Candi KingCandi King

Delegate Candi Mundon King represents the 2nd District (Prince William and Stafford Counties) in the Virginia House of Delegates. With over a decade of experience in government and community relations, including experience securing millions of dollars in funding for underserved educational programs, Candi King knows how to get things done in Richmond. In her first legislative session, Candi was able to:

Expand COVID-19 vaccination capacity;

  • Secure pay raises for teachers, state and local employees;
  • Standardize special education eligibility criteria to provide equity for students;
  • Pass legislation to begin the process of modernizing our transportation system; and
  • Pass paid sick leave for home health care workers

Source: Candi King’s Website

Summary

Delegate Candi Mundon King represents the 2nd District (Prince William and Stafford Counties) in the Virginia House of Delegates. With over a decade of experience in government and community relations, including experience securing millions of dollars in funding for underserved educational programs, Candi King knows how to get things done in Richmond. In her first legislative session, Candi was able to:

Expand COVID-19 vaccination capacity;

  • Secure pay raises for teachers, state and local employees;
  • Standardize special education eligibility criteria to provide equity for students;
  • Pass legislation to begin the process of modernizing our transportation system; and
  • Pass paid sick leave for home health care workers

Source: Candi King’s Website

About

Source: Wikipedia

King announced her campaign for delegate in December 2020, shortly after her predecessor Jennifer Carroll Foy resigned to run for governor, causing a special election. After winning the Democratic primary, King faced Republican Heather Mitchell in the general election on January 5, 2021. King won with 51.5% of the vote, with a margin of 263 votes.

About

In the community, Candi helps families with special needs children navigate the education system and mentors high school students with the college admission process. She has also served as a Girl Scouts Troop Leader and Vice-Chair of the Woodbridge Democratic Committee. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Virginia Commission on Unemployment Compensation. Candi was born and raised in the Commonwealth and earned a degree in political science from Norfolk State University.

Source: Candi King’s Website

Issues

Delegate King has already tackled a myriad of issues despite her brief time in office. More can be found on these issues at the source link.

Delegate also focuses on rights for the disabled:

Make Virginia #1 for Disabled People
Virginia Can Be the #1 Place in America For People with Disabilities

I believe we can make Virginia the best place in the country for persons living with disabilities. We just need to focus more on the ABLE part of the disabled.

According to the CDC, over 61 million Americans are living with some form of disability. I know from my own experience that for families supporting a disabled loved one, resources and access to necessary services can be life-changing or life-limiting.

But I am inspired to see the many advances in states that have provided inclusive support to families and individuals. Through the hard work of advocates and community leaders, states have reformed their thinking and laws to provide more significant support for people living with disabilities. The evidence of this is the high ranking of states that provide economic opportunities, improved livability of cities and towns, affordability of housing, and access to health care and insurance to those living with disabilities.

I know the challenges families caring for a disabled child or extended family member face day in and day out. That is why I want to ensure that District 2 and the Commonwealth of Virginia move up in our national ranking for the best places to live for people with disabilities.

We all should be concerned that every resident of our district gets access to the support and resources they need. When those individuals in our community are supported, we all reap the benefits of a vibrant and cohesive society where everyone can contribute to the best of their abilities. But how do we ensure that Virginia gets the most of its citizens? How do we ensure that our communities and Commonwealth benefit from more of its citizens’ varying skills and talents?

Source: Candi King’s Website

Twitter

Contact

Email: Candi King’s Website

Web

Website

Wikipedia

Candi Patrice Mundon King is an American politician who has served as a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 2021.

