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Robert Creigh Deeds is an American politician who was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Virginia in 2009. He also ran in the 2005 race for Attorney General of Virginia. He was defeated in both of the above races by Bob McDonnell. Deeds lost by just 323 votes in 2005, but was defeated by a wide margin of almost 18 percentage points in 2009. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1992 to 2001 and has served in the Senate of Virginia since December 2001. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Yost appointed to mental health study committee
2014-07-01
Twelfth District Del. Joseph Yost, who represents part of Pulaski County, has been appointed to a mental health subcommittee introduced in the 2014 General Assembly by Bath County Sen. Creigh Deeds. The Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health ...
(Southwest Times)

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    McAuliffe names 1 from city and Deeds to SOL Innovation Committee
    2014-07-01
    R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, is one of the two Senate representatives. The committee is expected to take a comprehensive look at the Standards of Learning and make recommendations to the state Board of Education and General Assembly on test assessments ...
    (The Daily Progress)
    1. Henrico counselor appointed to state SOL committee

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    New Virginia laws go into effect July 1
    2014-06-30
    The laws were passed after the suicide of Sen. R. Creigh Deeds' son. The Bath County Democrat was attacked in November by Gus Deeds after the younger Deeds was released from an emergency custody order hours earlier. A local community services ...
    (WVEC.com)
    1. New Virginia Laws Go into Effect July 1st

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    New Virginia laws go into effect July 1
    2014-06-30
    Also, a series of measures aimed at improving the state's emergency treatment of the mentally ill goes into effect. The laws were passed after the suicide of Sen. R. Creigh Deeds' son. The Bath County Democrat was attacked in November by Gus Deeds ...
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      Did Va. lawmakers blow their best chance to strengthen mental health system?
      2014-06-17
      Shoring up the state's long troubled mental health-care system was a rare bipartisan priority in Richmond this year after the November death of Austin “Gus” Deeds, son of former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds (Bath). Since returning to ...
      (Washington Post (blog))
      1. Mental Health Advocates Disappointed with Blocked Medicaid Expan - NBC29 ...

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      Lawmakers return to pass more austere budget
      2014-06-12
      R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, last fall by his son, Austin C. “Gus” Deeds. The 24-year-old son then killed himself, 13 hours after being released from an expired emergency custody order. Richmond also caught a break. The agreement would preserve $2 million ...
      (The Daily Progress)
      1. Va. lawmakers pass budget with amendment to bar governor from expanding ...

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      Budget reality just around the corner for Virginia
      2014-06-01
      They will try to fund the rest of state government at the levels in the current state budget, Jones said. And they will seek to preserve commitments to expanding mental health services after a tragedy involving one of their own — Sen. R. Creigh Deeds ...
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        Rockbridge CSB unveils changes in wake of Deeds tragedy
        2014-05-31
        R. Creigh Deeds, two weeks ago filed a notice of claim, the first step in a potential lawsuit, against Rockbridge Area Community Services, but an agency official said the announcement was unrelated. “I realize it might look as though we're trying to ...
        (The Daily Progress)
        1. Va. mental health funding steady overall, targeted

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        Creigh Deeds renews mental health vow
        2014-05-30
        CHARLOTTESVILLE — State Sen. Creigh Deeds on Thursday renewed his bid for lasting reform of the mental health system that he says failed his son in November. “We're going to remake the system,” Deeds said. “We're going to have a model for the rest of ...
        (Roanoke Times)
        1. Creigh Deeds leads mental health discussion at public forum
        2. Sen. Creigh Deeds Talks Mental Health in Charlottesville
        3. Deeds 'going to remake the system'

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