Terry McAuliffe on Technology

Democratic nominee for Governor; previously DNC Chair

$4.2M to compete for high energy Electron Ion Collider

My budget proposal makes key investments in Virginia's research and technology infrastructure. I have included $4.2 million so that we can compete for a new Electron Ion Collider at the Jefferson Lab in Newport News. That new $618 million facility would create more than 4,900 jobs within a decade and add $708 million to the commonwealth's economy. It will also make Virginia a world leader in high energy physics.

Our sole competition for the ion collider project is the state of New York--and we simply cannot allow those New Yorkers to come down here to Virginia and take our collider project.

Source: State of the State address to 2015 Virginia Legislature , Jan 14, 2015

Launched Cybersecurity Commission & bioscience summit

Since the start of my administration, improving Virginia's state cybersecurity infrastructure has been a top priority. This is one of the few areas where the federal government will be making a major investment in the coming years, and we have a chance to lead the way.

Soon after taking office, I launched the Virginia Cybersecurity Commission, chaired by Richard Clarke, who has advised three presidents on national security. Their continued work and diligence, coupled with the vast array of cyber assets already in the commonwealth puts us in a strong position to win the proposed federal cyber campus.

I am also working hard to make Virginia a leader in the bioscience industry. We just convened our first bioscience summit with Dr. Bob Langer, the leading MIT researcher, so that we can better coordinate and leverage our great academic and private sector assets to compete in this emerging industry. If we work together, starting today, we can succeed where others have failed before.

Source: State of the State address to 2015 Virginia Legislature , Jan 14, 2015

Our infrastructure system feels outdated and inefficient

Virginia is a great place for business, but one of the things holding us back from the top is an infrastructure system that can feel outdated and inefficient. In February, the legislature passed a plan to fund transportation that will finally begin to address gridlock. It wasn't perfect, and there are plenty of things I disagree with, but inaction on transportation was no longer an option.

There is more I will do as Governor to improve our transportation system. First and foremost, I will provide more leadership as Governor on transportation planning. Rather than a laundry list approach that leaves us with dozens of projects competing for time and attention, I will lay out clear priorities.

Second, we need to incentivize regional planning and implementation of smart growth planning. Some of our transportation issues aren't the result of bad roads or transit systems; they're the result of improper or poorly planned development.

Source: VA Governor 2013 campaign website, terrymcauliffe.com , Mar 23, 2013

Chief information officer to digitize federal government.

McAuliffe adopted the manifesto, "A New Agenda for the New Decade":

Performance-Based Government
The strong anti-government sentiments of the early 1990s have subsided, but most Americans still think government is too bureaucratic, too centralized, and too inefficient.

In Washington and around the country, a second round of “reinventing government” initiatives should be launched to transform public agencies into performance-based organizations focused on bottom-line results. Many public services can be delivered on a competitive basis among public and private entities with accountability for results. Public-private partnerships should become the rule, not the exception, in delivering services. Civic and voluntary groups, including faith-based organizations, should play a larger role in addressing America’s social problems.

When the federal government provides grants to states and localities to perform public services, it should give the broadest possible administrative flexibility while demanding and rewarding specific results. Government information and services at every level should be thoroughly “digitized,” enabling citizens to conduct business with public agencies online.

Source: The Hyde Park Declaration 00-DLC8 on Aug 1, 2000

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VA Gubernatorial:
Bob McDonnell
Ken Cuccinelli
Robert Sarvis
VA Senatorial:
Ed Gillespie
James Webb
Mark Warner
Robert Sarvis
Tim Kaine

Gubernatorial Debates 2014:
AL: Bentley(R) vs.Griffith(D)
AR: Ross(D) vs.Hutchinson(R) vs.Griffin(R,Lt.Gov.)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.DuVal(D) vs.Mealer(AE) vs.Gilbert(L) vs.Riggs(R)
CA: Brown(D) vs.Kashkari(R)
CO: Hickenlooper(D) vs.Beauprez(R) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Hess(L)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Foley(R) vs.Walker(R,Lt.Gov.)
FL: Scott(R) vs.Crist(D) vs.Snitker(L,Lt.Gov.)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D) vs.Hunt(L)
HI: Ige(D) vs.Aiona(R) vs.Abercrombie(D)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hatch(D) vs.Hoefling(R)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Baker(R) &Polito(R,Lt.Gov.) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
NM: Martinez(R) vs.King(D)
NY: Cuomo(D) &Hochul(D,Lt.Gov.) vs.Astorino(R) vs.Hawkins(G) vs.Teachout(D)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Dorman(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Wolf(D) vs.Schwartz(D,lost primary) vs.Critz(D,Lt.Gov.,lost primary)
Newly-elected 2014:
AK-I: Bill Walker
AR-R: Asa Hutchinson
AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

Up for re-election 2014:
AK-R: Sean Parnell
AL-R: Robert Bentley
CA-D: Jerry Brown
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
CT-D: Dan Malloy
FL-R: Rick Scott
GA-R: Nathan Deal
HI-D: Neil Abercrombie
IA-R: Terry Branstad
ID-R: Butch Otter
IL-D: Pat Quinn
KS-R: Sam Brownback
ME-R: Paul LePage
MI-R: Rick Snyder
MN-D: Mark Dayton
NH-D: Maggie Hassan
NM-R: Susana Martinez
NV-R: Brian Sandoval
NY-D: Andrew Cuomo
OH-R: John Kasich
OK-R: Mary Fallin
OR-D: John Kitzhaber
PA-R: Tom Corbett
SC-R: Nikki Haley
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
TN-R: Bill Haslam
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
WI-R: Scott Walker
WY-R: Matt Mead
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Term-Limited or Retiring 2014:
AR-D: Mike Beebe
AZ-R: Jan Brewer
MA-D: Deval Patrick
MD-D: Martin O'Malley
RI-I: Linc Chafee
TX-R: Rick Perry

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