VA House – Southeastern VA Districts

The Southeastern Virginia house districts include Districts: 21, 6476, 77, 78, 7980, 81, 8283, 84, 85, 89, 90, 91, 92, 9394, 95, 96, 99, and 100.

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Kelly Fowler

Current Position: State Delegate 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.

Emily Brewer

Current Position: State Delegate since 2018
Affiliation: Republican

Delegate Emily Brewer is a fighter for the values and principles of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  As a conservative, Emily fights for a more limited government, fiscal responsibility, and to protect your rights and liberties.

Emily is a small business owner. She started her career training first responders, law enforcement, and public safety officials. Moving on to start her own marketing firm before starting her brick and mortar business.  She now owns and operates a small wine and craft beer shop in Suffolk.

Clinton Jenkins

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

Cliff” Hayes was sworn in as a member of House of Delegates, representing the 77th District of the Virginia General Assembly on November 22, 2016. Delegate Hayes is a life-long resident of the Chesapeake area.

Today, he serves as the CIO/Technology Director for the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office. Prior to being elected to the Virginia General Assembly, Delegate Hayes served as a member of the Chesapeake City Council from 2004 – 2012.  He is an ardent supporter of senior citizens rights, healthy alternatives for youth, public safety, technology, job creation/retention, and the city’s school system.

Jay Leftwich

Current Position: State Delegate since 2014
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position(s): Chesapeake School Board (2002-13; chairman 2012-13) from 2002 – 2013

James Leftwich is a Partner at Basnight, Kinser, Leftwich & Nuckolls, P.C., where he has been for 29 years.

Jay successfully won election to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2013 to represent the 78th District, which is located in Chesapeake. He currently serves on the following committees: Courts of Justice, Education, General Laws, and Privileges and Elections in the House. Jay is also the Chairman of the House Courts of Justice Subcommittee #2, Privileges and Elections Subcommittee #2, and the Education Subcommittee #3.

Stephen Heretick

Current Position: State Delegate since 2016
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): Portsmouth City Council from 2004 – 2012

Politicians are often on the wrong side of history; whether it be a failure to protect us against predatory tolls on our tunnels, cuts in state funding for our local schools, blocking working-class families from accessing healthcare, or eroding the voting rights of our elderly and disabled…enough

Don Scott

Current Position: State Delegate
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.

Barry Knight

Current Position: State Delegate since 2009
Affiliation: Republican

Barry D. Knight was born and raised in Virginia and has worked his whole life in agri-business with a strong dedication to supporting the local economy and protecting citizens’ rights. Barry’s solid work ethic and common sense approach has helped him develop one of the most productive hog farming businesses in Hampton Roads.

Strongly committed to giving back to the community, Barry decided to focus his time on public service and now serves as the Delegate for Virginia’s 81st District in the Virginia General Assembly.

Jason Miyares

Current Position: State Delegate since 2016
Affiliation: Republican

In November of 2015, Jason Miyares won the open seat to the 82nd District for the House of Delegates by the widest margin in the district’s history while becoming the first Cuban-American ever elected to the Virginia General Assembly. Jason Miyares has brought commonsense conservative leadership and accountability to Richmond while fighting for fiscal discipline and government transparency.

In November of 2015, he won the open seat to the 82nd District for the House of Delegates by the widest margin in the district’s history while becoming the first Cuban-American ever electd to the Virginia General Assembly. Jason Miyares has brought commonsense conservative leadership and accountability to Richmond while fighting for fiscal discipline and government transparency.

Nancy Guy

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Democrat

Nancy Guy grew up in a Navy family in the 83rd District and attended Thoroughgood Elementary and Cox High School. She graduated from The College of William and Mary with a B.A. in Government ( where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa), and got her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

As a proud product of Virginia’s public education programs, supporting public education has long been her passion.  Nancy believes that a quality public education system is the very backbone of democracy and will do everything in her power to channel proper resources to it.

Glenn Davis

Current Position: State Delegate since 2014
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position(s): Virginia Beach City Council from 2009 – 2013

Delegate Glenn Davis is a public servant, business owner, and serial entrepreneur.

In the Virginia General Assembly, Glenn is one of Virginia’s leading advocates for economic development, regulatory and tax reform, and helping grow Virginia’s small businesses. His initiatives in these areas have earned him multiple awards and honors from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, including Freshman Legislator of the Year (2014), Small Business Advocate Award (2015), Champion of Free Enterprise Award (2016), Advancement of Innovation and Technology Award (2017), and multiple Free Enterprise Awards for his legislation on Virginia’s Business Climate, as well as Workforce and Education (2018)

Alex Askew

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Democrat

Alan Askew has served as a legislative aide for the Virginia House of Delegates, guiding elected officials towards tangible solutions. He’s helped craft groundbreaking legislation such as the nationwide Ashanti Alert (a public alert system for missing and endangered adults), Medicaid expansion, affordable housing expansion, and school safety initiatives.

Outside of work, he has remained engaged in this community. I am an active member of New Jerusalem Ministries, where I mentor and tutor local youth. I am a founding board member of the New Leaders Council Virginia, as well as a board member for the Democratic Business Alliance of South Hampton Roads and a 2018 graduate of UVA’s Political Leaders Program.

Jay Jones

Current Position: State Delegate 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.

Martha Mugler

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Democrat

Martha Mugler has lived, worked, and raised a family in the 91st District. She’s a native of Hampton.

Martha was elected to the Hampton School Board in 2008, and is currently serving her third term. She served as Chairman of the Board for four years from 2012 – 2016. Martha received her BA in Communications from Radford University and is an Executive Assistant for Business Development at Old Point National Bank. She previously worked in university admissions, public, community and media relations.

Jeion Ward

Current Position: State Delegate since 2004
Affiliation: Democrat

Delegate Jeion Ward began serving as a member of the Virginia General Assembly, representing the 92nd District of the House of Delegates, in 2004.  As a member of the House of Delegates, she serves on the commerce and labor, transportation and general laws committees.

As a lifelong resident of the Hampton Roads area, Jeion and her family have remained active in the community for over thirty years.

In 1998, after serving four years as Vice President, Jeion was elected President of the Hampton Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 4260, a position she currently holds.  Jeion is a member of the Executive Council of the Virginia AFL-CIO. She has coordinated both partisan and non-partisan “Get-Out-The Vote” campaigns in targeted areas of Hampton and Newport News since 1997. In addition, she has organized voter registration drives and restoration of rights campaigns.

Michael Mullin

Current Position: State Delegate 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
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 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.

Amanda Batten

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Republican

An active member of the community, Amanda Batten currently works as legislative aide to Delegate Brenda Pogge, representative of District 96 in the Virginia House of Delegates. She was previously employed as a fundraising manager for the Medical Society of Virginia and as legislative aide to Virginia Senator Thomas K. Norment, Jr.

Before moving to Williamsburg and working in politics, Amanda homeschooled her son and consulted for a marketing firm.

Robert Bloxom

Current Position: State Delegate since 2014
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position(s): Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District (former Director)

From Wikipedia: Robert Spurgeon Bloxom Jr. (born February 12, 1963) is an American politician from the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from the 100th district, succeeding Lynwood Lewis. Bloxom is a member of the Republican Party.

Bloxom’s father, Robert Bloxom Sr., served in the House of Delegates before becoming Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry.

VA House - Southeastern VA Districts 1VA House – Southeastern VA Districts

The Southeastern Virginia house districts include Districts: 21, 6476, 77, 78, 7980, 81, 8283, 84, 85, 89, 90, 91, 92, 9394, 95, 96, 99, and 100.

The ODU onAir Chapter curates posts in the Southeastern VA region.

Summary

The Southeastern Virginia house districts include Districts: 21, 6476, 77, 78, 7980, 81, 8283, 84, 85, 89, 90, 91, 92, 9394, 95, 96, 99, and 100.

The ODU onAir Chapter curates posts in the Southeastern VA region.

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Kelly Convirs-Fowler 1Kelly Fowler

Current Position: State Delegate 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.

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate 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.

About

Kelly Convirs-Fowler

Source: Campaign page

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.

As a daughter to a military family, Kelly moved to Virginia Beach at a young age. She attended public school right here in Virginia Beach and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees just up the road from her district at Virginia Wesleyan and Old Dominion.

In 2016, Kelly was fed up with the state of American politics. Donald Trump had just been elected president and her local representative was more beholden to his campaign contributors than his constituents. So she decided to take action. She organized marches, she ran for office, and on November 7th, 2017, she won.

Since being sworn in, Delegate Fowler has dedicated her public service career to creating a better future for her two young daughters, Tessa and Sophie. She was a key vote to expand Medicaid, raise teacher pay, and provide tax breaks to small businesses across Virginia. Once she is reelected with a Democratic Majority, she looks forward to passing the Equal Rights Amendment, taking steps to fight flooding and climate change, and taking bold action to curb gun violence in Virginia.

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

Experience

Work Experience

  • Real Estate Broker

Education

  • M.A., Elementary Education
    Old Dominion University
    2012
  • BA
    Virginia Wesleyan College
    2003

Personal

  • Place of Birth: Groton, CT
  • Gender: Female
  • Race(s): None Given
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Spouse: William Fowler (David)
  • Children: Tessa Fowler and Sophie Fowler

Membership & Affiliation

Hillcrest Farms Homeowners Association (board member)

Contact

Legislative Assistant: BA Ciccolella
Administrative Assistant During Session: Mary Woodley

Email:

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Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1021

District Office
1980 Salem Road, Suite 2
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Phone: (757) 364-8428

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site, Twitter, Facebook

Politics

Source: Wikipedia

Kelly Fowler was born and raised in Virginia Beach. She is of Filipino and Mexican descent. She graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College, where she majored in Psychology and Criminal Justice. After earning her Master’s degree in Education at the Old Dominion University, she began teaching at Lynnhaven Elementary. She left her job to begin a home renovation business with her husband. They specialize in serving military families.

She is married to David Fowler, and they have two daughters. Her older daughter’s name is Tessa and her younger daughter’s name is Sophie.

Fowler ran to be a delegate in Virginia’s 2017 election against Ron Villanueva. She won the election with 52.3% of the vote, and will take office in January 2018. Fowler is of Filipina and Mexican heritage. She and Kathy Tran are the first Asian-American women to be elected to Virginia’s House of Delegates. At the same time, Fowler, Elizabeth Guzman, and Hala Ayala are the first Latina American women to be elected to the House of Delegates.

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Kelly Convirs-Fowler (D)12,40254.54%
Shannon D. S. Kane (R)10,30045.30%
Write In (Write-in)370.16%
TOTAL22,739

2017 State DelegateArray

Kelly Convirs-Fowler (D)12,54052.46%
Ronald John Asuncion Villanueva (R)11,30947.31%
Write In (Write-in)580.23%
TOTAL23,907

Finances

CONVIRS-FOWLER, KELLY K has run in 2 races for public office, winning 1 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $661,295.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Science and Technology
Privileges and Elections

Subcommittees

Privileges and Elections – Subcommittee #3

Appointments

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Issues

Source: Campaign page

Civil Rights

Women’s Issues

As a mother to two young girls, Tessa and Sophie, I am obligated to improve the lives of my daughters however I can. They were my inspiration to first run for office, and they are my inspiration to fight every day for women and girls all over the country. Since being elected, I have advocated for policies that protect the rights of women and expand their social, economic, and healthcare opportunities. Once I’m re-elected, I will fight to finally pass the Equal Rights Amendment and bring Virginia into the 21st century on women’s issues. And I will fight to make sure that when they are adults, Tessa and Sophie can make their own healthcare choices alongside their doctors without government interference.

