Legislative Affairs Committee

The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Affairs Committee represents the interests of the area business community before the local, state and federal government. Committee members meet regularly with these elected officials at all levels of government to advocate for business-friendly public policies and to discuss topics of concern to the business community.

Each year the committee prepares a Legislative Priority package that outlines the Chamber’s positions on issues – ranging from transportation to taxation to health care – which comes before the Virginia General Assembly.

The committee presents the packet to the Fredericksburg Region’s lawmakers at the annual Legislative Meeting and Reception, which takes place in December shortly before the start of the next year’s legislative session. This annual gathering of political and business leaders includes a Q&A session with our state representatives.

Chamber staff and committee members have put together other such forums, including meetings with former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Congressman Rob Wittman.

To learn more about the committee and how you can participate, call (540) 373-9400.


Current Members

Kim McClellan, Chairman, Fredericksburg Area Assocation of Realtors

Brad Jones, PBMares, LLP

Tasha Browne, LifeCare Medical Transports, Inc.

Gerald Childress, The Childress Agency

Kevin Dillard, LifeCare Medical Transports

Janel Donohue, Reappahannock United Way

Matt Faulconer, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Ted Hontz, Basic Commerce and Industries, Inc.

Berkley Mitchell, Cushman & Wakefield Thalhime

Charlie Payne, Hirschler Fleischer

Paul Scott, Scott Insurance and Financial Services

Eric Fletcher, Mary Washington Healthcare

Caroline Phelps, Phelps Strategies

Kathy Wall, Mary Washington Hospital

Sarah Walsh, Rappahannock United Way

Joe Wilson, PermaTreat Pest Control

Kelly Newton, Commonwealth Financial Solutions, Inc.

Charlotte Horne, Allstate

Mark Steele, The Title Professionals