Biography

King obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science from Norfolk State University.[1] She has worked as a nonprofit program manager and an education advocate.[2]

Political career

2021

King announced her campaign for delegate in December 2020, shortly after her predecessor Jennifer Carroll Foy resigned to run for governor, causing a special election. After winning the Democratic primary, King faced Republican Heather Mitchell in the general election on January 5, 2021. King won with 51.5% of the vote, with a margin of 263 votes.[3]

King’s re-election involved a primary challenge from Prince William County resident Pamela Montgomery. The race became one of the most expensive primaries in the state because of money contributed by clean energy group Clean Virginia and utility provider Dominion Energy.[4] Despite the flood of outside money, King won with 67.77%-32.23%.[5]

In the November General Election, King ran successfully won a full term against Republican Gina Ciarcia, a history teacher at a private Christian school.[6]

Election results

2021 2nd House of Delegates District special election[7]
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocratCandi P. M. King4,45151.74
RepublicanHeather F. Mitchell4,14348.16
2021 2nd House of Delegates District Democratic Primary Election[5]
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocratCandi P. M. King3,55367.77
DemocratPamela Montgomery1,69032.23
2021 2nd House of Delegates District General Election[8]
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocratCandi P. M. King15,31057.21
DemocratPamela Montgomery11,39342.57

References

  1. ^ Palermo, Jill. “Candi King wins Democratic primary in 2nd House of Delegates race”. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  2. ^ Cheslow, Daniella. “Democrat Candi King Wins Special Election For Delegate In Northern Virginia”. Archived from the original on 28 January 2021. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  3. ^ Palermo, Jill. “Democrat Candi King wins special election for 2nd District House of Delegates seat”. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  4. ^ Writer, Daniel Berti Times Staff. “Del. Candi King fends off Clean Virginia-backed primary challenger in 2nd District”. Prince William Times. Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  5. ^ a b “2021 June Democratic Primary”. results.elections.virginia.gov. Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  6. ^ Staff Reports. “Democratic Del. Candi King wins her first full term in the 2nd District”. Prince William Times. Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  7. ^ “2021 January Special”.
  8. ^ “2021 November General”. results.elections.virginia.gov. Retrieved 2021-11-15.


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Candi King

Delegate Candi Mundon King represents the 2nd District (Prince William and Stafford Counties) in the Virginia House of Delegates. With over a decade of experience in government and community relations, including experience securing millions of dollars in funding for underserved educational programs, Candi King knows how to get things done in Richmond. In her first legislative session, Candi was able to:

Expand COVID-19 vaccination capacity;

  • Secure pay raises for teachers, state and local employees;
  • Standardize special education eligibility criteria to provide equity for students;
  • Pass legislation to begin the process of modernizing our transportation system; and
  • Pass paid sick leave for home health care workers

Source: Candi King’s Website

Wendy Gooditis

Current Position: State Delegate for District 10 since 2018
Affiliation: Democrat

Overview: N/A

Sam Rasoul

Current Position: State Delegate for District 11 since 2014
Affiliation: Democrat

Sam Rasoul is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of a non-profit healthcare firm helping with maternal child health in East Africa. Equipped with an understanding that leadership is a bold journey for justice, he organizes community leaders through The Impact Center; his initiative to develop & empower new age leaders.

Sam committed to decline any donations from special interest Political Action Committees and lobbyists in an effort to raise awareness of the control many powerful special interests have over the political system.

Danica Roem

Current Position: State Delegate for District 13 since 2018
Affiliation: Democrat

Overview: N/A

Kelly Fowler

Current Position: State Delegate for District 21 since 2018
Affiliation: Democrat

Kelly Fowler’s life has always been dedicated to the service of others. She’s worked as an elementary school teacher and owns her own small real estate business specializing in military family relocation and advocacy. She has been a resident of Virginia Beach since childhood and cares deeply for her community.

Delegate Fowler supports transparency and will serve with integrity, and will support legislation to ensure others do the same.

Liz Guzman

Current Position: State Delegate for District 31 since 2018
Affiliation: Democrat

Elizabeth  Guzman has been working in the public sector for 10 years, and currently works as the Division Chief for Administrative Services for the Center for Adult Services for the City of Alexandria. Her personal and professional experience have given her strong insight into the needs of the 31st House of Delegates district, and Elizabeth cares about the many challenges residents in Prince William County and Fauquier County face. Elizabeth will fight as a strong advocate for the needs of the 31st District, whether that’s legislating for change in Richmond, or attending a community meeting in Catlett.

