Full Name: Amanda Freeman Chase


Office Sought:
 Governor


Party Affiliation:
 Republican

 

 

Campaign Website: 
www.chaseforva.com

Phone Number:
804-370-8727

Campaign Email:
amanda@chaseforva.com

 

Structured Interview Request Sent:
February 8, 2021

Structured Interview Response and Date:
March 13, 2021

Vetting Panel Selected: Pending

Structured Interview Completed: Pending

Biography:  Senator Amanda Chase is not a politician. She’s a mom who fights for everyone and has proven she can get things done for the people of her district. Many have called her “Trump in Heels.” She’s been an outspoken conservative voice for We the People and has a voting record to back that up. She has a lifetime perfect score with both the NRA and VCDL and she carries. She has a perfect lifetime score supporting her 100 percent pro-life positions. She has a 100 percent rating from the National Federation of Independent Businesses and has supported our veteran committee by co-sponsoring legislation to add and additional veterans healthcare center and introduced legislation to exempt veteran’s retirement benefits from state income tax.

A trusted advocate and outspoken voice for Virginia families, Amanda was first elected in 2015 to represent the 11th Senatorial District. The district includes all of Amelia County, the City of Colonial Heights and most of Chesterfield County, where she has lived since 1979.

Amanda served as a member of 4 committees from 2016 to 2019: Health and Education, Transportation, Local Governments, Privileges and Elections. and 2 subcommittees: Certificate of Public need and Higher Education. A champion for creating greater transparency and accessibility, she has been affectionately called “Senator Transparency”. Amanda was only a freshman member when she co-founded Virginia’s Transparency Caucus. Thanks to her instrumental work, for the first time in Virginia’s history any citizen has the ability to view committee work online from the convenience of their computer or mobile device.

Amanda has also led in the fight against Medicaid Expansion, educating her constituents and colleagues on why this is a fiscally reckless and unsustainable Trojan Horse for the state of Virginia. That said, she has also proven she can work across the aisle on issues that matter to Virginians like water quality, coal ash clean-up, campaign finance reform, property rights and reducing the red tape in government. Amanda played a key role in passing historic legislation on the handling of coal ash in the state of Virginia, ensuring coal ash which contains various carcinogenic chemicals are excavated and deposited into protective lined coal ash depositories. Amanda notably sponsored and helped pass Senate Bill 20, which will take effect July 1, 2019 and create a pilot program to reduce regulatory requirements and red tape.

Amanda has been a leader on government accountability in calling for a review of Economic Development Authorities in the state of Virginia and requiring localities to have their budgets approved by local board members who are elected by the people. Her comments led to the suspension of the infamous Matoaca Megasite located in the Bermuda district for its lack of transparency and support from 40,000 residents that lived nearby.

In her commitment to remain accessible to her constituents, Amanda not only has office hours out of session. For the last 3 years she has faithfully hosted her hour-long weekly radio townhall where constituents tune in each week and ask any her question.

She has received several awards during her first 2 years in office including the 2017 Virginia Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Advocate For Virginia Business, the 2017 James River Association Hero Award and the 2016 Legislator of the Year Award from the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia.

Amanda grew up in Bon Air, Virginia, where she attended Chesterfield County public schools. She graduated from Monacan High School in 1988. In 1992, she graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, double majoring in Corporate Finance and Business Management.

In addition to being a small business owner, Amanda has served as management in both the private and public sectors in the banking, credit and finance industry.

Amanda and her husband, Michael Chase, have 4 children and make their home in Chesterfield County.

 

Why you? I’m the only candidate running who has a conservative voting record you can trust. I’m tested and proven. I started my campaign over a year ago and as such I am leading by double digits in all polls taken to date. As the first woman to seek the Republican nomination for Governor who has lived in the suburbs all of her life, I have successfully garnered support from these needed demographics. My business background and experience in both the private and public sectors as well as serving in the Virginia State Senate make me the most well rounded candidate.

What are your priorities? 
Election Integrity
Elimination of Governor’s Executive Orders
Restoration of Constitutional Rights
Reversing attack on gun rights, first amendment and civil liberties
Reopen schools
School Choice
Elimination of public school indoctrination

Endorsements: 
We the People
I have sought the endorsement of people, not other politicians.
Endorsements come with strings attached. I don’t want those strings.
I want to chose the best person for the job; not a political appointee who isn’t necessarily the best person for the job.

Senator Dick Black
Dick Heller

Education: Degree in Business from Virginia Tech, Double major in corporate finance and business management

Relevant Employment History:
First North American National Bank
Signet Bankcard (now Capital One)
Virginia Student Assistance Authorities
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Chase Consulting LLC

Past Offices Held and Tenure: State Senate since 2015

Community Service: State Senate, worked at orphanage in Grundy, VA, volunteered at church, fed Richmond area homeless, Feed More

Leadership Experience: Served in a management during entire working career. Owned several businesses. Leader in the Republican Party for over a decade

Personal Strengths: Outgoing, personable, relates well to others.

What is the most important thing Virginians need to know about you? That I know how to win.

How would your friends and family describe you? Highly motivated and energetic. Hard working. Dedicated and fully committed. Smart. Knows how to get things done. Firebrand. Outspoken. Honest. Great work ethic. Christian conservative. 

Do you believe – THE CONSTITUTION is the Law of the Land. Our individual rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; as enshrined in the Bill of Rights, serve to limit the government as intended by the Founders?

    – Yes

Do you believe – THE CONSTITUTION is the Law of the Land. Our individual rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; as enshrined in the Bill of Rights, serve to limit the government as intended by the Founders?

    – Yes

Do you believe – RELIGIOUS LIBERTY is a cornerstone of our Constitution and must be protected as in inalienable human right?

   – Yes

Do you believe – OUR HISTORY and the associated memoria serve as guideposts in our journey as a Nation, to serve as reminders of our shared sacrifices and as warnings to future generations?

   – Yes

Do you believe – GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY is essential to maintain trust and faith with The People?

   – Yes

Do you believe – PEACE is preserved through a STRONG NATIONAL DEFENSE?

   – Yes

Do you believe – THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice and Fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraint must be exercised by all levels of government?

   – Yes

Do you believe – ALL LIFE IS PRECIOUS and must be protected?

   – Yes

Do you believe – THE FAMILY is the most essential and most empowering organization in our shared human existence?

   – Yes

Do you believe – ALL CITIZENS, in order to realize their fullest potential, are entitled to EQUAL RIGHTS, EQUAL JUSTICE, and EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, not equal outcomes?

   – Yes

Do you believe – THE 2ND AMENDMENT, serves to protect The People against domestic and foreign oppression and must be protected as an inalienable human right?

   – Yes

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