Barry DuVal

Barry DuVal is president of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

On the 2020 General Election ballot, Virginians will have the opportunity to support proposed constitutional amendments that will bring greater transparency to the redistricting process and provide additional support to members of our veteran community.

Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 provides our citizens with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ensure greater objectivity in the design of the congressional and state legislative districts in the commonwealth. The establishment of a redistricting commission will provide greater transparency, impartiality and allow private citizens to have a stronger voice in a process long considered to be too partisan.

Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 will build on Virginia’s reputation as one of the best states in the nation to provide employment, education and other opportunities for military families and veterans. By supporting this amendment to provide a tax exemption for 100 percent permanent service-related disabled veterans of the U.S. armed forces or the Virginia National Guard, we are honoring our commitment to support initiatives that will ensure Virginia remains the best place for our veterans and their families to call home.

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce urges citizens of the commonwealth to carefully review the proposed amendments and to vote on Nov. 3

Barry DuVal

President & CEO

Virginia Chamber of Commerce

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