Jeremy McPike has lived in Prince William County, Va., for the past 40 years. Paying for school expenses by working as a construction laborer and eventually as a construction superintendent, Jeremy attended George Mason University for his Bachelor's and Master's of Public Administration degrees, where he was selected for the Northern Virginia Public Service Fellows Program.
For the last 16 years, Jeremy has served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Dale City Volunteer Fire Department (DCVFD), where he is a Captain and has been honored with Life Membership. He helped found and serves as president of the DCVFD Foundation, well known in the community for its support of public safety initiatives and Santa visits to kids fighting cancer. He also led the design and construction of the innovative and environmentally conscious DCVFD Station 10, which received Washington Business Journal’s 2010 Green Business Design Award and was the first volunteer fire station in the nation to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold rating.
Jeremy has worked for the City of Alexandria for the past 15 years, currently serving as the Director of General Services. In this role, he works to make sure public building projects come in on time and on budget. He has also established gleaning programs and SNAP/EBT at local Farmers’ Markets so healthy foods can reach the most vulnerable, has built new public-private partnerships for the city, and, as a LEED Accredited Professional, has set up sustainable green building policies for Alexandria.
He is also a graduate of the Sorensen Institute’s Political Leaders Program, and the former Northern Virginia Chair for OneVirginia2021, a bipartisan organization advocating for an amendment to the Virginia Constitution that would bring fair and impartial redistricting to the Commonwealth.
Jeremy and his wife Sharon live in Dale City with their three daughters.
With the conclusion of 2017 General Assembly Session, I want to give you an update on our progress. One of the most pressing issues this year was the state budget. Initially, revenue projections came back lower than anticipated; so much of my focus was working to maintain funding for public education, mental health and transportation. I am pleased that the final budget makes progress on many of my top concerns, including:
Earlier today, Governor McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency in advance of the pending snowstorm. We could see up to 6 inches of snow in our area, so I wanted to share some helpful information to survive the storm.
Helpful Tips During the Storm
Greetings from Richmond!
This morning, the Senate of Virginia adjourned “sine die”, completing the last week of the 2017 Regular Session. I am happy to report that nine bills I introduced have passed the General Assembly and are on the Governor's desk for signature. But first, I want to update you on the Commonwealth's budget.
Greetings from Richmond! The General Assembly has now completed our second to last week of the 2017 Legislative Session. As the deadlines for legislative action are fast approaching, the majority of my time this week was spent in committees.
Greetings from Richmond! This week completed “crossover” and now the Senate will begin considering all the bills that have passed out of the House of Delegates. We also spent a significant amount of time finalizing the Senate version of the Commonwealth’s budget.