Richmond, VA – Today, Delegate Marcus Simon announced that the Democratic Party of Virginia will submit two FOIA requests regarding Governor Youngkin’s out-of-state travels.
The first FOIA request is to the Office of the Governor seeking documents related to Governor Youngkin’s past travel/advance logs itineraries, all contracts, invoices related to any private security services and/or Virginia State Police services provided to Governor Glenn Youngkin outside of the public office.
The second FOIA request is to the Virginia State Police seeking documents related to all contracts, and invoices related to any private security services and/or Virginia State Police services provided to Governor Glenn Youngkin outside of the public office.
In a virtual press conference, Delegate Marcus Simon said:
“Governor Youngkin may have been a part-time or half-a-CEO in the private sector, but Virginians deserve more than a half-time Governor, we expect the Governor to give his job his full time and attention. So far it’s clear that Gov. Youngkin is more interested in speaking to voters in Arlington Texas than listening to the people of Arlington Virginia.
That’s why today, the Democratic Party of Virginia will be submitting two FOIA requests on his out-of-state travels asking that he come clean and be transparent with the people of the Commonwealth about how much all of this is costing us. Unfortunately, this is something he hasn’t been willing to do voluntarily, so we’re looking to use the Freedom of Information Act to get answers.
Virginians deserve to know:
Where is the governor going? How did he get there? Did he fly on a commercial airline, or use a private jet? Who paid for his security, travel, and housing expenses? Are Virginians paying for his political aspirations?”
Under Virginia's Freedom of Information Act the governor’s office has five working days to respond or can obtain an additional seven days if extra time is needed to compile the requested information.