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.
I finished my first legislative session, and I couldn’t be more honored to be your State Senator. You sent me to Richmond to find real results for the families of Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park, and I want to report directly to you on the progress we made and the work we still have in front of us.
Last Friday, the Senate adjourned “sine die”, marking the end of the 2016 Legislative Session. The pace is quick in the General Assembly. We debated approximately 3,000 bills this year that span a range of important issues that impact all Virginians, including: public education, access to healthcare, public safety, and the biennial budget. I introduced a legislative package with 16 bills, four of which have made it to the Governor’s Desk for signing. These bills include:
“Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they will be called children of god” - Matthew 5:9
This week our community suffered the tragic loss of Crystal Sheree Hamilton and Police Officer Ashley Guindon. My heart was heavy as I attended two vigils, a funeral mass, and gave memorial remarks to both women on the Senate Floor.
Allow me to begin by expressing my thanks to the residents of the Marumsco Hills community for coming out and voicing their concerns at the Town Hall Meeting with Washington Gas last weekend. I will continue to communicate with the representatives of Washington Gas, the State Corporation Commission, and the Fire Marshal’s Office so we can better understand what happened with the February 7th gas explosion and we can prevent this scenario in the future.
First, I would like to remind residents of the Marumsco Hills community that I am hosting a Town Hall Meeting tomorrow to address questions and concerns related to the February 7th gas explosion on West Longview Drive and the subsequent emergency repair work occurring in the neighborhood. There will be representatives of Washington Gas, the Fire Marshal’s Office, and the State Corporation Commission to answer questions. I hope you will join me for this community discussion.