Education

Teacher Pay

As a former elementary school teacher, I know that paying educators a fair wage makes it easier to keep and recruit the best teachers. It matters because we look to teachers to give our children the best education possible. That’s my hope for the children in our district—including my two daughters—and the reason why I fought so hard to push through a 5% pay raise for Virginia’s teachers.

Environment

Flooding

We need to be proactive about flooding and sea-level rise. It all starts with acknowledging the problem—climate change—which is why I co-patroned a bill that brings awareness to flood zones when buying or renting properties. Further, I was proud to fight for a resolution to have Virginia Beach join the American Flood Coalition so we can tackle this problem together.

Health Care

In May of 2018, I was proud to provide a crucial vote to pass Medicaid Expansion in Virginia. After a more than four-year battle in the General Assembly, we finally overcame Republican obstruction to provide healthcare access to 400,000 Virginians. We could not have done this without you, and we could not have done this without the Blue Wave. When I won in 2017, the voters sent me to Richmond to get the job done, and I did. I will continue to fight for access to quality and affordable healthcare for all Virginians. Without affordable care, families in my district will not be able to go to work, send their kids to school, or aspire to reach the American Dream. I will always defend my constituents from Republican attacks on their healthcare.

 

Safety

Gun Violence

Gun violence has become a public health crisis in our country. Every single day, lives are needlessly taken by criminals who should not have access to firearms. Let me be clear – I am a gun owner. My husband, Dave, is a law enforcement officer. I support the 2nd Amendment and believe that law-abiding citizens should not have their rights infringed. However, it is imperative that we take steps to address gun violence by expanding background checks, limiting modifications like silencers and extended magazines, and ensuring domestic abusers and violent criminals aren’t able to have access to deadly weapons. So many elected officials have failed to address gun violence beyond “thoughts and prayers.” We need to take action. We need votes and laws.

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Emily Brewer 1Emily Brewer

Current Position: State Delegate since 2018
Affiliation: Republican

Delegate Emily Brewer is a fighter for the values and principles of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  As a conservative, Emily fights for a more limited government, fiscal responsibility, and to protect your rights and liberties.

Emily is a small business owner. She started her career training first responders, law enforcement, and public safety officials. Moving on to start her own marketing firm before starting her brick and mortar business.  She now owns and operates a small wine and craft beer shop in Suffolk.

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate since 2018
Affiliation: Republican

Delegate Emily Brewer is a fighter for the values and principles of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  As a conservative, Emily fights for a more limited government, fiscal responsibility, and to protect your rights and liberties.

Emily is a small business owner. She started her career training first responders, law enforcement, and public safety officials. Moving on to start her own marketing firm before starting her brick and mortar business.  She now owns and operates a small wine and craft beer shop in Suffolk.

About

Emily Brewer

Source: Campaign page

Delegate Emily Brewer is a fighter for the values and principles of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  As a conservative, Emily fights for a more limited government, fiscal responsibility, and to protect your rights and liberties.

A Lifetime in Western Tidewater

Emily Brewer understands the concerns of families in Western Tidewater because she has spent a lifetime in the region.

She has a heart for community service and helping others. Emily spends time across the region as a board member of Suffolk Business Women who work to raise money across the region for various charities and community organizations. As a board member for the Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation Board, Emily has worked across the region to bring better education opportunities to the next generation of leaders.

First elected to the 64th District in the House of Delegates in November of 2017, Emily represents parts of Isle of Wight, Franklin City, Southampton, Surry, Sussex, Suffolk City, and Prince George. She currently serves on the House Finance Committee, House Militia Police & Public Safety Committee, and the House Science & Technology Committee.

As a member of the House, Emily also serves on several state boards and commissions comprised of legislators and citizen members. She was appointed by the Speaker to serve on the Broadband Advisory Council, which recommends broadband projects and funding priorities to the General Assembly. She also serves on the Commission on Youth, Disability Commission, and the Forensic Science Board.

Attracting New Jobs To The Region

Emily is a small business owner. She started her career training first responders, law enforcement, and public safety officials. Moving on to start her own marketing firm before starting her brick and mortar business.  She now owns and operates a small wine and craft beer shop in Suffolk.

Emily serves a founding member of the Virginia Future Caucus, whose goal it is to craft legislative solutions to the problems facing the next generation in Virginia. She has worked to keep taxes low and voted in her first term she voted to pass the second largest tax cut in Virginia history.

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce named Emily their “2018 Freshman Legislator of the Year” for her work in fostering a pro-business economy across the Commonwealth. Emily will continue to be a strong advocate for our job creators; supporting pro-small business policies and removing government barriers to create high paying jobs.

Emily is committed to advancing policies that reflect the priorities of the Sixty-Fourth District.


Preserving Conservative Values

Emily Brewer has worked tirelessly to protect the values that our families hold so dear. As a member of the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee, Emily has been a staunch defender of our 2nd Amendment rights. She is a member of the National Rifle Association and the Virginia Citizens Defense League. In Richmond, she will always fight against bringing California style gun control proposals to Virginia.

As a child of adoption, Emily has made encouraging adoption over abortion and improving Virginia’s adoption and foster care system her top priority. She has been a strong voice in the fight to protect the sanctity of life. View Emily’s 2019 press conference on Governor Northam’s comments surrounding partial birth abortions and her personal adoption story by clicking here.

Emily voted against expanding the failed Obamacare system and, in Richmond, she will continue to be a strong advocate for limited government. She has supported healthcare reforms that offer more options to patients through the free market and actually make healthcare more affordable, like association health plans for farmers and small businesses and catastrophic health plans for the next generation. In Richmond, she will continue to be a strong advocate for limited government

Whether it is finding a safe home for victims of domestic abuse, visiting with veterans who need help at the local VA, or meeting the employees of a local small business, Emily is energized and ready to serve you.

As your representative in the House of Delegates, Emily strives to protect the values, principles, and ideals important to the Sixty-Fourth District of Virginia.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Small Business Owner (wine shop)

Personal

  • Place of Birth: Wyandot County, OH
  • Gender: Female
  • Race(s): Caucasian
  • Religion: Baptist

Membership & Affiliation

Ruritan, Holland Chapter
PBCCC Foundation Board
Rotary Club of Suffolk

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Michael Kemp
Administrative Assistant During Session: Allene Cahill

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1064

District Office
P.O. Box 5
Smithfield, VA 23431

Phone: (757) 239-1213

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site, Facebook, Twitter

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Emily M. Brewer (R)16,18160.12%
Michele E. Joyce (D)10,70439.77%
Write-In (Write-in)300.11%
TOTAL26,915

2017 State DelegateArray

Emily Brewer (D)19,22362.4%
Rebecca Sue Colaw (D)11,55137.5%
Write In (Write-in)290.1%
TOTAL30,803

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Finances

BREWER, EMILY M has run in 1 race for public office. The candidate has raised a total of $57,107.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Science and Technology Militia
Police and Public Safety
Finance

Subcommittees

Finance – Subcommittee #1
Militia, Police and Public Safety – Subcommittee #2

Appointments

Broadband Advisory Council
Disability Commission
Forensic Science Board
House Finance
House Militia Police and Public Safety
House Science & Technology
Youth, Commission on

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Issues

Source: Campaign page

The 64th District has always been home. Emily grew up here, Emily went to school here, and Emily has owned businesses here. We need to make sure we are preserving the principles and values we hold so dear to keep them in tact for future generations.

Governance

Taxes

As a member of the House Finance Committee, Emily fights to keep taxes low and has worked towards meaningful and effective tax reform in the Commonwealth. In 2018 alone, Emily helped defeat over $770 million in tax increases. The next year, she voted in favor of the most significant tax relief in the past 15 years and the second largest tax cut in Virginia history. We cannot ignore how burdensome, excessive taxation has injured the small business climate.

Civil Rights

Life

As a member of the House Finance Committee, Emily fights to keep taxes low and has worked towards meaningful and effective tax reform in the Commonwealth. In 2018 alone, Emily helped defeat over $770 million in tax increases. The next year, she voted in favor of the most significant tax relief in the past 15 years and the second largest tax cut in Virginia history. We cannot ignore how burdensome, excessive taxation has injured the small business climate.

Economy

Emily will continue to work to reign in government overreach by cutting unnecessary red tape and getting government out of the way. In 2018 Emily received a 100 A+ rating with the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and was named their Freshman Legislator of the Year. She’s helped block legislation that added overreaching regulations that would have harmed Virginia’s top job creators.

Education

Our children are our future. As your Delegate, Emily voted in favor of initiatives to make vocational, trade, and career and technical education opportunities more available across the Commonwealth and to focus on workforce development in our schools. In Richmond, she helped pass legislation to allow school resource officers and increase funding for school safety to keep our kids safe. As a founding member of the VA Future Caucus, Emily has worked to tackle issues facing the next generation, like freezing tuition rates and lowering the cost of college prepaid plans.

Infrastructure

Broadband Access

Emily was appointed in 2018 to serve on the Broadband Advisory Council (BAC) which recommends broadband projects and funding priorities to the General Assembly. She worked in 2019 to include roughly $18 million in new funding for improving access to broadband in rural areas.

One of the reasons Emily decided to run for Delegate is because, all too often, politicians hide away in an ivory tower. Emily has opened an office in Smithfield for appointments with constituents to hear their ideas and work to fix their issues. Emily believes in a government of the people and will work hard to represent the people not special interests, lobbyists, or party agendas.

Agriculture

Agriculture has always been the staple of our region. In Richmond, Emily has worked to create the best possible environment for agri-business by supporting tax relief for farmers, cutting unnecessary regulations that are harming small farms and working to increase opportunities for agri-tourism.

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Clinton JenkinsClinton Jenkins

Current Position: State Delegate
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.

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate
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.

About

Clinton Jenkins 1

Source: Campaign page

Clint was raised in the heart of the 76th district and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School.  After graduating, Clint enlisted in the US Army and proudly served his country. Upon returning to Suffolk, he earned his B.A. at Saint Leo University and continued his graduate studies at Southeastern Baptist Theology Seminary.

He and his future wife, Karen Hopson, met at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Suffolk. The proud parents of three daughters, he and Karen will be celebrating their 32nd wedding anniversary this year.

After working for a time as a Subcontracts Administrator for BAE Systems Shipyard, Clint 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.

Clint has been serving his community his entire adult life, staying active in local Civic Leagues, churches, and various other community organizations. He has also been a leader in the local Democratic Party, serving as the Suffolk coordinator for the 77th district House of Delegates and the DPVA’s Chair of the 3rd Congressional District.

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.

Web

Campaign Site, Twitter, Facebook

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Clinton L. Jenkins (D)14,94356.33%
S. Chris Jones (R)11,54443.52%
Write-In (Write-in)390.15%
TOTAL26,526

Issues

Civil Rights

Women’s Rights

  • Support the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia
  • Fight for equal pay for equal work legislation
  • Protect a woman’s constitutionally-protected right to make her own healthcare decisions, and roll back existing barriers to access

Democracy

Voting Rights

  • Repeal Virginia’s Voter ID law
  • Institute universal voter registration and no-excuse absentee voting
  • Expand early voting periods to give people greater flexibility in casting their ballots

Economy

Economy/Jobs

  • Attract better-paying jobs so no one who works full-time struggles to make ends meet
  • Invest in critical infrastructure that companies need to do business more efficiently
  • Expand job training programs to help get people back to work

Workers’ Rights

  • Increase the minimum wage
  • Repeal Virginia’s Right to Work law
  • Crack down on employers who engage in wage theft and employee misclassification
  • Protect employees’ rights to organize and collectively bargain

Education

  • Raise teachers’ salaries
  • Secure funding for new construction and much-needed improvements to existing schools
  • Fund universal pre-K programs for every child in Virginia
  • Increase overall state funding for education and push for a more equitable distribution of resources across the Commonwealth

 

Health Care

  • Protect Medicaid expansion from Republican attacks
  • Increase transparency in pricing, both for prescription drugs and services
  • Support Community Health Centers that provide critical care in medically underserved areas

Safety

Criminal Justice

  • Emphasize rehabilitation over incarceration
  • Fight to reform sentencing guidelines and change mandatory-minimum laws
  • End the school-to-prison pipeline that too often labels our children as criminals for life
  • Provide more resources for returning citizens to make it easier for them to reintegrate into society

Gun Violence

  • Institute universal background checks
  • Restrict access to military-style assault weapons
  • Bar violent criminals and domestic abusers from legally purchasing weapons and pass Extreme Risk Protective Order legislation (i.e., red flag laws)
  • Increase penalties on straw purchasers who sell weapons on the black market

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Cliff Hayes 1Cliff Hayes

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

Cliff” Hayes was sworn in as a member of House of Delegates, representing the 77th District of the Virginia General Assembly on November 22, 2016. Delegate Hayes is a life-long resident of the Chesapeake area.

