Lashrecse Aird

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Current Position: State Delegate since 2016
Affiliation: Democrat

Mission Statement: N/A




Legislative Assistant: Brianna Menchion
Administrative Assistant During Session: Jennifer Powers

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Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1063

District Office
P.O. Box 3943
Petersburg, VA 23805

Phone: (804) 452-7076


Government Pages

Lashrecse AirdAbout 

Personal Information

Birth Year: 1986 Place of Birth: Buffalo, NY Gender: Female Race(s): African American Religion: Baptist Spouse: Blaine John Paul Aird Children: Blaine and Blake Membership & Affiliation: Tabernacle Baptist Church, Petersburg Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Petersburg Alumnae Chapter Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Virginia State University Alumni Association Petersburg Democratic Committee (chairman) Southside Regional Medical Center (board of directors) Democratic Party of Virginia 4th Congressional District Committee (chairman) Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership (2015)


Virginia State University (B.A., 2008)

Political Career

  • Occupation/Profession: Higher Education Administration
  • Awards: Virginia Leadership Institute, Top Ten Leaders Under 40 (2014) Virginia State University Alumni Association, Young Trojan Distinguished Alumni (2013, 2014) Virginia State University, Presidential Medallion (2016) Tri-Cities 40 Under 40 (2017) Virginia Education Association, Solid as a Rock Award (2017) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Award for Political Affairs (2018)



Other Appointments

Election Results

See Ballotpedia
Virginia House of Delegates, District 63 General Election, 2017
PartyCandidateVote %Votes
DemocraticGreen check mark transparent.png Lashrecse Aird Incumbent (unopposed)100.00%15,623
Total Votes15,623

Campaign Finance


Policy Positions

Economic Development

Economic development resources are critical in this area. Aird wants to ensure that companies are enticed to bring their jobs to the 63rd District so we can increase the number of quality jobs available. We need those to be high-paying jobs, with benefits from companies that have a shared investment in its employees and our district

K-12 Funding & Higher Education

Our children need to have the educational tools to succeed. Aird believes in universal pre-school education so all children are learning through those critical years of their life and begin school on target with their peers. To ensure that, Aird will support initiatives that prevents childhood poverty, homelessness and childhood hunger. Additionally, as an administrator at Richard Bland College, Aird will advocate for resources to ensure the proper preparation for higher- education pathways or access to job-readiness training and credentials.

Women’s Rights

Aird will actively pursue the cause of making sure that woman get equal pay for equal work. As a mother and wife, she will be an advocate for women’s reproductive access and work to ensure that they have the right to choose. She believes that the decision of family planning should remain at the discretion of a woman.

Senior Care and Veteran Resources

We need to provide services for our seniors and our veterans, both of whom have made critical contributions to our communities and our well-being and now deserve our help and support.As the daughter of a Veteran, Aird understands the resources that our veterans need; Aird will support legislation that increases veteran care including tax cuts for veterans. Also, Aird will give special attention to focusing on the challenges of female veterans and those veterans under 25 to ensure we are providing all necessary access to services.

Crime Prevention

Having been a resident of the 63rd District for nearly 10 years, Aird understands that violence is a problem that can only be addressed together. Using her influence, Aird will work to initiate projects that will strengthen not only law enforcement departments, but also their outreach into our communities.


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This Week in Richmond: Delegates Lashrecse Aird and Will Morefield May 1, 2018

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