|Name||Brian J. Moran|
Alexandria, Virginia , United States
|| September 09, 1959
|Contributor||Nats In First!|
Oct 27, 2011 01:39pm
Irish - Married - Catholic - Straight -
|Info||Brian J. Moran is the Chairman of the Virginia House Democratic Caucus and a Delegate representing Fairfax County and the City of Alexandria. |
Brian took his first job bagging groceries and has worked construction, as a bartender, and a gas station attendant to put himself through College and Law school. He received his law degree from Catholic University and went on to clerk for the Arlington County Circuit Court. Afterwards he joined the prosecutor’s office in 1989 worked his way through the ranks to become Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney where he remained until 1996.
Brian Moran is a skilled and effective legislator who has been a dedicated public servant for over two decades. Establishing himself as a leader in the community early in his career, Brian served the City of Alexandria as Chairman of the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Council as well as the Chairman of the Community Corrections Resources Board.
In 1995, the voters of the 46th district elected Brian to the Virginia House of Delegates. During his time in the House, he has worked to crack down on drunk driving, improve Virginia’s small business climate, provide childhood vaccinations and improve preventative healthcare. He has been a champion for quality of education and improvements in our transportation system, particularly rail and mass transit. In the House, Brian led the effort for the largest investment in education in Virginia history.
House Democrats elected Brian Moran as the House Democratic Caucus Chair in 2001. In that role, he has served as the chief legislative partner for Governor Mark Warner and Governor Tim Kaine, working to make Virginia the best managed state in the nation. Since taking over the Caucus, Brian has also led efforts to expand the Democratic Caucus, leading the largest Democratic gains in the Virginia House in over a generation.
Throughout his tenure, Brian has won a number of distinguished awards and recognitions, including being named the Jaycees’ Man of the Year, twice awarded the Victims and Witnesses of Crime Legislative Award, is a repeat winner of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Legislator of the Year, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Friend of Business Award, the Legislative Award from the League of Conservation Voters, and the prestigious “Tech Ten” award by the Northern Virginia Technology Council. Recently, he was named the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association Legislator of the Year and named “Child Advocate of the Year” by the Virginia PTA.
Delegate Moran was a longtime member of the Transportation Committee and the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee in the House of Delegates. He now serves on the Finance Committee, Courts of Justice Committee, Counties, Cities and Towns Committee, and the Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee. After 9/11, Governor Warner appointed Brian to the Secure Virginia Panel, dealing with issues of homeland security in the Commonwealth. He was also a member of Governor Kaine’s Healthcare Reform Task Force in 2007. He has been a long-time member of the Advisory Board of Stop Child Abuse Now and a member of his local Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis club, and Alexandria Bar Association.
Brian balances the responsibilities of public office, his law practice and community service with the duties of a family. He is a proud husband and dedicated father of two loving children, one 7 year old daughter and a 6 year old son.