posted November 5th, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Delegate David Ramadan
Telephone: 703 348 7015
VIRGINIA CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PASSES
Amendment by Ramadan Gives Tax Relief to Families of Service Members ‘Killed In Action’
Dulles, VA | November 5th, 2014 – Delegate David I. Ramadan’s (R-87th) proposed Constitutional Amendment, which passed through the General Assembly twice unanimously, was approved by more than 87% of those who voted in Virginia’s statewide election yesterday. It was the only constitutional amendment on the ballot. Within the 87th District, the measure received more than 88% approval in Loudoun County, and more than 90% approval in Prince William County.
This state constitutional amendment will eliminate real estate taxes on homes of spouses of any service member who was ‘Killed in Action.’ The spouse can continue to claim the exemption so long as they do not remarry and continue to occupy their home as their principal residence. This amendment will not change current law which covers disabled veterans and their surviving spouses.
“This is a huge win for military families,” Delegate Ramadan said Wednesday morning. “I was very confident that this measure would pass; I am quite proud of Virginians for giving it such overwhelming support. This is the least we can do for those who gave so much.”
This measure was backed by both the Military Officers Association of America (Virginia Council of Chapters – MOAA) and the Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations. Ramadan was named the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) 2014 Virginia Legislator, largely due to his sponsorship of this measure.
Delegate David Ramadan represents the 87th House of Delegates District, which includes eastern Loudoun County and western Prince William County. He currently serves on the oldest & newest committees in the House of Delegates: Privileges & Elections (P&E) and Science & Technology (S&T), as well as General Laws Committee. He serves as the chairman of the P&E Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee. Delegate Ramadan is the co-founder and co-chairman of the Business Development Caucus. He also serves as an Alt. Commissioner on the Interstate Potomac River Basin Commission. To learn more visit www.DavidRamadan.com