Today, he serves as the CIO/Technology Director for the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office. Prior to being elected to the Virginia General Assembly, Delegate Hayes served as a member of the Chesapeake City Council from 2004 – 2012.  He is an ardent supporter of senior citizens rights, healthy alternatives for youth, public safety, technology, job creation/retention, and the city’s school system.

Summary

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

Cliff” Hayes was sworn in as a member of House of Delegates, representing the 77th District of the Virginia General Assembly on November 22, 2016. Delegate Hayes is a life-long resident of the Chesapeake area.

Today, he serves as the CIO/Technology Director for the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office. Prior to being elected to the Virginia General Assembly, Delegate Hayes served as a member of the Chesapeake City Council from 2004 – 2012.  He is an ardent supporter of senior citizens rights, healthy alternatives for youth, public safety, technology, job creation/retention, and the city’s school system.

About

C. E. (Cliff) Hayes

Source: Campaign page

Delegate C.E. “Cliff” Hayes, Jr. was sworn in as a member of House of Delegates, representing the 77th District of the Virginia General Assembly on November 22, 2016. Delegate Hayes is a life-long resident of the Chesapeake area. He is married to the lovely Kecia N. Brothers-Hayes and they have two daughters Felecia, who is a freshman student-athlete at The College of William & Mary and Tonecia, who is a junior at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He is also the proud son of Cliff, Sr. (George Washington Carver High School – Chesapeake c/o 1961) and Carolyn Hayes (Booker T. Washing High School – Norfolk c/o 1963).  His brother Corey and he were taught by their parents to be hard-working and civic-minded.

 

GROWING UP IN CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA
C. E. Cliff Hayes, Jr. in a 1985 graduate of Oscar Smith High School, where he excelled in a number of school activities.  Prior to attending Oscar Smith High School, Cliff attended Portlock Elementary, Carver Intermediate, and Truitt Junior High School.  While at Truitt Junior High School, Cliff was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society.  In addition, he was a member of the track team running the 100 M, 200 M, and the long jump.  His love for football, baseball, and basketball was on display through the South Norfolk Recreation Leagues.  His proudest youth athletic achievements came when he received the Dr. “Digger” Atkins MVP award in baseball and leading the football midget league Bobcats to a championship title at Cascade field.  Cliff ran for 32 touchdowns during that season.

While attending Oscar Smith High School, Cliff was a SCA reporter and president his junior and senior years, respectively.  He also served as president of the Fellowship Christian Athletes.  In addition, Cliff was a trumpet player in the Marching Tiger Band his freshman and sophomore years.  During his sophomore year he rose to first-chair.  He enjoyed his final year of high school serving as captain of the varsity baseball team, co-captain of the varsity football team, and voted as “Best All-Around”.

When Cliff was born, his family lived in the LBJ Apartments on Portland Street in South Norfolk.  When Cliff was four years old, the family moved to a nearby home on Oldwood Street.  At the age of seven, Cliff’s family moved to Varsity Manor located in the Portlock section of Chesapeake.  Cliff’s parents continue to reside there today.

 

THE LATER YEARS
Upon graduating from high school, Cliff had several scholarship offers to play football and baseball.  Following in his father’s footsteps, Cliff accepted a baseball scholarship at Norfolk State University where Cliff, Sr. was the starting shortstop under Coach Joseph G. Echols on the Spartan’s very first baseball team.  After getting injured, Cliff concentrated on completing his degree in Computer Information Systems, with a minor in Business Administration.  Cliff has further study in management and leadership from Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA), urban affairs at Norfolk State University (Norfolk, VA), The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA), The Hampton Roads CIVIC Leadership Institute (Norfolk, VA), and the Executive Leadership Program at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Innovation in Government Through Information Technology.  In addition, Cliff holds a Master of Management degree in Business Administration from Cambridge College (Cambridge, MA). Finally, Cliff is enrolled at the distiguished Carnegie Mellon University Chief Information Officer Institute (Pittsburgh, PA) to become a certified chief information officer.

Cliff’s professional development has occurred through various occupations and experience.  He began his career working as an accounting technician for Landmark Communications (Virginian- Pilot).  In addition he worked as a programmer/analyst for the City of Suffolk.  He also has experience working assisting businesses with licensing requirements through the Chesapeake Commissioner of the Revenue’s office.  In the early years of the station, Cliff worked as a volunteer field reporter for WCTV Channel 48.  He also was hired as an Information Technology Specialist for the City of Chesapeake’s Department of Information Technology before being hired by the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office in 1999 to manage information technology.  He continued in that role until 2015. In addition, he has taught technology courses at Tidewater Community College and served as the Web Development Technologies Coordinator for Norfolk Public Schools.  Today, he serves as the CIO/Technology Director for the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office. Prior to being elected to the Virginia General Assembly, Delegate Hayes served as a member of the Chesapeake City Council from 2004 – 2012.  He is an ardent supporter of senior citizens rights, healthy alternatives for youth, public safety, technology, job creation/retention, and the city’s school system.

WORK ETHIC – LESSONS LEARNED FROM FIRM, BUT LOVING PARENTS
Cliff and his brother Corey learned the value of hard work at an early age.  Their parents taught them great work ethic.  Their father worked early morning hours as a delivery driver for a local milk/ dairy products provider.  Then Cliff, Sr. went on to work for Tidewater Regional Transit (Now Hampton Roads Transit) as a driver.  He retired after 39 years of service.  Cliff, Jr. now serves with pride as a commissioner for that organization.  Their mother Carolyn retired in 1993 after 27 years of service as a quality assurance specialist at Naval Air Rework Facility, Norfolk.  She was the first female and African-American to work in that role at NARF.  She also owned a small floral business for approximately ten years.

Cliff began working as a newspaper carrier at the age of 13 in Portlock.  Later he began working for McDonald’s in South Norfolk on the closing shift after school and extra-curricular activities.  After college, Cliff went to work as an accounting technician (Landmark Communications – Virginian Pilot) and programmer/analyst (City of Suffolk).  In 1992, he was hired as a business license specialist for the Chesapeake Commissioner of the Revenue’s office.  In 1996 he worked as an information technology specialist for the Department of Information Technology.  In 1999 he was hired to manage technology for the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office.  In addition, he taught technology courses for Tidewater Community College from 2001 – 2004.

In 2004 Cliff was elected to the Chesapeake City Council and re-elected as the highest vote-getter in 2008.  While serving as a council member his assignments have included:  Economic Development, Transportation Planning Organization, Hampton Roads Sports Council, Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Youth Committee, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, South Norfolk Revitalization Commission, and the Port Authority. With year’s served as an employee (20 yrs.), a councilman (8 yrs.), and a state delegate (1 yr.) Cliff has 29 years of service to the citizens of Chesapeake.

 

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
Cliff understands the importance of investing in the community in which one lives.  Since graduating from college, Cliff served as an advisor for the Junior Achievement program.  He also served as a coach and board member for the South Norfolk Boys Baseball Association before running for office.  Currently, he is a member for the Chesapeake Sports Club.  In addition he’s served as an officer with Chesapeake Men for Progress and Chesapeake Forward.  He’s a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and a Master Mason, Prince Hall affiliated.  Cliff has served as the Area II president and former board member with the Virginia State Conference of Branches of the NAACP.  He a former Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Urban League of Hampton Roads.  He is a past board member with the Chesapeake Regional Hospital Foundation.  He also serves as a board member with the Southeast Virginia Community Foundation.  He is the founder of the Ronald McNair Young Scholars program.  He also is the founding treasurer for the Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth (NCP) Community Development Federal Credit Union.  He is a former Vice-Chairman for Chesapeake Jail Ministries.  His experience also includes time spent as a co-host for two radio programs:  “Crusading for Christ” WPCE and “Your Voice” WNSB.  Finally, he is a past board member with the Chesapeake Board Unit of the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Virginia and a charter board member of the Chesapeake Sports Club..

AWARDS/RECOGNITION/ACHIEVEMENTS
Cliff has completed the Chief Information Officer Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in 2012. In addition he has completed the Federal CIO Institute – 2013. In 2006 Cliff was recognized by Inside Business Magazine as one of the Top Forty – Under 40 in Hampton Roads.  In 2007 he received the “Courage and Leadership” award presented by Lead Hampton Roads, Chamber of Commerce.  In 2008 and 2009 he received the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. award from two separate organizations in Hampton Roads.  In 2008 he completed the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government’s “Leadership in a Networked World” Executive Leadership Program for Innovation in Government through Information Technology.  In addition, he completed the Hampton Roads CIVIC Leadership Institute.  He is a graduate of the Sorensen Institute at the University of Virginia.  He’s also a member of the Virginia Economic Development Association and the High Tech Crime Institute.

Experience

Work Experience

  • CIO/Director of Technology

Education


  • Carnegie Mellon University
    2012

    Chief Information Officer Institute,

  • B.S., Computer Information Systems
    Norfolk State University
    1991

Awards

Oscar Smith High School Athletic Hall of Fame (2000)
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Courage in Leadership Award (2011)

Personal

  • Place of Birth: Chesapeake, VA
  • Gender: Male
  • Race(s): African American
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Spouse: Kecia
  • Children: Felecia and Tonecia

Membership & Affiliation

“The Mount” Mount Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church
Chesapeake Men for Progress
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Urban League of Hampton Roads
Hampton Roads Committee of 200+ Men
NAACP (life member)
Norfolk State University Alumni (life member)

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Sheryl Moody Reddington
Administrative Assistant During Session: Pat Frasher

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1077

District Office
P.O. Box 5142
Chesapeake, VA 23324

Phone: (757) 364-0272

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

C. E. “Cliff” Hayes Jr. (D)14,10891.42%
Write-In (Write-in)1,3248.58%
TOTAL15,432

2017 State DelegateArray

Cliff Hayes (D)16,48382.6%
Jeffrey Bennett Staples (G)3,36216.8%
Write In (Write-in)1100.6%
TOTAL19,955

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Finances

HAYES JR, C E (CLIFF) has run in 3 races for public office, winning 2 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $95,460

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Counties Cities and Towns
Health, Welfare and Institutions
Appropriations

Subcommittees

Appropriations – General Government and Capital Outlay Subcommittee
Appropriations – Higher Education Subcommittee
Counties Cities and Towns – Subcommittee #2
Health, Welfare and Institutions – Subcommittee #1

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

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Jay Leftwich 1Jay Leftwich

Current Position: State Delegate since 2014
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position(s): Chesapeake School Board (2002-13; chairman 2012-13) from 2002 – 2013

James Leftwich is a Partner at Basnight, Kinser, Leftwich & Nuckolls, P.C., where he has been for 29 years.

