Current Position: State Delegate since 2006
Former Position(s): Mayor Charlottesville ; Charlottesville City Council from 1994 – 1996
David Toscano’s priorities are education, energy, and the environment. He fights for education funding, against teacher pay freezes, and to protect VRS and retirement benefits. He pushes the cause of renewable energy, and stood against those who deny the reality of climate change.
He opposes predatory lending in its various forms. He argues for multifaceted transportation programs that include roads, rail, and public transit. He opposes cuts to services for the poor and disabled, defends a woman’s right to choose, and advances reforms in foster care and adoption, so that all children will have the opportunity to live productive lives in family settings free from abuse and neglect.
David Toscano is serving his seventh term in the Virginia General Assembly. He represents the 57th District (Charlottesville and part of Albemarle County) in the House of Delegates and, from November 2011 through December 2018, served as House Democratic Leader. David is a member of the Courts of Justice; Commerce and Labor; and Rules committees, and the Select Committee on School Safety. David is also a member of the Disability Commission and has served on the special Joint Subcommittee to Study Land Use Tools in the Commonwealth and the Joint Committee to study Math, Science, and Engineering. He is a member of the Manufacturing Development Commission, the Virginia Adopts Statewide Steering Committee, and the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program Committee. He is also a member of the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area Board.
An attorney with Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, Ltd., David specializes in family law, real estate transactions, and estate planning.
David’s priorities are education, energy, and the environment. He fights for education funding, against teacher pay freezes, and to protect VRS and retirement benefits. He pushes the cause of renewable energy, and stood against those who deny the reality of climate change. He opposes predatory lending in its various forms. He argues for multifaceted transportation programs that include roads, rail, and public transit. He opposes cuts to services for the poor and disabled, defends a woman’s right to choose, and advances reforms in foster care and adoption, so that all children will have the opportunity to live productive lives in family settings free from abuse and neglect.
The Virginia League of Conservation Voters has named David a “Legislative Hero” eleven consecutive years for his work on environmental issues.
David was born in Syracuse, New York, the oldest of five children. He received a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, a Ph.D. from Boston College, and a law degree from the University of Virginia. He has taught politics and sociology at various colleges and universities, including Boston College, University of Maryland (European Division), PVCC, University of Virginia, and James Madison University. He taught for the University of Virginia as part of its 14-week Semester at Sea program.
David served on the Charlottesville City Council from 1990 to 2002 and as Mayor 1994-96. David is a resident of the City of Charlottesville, where he lives with his wife, Nancy A. Tramontin, and their son, Matthew.
David wants to hear from you so he can represent the interests of all residents of Albemarle and Charlottesville in the 57th District.
University of Virginia School of Law
Birth Year: 1950
Place of Birth: Syracuse, NY
Religion: Roman Catholic
Spouse: Nancy M. Tramontin
Children: Matthew T.
Membership & Affiliation
Roman Catholic Church
Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce
Thomas Jefferson United Way
Legislative Assistant: Jane Dittmar, Erin Monaghan
Administrative Assistant During Session: Betty Moore
- Government – DelDToscano@house.virginia.gov
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1057
211 East High Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 220-1660
Toscano first won the Democratic nomination for the District 57 House of Delegates seat in 2005.
Toscano has only faced a general election opponent three times: in 2005, against Republican, T. W. McCrystal; and in 2009 and 2011 against Independent candidate, Robert Brandon Smith III.
In 2011, Toscano was elected Minority leader in the House of Delegates.
2017 State Delegate
|David Toscano (D)||25,419||96.9%|
|Write In (Write-in)||816||3.1%|
TOSCANO, DAVID JOSEPH has run in 7 races for public office, winning 7 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $2,467,009
Source: Follow the Money
Democratic Leader from November 2011 through December 2018
Child Support Guidelines Review Panel
House Commerce and Labor
House Courts of Justice
Manufacturing Development Commission
Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program, Commission on
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