Vivian (Vivian) E. Watts (D-014)

State Representative Vivian Watts

Vivian (Vivian) E. Watts (D-014)
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Capitol: 804.698.1014
FAX: 804.698.6739
District: 703.978.2989
Room 907 General Assembly Building 201 North Ninth Street
Richmond, VA 23219
8717 Mary Lee Lane
Annandale, VA 22003
Residence:Annandale, VA

Committee Assignments


MEMBER VIRGINIA HOUSE OF DELEGATES (1996 - Ranking minority member of Courts of Justice; of Finance; and of Science & Technology committees. Jt Senate/House Mental Health (Deeds) Committee (SJ47) Information Jt Commission on Transportation Accountability Information Child Support Enforcement Panel MEMBER VIRGINIA HOUSE OF DELEGATES (1982-85) Left the House to become Virginia Secretary of Transportation and Public Safety Finance; Labor and Commerce; and Chesapeake and Its Tributaries committees. in 2017, became longest serving woman in the House of Delegates Met and married Dave in college. Moved to Virginia in 1963 as he began a 40-year federal career as an attorney for the National Park Service and for Fish and Wildlife in the U.S. Department of Interior; Raised two children- Cindy and Jeff; Four grandsons- Ryan, Cal, Ian, and Michael and two grand-daughters, Brooke and Paige; B.A. cum laude, University of Michigan, English major with minors in Mathematics and Psychology National Merit Scholar and Valedictorian, Trenton (Michigan) High School FAIRFAX CASA (COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES) (1993-2000) U.S. ADVISORY COMMISSION ON INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS (1990-94) CONSULTANT, TRANSPORTATION AND FINANCE (1990-93) VIRGINIA SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC SAFETY (1986-90) RESEARCHER FOR ARTHUR YOUNG AND COMPANY (1984-85) CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT (1979-80) STATE LEGISLATIVE AIDE (1979-81) FAIRFAX COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (1977-79) CHAIRMAN, FAIRFAX COUNTY FISCAL COMMISSION (1978-79) CHAIRMAN, EFFICIENT USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES (1978) FAIRFAX AREA LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS NV Transportation Alliance 30th Anniversary Lifetime Achievement Award Member, Fairfax County "Diversion First" Commission (2015 - ) Virginia Counselors Association Outstanding Legislator 2014 Virginia Association of Commonwealth Attorneys "Champion of Justice" 2014 NV Transportation Alliance "Dust, Sweat, & Blood Award" 2013 and 2007 Dulles Corridor Rail Association Leadership 2013 Apartment and Office Building Assoc of Metropolitan Washington Outstanding Leadership Award 2013 League of Women Voters of Virginia Good Goverance Award 2013 2013 Virginia Coalition for Distraction Free Driving Award The Korean American Assn of Washington Metropolitian Area Public Service Award 2013 Arts Council of Fairfax County 2012 Virginia Interfaith Center "Legislator of the Year" 2011 Mental Health Advocates "Community Contributor Award 2008 Virginia American Legion Auxiliary "Outstanding Woman of Virginia" 2006 Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court "Kassabian Award" 2004 Sheriff Association's "Outstanding Legislator" 2008 and 2003 Human Services Coalition "Outstanding Elected Official" 2002 Northern Virginia Technology Council "Champion of Technology 1999 Virginia Network for Victims and Witnesses of Crime Outstanding Service Award 1999, 1997 First "Honorary Member of the Fairfax County Police Child Services Unit" 1999 Lossie J. Tucker Meritorious Service Award 1994 Tysons Rotary Citizen of the Year 1987 Annandale Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year 1986 Founding member of Fairfax County Committee of 100 Washington Post "Citizen of the Year" 1977 MAJOR NON-LEGISLATIVE and NON-Ex OFFICIA APPOINTMENTS Arts Council of Fairfax County, Advisory Panel and Board Member (2001-2012 ) Annandale North Springfield Little League team sponsor (1999- ) Advisory Council, Salvation Army Northern Virginia Adult Rehabilitation Center (1993- ) Advisory Committee to the Court Appointed Special Advocates (1994-98) and Children's Justice Act Programs Board, Annandale Rotary (1994-96) Board of Trustees, Virginia Museum of Natural History (1992-96) Chair, Virginia Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee (1992-94) Board of Directors, Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia (1991-97) Citizen Advisory Committee, Northern Virginia Transportation Coordinating Council (1990-94) Public Member, National Council of Engineering Specialty Boards (1991-94) Task Force on Growth and Transportation, Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments (1990-93) Member, Washington Board of Trade Transportation Committee (1990-93) Virginia Vice-Chairman, DO IT Coalition (1990-92) National Academy of Public Administration Advisory Panel on Department of Transportation National Transportation Policy (1990-91) Executive Boards, Fairfax-Falls Church and National Capitol United Way (1978-92) National Board, Women Executives in State Government (1986-87) Board and Founding member (1977) of Fairfax County Committee of 100 Board, Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital (1984-86) Board, Prepaid Legal Services Corporation of Virginia (1983-85) Community College Child Care Board (1980-85) Advisory Board, Consortium for Continuing Higher Education (1981-85) Board, Friends of the Victim Assistance Network (1980-84) Chair, Fairfax County Fiscal Policy Commission (1978-79) Co-Chair, successful $40 million school bond referendum (1978) Chair, Citizen Task Force on School Closings (1978) METRO Financing Task Force, Center for Metropolitan Studies (1977-78) President, Wakefield Forest PTA (1977-78) Citizen Task Force on Metrorail Alternatives (1977-78) Citizen Task Force Reviewing Proposed Water Rate Increases (1977) Chairman's Council for Board of Supervisors (1976-77) Fairfax County Public School Superintendent's Planning Council (1975-77) Steering Committee for successful courthouse referendum (1977) Alternate Forms of County Government Task Force (1975) Speakers Bureau for new State Constitution (1970) Co-Chair, First Michigan Methodist Church Inter-racial Youth Conference (1958) Chair, Christian Citizenship, State Youth Board of the Michigan Methodist Church (1957-58)

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 1995    Next Election: 2025
Spouse: David (Dave) A. Watts   DOB: 6/7/1940
Counties Representing
Danville City