Featured video: This interview was conducted by Nader Momtaz in Liz Guzman’s office in Woodbridge, VA on Oct. 17, 2019. Original interview recording has not been edited in any way.

David Reid

Current Position: State Delegate for District 32 since 2018
Affiliation: Democrat

Overview: N/A

Kathleen Murphy

Current Position: State Delegate for District 34 since 2015
Affiliation: Democrat

Overview: N/A

Mark Keam

Current Position: State Delegate for District 35 since 2010
Affiliation: Democrat

In 2009, Mark became the first Asian-born immigrant and the first Korean American elected to any state-level office in Virginia. Since then, voters in the 35th District have returned Mark to Richmond for additional two-year terms.

Over the past decade, Mark has authored dozens of state laws that impact the quality of life for Virginians, such as improving public education and healthcare, creating innovative tech sector and environmental jobs, supporting military veterans and public safety, reforming tax codes and business regulations, and providing more government transparency, accountability, and efficiency.

Featured video: This interview was conducted by Kerrie Thompson in the Fairfax Regional Library in the Fall of 2019. Original interview recording has not been edited in any way.

Ken Plum

Current Position: State Delegate for District 36 since 1978
Affiliation: Democrat

Ken Plum was first elected Delegate for the 36th District in 1978. The 36th District includes parts of Fairfax County.

Delegate Plum serves as Chair of the Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Committee and is a member of the Communications, Technology and Innovation, Appropriations, and Public Safety committees. Delegate Plum is retired teacher and school administrator and is focuses full-time focus on being a Delegate.

The interview below was conducted by Nader Momtaz in Ken Plum’s Pocahontas Building office in Richmond, VA on Jan. 17, 2020. Original interview recording has not been edited in any way.

David Bulova

Current Position: State Delegate for District 37 since 2006
Affiliation: Democrat

David Bulova was first elected Delegate for the 37th District in 2005. The 37th District includes the city of Fairfax and parts of Fairfax County.

Delegate Bulova serves as Chair of the General Laws Committee and Chair of the Commerce, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Subcommittee in the Appropriations Committee. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Education Committee, Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources and Appropriations Committee.

The interview below was conducted by Tim O’Shea in David Bulova’s Fairfax City office in July, 2019. Original interview recording has not been edited in any way.

Kaye Kory

Current Position: State Delegate for District 38 since 2010
Affiliation: Democrat

Delegate Kaye Kory was elected as the State Delegate for the 38th District in November 2009 and was sworn in on January 6, 2010.  She represents parts of Fairfax County. She currently serves as Chair of the Counties, Cities and Towns committee​​, and the committees on Finance and Public Safety

Though Delegate Kory has achieved prominence in Education, her “activist” roots run broad and deep. Kaye has served on numerous boards and committees in her 30 years in Fairfax County.

Kathy Tran

Current Position: State Delegate for District 42 since 2018
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2021 State Delegate for District 42

I’ve devoted my career to ensuring all workers have the chance to achieve the American Dream. From my 12 years as a public servant at the U.S. Department of Labor to my advocacy work at the National Immigration Forum, I’ve been committed to ensuring all families have the same opportunities my family had.

Since first being elected in 2017, I have passed 29 bills. This includes protecting coverage for preexisting conditions, expanding voter access, improving worker’s rights, protecting our waterways, and making Virginia more welcoming and inclusive. I am running for re-election to continue the fight for a just and equitable future for all Virginians.

Source: Campaign page

Vivian Watts

Current Position: State Delegate for District 39 since 1982
Affiliation: Democrat

Vivian Watts was first elected Delegate for the 39th District in 1982. The 39th District includes the city of Annandale and parts of Fairfax County.

Delegate Watts is Chair of the House Finance Committee and is a member of the Courts of Justice, Rules, and Transportation committees. From 1986 to 1990, Vivian Watts was Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth.

The interview below occurred during the 2020 General Assembly.