Jay successfully won election to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2013 to represent the 78th District, which is located in Chesapeake. He currently serves on the following committees: Courts of Justice, Education, General Laws, and Privileges and Elections in the House. Jay is also the Chairman of the House Courts of Justice Subcommittee #2, Privileges and Elections Subcommittee #2, and the Education Subcommittee #3.

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate since 2014
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position(s): Chesapeake School Board (2002-13; chairman 2012-13) from 2002 – 2013

James Leftwich is a Partner at Basnight, Kinser, Leftwich & Nuckolls, P.C., where he has been for 29 years.

Jay successfully won election to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2013 to represent the 78th District, which is located in Chesapeake. He currently serves on the following committees: Courts of Justice, Education, General Laws, and Privileges and Elections in the House. Jay is also the Chairman of the House Courts of Justice Subcommittee #2, Privileges and Elections Subcommittee #2, and the Education Subcommittee #3.

About

Jay Leftwich 2

James A. “Jay” Leftwich, Jr. has been rooted in Chesapeake for a lifetime. After graduating from Chesapeake Public Schools, Jay furthered his education at James Madison University then obtained his J.D. from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. Jay returned to Chesapeake to launch his career and is a Partner at Basnight, Kinser, Leftwich & Nuckolls, P.C., where he has been for 29 years. Jay successfully won election to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2013 to represent the 78th District, which is located in Chesapeake. He currently serves on the following committees: Courts of Justice, Education, General Laws, and Privileges and Elections in the House. Jay is also the Chairman of the House Courts of Justice Subcommittee #2, Privileges and Elections Subcommittee #2, and the Education Subcommittee #3.

Virginia General Assembly – Past and Present Committees
Civil Subcommittee
Ethics Subcommittee
Judicial Panel Subcommittee
General Laws Subcommittee #4
Education Innovation Subcommittee
Mental Health Subcommittee
Broadband Advisory Council
Child Support Guidelines Review Panel
Geographic Information Network Advisory Board
Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation

Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Champion of Freedom Award
Virginia Clerk’s Association Legislator of the Year

Community Service

Jay is a firm believer in community service. His record of community involvement reflects his deep commitment to Chesapeake and its citizens.

Chesapeake Public Schools, Chairman, 2012 – 2013
Chesapeake Public Schools, Vice Chairman, 2010 – 2012
Chesapeake Public Schools, Board Member, 2002 – 2013

Chesapeake Public Schools, School Board Appointments

  • Legal Services Committee
  • Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation
  • Access College Foundation
  • Governor’s School for the Arts
  • Southeastern Cooperative Association
  • Southeastern Cooperative Educational Programs, “SECEP”

Member and Former Elder, Great Bridge Presbyterian Church
Member, Small Group Bible Study, Founding Member of Current Small Group

Active Participant in Support of:

  • NEST
  • Young Life
  • Youth Ministry
  • Stop Hunger Now
  • Pro Bono Legal Services

Chesapeake Rotary Club
Former Director, Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Services, Inc.
Parent Teacher Association 
Recipient, Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Award
Coach, High School Model Judiciary Program
Coach, Chesapeake Recreational Department
Great Bridge Jaycees (1988 until aged out) President 1991

  • Founded Walkathon for Chesapeake Care, Inc., Free Medical Clinic
  • Chesapeake First Citizen’s Award Committee Chairman, Multiple Years
  • Chesapeake Christmas Parade Committee Member, 10+ Years
  • Oyster Roast Committee Chairman, Multiple Years

Ruritans – President 2000, Vice President 1999, Secretary 1998, Treasurer 1997

Chesapeake Care Free Clinic, Former Director

  • Long Range Planning Committee
  • Building Committee
  • Constitution and Bylaws Committee
  • Building- Fundraising Committee
  • Pro Bono Legal Services

American Cancer Society, Virginia Division, Portsmouth/Chesapeake, Former Director

Chesapeake Public Schools, Optimizing Technology Action Team, Former Member

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Bra-ha-ha Fundraising, Volunteer

Professional Highlights

Fellow, Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership, At the University of Virginia

Virginia State Bar – 1988 to Present

  • Section Member, Family Law
  • Section Member, Environmental Law
  • Section Member, Health Law

Admitted to Practice in all Virginia Courts, the United States District Court, 4th Circuit and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Cullen Commission, Virginia General Assembly, Former Member, Courts of Justice Subcommittee

Interviews, Evaluates and Makes Recommendations in Regard to Applicants Seeking Appointment to the Virginia Court of Appeals

Chesapeake Bar Association – President 1999

  • The Chesapeake Bar Association has received two Merit Achievement Awards from the Virginia State Bar during its existence: both projects were begun and implemented during Jay’s Presidency in 1999: (1) High School Docent/Mentoring Program and (2) Chesapeake Bar Association Website. The Chesapeake Bar Association also started a Charitable Foundation in 1999.

Chesapeake Bar Association High School Docent/Mentoring Program

The Docent/Mentoring Program of the Chesapeake Bar Association was organized to provide the public high schools in the City of Chesapeake with the following services from the Chesapeake Bar Association: provide classroom speakers, assist in the organization of law related field trips, pass out “So Your Eighteen” brochures, facilitate law related employment/internships for interested students, and provide scholarships subject to availability of funds. Each Public High School was assigned a liaison who was a member of the Chesapeake Bar Association and each Public High School provided a contact person.

The Committee consisted of seven members of the Bar, an attorney for each high school in the city of Chesapeake and the Chairman of the Committee. If a speaker was needed or a student was interested in an internship or employment, the teacher would contact the attorney assigned to his or her high school and that attorney would facilitate the request by contacting one or more members of the Chesapeake Bar Association.

Additionally, the Chesapeake Bar Association made a grant request from the Virginia Law Foundation to sponsor a trip for Chesapeake high school students to the Virginia Supreme Court and to the United States Supreme Court. After the grant request was approved the Virginia Supreme Court field trip was taken in the fall of 2000 and the United States Supreme Court field trip was taken in the spring of 2001.

“Top 40 Under 40″ professionals in the Hampton Roads Area, 2000, Inside Business Magazine
Who’s Who in American Law – Millennium Edition
Lifetime Member National Registry of Who’s Who, 2001 Edition Registry Number 179433
Family Law Organization of Hampton Roads, Former Member
I’Anson Hoffman Inns of Court, Former Member
Former Judicial Circuit Representative to Young Lawyers Conference
Chesapeake Division of Chamber of Commerce, Former Member

Experience

Work Experience

  • Attorney

Education

  • JD
    T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond
    1988
  • BS
    James Madison University
    1985

Awards

Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Award (1987)
Top 40 Under 40 Professionals in Hampton Roads (2000)

Personal

  • Birth Year: 1962
  • Place of Birth: Portsmouth, VA
  • Gender: Male
  • Race(s): Caucasian
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Spouse: Renee D.
  • Children: Logan, Austin, Faith, Hope, and Trey

Membership & Affiliation

Great Bridge Presbyterian Church (former elder)
Ruritan (former president)
Jaycees (former president)
Chesapeake Bar Association (former president)
Chesapeake Care Inc. (former director)
American Cancer Society (former director)

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Angela Chellew
Administrative Assistant During Session: Kathy Wyatt

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1078

District Office
308 Cedar Lakes Drive, 2nd floor
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Phone: (757) 382-4156

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

James A. “Jay” Leftwich, Jr. (R)16,64891.30%
Write-In (Write-in)1,5878.70%
TOTAL18,235

2017 State DelegateArray

Jay Leftwich (R)20,76894.7%
Write In (Write-in)1,1525.3%
TOTAL21,920

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Finances

LEFTWICH JR, JAMES A (JAY) has run in 3 races for public office, winning 3 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $361,128.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Vice Chair: Courts of Justice
Education
General Laws
Privileges and Elections

Subcommittees

Chair: Courts of Justice – Subcommittee #2
Chair: Education – Subcommittee #3
Chair: Privileges and Elections – Subcommittee #2
Courts of Justice – Subcommittee #4
Courts of Justice – Ethics Subcommittee
Education – Subcommittee #2
General Laws – Subcommittee #3
General Laws – Subcommittee #4
Privileges and Elections – Subcommittee #4

Appointments

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Issues

Economy

Work Force Development

Virginia’s “caboose budget” provided funding for the “Tech Talent Pipeline” to create 25,000 new computer science degrees.   In addition, funding was included for the Workforce Credential Grant Program to give priority to institutions that offer noncredit workforce training programs in high-demand fields.

Legislation was also passed strengthening Virginia’s Apprenticeship Programs and expanding opportunities for Virginians who need to earn a paycheck while developing skills to fill labor shortage in high-demand areas. Jobs like the ones at the Newport News Shipbuilding are at the forefront of emerging technology which enables “digital shipbuilding.”

Education

K-12 Education

In 2013, when I first ran for the House of Delegates, I promised to advocate for full restoration of lottery funds previously dedicated to our schools.   Each year I have advocated for and the General Assembly has returned a percentage of these monies.  This year an additional 34.7 million of additional lottery funds will go back to Virginia’s schools. As a member of House Education Committee, I remain committed to advocating for you on the state level, ensuring our public schools have the resources they need for our children to succeed.

Higher Education

As chair of the “Higher Ed” subcommittee I am particularly pleased with the General Assembly’s actions on college tuition.  This year the House of Delegates passed legislation to make it easier for middle class families to afford college by lowering the price of Prepaid 529 plans. The legislation will lower the current cost of an eight-semester contract by more than $3,000. Additionally, for the last several legislative cycles, the General Assembly and Virginia’s colleges/universities have wrestled with rising tuition rates and concerns of “unaffordability” for many Virginians.  Although initiated in the Appropriations Committee, I was deeply involved in discussions and heard from many citizens regarding rising tuition.  This year Virginia’s budget provided additional funding for colleges and universities; however, in order to receive the funding, each college/university must “freeze” tuition rates for a period of time.   Unfortunately, this “carrot and stick” approach was necessary because the last time funding was increased for colleges and universities, with the understanding tuition would be frozen, some institutions raised rates anyway.  As an added measure and despite significant opposition from higher education institutions, legislation was passed mandating that each Virginia college and university receive public input before raising its tuition.

Safety

School Safety

In Chesapeake, new security measures have been implemented and, as chance would have it, I had the unique experience to participate in a lock down drill one morning while dropping my son off at school.  Because we arrived after the official start of the school day but only minutes after the drill began, my son and I were ushered into an office and I witnessed first-hand the response and monitoring protocols that ensure the safety of each student.  It would be an understatement to simply say I was impressed.  Tremendous credit should be given to the Chesapeake City Council, the Chesapeake School Board, the Superintendent, our building principals, teachers and local law enforcement in devising and implementing current security and lock down procedures.  Again, I was thoroughly impressed and remain confident in the safety of our schools.

In addition to local efforts, numerous bills enhancing school safety were introduced during the 2019 General Assembly, which I supported and co-patroned:

-HB1729 requires each school counselor employed by a school board in a public elementary or secondary school to spend at least 80 percent of his or her staff time during normal school hours in the direct counseling of individual students or groups of students.   Furthermore, this year’s budget included an additional 12 million dollars to hire additional school counselors.

-HB1732 requires each school board to develop safety training procedures in the event of an emergency situation on school property and requires such training to be delivered to each student and employee in each school.

-HB1733 requires (i) the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety to develop a model memorandum of understanding (MOU) and (ii) every school board that employs school resource officers to enter into an MOU with their local law-enforcement agency which sets forth the powers and duties of the school resource officers.

-HB1738 requires the plans and specifications for new or remodeled public school buildings to be reviewed by an individual or entity with professional expertise in crime prevention.

-HB1739 specifies that, for the purpose of grant eligibility involving security equipment through the Public School Security Equipment Grant Act of 2013, security equipment includes software and mobile applications.

