Virginia FREE has long been a leading voice for the results-oriented, pro-business approach that is essential to job creation and economic growth. I admire this organization for its commitment to thoughtful, honest and independent advocacy on behalf of Virginia businesses and families.

Governor Terry McAuliffe

Virginia FREE plays a valuable role in bringing together business and political leaders to discuss and find solutions to the challenges facing the Commonwealth. I appreciate the work Virginia FREE and its leadership have done to drive the conversation about issues important to the business community.

Speaker of the House William J. Howell

Virginia FREE has been a strong and effective independent advocate for issues and policies that promote Virginia’s job-creating businesses. They have been zealous in fighting to preserve the Commonwealth’s reputation as one of America’s best states for business.

Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr

Virginia FREE is a big asset and a strong bridge between Virginia’s business and political communities. They tell it like it is, and without reservation. Their only agenda is the future of Virginia’s economy and it’s been my pleasure to work closely with them during my time in public office.

Senator Mark Warner

From lawmakers to the press corps, those who frequent Capitol Square always take note of the annual Virginia FREE ratings. They are a great guide to how legislators fared on a wide range of important issues to Virginia’s businesses, providing an excellent overview of the policies debated during session.

Senate Majority Caucus Chairman Ryan T. McDougle

Virginia FREE’s non-partisan, pro-business advocacy is an asset for Virginia’s business and political communities. Through constructive dialogue, they have been able to keep the goal of a healthy, growing economy at the forefront of their work. I appreciate all Virginia FREE does to protect and strengthen Virginia Businesses.

Senator Tim Kaine

Virginia FREE has traditionally been a key organization in the process of choosing state legislators. Their interview process is legendary; it focuses on issues, and demands that candidates be well prepared, whatever their positions on the challenges facing the Commonwealth. This makes for better candidates and better legislators.

House Minority Leader David J. Toscano