About Schuyler

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 2017 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 gave him a firsthand look at the issues facing everyday families in his district. Since being elected in 2017, Schuyler has worked tirelessly to ensure that Virginia remains a leader in public education. He also is proud of his work to expand access to affordable, high-quality healthcare, to pass common-sense gun safety legislation, to increase access to the ballot box, and to make Virginia an inclusive place for all to live. As he seeks reelection, he is excited to lead the way on improving our public school system, so that all children in the Commonwealth have access to a world-class education.

Schuyler will continue to deliver on the issues that matter most to families in Henrico County.

From teaching policy to making policy

As Delegate, Schuyler VanValkenburg is committed to continuing to deliver on the issues that matter most to Henrico County:
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Education

Schuyler is committed to investing in our public school system to ensure it has the resources for every student to thrive.

Committee Service

Schuyler serves on the Education, Privileges and Elections, and General Laws Committees.

Voting Rights

Schuyler played a key role in passing the Virginia Voting Rights Act and has helped make Virginia a leader in voting.

Healthcare Access

Schuyler voted to expand Medicaid, increasing access to over 500K+ Virginians. He continues to fight to make healthcare more affordable and accessible.

Investing in Teachers

Schuyler helped our schools retain talented teachers by raising salaries by 5% and increased the number of counselors in schools.

Protecting Students

Schuyler has been a vocal advocate for students across Virginia. He helped make schools safer and healthier by making investments in our public school system.

Worker Protections

Schuyler has sponsored and worked on legislation to fund apprenticeship and job training programs and eliminated the use of non-compete clauses for low-wage workers.

COVID-19 Response

During the COVID-19 pandemic, he took the lead on safely reopening our schools and provided relief to small business affected by stay-at-home orders.

Equal Rights

Schuyler pushed for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and is committed to fighting for policies that make Virginia a safer and more welcoming place to live.

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:

Education & Healthcare

He ran on a platform centered on investment in public education and better access to healthcare--and successfully flipped the 72nd district.

Committee Service

Schuyler has become a leader in the House of Delegates, serving on the Education, House Privileges and Elections, and General Laws Committees.

Democracy Protection

Schuyler played a leadership role in writing and passing the Virginia Voting Rights Act, and voted to establish an independent redistricting commission.

Healthcare Access

He supported a Medicaid expansion that provided 400,000 additional low-income Virginians with access to affordable healthcare.

Safeguarding Teachers

Schuyler helped our schools retain talented teachers by raising salaries by 5% and increased the number of counselors in schools.

Protecting Students

He also increased the number of counselors in schools, in order to meet the national standard and ensure students get the help they need.

Worker Protections

Schuyler has sponsored and worked on legislation to fund apprenticeship and job training programs and eliminated the use of non-compete clauses.

COVID-19 Response

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, he took the lead on safely reopening our schools and provided relief to small business affected by stay-at-home orders.

Equal Rights

Schuyler pushed for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, and is committed to fighting for the ERA until it becomes law–in Virginia and beyond.