-HB1631 was introduced to encourage retired law-enforcement officers to serve as school security officers.  This bill would allow retired law enforcement officers to continue receiving retirement during a subsequent employment by a local school division as a school security officer.  This bill failed in Appropriations Subcommittee because of VRS concerns but I will introduce it again next year!!

Public Safety

Public Safety In 2018, I made a commitment to reintroduce HB757 which requires a registered sex offender who enters an emergency shelter, pursuant to a declared state or local emergency, to notify a member of the shelter’s staff.   This legislation failed in the Senate last year but this year’s bill, HB2303, made it through the House, Senate, and both chambers defeated Governor Northam’s amendments which would have inexplicably “gutted” the bill.  If Governor Northam doesn’t veto the bill, it will become law in time to ensure the safety of Virginians during declared emergencies, in particular those of Hampton Roads during the upcoming hurricane season.

Last year I introduced the “Enhanced Public Safety Telephone Services Act; Implementation of Next Generation 9-1-1 Services.” This legislation is paving the way to replace antiquated analog 911 services.  During the 2019 Session, I introduced a budget amendment establishing an Emergency Response Systems Development line of credit which will allow design and implementation to move forward.  As indicated last year, by using existing funding streams, these improvements will NOT result in any fee or tax increase.

Veterans

The Commonwealth of Virginia is home to approximately 800,000 veterans and 150,000 active-duty military members and their families.  Every opportunity should be taken to communicate our gratitude to thank the “brave” for keeping our Country “the land of the free.”

As a small token, I introduced a bill creating a special license plate for service members who have been awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal. Once this legislation becomes law, you will be able to request and view the license plate on the DMV website.

Coal Ash

 Of significant environmental importance to Chesapeake is legislation introduced and passed requiring Dominion Energy to excavate coal ash from its site known as Chesapeake Energy Center, located on the southern branch of the Elizabeth River.   This legislation requires 25% of the coal ash to be recycled with the remaining ash removed and stored in a lined landfill meeting federal permitting standards rather than remain in a “filled and capped” state.

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Stephen Heretick 2Stephen Heretick

Current Position: State Delegate since 2016
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): Portsmouth City Council from 2004 – 2012

Politicians are often on the wrong side of history; whether it be a failure to protect us against predatory tolls on our tunnels, cuts in state funding for our local schools, blocking working-class families from accessing healthcare, or eroding the voting rights of our elderly and disabled…enough

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate since 2016
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): Portsmouth City Council from 2004 – 2012

Politicians are often on the wrong side of history; whether it be a failure to protect us against predatory tolls on our tunnels, cuts in state funding for our local schools, blocking working-class families from accessing healthcare, or eroding the voting rights of our elderly and disabled…enough

About

Stephen Heretick 1

Source: Campaign page

Stephen E. (“Steve”) Heretick was born in Hopewell, Virginia, on May 29, 1960. Steve served on the Portsmouth City Council from 2005-2012. During his tenure, Steve served as Chair of the Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority, on the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, and many other boards and commissions. On City Council he fought to keep taxes low, while investing in public education, public safety, and bringing much needed economic development to Portsmouth.  He is married to Stephanie von Schaaf of Walton, New York, and they have one son, Stephenson Ford von Schaaf-Heretick. Steve and his family live in the Glensheallah neighborhood with their Labradors O’Malley and Forrest.

Steve attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Psychology in 1982. Steve was accepted into a dual doctoral (J.D./Ph.D.) program sponsored jointly by Hahnemann University Medical School and Villanova University Law School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, graduating with the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in 1988. Steve served clerkships with the Clerk of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and with the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Steve was subsequently selected to serve as a law clerk for the Honorable Edmund V. Ludwig, Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Following his federal judicial clerkship, Steve was selected to serve in the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, serving first as Assistant Regional Counsel for the Northeastern United States from 1988 through 1990, and as Chief Counsel for the United States Penitentiary, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, serving from 1990 through 1992. During this time Steve was awarded the Regional Counsel’s Medal for Meritorious Service in 1989, and a Special Act Award from the Justice Department in 1991. Steve was nominated as the Federal Bureau of Prisons Attorney of the Year in 1991 and as United States Department of Justice Attorney of the Year in 1992. Steve was awarded the Justice Department Award for Public Service in 1992.

In 1992 Steve joined the firm of Moody, Strople & Kloeppel, Ltd., in Portsmouth, where he remained until 1996. As lead counsel in a series of landmark transportation cases, Steve was personally featured on “How Safe The Rails?”, a segment of Investigative Reports by Bill Kurtis Productions, and on the ABC Evening News with Peter Jennings. Steve was subsequently associated with the Norfolk firm of Payne, Gates, Farthing & Radd, P.C., from 1996 through 2000. In 2000 Steve established his present firm, Stephen E. Heretick, P.C., which is located in Portsmouth. Steve concentrates in corporate and commercial litigation, secured transactions, and labor litigation, representing regional, national, and international clients in state and federal courts throughout Virginia.

In July 2003 Steve was appointed to the Virginia Board of Medicine by Governor Mark Warner. Upon his reappointment to the Board in July 2007 by Governor Tim Kaine, Steve was elected President of the Virginia Board of Medicine in July 2007, the first non-physician in Virginia history to serve as President of the Board, which regulates over 40,000 physicians and health care providers throughout Virginia. Steve was reelected as President of the Virginia Board of Medicine in July 2008. He continued to serve until 2014 when his term expired.  Steve still serves today as a Fellow of the Federation of State Medical Boards.

Steve won the Democratic Primary on June 9, 2015 and was elected by the citizens of Portsmouth and Norfolk to represent the 79th District of the Virginia House of Delegates on November 3, 2015.  He was sworn into office January 13, 2016. He was re-elected on November 7, 2017.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Attorney

Education

  • Ph.D/ABD
    Hahnemann University Medical School, PA
  • JD
    Villanova University Law School, PA
    1988
  • BA
    The College of William & Mary in Virginia
    1982

Awards

U.S. Department of Justice, Special Act Award (1991), Award for Public Service (1992)

Personal

  • Birth Year: 1960
  • Place of Birth: Hopewell, VA
  • Gender: Male
  • Race(s): Caucasian
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Spouse: Stephanie von Schaaf-Heretick
  • Children: Stephenson

Membership & Affiliation

Virginia Board of Medicine (former member, former president)
Federation of State Medical Boards (fellow, director; Committees: Executive, Strategic Planning, Investment, International Medical Practice, Workgroup on the Regulation of Telemedicine)
U.S. Medical Licensing Examination/National Board of Medical Examiners, Committee on Individualized Review
Foundation of the Federation of State Medical Boards (director, former president)
Norfolk Collegiate School (trustee)
Horizons Hampton Roads (director)
Virginia Supportive Housing (director)

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Joseph Waymack, Chief of Staff
Administrative Assistant During Session: Karen Bobbitt

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1079

District Office
715 Loudoun Avenue
Phone: (757) 397-9923

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site, Facebook, YouTube

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Steve E. Heretick (D)9,20987.42%
Write-In (Write-in)1,32512.58%
TOTAL10,534

2017 US SenatorArray

Stephen Heretick (D)0
Write In (Write-in)0
TOTAL0

Finances

HERETICK, STEPHEN E has run in 4 races for public office, winning 2 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $606,852.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Counties Cities and Towns
Finance
Commerce and Labor

Subcommittees

Counties Cities and Towns – Subcommittee #1
Finance – Subcommittee #1
Commerce and Labor – Subcommittee #3

Appointments

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Issues

Source: Campaign page

“I was humbled at the outpouring of support I received during my candidacy for the 79th district seat of  the Virginia House of Delegates. Politicians are often on the wrong side of history; whether it be a failure to protect us against predatory tolls on our tunnels, cuts in state funding for our local schools, blocking working-class families from accessing healthcare, or eroding the voting rights of our elderly and disabled…enough is enough!  I am here to stand up and fight for the residents of Portsmouth and Norfolk who deserve a voice in Richmond.  I’m here to serve YOU.” 

Democracy

Independent Non-Partisan Redistricting Reform

Citizens should pick their legislators and not the other way around. I ran for office on a promise to support non-partisan redistricting reform. In 2018, I introduced a constitutional amendment to do just that. I have stood up against both the Republicans and members of my own party who want to keep the corrupt practice of gerrymandering alive. In 2019, I have already pre-filed HJ582 that would ban this corruption once and for all!

Economy

he 2016 General Assembly session saw progress on broad-ranging economic development and revitalization efforts.  I was proud to co-sponsor HB834 and HB846, the Growth Opportunity “GO” Virginia bills, which will create new economic incentives to stimulate more development and to bring more jobs to our communities. As you know, our ports continue to be an economic engine for our region and for the Commonwealth. I am particularly proud that the budget included $350,000,000.00 in new investments to expand the Port of Virginia’s operations in Norfolk.  This long-overdue investment will ensure that our region benefits from significant new trade opportunities, economic development, and new career opportunities, all of which are tied to our ports.

In 2016, I was appointed to the Counties, Cities, and Towns Committee, which hears numerous development and zoning issues. I have worked to eliminate government red tape and make it easier for those who want to invest and strengthen our economy to do so.

In 2017, I was appointed to the Finance Committee. During my time on that committee, I have sought to reduce tax burdens on working families and businesses alike. We have created incentives for additional economic development as it is essential that we keep Virginia competitive and able to attract new business investment to our state.

In 2018, I was appointed to the powerful Commerce and Labor Committee. On this committee, I work to balance the need to reduce burdensome regulations with the need to protect consumers from predatory companies.

Infrastructure

Toll Relief

No meaningful effort to achieve regional toll relief can occur without a sound fiscal plan. Recognizing this fact, I was proud to introduce HJ73 during the 2016 General Assembly session. This resolution requested that the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) conduct a study to devise a financial plan that would eliminate tolling on the Downtown and Midtown Tunnels. HJ73 received bipartisan support, resulting in the powerful House Rules Committee requesting that the study be conducted by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) instead of JLARC. Unfortunately, no report was ever issued.

In the 2018 session, I have introduced HJ25, once again asking for a JLARC study of this issue.

Abusive Tolling Practices

As you know, collection of tolls on our tunnels is managed by a private, for-profit corporation which generally operates free from governmental oversight. We have all heard of abusive collection practices against commuters, particularly when significant administrative and other fees are stacked on top of the base tolls of drivers who do not have E-Z Pass transponders in their vehicles. With strong bipartisan support, particularly from delegates in Northern Virginia whose communities are also facing new tolls, my legislation was ultimately incorporated into HB1079, an omnibus bill that I was proud to co-patron with Delegate Chris Jones of Suffolk, whose leadership on this issue has been critical for the entire region.

This bill places limits on the fees that can be added to base tolls, caps the total amount of tolls that can be assessed, and, very importantly, this bill would ban any future tolling on existing roads without specific approval by the General Assembly.  Unfortunately, the Senate stripped this last vital provision from HB1079, which I opposed when the bill was returned to the House with Senate changes.  While we were unsuccessful in restoring this significant protection to the bill, we were ultimately able to save the remaining protections to commuters it provided.  HB1079 was enacted by the Governor, and since July 1, 2016 there are wide-ranging new laws in place in Virginia to provide commuters with more time to pay tolls, to protect commuters when E-Z Pass payments are declined in error, and to provide new legal protections for commuters limiting how quickly and how much the tolling companies can collect in court.

In the 2017 session, I again introduced legislation to prohibit the imposition of new tolls on our roadways without the permission of the General Assembly, thus checking the authority of unelected state bureaucrats to give away our roads to for-profit, private companies and impose tolls with no accountability to us, the public.