Dan Helmer

Current Position: State Delegate for District 40 since 2020
Affiliation: Democrat

Dan Helmer is a combat veteran, business strategist, Rhodes Scholar, husband, and father.  His wife, Karen, is a public school teacher, and their two young sons, Harris and Aaron, attend class in Fairfax County Public Schools.

Dan is a leader who is ready to bring out-of-the-box thinking to deliver better transportation solutions to Northern Virginia, protect our children in school while ensuring they have a high quality education, and protecting Virginians’ access to quality, affordable healthcare.

Featured video: This interview was conducted by Shuaib Ahmed in Dan Helmer’s office in Arlington, VA on Dec. 11, 2019. Original interview recording has not been edited in any way.

Eileen Filler-Corn

Current Position: State Delegate for District 41
Affiliation: Democrat

Eileen Filler-Corn has served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 41st District, since 2010. The 41st District, located in Fairfax County, includes Burke and parts of Fairfax, Fairfax Station and West Springfield.  She currently is the 56th Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Speaker Filler-Corn is also Chair of the House Rules Committee.

Mark Sickles

Current Position: State Delegate for District 43 since 2004
Affiliation: Democrat

Mark Sickles was first elected Delegate for the 43rd District in 2004. The 43rd District includes parts of Fairfax County.

Mark Sickles is Chair of the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee, Vice Chair of the Appropriations Committee and is a member of Privileges and Elections and Rules committees. Delegate Sickles is currently the House Democratic Caucus Deputy Minority Leader.

Elizabeth Bennett-Parker

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 45 since 2022
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): Vice Mayor of Alexandria

Born in Alexandria to two Naval officers, Elizabeth is dedicated to serving her community. She co-leads Together We Bake, a nonprofit job training and personal development program for underserved women.

Elizabeth is the former Vice Mayor of Alexandria. She is also the former Chair of the Virginia Railway Express.

She also represented Alexandria on a number of other boards including the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, Visit Alexandria, and the Alexandria Library Board, among others.

Source: Campaign page

Paul Krizek

Current Position: State Delegate for District 44 since 2016
Affiliation: Democrat

Overview: N/A

Charniele Herring

Current Position: State Delegate for District 46 since 2009
Affiliation: Democrat

Charniele Herring was first elected Delegate for the 46th District in 2009. The 46th District includes parts of the City of Alexandria.

Delegate Herring is Chair of the Courts of Justice Committee and is a member of the Rules Committee. She presently serves on the Board of the Parent Teacher Leadership Institute of Alexandria and as a Trustee of Hopkins House—advocating for strong pre-k education.

Patrick Hope

Current Position: State Delegate for District 47 since 2010
Affiliation: Democrat

Patrick Hope was first elected Delegate for the 47th District in 2010. The 47th District includes parts of Arlington County.

Delegate Patrick Hope serves as Chair of the Public Safety Committee and is a member of the Courts of Justice and Health, Welfare and Institutions committees. Delegate Patrick Hope is a health care attorney.

Rip Sullivan

Current Position: State Delegate for District 48 since 2014
Affiliation: Democrat

Overview: N/A

Alfonso Lopez

Current Position: State Delegate for District 49 since 2010
Affiliation: Democrat

Overview: N/A

Briana Sewell

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 51 since 2022
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): Prince William County District Director for Congressman Connolly

Born and raised in Prince William County, Briana is the daughter of high school sweethearts from Selma, Alabama, brought to this community by their service to our country.

Both of her parents honorably served our nation as members of the United States Air Force for over 20 years. At retirement, her father held the rank of Senior Master Sergeant, and her mother held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel—a testament to their military prowess.

Source: Campaign page

Luke Torian

Current Position: State Delegate for District 52 since 2010
Affiliation: Democrat

Luke Torian was first elected Delegate for the 52nd District in 2010. The 52nd District includes parts of Prince William County.

Delegate Torian is Chair of the House Appropriations Committee and is a member of the General Laws and Rules committees. From 1986 to 1990, Vivian Watts was Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth. Delegate Torian has served as the Pastor of First Mount Zion Baptist Church in Dumfries for 23 years.

