to get to work.
From teaching policy to making policy
As Delegate, Schuyler VanValkenburg is committed to making Virginia a national leader in education, equitable healthcare, and democratic transparency:
- He ran on a platform centered on investment in public education and better access to healthcare–and successfully flipped the district
- Schuyler has served on the Education, House Privileges and Elections, and General Laws Committees
- In 2019, he voted with fellow Democrats to establish an independent redistricting commission amendment to ensure free and fair elections
- He supported a Medicaid expansion that provided 400,000 additional low-income Virginians with access to affordable healthcare
- Schuyler helped our schools retain talented teachers in our Commonwealth by raising salaries by 5%
- He also increased the number of counselors in schools, in order to meet the national standard and ensure students get the help they need
- He has sponsored and worked on legislation to fund apprenticeship and job training programs, and eliminated the use of non-compete clauses that restrict opportunities for low-income or indebted workers
- As Delegate, Schuyler pushed for the ratification of the ERA, and committed to doing so until it becomes law