In the 2018 session, I brought this issue to the General Assembly once again; HB1070 would help protect localities against bad public-private transportation deals. I also introduced HB1069 which allows vehicle registrations to be extended for one month for citizens, whose registrations have been blocked due to toll debt, allowing them time to resolve the matter.

Laying the Foundation for Wireless Communications for the Future

Widely inconsistent land-use rules and regulations are governing the development of wireless communications in Virginia’s localities; these policies are limiting our ability to develop a reliable communications network throughout the Commonwealth. Wireless communications have become the primary means of communication, public safety, and economic development, particularly in rural areas where advances in communications infrastructure are not economically feasible.  To address this, I introduced HB1347 in 2016, which is designed to put Virginia at the cutting edge of the nation by preparing us for the 5G wireless infrastructure statewide.

With the support of the House Commerce and Labor Committee, my HB1347 was carried over to the 2017 session so that a work group comprised of senior members of the House, stakeholders in the wireless industry and local governments, and the Commonwealth’s Secretary of Technology could fine-tune this vital legislation.

In 2017, we once again worked on this issue but were unable to get the bill passed on the House floor due to opposition from special interest groups who didn’t want to lose the ability to charge wireless companies exorbitant fees. We established a new work group to work on the issue during the summer of 2017 with all the stakeholders at the table.

In 2018, Delegate Kilgore and I have introduced bi-partisan legislation to prevent Virginia from missing out on critical infrastructure investment from the wireless companies. I am working hard this session to ensure that Virginia can continue to have the wireless infrastructure that supports public safety, increases economic development, and serves our citizens and visitors with cutting-edge, high-quality technology.

Virginia has already missed out on significant investment in the wireless and broadband sectors, but I am truly optimistic that with the support of many members of the legislature, the executive branch, local government, and private industry, this year’s bill will finally become successful legislation, expanding the future of wireless communications in Virginia.

Safety

Criminal Justice Reform

Meaningful criminal justice reform is a key issue in our urban areas, where community safety must be balanced with fairness in our justice process. To address several of these issues, and at the express request of the cities I represent, I introduced several bills this session to address needed reform.  These efforts include bills that would make it easier for innocent people to have their arrest records expunged, and that make it possible for juvenile offenders who are now on the right track in life to have prior, non-violent misdemeanor convictions removed from their records.  We cannot afford to create roadblocks for truly reformed young people who get their lives back on track after learning from their mistakes the hard way. While I was able to gain bipartisan co-sponsorship for these bills, they were summarily killed by the Courts of Justice Committee.  With the encouragement and support of so many in our communities, I will continue toward these common sense reforms as long as I am your representative.

In 2016, 2017, and 2018, I introduced bills to decriminalize the simple possession of marijuana for personal use by adults, and to eliminate jail time for those who possess small amounts of marijuana in their homes for personal use. Currently, millions of dollars of your money is wasted every year to incarcerate otherwise law-abiding and productive adults who use marijuana for medical or recreational purposes.  Many more resources are wasted when these same adults lose their jobs and livelihoods, and face other problems because of minor, non-violent drug records for offenses which are fully legal in the District of Columbia and a growing number of other states.  Under my legislation, as an alternative to conviction, jail, and a lifelong criminal record, adults committing no drug offense other than simple possession would receive a civil fine if apprehended. These bills have unfortunately been killed every year by the Criminal Law Subcommittee of the Courts of Justice Committee.

Social Security

Restoration of Port Host Impact Fees to Our Communities

Among the greatest frustrations I experienced while serving on the City Council was the Commonwealth’s failure to fund a long-standing budget line item that would provide the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Newport News state funds to help pay for the extra costs associated with managing port-related traffic in our communities.  While the ports of Virginia, most of which are in my House district, serve as a key economic driver for the entire Commonwealth, we, the taxpayers of Norfolk and Portsmouth, have been unfairly required to pay for the vital roadway maintenance needed to support port-related traffic out of our own pockets. For years, our repeated requests to the General Assembly for these critically-needed funds went unanswered.

In the 2016 session, the General Assembly passed a responsible, two-year balanced budget.  That budget fully funded public safety and increased funding for our education system without raising taxes. During this process, I fought for a budget amendment to restore full state funding to Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Newport News for the long-ignored port host impact fees. I am pleased that, with the support of the House Appropriations Committee, I was able to fully restore payment of these fees to Norfolk and Portsmouth– where every dollar counts.

We are currently working on a new budget in the 2018 session which will cover the next two years of state operations.

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Don ScottDon Scott

Current Position: State Delegate
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.

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate
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.

About

Source: Campaign page

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

Don was raised by a determined single mother from what some would call a disadvantaged socio-economic background. However, his mother, brothers and sisters always had each other and they believed in working hard and fighting for what you believe in no matter the odds. It was a lesson that would carry him throughout his life.

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 was commissioned as a Naval Officer in 1987, where he served as a surface warfare and legal officer on the USS John Hancock. Following his Naval career, Don took an entry-level position with a multi-million dollar corporation, then rose through the ranks to Senior Vice President.

In 2015, Don fulfilled a lifelong dream and founded the Law Office of Don Scott. He has represented over a thousand clients, fighting for justice. He’s a member of the Portsmouth Bar Association, the Old Dominion Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar Association, the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

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. In the past, he served as the chair of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, on the board for the California Workforce Association, and as a member and board member of 200+ Men Hampton Roads. He’s also a member of the Eureka Club, is a lifetime VFW member, post #993 Craddock, and a lifetime member of the NAACP.

Don is an active member of his church and is active on several community boards and fraternity organizations. He enjoys playing competitive duplicate bridge, playing golf, and spending time with his family.

Web

Campaign Site, Twitter

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Don L. Scott Jr. (D)12,02766.01%
James W. Evans, Sr. (R)4,23623.25%
Ryan C. Benton ()1,93010.59%
Write-In (Write-in)270.15%
TOTAL18,220

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Barry Knight 2Barry Knight

Current Position: State Delegate since 2009
Affiliation: Republican

Barry D. Knight was born and raised in Virginia and has worked his whole life in agri-business with a strong dedication to supporting the local economy and protecting citizens’ rights. Barry’s solid work ethic and common sense approach has helped him develop one of the most productive hog farming businesses in Hampton Roads.

Strongly committed to giving back to the community, Barry decided to focus his time on public service and now serves as the Delegate for Virginia’s 81st District in the Virginia General Assembly.

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate since 2009
Affiliation: Republican

Barry D. Knight was born and raised in Virginia and has worked his whole life in agri-business with a strong dedication to supporting the local economy and protecting citizens’ rights. Barry’s solid work ethic and common sense approach has helped him develop one of the most productive hog farming businesses in Hampton Roads.

Strongly committed to giving back to the community, Barry decided to focus his time on public service and now serves as the Delegate for Virginia’s 81st District in the Virginia General Assembly.

About

Barry Knight 1

Source: Campaign page

Barry D. Knight was born and raised in Virginia and has worked his whole life in agri-business with a strong dedication to supporting the local economy and protecting citizens’ rights. Barry’s solid work ethic and common sense approach has helped him develop one of the most productive hog farming businesses in Hampton Roads. Strongly committed to giving back to the community, Barry decided to focus his time on public service and now serves as the Delegate for Virginia’s 81st District in the Virginia General Assembly.

Barry began working odd jobs at just 14 years of age to help support his family. He worked on a neighbor’s farm and also spent time as a long haul trucker until he saved enough money to purchase his own farm. Over the years, Barry turned a small plot of land into a thriving business, Barry D. Knight Farms.

Barry served as the president of the Tidewater Pork Producers from 1984 to 1990, and in 1995, he was appointed to the Virginia Pork Board by Governor George Allen and re-appointed by Governor Jim Gilmore. Barry is the vice-president of the Virginia Beach Farm Bureau, a former chairman of the Southern States Cooperative, and former secretary of the Creeds Ruritans.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Farmer

Education


  • Kempsville High School

Awards

Virginia FREE, No. 1 Pro Business Legislator
American Farm Bureau, Virginia Young Farmer of the Year (1983)
Virginia Beach Jaycees, Outstanding Young Farmer (1984)
National Pork Producers Council, Pork All-American (1989)
City of Virginia Beach, Outstanding Agriculture Operation (1994), Man of the Year in Agriculture (1998)
Department of Conservation and Recreation, Clean Water Farm Award (1998), Grand Basin Clean Water Farm Award, Chowan River (1999)
Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Champion of Free Enterprise (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), Chairman’s Award (2017)
Virginia Sheriffs’ Association, Legislator of the Year (2016)
Chesapeake Farmers, Outstanding Service Award (2017)
Virginia Aviation Business Association, Advocacy Plaque of Appreciation (2018)
Virginia League of Conservation Voters,  Legislative Leadership Award (2018)
Dr. James C. Wright Conservation Honorary Award (Virginia Beach Angler’s Club)  (2019)
Free Enterprise Award (2019)

Personal

  • Birth Year: 1954
  • Place of Birth: Arlington, VA
  • Gender: Male
  • Race(s): Caucasian
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Spouse: Paula Jane Whitehurst
  • Children: K. Hunter, Kyle, and Forrest

Membership & Affiliation

  •  Oak Grove Baptist Church (Sunday school teacher, deacon)
    FACT Fund Advisory Commission
    Virginia Beach Planning Commission (former member, chairman)
    Virginia Dare Soil and Water Conservation District (board of directors)
    Virginia Beach Farm Bureau (vice president)
    Military Aviation Museum (board of directors)
    Southern States Cooperative-Chesapeake Association (former chairman)
    Virginia Pork Industry Board
    Back Bay/Pungo Civic League
    Women’s league softball coach
    Little League baseball coach

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Andrew Damon
Administrative Assistant During Session: Martha Anderson

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1081

District Office
1852 Mill Landing Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23457
Office:
Phone: (757) 426-6387

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site, Twitter, Facebook

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Barry D. Knight (R)11,57752.11%
Lenard T. Myers II (D)10,60747.75%
Write-In (Write-in)310.14%
TOTAL22,215

2017 State DelegateArray

Barry Knight (R)13,16258.9%
Kimberly Anne Tucker (D)13,16240.9%
Write In (Write-in)400.2%
TOTAL26,364

Finances

KNIGHT, BARRY D has run in 6 races for public office, winning 5 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $1,428,822

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

General Laws
Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Appropriations
Rules

Subcommittees

Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources – Subcommittee #1
Chair: Appropriations – Public Safety Subcommittee
Chair: General Laws – Subcommittee #3
Chair: Rules – Subcommittee #1
Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources – Subcommittee #4
Appropriations – Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Technology Subcommittee
Appropriations – Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee
Appropriations – General Government and Capital Outlay Subcommittee
General Laws – Subcommittee #1

Appointments

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Ballotpedia

Issues

Source: Campaign page

The Virginia Way

If you’re like me, you’re fed up with Washington politics and unelected Washington bureaucrats negatively affecting your way of life. I will put the 81st District ahead of all else. My family arrived on the second set of ships in Virginia, and I’m honored to continue being in the long line of Virginians as my ancestors were. I will do my best to rein in unnecessary regulations and make sure we keep Washington style politics out of Richmond! “I firmly believe the best way to uplift a fellow Virginian is for them to have the ability to have a job, which will solve many of our Commonwealth’s problems.”

Governance

Taxes

A rising tide raises all ships! Low taxes allow Virginians to have more money in their pockets to stimulate and grow the economy. I believe the citizens know how to spend their money better than the state, and I will work to lower taxes for the Commonwealth. It is our responsibility to all Virginians to balance the budget and be fiscally responsible.

Civil Rights

The Second Amendment

As a gun owner and sportsman, I am a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment, and will fight to ensure our rights to bear arms is not infringed on in Richmond. I will oppose any legislation that diminishes these rights and makes you and your family less capable of protecting yourselves.