Marcus Simon

Current Position: State Delegate for District 53 since 2014
Affiliation: Democrat

Marcus Simon was first elected Delegate for the 53rd District in 2014. The 53rd District includes the City of Falls Church and parts of Fairfax County.

Delegate Simon is Chair of the House Privileges and Elections Committee and is a member of the Courts of Justice, Rules, and General Laws committees. In 2008 Delegate Simon co-founded the Law Firm of Leggett, Simon, Freemyers & Lyon and Ekko Title, a real estate settlement, title and escrow company.

David Toscano

Current Position: State Delegate since 2006
Affiliation: Republican
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.

Sally Hudson

Current Position: State Delegate for District 57
Affiliation: Democrat

Sally Hudson understands that so many challenges we face are economic at their core, from the rising cost of housing and health care to the red tape holding back clean power production. She’s running for Delegate to deliver innovative reforms that secure genuine opportunity for all.

Sally also knows that real progress on policy requires fixing our democracy itself. That’s why she’s been a dedicated election reform advocate. Sally founded FairVote VA, a cross-partisan coalition working to advance ranked choice voting in Virginia. She is also an active volunteer with OneVirginia2021, the statewide anti-gerrymandering campaign, and a grassroots leader in Indivisible and Women of the Fifth.

Lashrecse Aird

Current Position: State Delegate for District 63 since 2016
Affiliation: Democrat

Overview: N/A

Karrie Delaney

Current Position: State Delegate for District 67 since 2018
Affiliation: Democrat

As a local community leader and a mom,  Karrie Delaney is dedicated to bringing innovative economic growth, world-class education, and healthcare for all to Northern Virginia.”

Karrie Delaney has always been committed to strengthening the community for everyone.

The daughter of a U.S. Army veteran, Karrie saw firsthand the importance of supporting our returning heroes. Her dad came home from Korea in the late 1950’s to get his GED and a good-paying job in a VA Hospital.

Featured video: This interview was conducted by Kerrie Thompson at the Sherwood Community Center in Fairfax City during the LWV-Fairfax Redistricting Forum on Nov. 17, 2019. Original interview recording has not been edited in any way.

Dawn Adams

Current Position: State Delegate for District 68 since 2018
Affiliation: Democrat

Dr. Dawn M. Adams has been an advocate for healthy communities for over 30 years. After receiving her Bachelors of Nursing degree from James Madison University, Dawn positioned herself in the center of Virginia’s healthcare system as a Critical Care Registered Nurse (RN). As an RN, Dawn saw first-hand how our state’s most vulnerable citizens continually fell through the cracks as a result of limited healthcare access and coverage.

Dawn is honored to take the lessons she’s learned as a nurse practitioner, administrator, educator, and community leader to represent her community as Delegate of Virginia’s House District 68 and is proud to represent the people of the city of Richmond, Chesterfield and Henrico counties.

Betsy Carr

Current Position: State Delegate for District 69 since 2010
Affiliation: Democrat

Betsy Carr was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2009 representing parts of the City of Richmond and the County of Chesterfield on both sides of the James River.

In the House of Delegates she serves on the Appropriations, Transportation, General Laws, and Rules Committees. She also serves on the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, the Commission on Employee Retirement Security and Pension Reform, the Joint Commission on Administrative Rules, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission, and the Virginia Housing Commission. She is Treasurer of the House Democratic Caucus.

Below is a clip from my participation in the General Laws Committee aircast on May 12, 2021.  See my Top News for complete YouTube recording.

 

Delores McQuinn

Current Position: State Delegate for District 70 since 2009
Affiliation: Democrat

Delores McQuinn was first elected Delegate for the 70th District in 2009. The 70th District includes parts of Chesterfield and Henrico Counties and the city of Richmond.

Delegate McQuinn is Chair of the Transportation Committee and is a member of the Education, Rules, and Appropriations committees.  Delegate McQuinn served as Vice-Mayor of Richmond from 2003 to 2004 and Vice-President of the City Council 2007 to 2008.

