Barbara (Barbara) A. Favola (D-40)

State Senator Barbara Favola

Barbara (Barbara) A. Favola (D-40)
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Capitol: 804.698.7540
FAX: 804.698.7651
District: 703.835.4845
Room 509 General Assembly Building 201 North Ninth Street
Richmond, VA 23219
2319 - 18th Street North
Arlington, VA 22201-3506
Residence:Arlington, VA

Committee Assignments


Prior to her election as a State Senator, Barbara Favola served on the Arlington County Board for fourteen years (1997-2011) and chaired that body three times. During her service with the County, Senator Favola was the Board's leading advocate for children, youth, and families, and her contributions to the community include establishing mental health services in the public schools. Throughout her public life, she has been a vigorous supporter of universal human rights. In the Virginia Senate, Barbara is focusing her legislative efforts on women's reproductive rights, health care access, K-12 education funding, workforce training, safety net programs, helping foster children, preventing domestic violence, and sensible environmental policies. Senator Favola is a whip in the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus. She chairs the Virginia Senate's Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee, as well as serving on the Local Government Committee, Transportation Committee, Rules Committee, and Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources Committee. She is a member and former Chair of the Virginia Advisory Committee for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, Chair of the Senate Women's Health Care Caucus, and a member and former Chair of Virginia's Commission on Youth. She served on Governor McAuliffe's Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission and served on the Disability Commission and the Joint Committee to Study the Future of Public Education. Senator Favola serves on the Advisory Board of Virginia Tech's School of Public and International Affairs and on the Board of the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind. Prior to Senator Favola's elected life, she served as a Presidential Management Intern and senior policy advisor at the Federal Department of Health and Human Services. She also served on the House Budget Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. In addition to her Senate duties, Senator Favola also serves on numerous Boards and Commissions, including the Advisory Committee for the Arlington YMCA and the Fairfax CASA Board. Follow the links provided to learn more about Senator Favola's legislative accomplishments and the issues that are important to her and the citizens of the 31st Senate District.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2011    Next Election: 2027
Spouse: Douglas (Doug) Karl Weik   DOB: 6/21/1955
Counties Representing
Bristol City