AAF Government Relations

The American Advertising Federation (AAF) was founded with the purpose to self-regulate the advertising industry and uphold the highest business standards. Today, the AAF continues to protect and promote advertising at all levels of government through efforts ranging from local grassroots activities to national lobbying.

AAF Roanoke’s Government Relations committee contributes to the national efforts at a local level by:

  • Proactively forging relationships with local and state legislators while keeping them up-to-date on the current impact that the advertising industry has on the economy
  • Monitoring legal issues surrounding the advertising industry on an on-going basis
  • Keeping the AAF Roanoke Board of Directors and members informed as issues arise that could affect the industry and their businesses
  • Determining a strategy of how to best address legislative issues when they arise and coordinating these plans and execution with other AAF efforts at a national level

AAF Roanoke urges its members to monitor government legislation and policies which will affect the advertising industry and the industries of your clients. It’s important to review voting records regardless of party affiliation and bring issues directly to your elected officials that will help or negatively impact business in our region and country. As issue arrive, we will send emails and post alerts on social media to help you keep in front of possible issues. Please contact us with any questions or comments you may have.

Impact of the Advertising Industry in Virginia

Below are advertising studies for the Senate and House districts in Virginia, showing how “Advertising Generates Sales and Jobs” in our state and region. Please feel free to share with your legislators.

Contact Us:
You may contact the AAF Roanoke Government Relations team at: governmentrelations@aafroanoke.org

Contact Legislators

U.S. Senate - Virginia

Tim Kaine
Website
GovTrack (voting record)

Mark Warner
Website
GovTrack (voting record)

U.S. House of Representatives - Virginia

5th District: Tom Garrett Jr.
Website
GovTrack (voting record)

6th District: Bob Goodlatte
Website
GovTrack (voting record)

9th District: Morgan Griffith
Website
GovTrack (voting record)

Virginia House of Delegates

With links to the Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP) records:

1st District: Terry G. Kilgore
Website
Contact
VPAP (legislative record)

4th District: Todd Pillion
Website
Contact
VPAP (legislative record)

7th District: Larry (Nick) Rush
Website
Contact
VPAP (legislative record)

8th District: Vacant as of August 2018
Resignation of Greg Habeeb

11th District: Sam Rasoul
Contact
VPAP (legislative record)