Weekly Update October 28 2022

Happy Halloween! There are plenty of fun family-friendly events happening in the district this weekend. Dress the whole family up in Halloween costumes and head to the Old Firehouse on Saturday night for the Festival of Frights and Trunk or Treat. And don’t miss the Great Falls Halloween Spooktacular on Monday!

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Today is your last chance to apply to vote by mail in the upcoming General Election. Any registered voter can absentee vote by mail without needing a reason or excuse. The fastest and most secure way to apply is online on the Virginia Department of Elections website. You’ll also be able to track the status of your application, as well as when your ballot is mailed to you. Your Virginia driver’s license number is needed to apply online, along with the last four digits of your Social Security number.


Delegate Kathleen Murphy

Route 7 Upcoming Lane Closures for Oct. 30 - Nov. 4, 2022 

Crews will be performing excavation and fill operations, clearing, storm pipe work, paving and other construction-related activities on Oct. 30 - Nov. 4 along eastbound and westbound Route 7 and on other neighborhood streets. 

As a reminder, drivers will experience lane shifts on Route 7, traffic pattern changes on neighborhood streets, and detours along the corridor. Please see the related traffic alerts. Temporary road closures are listed here.

Drivers are reminded that the speed limit along Route 7 has been temporarily reduced to 45 miles per hour in active work zones between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive.

Effective Jan. 1, 2021, it is illegal to hold a handheld personal communications device (e.g., your smartphone) while driving a moving motor vehicle on Virginia highways. Click here for more information, including details on the five exceptions to this law.

Volunteer to be a Poll Worker on Election Day

Election Day is November 8th! Volunteers will be greeting voters and offering them a sample Democratic ballot or the option of taking a picture of our large sample ballot. The sample ballots are the best way to make sure voters choose our candidates! Sign up here.

Watch this video for helpful instructions on volunteering at the polls:

Please direct questions to precinct captain Janelle Lewis at [email protected] or 617-359-8938.

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2022 Parent Involvement Survey

All parents of school-aged children and youth with disabilities who receive special education services in Virginia are encouraged to complete the Virginia Department of Education’s annual Parent Involvement Survey. The survey will remain open through December 16, 2022.

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If you have questions concerning this survey, please contact Chiquita Seaborne, Family Engagement Specialist/Special Projects Coordinator, via email at [email protected] or call 804-225-3898.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 29th: Drug Take Back Day

Take advantage of a free, convenient, confidential, and safe disposal of unused or expired medications during Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 29, 2022. Police stations and area pharmacies provide permanent drug disposal drop boxes where you can safely dispose of your unused or expired medications anytime of the year. For more information, visit the How to Dispose of Your Unused or Expired Medications website.

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Click here for a map of locations. 

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