Record Of Fiscal Responsibility Cited
The Commissioners of Revenue Association of Virginia named Delegate Brian Moran the 2008 “Legislator of the Year” at an awards ceremony yesterday in Norfolk. Moran was recognized for his fiscally responsible leadership and support for local government priorities.
“It is an honor to receive this award, not because of the title but because of what it represents – fiscal responsibility and honest budgeting,” said Delegate Moran.
After being named Democratic Caucus Chairman, he worked closely with Governor Warner to navigate budget shortfalls Virginia faced in the early part of the decade. Together, they cut and streamlined government, reformed information technology, fixed real-estate portfolio management, and balanced the state budget.
“Today, more than at any time in the last 80 years, our Commonwealth faces an economic environment beyond our control. You see it every day – housing prices falling, revenues dwindling, joblessness increasing,” Moran said. “These are tough times for Virginians and Americans. Everywhere across Virginia, people are losing their homes. They’re having a tough time paying the bills, affording groceries, and putting gas in the car.”
Earlier this month, Moran was named a “Star of the South” by Irish America Magazine for his work on Alicia’s Law, and he has previously been named “Child Advocate of the Year” by the Virginia PTA and “Legislator of the Year” by the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association.
“Delegate Moran really understands the challenges that local governments and families are facing today,” said Sharon McDonald, President of the Commissioners of Revenue Association and the Norfolk Commissioner of Revenue. “He has a great record of results-oriented leadership, especially in his work with Governors Warner and Kaine and our Commissioners of Revenue.”
Brian Moran is the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and a Delegate representing Alexandria City and Fairfax County. He has been a strong leader on issues important to the future of Virginia, including economic competitiveness, public safety, transportation, education and health care.”