Jeffrey Bourne

Current Position: State Delegate for District 71 since 2017
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): City of Richmond School Board from 2013 – 2017

Jeff Bourne has spent much of his professional career serving Virginia and the people of Richmond.

Prior to winning elected office, Jeff was appointed by Attorney General Mark Herring to serve as the Deputy Attorney General for transportation, real estate and construction litigation for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prior to that appointment, Jeff was head of Government Relations at the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Jeff also served as Deputy Chief of Staff for the Mayor of Richmond.

Schuyler VanValkenburg

Current Position: State Delegate for District 72 since 2018
Affiliation: Democrat

Schuyler VanValkenburg knows firsthand the immeasurable impact a high quality education can have, and is committed to ensuring that for every child across the commonwealth.

He also knows how important it is provide equitable access and opportunities for every citizen – both by ensuring a democracy where every voice is heard and every vote counted and by increasing job growth and access to economic opportunity.

Finally, Schuyler believes in an inclusive society, and believes that Virginia has no place for discriminatory laws and policies which and that threaten the constitutional right to equal protection.

Rodney Willett

Current Position: State Delegate for District 73 since 2020
Affiliation: Democrat

As an attorney, Rodney Willett represented local governments in Virginia, where he learned firsthand what good governance can look like and the positive impact it can bring to working families. He was also instrumental in establishing and expanding free legal assistance programs while running his practice.

In the late 90’s, Rodney saw the potential for technology to transform government, and created Virginia Interactive, where he led a public/private partnership with the Commonwealth to move information and citizen/business services online, helping put Virginia at the forefront of the online revolution.

Lamont Bagby

Current Position: State Delegate for District 74 since 2015
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): Henrico County School Board (Chair) from 2008 – 2015

Lamont Bagby (born December 21, 1976) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. On November 3, 2015, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 74th district, which includes Charles City County, parts of Henrico County and the City of Richmond. He is a former member of the Henrico County School Board.

Clinton Jenkins

Current Position: State Delegate for District 76 since 2020
Affiliation: Democrat

After working for a time as a Subcontracts Administrator for BAE Systems Shipyard, Clint Jenkins later became the Ethics Officer for the shipyard. While employed in the ship repair industries, Clint began to work part-time as a real estate agent. Today, he manages a local real estate company with his daughter, Ashlin.

A strong commitment to service has defined Clint’s involvement in his community. He knows the needs and concerns of the people of the 76th District because he has seen and heard them firsthand. He is committed to representing his constituents with honesty, integrity, and transparency.

Cliff Hayes

Current Position: State Delegate for District 77 since 2016
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): Chesapeake City Council (2004-12) from 2004 – 2012

Cliff Hayes was first elected Delegate for the 77th District in 2016. The 77th District includes parts of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.

Delegate Hayes serves as Chair of the Communications, Technology and Innovation Committee and is a member of the Health, Welfare and Institutions,  and Appropriations committees. Delegate Hayes serves as the CIO/Technology Director for the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office.

Nadarius Clark

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 79 since 2022
Affiliation: Democrat

Nadarius Clark is a progressive community activist, organizer, and Delegate representing the 79th district, which covers parts of Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Chesapeake.

He comes from a military family with a background in business entrepreneurship. Nadarius grew up in a strong faith community and his family attends Holy Light Church of Deliverance in Portsmouth.

Source: Campaign page

Don Scott

Current Position: State Delegate for District 80 since 2020
Affiliation: Democrat

Attorney Don Scott is a former United States Naval Officer. He understands integrity, service and sacrifice.

Don graduated from Texas A&M University, where he pledged Pi Omicron Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He obtained his law degree from LSU.

Don sits on several boards and commissions, including Future of Hampton Roads, the 1st Vice President of the Southeastern Employment and Training Association, and as a Chair of the Portsmouth Economic Development Authority.