Economy

Education

Education for our youth is an investment in the future, and it is necessary to have a public education system that is set up for the student. Teachers must be held accountable in the classroom, and I encourage parental involvement in the entire process. I will make sure more tax dollars will be spent in the classroom and not on things that do not provide a learning atmosphere. Parents should have a say in the process, and a way to place their child in a prosperous school, not being forced to attend a failing school because of the zip code they live in. I will make sure college education is affordable, and also provide vocational paths for those that do not want to attend college and want to learn a trade. Students must be career ready when leaving the educational field.

Environment

Chesapeake Bay

Agriculture

The southern part of the 81st District is home to a vast amount of farmland and rural Virginians. As a hog farmer, I know firsthand the challenges to the community and how to be helpful in Richmond by advocating good legislation and stopping bad legislation. Farmers are the lifeblood of Virginia and I will work hard to ensure the voices of the 81st District are heard in Richmond.

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Jason Miyares

Current Position: State Delegate since 2016
Affiliation: Republican

In November of 2015, Jason Miyares won the open seat to the 82nd District for the House of Delegates by the widest margin in the district’s history while becoming the first Cuban-American ever elected to the Virginia General Assembly. Jason Miyares has brought commonsense conservative leadership and accountability to Richmond while fighting for fiscal discipline and government transparency.

In November of 2015, he won the open seat to the 82nd District for the House of Delegates by the widest margin in the district’s history while becoming the first Cuban-American ever electd to the Virginia General Assembly. Jason Miyares has brought commonsense conservative leadership and accountability to Richmond while fighting for fiscal discipline and government transparency.

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate since 2016
Affiliation: Republican

In November of 2015, Jason Miyares won the open seat to the 82nd District for the House of Delegates by the widest margin in the district’s history while becoming the first Cuban-American ever elected to the Virginia General Assembly. Jason Miyares has brought commonsense conservative leadership and accountability to Richmond while fighting for fiscal discipline and government transparency.

In November of 2015, he won the open seat to the 82nd District for the House of Delegates by the widest margin in the district’s history while becoming the first Cuban-American ever electd to the Virginia General Assembly. Jason Miyares has brought commonsense conservative leadership and accountability to Richmond while fighting for fiscal discipline and government transparency.

About

Jason Miyares 1

Source: Campaign page

A New Generation of Virginia Leadership

Delegate Jason Miyares is an example of President Ronald Reagan’s “Shining City on the Hill.” His story begins with his mother, Miriam Maria Miyares, who fled communist Cuba in 1965 with the clothes on her back and no idea from where her next meal would come. She legally immigrated to the United States and instilled in her three sons a passionate love of the freedom and democracy of America. Miyares grew up in Virginia Beach, attending local public schools and growing up in a middle-class household that emphasized the values of hard work, love of country, and service above self.

In November of 2015, he won the open seat to the 82nd District for the House of Delegates by the widest margin in the district’s history while becoming the first Cuban-American ever electd to the Virginia General Assembly. Jason Miyares has brought commonsense conservative leadership and accountability to Richmond while fighting for fiscal discipline and government transparency.

In the House of Delegates, he serves on the General Laws, Courts of Justice and Transportation Committees, where he has advanced legislation on coastal flooding, improving education, transparency in government and regulatory reform. A former prosecutor (Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney) for the City of Virginia Beach, Miyares worked to keep our most violent criminals off our streets and our families safe. Prior to his service in the Virginia House, he served as a Senior Advisor to former Congressman Scott Rigell.

Delegate Jason Miyares’ passion is building the right environment in Virginia for job creation, flooding mitigation, restoring funding for Virginia Beach public schools, fiscal discipline and government transparency and repealing burdensome regulations that are hurting Virginia small business owners.

As Delegate, Jason Miyares brings common-sense conservative leadership and accountability to Richmond, while fighting for fiscal discipline and job creation. He also serves on the Board of Veterans Services (BVS) and is Chairman of the Commission on Economic Opportunity for Virginians in Aspiring & Diverse Communities (the Opportunity Commission) focusing on opening barriers of economic opportunities for all Virginians. In 2019 he was recognized as “Legislator of the Year” from the College Affordability and Public Trust for his work on transparency and affordability in higher education. The year before, in 2018, Delegate Jason Miyares was recognized as “Legislator of the Year” from the Hampton Roads Military Officers Association of America for his “outstanding and dedicated service” to Virginia’s military veterans.

Miyares attended elementary and high school in Virginia Beach, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from James Madison University and is a graduate of the College of William & Mary School of Law, where he served on the Honor Council. He is the Past President of Cape Henry Rotary where he was a Paul Harris Fellow, Past Chairman of the Hampton Roads Young Republicans, Founding Member of the Hampton Roads Federalist Society, Member of the Virginia Beach Bar Association, and a Member of Galilee Episcopal Church. He lives in Virginia Beach, with his wife Page Atkinson Miyares, an owner and broker at Atkinson Realty, a third-generation family owned business in the North End, their three daughters and their very lovable Golden Retriever, Buckley.

Delegate Jason Miyares is proud to have the endorsements of over twenty current and past local elected Virginia Beach officials and scores of additional community leaders and business owners.

PARTIAL LIST OF ENDORSEMENTS
Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB)
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation
African-American Political Action Council (AAPAC)
Former Congressman Scott Rigell
Former Senator Jeff McWaters
Senator Frank Wagner
Senator John Cosgrove
Senator Bill DeSteph
Delegate Barry Knight
Delegate Glenn Davis
Delegate Chris Stolle
Sheriff Ken Stolle
Treasurer John Atkinson
Clerk of the Court Tina Sinnen
Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin Stolle
Mayor Bobby Dyer
Vice Mayor Louis Jones
City Councilman John Moss
City Councilwoman Shannon Kane
City Councilwoman Rosemary Wilson
City Councilman Jim Wood
School Board Chairman Dan Edwards
School Board Member Ashley McLeod
School Board Member Kim Melnyk
School Board Member Carolyn Weems

Experience

Work Experience

  • Attorney

Education

  • JD
    The College of William and Mary in Virginia School of Law
    2006
  • BA
    James Madison University
    1998

Personal

  • Birth Year: 1976
  • Place of Birth: Greensboro, NC
  • Gender: Male
  • Race(s): Latino
  • Religion: Episcopal
  • Spouse: Page
  • Children: Gabriella, Elaina, and Sophia

Membership & Affiliation

: Galilee Episcopal Church
Cape Henry Rotary (former president)
Hampton Roads Federalist Society
Virginia Beach Bar Association
Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership (former fellow, 2000)
Virginia Beach Young Life Committee (former member)
Willam and Mary School of Law Honor Council (former student member)
I’Anson-Hoffman Inn of Court (former student member)
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach (former prosecutor)

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Becky Chambliss
Administrative Assistant During Session: Pat Frasher

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1082

District Office
618 Village Drive, Suite J
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
Phone: (757) 353-4696

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Jason S. Miyares (R)15,77159.20%
Gayle H. Johnson (D)10,84040.69%
Write-In (Write-in)270.10%
TOTAL26,638

2017 State DelegateArray

Jason Miyares (R)16,048
Leigh Anne Bowling (D)11,174
Write In (Write-in)290.1%
TOTAL27,251

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Finances

MIYARES, JASON S has run in 3 races for public office, winning 2 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $619,023.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Courts of Justice
Transportation
General Laws

Subcommittees

Courts of Justice – Subcommittee #2
Courts of Justice – Subcommittee #3
Courts of Justice – Ethics Subcommittee General Laws – Subcommittee #1 General Laws – Subcommittee #3 General Laws – Subcommittee #4 Transportation – Subcommittee #2 Transportation – Subcommittee #3 Transportation – Subcommittee #4
General Laws – Subcommittee #1
General Laws – Subcommittee #3
General Laws – Subcommittee #4
Transportation – Subcommittee #2
Transportation – Subcommittee #3
Transportation – Subcommittee #4

Appointments

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Issues

Economy

Relieving Burdens on our Entrepreneurs

Our jobs agenda has one goal: make it easier for people to work. Our jobs policies aim to create a culture of opportunity where people can empower themselves and flourish in our society. This is accomplished through private job creation and entrepreneurship, healthcare reform, and modernizing education options.
That is why I’m proud to have support the business-driven initiative, GO Virginia, which facilitates greater collaboration between the business community, higher education, and local governments. The budget funds strategic and targeted investments in economic development, while promoting increased accountability and oversight in coordination with our legislative priorities. It also provides incentives for localities to work together to attract out-of-state businesses to their region. It is critical that our region work together to attract out of state jobs to our region.
I am a firm believer that a strong economy is built from the bottom-up, starting with our small business entrepreneurs who create two-thirds of all new jobs in our current economy. Unfortunately, bureaucratic red tape and over-regulation prevents too many small business owners from being able to survive and thrive. The current regulatory system is broken. Onerous Our jobs agenda has one goal: make it easier for people to work. Our jobs policies aim to create a culture of opportunity where people can empower themselves and flourish in our society. This is accomplished through private job creation and entrepreneurship, healthcare reform, and modernizing education options.
That is why I’m proud to have support the business-driven initiative, GO Virginia, which facilitates greater collaboration between the business community, higher education, and local governments. The budget funds strategic and targeted investments in economic development, while promoting increased accountability and oversight in coordination with our legislative priorities. It also provides incentives for localities to work together to attract out-of-state businesses to their region. It is critical that our region work together to attract out of state jobs to our region.
I am a firm believer that a strong economy is built from the bottom-up, starting with our small business entrepreneurs who create two-thirds of all new jobs in our current economy. Unfortunately, bureaucratic red tape and over-regulation prevents too many small business owners from being able to survive and thrive. The current regulatory system is broken. Onerous Our jobs agenda has one goal: make it easier for people to work. Our jobs policies aim to create a culture of opportunity where people can empower themselves and flourish in our society. This is accomplished through private job creation and entrepreneurship, healthcare reform, and modernizing education options.
That is why I’m proud to have support the business-driven initiative, GO Virginia, which facilitates greater collaboration between the business community, higher education, and local governments. The budget funds strategic and targeted investments in economic development, while promoting increased accountability and oversight in coordination with our legislative priorities. It also provides incentives for localities to work together to attract out-of-state businesses to their region. It is critical that our region work together to attract out of state jobs to our region.
I am a firm believer that a strong economy is built from the bottom-up, starting with our small business entrepreneurs who create two-thirds of all new jobs in our current economy. Unfortunately, bureaucratic red tape and over-regulation prevents too many small business owners from being able to survive and thrive. The current regulatory system is broken. Onerous

permitting requirements have made it extremely difficult, expensive, and time-consuming to do business. Not all regulations are bad or should be done away with, however, they should be transparent, fair, and impose minimal financial burdens on businesses and families. I’m proud to have introduced legislation that would require every new regulation coming out of the state Department of Professional and Occupation Regulations to report within five years the impact that regulation is having on our small business entrepreneurs, whether it is redundant, and whether it is needed. We need to cut through red tape that is hindering our small business owners so they can hire and thrive in our emerging economy.

Education

Making Kids #1

I attended public elementary through high school in Virginia Beach and my own daughters attend Virginia Beach public schools. I know firsthand the importance of public education is in our communities and the impact of my numerous extraordinary public school teachers still resonates with me today. They are the reason that our educators are some of our greatest public servants.
While in Richmond, I supported a budget to increase funding for Virginia Beach public schools by over $45 million, keeping a campaign promise of fighting for increased funding for our local schools.
I’m proud to support funding in Richmond for pay raises for our hard working teachers, and sending $157 million of lottery funds back to local school divisions without any mandates on how the funds must be spent for maximum flexibility. Furthermore, this year’s adopted budget exceeded the Governor’s investment in K-12 education by $8 million.

