Since 2011, Delegate Nick Rush has been the 7th district delegate and has been a proven leader for the people of Floyd, Montgomery and Pulaski County. Del. Rush is seeking re-election for the 7th District and does not have an opponent. Yet, this does not mean his accomplishments should go unnoticed.
Del. Rush is currently a member of the Appropriations, Privileges and Elections, and the Militia, Police and Public Safety committees. On these committees he has helped promote conservative principles by enacting various bills such as HB1743. This bill allows for the retail of wine and beer at nonprofit cinema houses. Bills such as these allow for small businesses to expand their products, so they might be able to increase their employment and ultimately grow their business. Furthermore, Del. Rush introduced HB2074 which establishes both individual and corporate income tax reductions on income received from an investment in a Virginia venture capital account. These conservative economics promoted by Del. Rush benefit the people of Virginia and boost Virginia’s economy. This leadership is much needed to do Virginia’s decline in economic growth over the past decade.
Additionally, Del. Rush understands the importance of being a veteran after serving in the US Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. He has helped represent veterans over the years and commemorated them by passing bills such as HJ620 and HB1741. By enacting these bills, Del. Rush has helped keep the legacy of the great men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and to support those who are currently in service.
Most recently, Del. Rush introduced a plan to help small school divisions receive funding to deal with a decline in student enrollment. The plan uses a “10-10-10” formula, which looks to aid school divisions with less than 10,000 students who saw a reduction in their enrollment by 10 percent or more during the past 10 years. The goal of this is to help offset the loss of funding smaller school divisions experience, so children in these divisions can continue to utilize school services and facilities.