Irene Shin

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 86 since 2022
Affiliation: Democrat

A resident of downtown Herndon, Irene Shin has been involved in public service in Virginia since 2014. Irene currently works as Executive Director of the Virginia Civic Engagement Table, a nonprofit organization that organizes communities to increase civic education and engagement across the Commonwealth.

Source: Campaign page

Suhas Subramanyam

Current Position: State Delegate for District 87 since 2020
Affiliation: Democrat

Overview: N/A

Jay Jones

Current Position: State Delegate for District 89 since 2018
Affiliation: Democrat

Jay Jones completed his undergraduate studies at the College of William and Mary, where he was a double major in Government and History, and obtained his law degree from the University of Virginia.  Upon graduation from law school, Jay began practicing law in Norfolk.  Prior to attending law school, he was an associate with Goldman Sachs where he focused on risk management and rating advisory.

Jay was raised in a family that believes deeply in public service and devotion to our city and its people. Currently, Jay serves as a member of the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Virginia.

Joseph Lindsey

Current Position: State Delegate since 2014
Affiliation: Democrat

Joseph (Joe) C. Lindsey is a lifelong resident of Norfolk, Virginia, successful attorney and community leader who has spent his life as a public servant.

Joe understands well how policies affect people and small businesses in our community. As the representative for the 90th District, Joe works to create a strong, self-sufficient, successful community with greater opportunities for Virginia. This spirit of servant leadership is at the core of everything he does, and something he strives to promote throughout the house.

Jeion Ward

Current Position: State Delegate for District 92 since 2004
Affiliation: Democrat

Jeion Ward was first elected Delegate for the 92nd District in 2004. The 92nd District includes parts of Hampton.

Delegate Ward serves as Chair of the Labor and Commerce Committee and is a member of the Communications, Technology and Innovation, Rules, and Transportation committees.  Delegate Ward is President of the Hampton Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 4260.

Michael Mullin

Current Position: State Delegate for District 93 since 2016
Affiliation: Democrat

Mike Mullin is passionate about a lot of things, and it’s one reason he is such a good Delegate for the 93rd District of Virginia. In Mike’s first year as a legislator, he passed four bills — more than any other freshman legislator in the House of Delegates that year.

He served on the Counties, Cities and Towns Committee and the Courts of Justice Committee. In his first year, he was most proud of his bill to ensure that people who commit domestic violence aren’t eligible for “first offender status” if they have committed other violent felonies. “This bill could help stop the cycle of violence and protect women and children,” he says. “It just might save the life of somebody you love.”

Shelly Simonds

Current Position: State Delegate for District 94
Affiliation: Democrat

My husband, Paul, and I moved to Newport News in 2000, when he was hired as a NASA engineer. We soon realized that Newport News was the perfect place to raise our two daughters, Georgia and Tessa. And after my second daughter turned two, I returned to the workforce as a Spanish teacher at their school, Hilton Elementary, and discovered a new passion for teaching. I had never had a workplace where I felt like I was part of a team with such purpose. We spent our lunch breaks talking about our students and how we could encourage them.

I’ve also been a longtime environmental activist. I got my start in Virginia politics as a member of the Legislative Contact Team with the League of Conservation Voters. This work is also incredibly important to me, and something that I want to fight for in the General Assembly, if elected.

Marcia Price

Current Position: State Delegate for District 95 since 2016
Affiliation: Democrat

Marcia Price, affectionately known as “Cia”, was born and raised on the Peninsula.

Price worked as a special assistant in the Virginia Liaison Office under then Governor Mark Warner and as a state coordinator for the NAACP This Is My Vote! Campaign for voter registration, education, and mobilization.

Price serves on the Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee (Subcommittee #1), the Privileges and Elections Committee (Subcommittee #3), and the General Laws Committee (Subcommittee #2). She currently serves as Secretary of both the House Democratic Caucus and the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus.  Del. Price is a member of the Hampton Roads Caucus and the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.

Featured video: Original interview recording and has not been edited in any way. This interview was conducted by Katlyn Weiser in Marcia Price’s office in the fall of 2019.

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