The Virginia Circuit Court Clerks’ Association has named Senator Jill H. Vogel (R-Upperville) as the recipient of their annual “Legislator of the Year” award. Vogel received the award at the annual conference of the Virginia Circuit Court Clerks’ Association held in Portsmouth, Virginia on August 18, 2012. Senator Vogel received the award in recognition of her work on policy and budget matters critical to court clerks in Virginia.
Gary M. Clemens, Clerk of the Circuit Court in Loudoun County said of the decision to select Vogel, “Our membership is incredibly grateful to Senator Vogel for her in depth understanding of our issues and hard work on our behalf. She has worked tirelessly to advance legislation that will empower clerks to better serve the citizens of the Commonwealth. I know firsthand of her responsiveness and her genuine concern for our challenges. She appreciates the important services provided by clerks of circuit court and her work on our issues made this a deserved honor from the Virginia Court Clerks’ Association.”
Vogel is currently serving a second term in the Senate of Virginia where she represents Winchester, the counties of Frederick, Clarke and Fauquier, and parts of Loudoun, Culpeper and Stafford Counties. She is a member of Senate Leadership, serving as Caucus Whip. She serves on the Senate Finance Committee, the Courts of Justice Committee, the General Laws and Technology Committee, the Privileges and Elections Committee and the Rules Committee. Vogel is Chairman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on General Government and Technology, the committee that oversees the courts and all state employees. She also serves on the Finance Subcommittee on Public Safety, the Subcommittee on Claims, and the Subcommittee on Health and Human Resources.
Vogel is on the Rappahannock River Basin Commission, the Prison Re-Entry Commission and the Governor’s Transportation Workgroup. She is also an appointee to the Board of Trustees of the Land Conservation Foundation and the Joint Subcommittee to Evaluate Tax Preferences and remains a member of the Commemorative Commission to honor the contributions of the Women of Virginia.
Vogel is a lawyer who has held national legal and policy positions in and out of government. As managing partner of a law firm that specializes in charity and non-profit organizations, election law and ethics, she has consistently been listed by Washingtonian Magazine as a ‘Top Lawyer in Her Field.’ She resides in Fauquier County with her husband and children.