VA House 28 – 2019 Election

District Description: County of Stafford (part); City of Fredericksburg (part)
Current Delegate: Bob Thomas since 2018 (R)

According to Ned Oliver of Virginia Mercury:

“Another district Democrats barely lost in 2017, this race has also voted Democratic in recent statewide elections, though by slimmer margins than some of the other districts Democrats are targeting. Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine won the district by 55 points last year and Northam won with 51 percent of the vote in 2017. The Republican incumbent, Bob Thomas, was taken out by former Stafford Supervisor Paul Milde in a nasty primary that saw Milde tack right on issues like abortion and health care, something most Republicans facing tight races have strayed away from and Democrats expect to play to their advantage in a general election.”

VA House District 28

District Includes: County of Stafford (part); City of Fredericksburg (part)

State Delegate: Joshua Cole

District Map (PDF)

Joshua Cole

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 28

Affiliation: Democrat


Josh has served the state by acting as the Chief of Staff for Delegate Kelly Convirs-Fowler, fighting for the people by working alongside Delegate Convirs-Fowler on issues important to all Virginians, like fair housing.

Simultaneously, Josh serves on Stafford County Public Schools Superintendent’s Equity, Diversity and Opportunity Committee, the Greater Fredericksburg Area Interfaith Council, as the President of the Stafford County NAACP and participates with numerous other local and community initiatives.

Paul Milde

Current Position: Businessman

Former Positions: Chair, Stafford County Board of Supervisors from 2011 – 2017

Affiliation: Republican

Candidate: 2019 State Delegate VA House District 28

Overview: N/A

Bob Thomas

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 28 since 2018

Former Positions: Stafford County Board of Supervisors from 2012 – 2018

Affiliation: Republican

Overview: N/A

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