Education is the key to the future wellbeing of the children of Hampton Roads and investing in education is really about investing in the future workforce that will power our 21st century economy. Like you, I want my own children to be able to graduate from our

local public schools with a world class education.
Not all children in the Commonwealth today are as fortunate as I was growing up in Virginia Beach public schools. That is why I’m proud to have championed legislation aimed at those trapped in failing school districts that was passed with bipartisan support and signed into law by the Governor. My legislation allowed public charter school applications in at-risk school districts. Virginia Beach public schools are some of the best in the nation, but some Virginia school districts are falling farther behind in individual student growth. This legislation would only apply to those localities in which over 50% of the schools in the school district are classified by the federal government as Title I at risk schools. In these school districts, a charter school applicant can request that the State Board of Education review and remand to the local school board a denied application. This legislation does not remove the local school board’s ultimate authority to grant or deny any charter school application. I’m proud to say this legislation was passed and signed into law with bipartisan support.

Safety

Safe Neighborhoods & Effective Law Enforcement

Public safety should always be a foremost priority of all elected officeholders. Keeping our schools, neighborhoods and communities safe from violent gangs and drug dealers is critical to building a safer, more prosperous Virginia Beach.
In 2016, Forbes released an article stating that more Americans have died from drug overdose than car crashes. The devastation Fentanyl, Heroin and opiate addiction has had on families in Hampton Roads, many of whom I know personally, is heartbreaking.
In the General Assembly, I have introduced legislation enhancing penalties for drug dealers, has been highlighted by WAVY-10 for my legislation requiring opiate prescriptions to become electronic to cut down on prescription drug abuse, and for advocating for increased state services to combat this problem impacting Virginia.
I was honored to serve as a Virginia Beach prosecutor (Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney), where I worked hand in hand with our brave officers in the law enforcement community to get criminals off our streets and in prison. During my time in the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, I handled over 600 criminal cases and worked tirelessly keep Virginia Beach families safe and secure from

violent criminals. Most importantly, I understand that for the victims of violent crimes, making sure that their attacker is put in prison is just one step in the road of healing and recovery.
I am proud in the General Assembly to advance legislation to protect women and the most vulnerable by enhancing the penalties for stalkers, including serving as a co-patron on legislation that provides that a second offense of stalking committed within five years of a prior stalking conviction is punishable as a Class 6 felony.
Virginia Beach remains one of the safest cities of its size in the country and that is not by chance. It is due to the dedication of our brave men and women in law enforcement and the work of so many of my friends in the Virginia Beach Office of Commonwealth’s Attorney. I’m proud to have the endorsement and support of so many in the law enforcement community and to continue to be their ally in Richmond.

Flooding and Hurricane Risk Reduction

Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach are at high risk of catastrophic flooding and hurricane threats. Virginia is where Louisiana was prior to Hurricane Katrina and we are woefully unprepared; the time for action is now. If we do nothing the economic devastation to our region would measure in the billions of dollars and potentially thousands of lives lost. That is why I’m continuing to champion legislation and initiatives to tackle both flooding and hurricane preparedness in Richmond
In 2017, I carried legislation regarding the National Flood Insurance Program that requires the Secretary of Natural Resources to issue a report by November 1, 2018, listing any locality not participating in the Community Rating System of the National Flood Insurance Program and recommending any legislation necessary to encourage participation, which would lower flood premiums for our homeowners. I’m proud that this legislation passed with bipartisan support and was signed into law.
Finally, I’m am championing the Hurricane and Flooding Risk Reduction Act of 2017. Rather than wait for the next storm, this legislation is aimed at organizing state government now, rather than after a catastrophic flooding event, to prepare and tackle the host of flooding issues we face in our region. This bill establishes the Commonwealth as a Nonfederal Sponsor of Hurricane and Flooding Risk Reduction Projects. The bill also establishes the Virginia Hurricane and Flooding Risk Reduction Authority, a Board of Directors for that Authority, and a Governor’s Advisory Commission on Hurricane and Flooding Risk Reduction. This legislation is critical for Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach as flooding continues to impact our neighborhoods and quality of life

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Nancy GuyNancy Guy

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Democrat

Nancy Guy grew up in a Navy family in the 83rd District and attended Thoroughgood Elementary and Cox High School. She graduated from The College of William and Mary with a B.A. in Government ( where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa), and got her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

As a proud product of Virginia’s public education programs, supporting public education has long been her passion.  Nancy believes that a quality public education system is the very backbone of democracy and will do everything in her power to channel proper resources to it.

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Democrat

Nancy Guy grew up in a Navy family in the 83rd District and attended Thoroughgood Elementary and Cox High School. She graduated from The College of William and Mary with a B.A. in Government ( where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa), and got her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

As a proud product of Virginia’s public education programs, supporting public education has long been her passion.  Nancy believes that a quality public education system is the very backbone of democracy and will do everything in her power to channel proper resources to it.

About

Nancy Guy 1

Source: Campaign page

Nancy grew up in a Navy family in the 83rd District and attended Thoroughgood Elementary and Cox High School. She graduated from The College of William and Mary with a B.A. in Government ( where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa), and got her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. 

She and her husband of 38 years, Richard Guy, moved to Charlotte, NC for a decade where they practiced law and had two children. In 1992 they returned to Virginia Beach to be closer to extended family. Richard is an attorney with Vandeventer Black, LLP in Norfolk. Their children are now grown and they have two grandchildren. 

Since her return to Virginia, Nancy has worked in a variety of capacities with some breaks from paid work to raise children and care for ailing and dying parents: managing a family real estate partnership, helping in the management of a home health care company founded by her father, and as an educational consultant assisting students. In 1996 she was elected to the Virginia Beach School Board and was subsequently re-elected for a second term.

After successfully battling breast cancer, in 2012-13, Nancy decided to simplify her life. She liquidated the real estate partnership in 2014 and closed down her educational consulting business in 2017 to concentrate on spending more time with family and giving more time to causes she believes in.

As a proud product of Virginia’s public education programs, supporting public education has long been her passion. In addition to her two terms on the School Board, she has served on the Board of WHRO, the Board of SECEP (the Southeastern Cooperative Educational Program), 12 years on the Virginia Education Foundation Board, two terms as President of the PTSA at Virginia Beach’s largest high school, a member of the Virginia Beach City Council of PTAs and member of the Legislative Committee of the Virginia PTA. Nancy believes that a quality public education system is the very backbone of democracy and will do everything in her power to channel proper resources to it. 

In addition to educational activities Nancy has always been active in her church, Bayside Presbyterian, where she is an elder and, through her work with the Community Service Ministry, has volunteered with a variety of programs that help others including Seton Youth Shelters, Samaritan House, Judeo-Christian Outreach, and VOA/Lighthouse Winter Shelter. 

She has the education, experience, passion and time to devote herself fully to representing the people of the 83rd District.

Web

Campaign Site, Twitter, Facebook

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Nancy D. Guy (D)10,97149.97%
Christopher P. Stolle (R)10,94449.85%
Write-In (Write-in)390.18%
TOTAL21,954

Issues

Source: Campaign page

PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING
 
Nancy feels strongly that public education should be the among the highest spending priorities of state and local government. In the ten years Mr. Stolle has been in office, state funding for public education across the board has decreased and in Virginia Beach and Norfolk has gone down over a thousand dollars per pupil in spite of rising state revenues.  The Literacy Fund, which historically assisted localities with the capital costs of building and renovating schools, was completely zeroed out.   Nancy fully supports Governor Northam’s proposal to more fully fund education in the second half of the biennial budget with the projected increase in revenues, including a 5% teacher pay raise over two years, an increase in the number of guidance counselors and a return to funding the Literacy Fund.  She will continue to fight for equitable funding for public education in subsequent budgets. 
 
ENVIRONMENT
 
Nancy feels we have a moral imperative to protect the environment for future generations.  In the two years of the Trump administration the health rating of the Chesapeake Bay, which runs the length of the 83rd District has gone from a “C” to a “D+.” With the federal government focused on enabling polluters rather than controlling them it is imperative that the state steps up its efforts to protect this important resource for both ecological and economic reasons.   Likewise, in 2018 the United States, for the first time in ten years, increased its output of carbon emissions. Nancy is proud that Virginia is a member of the Under2Coalition and pledged to support the goals of the Paris Climate Accord.  She will oppose any effort to undermine these efforts.  She also supports Virginia’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative which would force utilities to move investment from fossil fuel plants to renewable sources like wind and solar. Chris Stolle has stated that he opposes RGGI. Although he  has tried to position himself as an “environmentally friendly” Republican, his current rating from the Virginia Conservation League is still only 43%, and his lifetime rating is 33%. His web page does address the realities of sea level rise, but skirts the issue of climate change, saying glibly “regardless of the cause.” It is our duty to recognize that the cause is climate change and take steps to correct the problem. 
 
GUN SAFETY
 
Nancy supports common sense controls like universal back ground checks and limits on the volume of gun purchases.  Chris Stolle has an “A” rating from the NRA (93%) and has voted against even such common sense controls as the one gun a month purchase limitation.  He voted multiple times for a bill that would authorize those who have a restraining order filed against them to carry a concealed firearm.  The grip of the gun lobby on Richmond is so strong that, once again in 2019, Virginia failed to let a bill that would require universal background checks to even get out of committee for a vote on the House floor.
 
REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
 
Nancy feels that it is not the role of government to dictate that a woman must become a mother.  With the current make-up of the United States Supreme Court, we can no longer assume that women’s decisions about reproduction will be constitutionally protected.  If Roe v. Wade is overturned the issue will immediately become one for state legislatures to decide. Even though he is an OB-GYN by training, Chris Stolle currently has a 17% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, and voted multiple times for the law requiring women who seek an abortion to first have an ultrasound and be shown a picture of the fetus.  The bill was so outrageous that it became a punch line on national comedy shows. He also voted for the “personhood” bill, which defined life as legally starting at conception, and would confer legal rights on an unborn fetus.  He has voted repeatedly to eliminate state funding to providers of abortions, including Planned Parenthood. 
 
 
REDISTRICTING
 
Nancy fully supports the proposed legislation of One Virginia 2021 that would create a non-partisan, third-party process for redistricting in Virginia and end gerrymandering. For too long in Virginia, the politicians have chosen their voters instead of the other way around.  The incumbent, Chris Stolle, has said he does not support this proposal.  The 83rd was redrawn following his election in 2009 to include two non-contiguous precincts with a conservative voting history and remove more diverse precincts that were a natural part of the District which has “protected” his seat for almost a decade.  The 83rd is one of the Districts that has been redrawn by order of the Federal Court because of racial gerrymandering and the Republican House Caucus, of which Mr. Stolle is a member, has appealed that decision.  The process should be fair to all and not be slanted regardless of which political party has the majority in the legislature.
 
THE BIG PICTURE
 
Even voters who do not live in the 83rd District should support Nancy because the Democratic Party needs only two more seats to gain a majority in the House of Delegates. The Republican Party has had control of the Virginia legislature for a quarter of a century.  Because of this control they have prevented many common sense laws from even coming forward for debate. This is despite the fact that most Virginians actually vote for Democratic candidates.  All of Virginia’s statewide officials (Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General) as well as both U.S. Senators have been Democrats the last two election cycles.  Virginia has voted for the Democratic nominee in the last three presidential elections and in 2018 flipped three House of Representatives seats to make its Congressional delegation a 7-4 Democratic majority. Despite having a razor thin 51-49 majority in the Virginia House of Delegates after the elections in 2017, the Republicans  have refused to share power and stacked key committees with a majority of Republicans to keep legislation off the floor. They seek to continue to artificially preserve their majority by filing legal challenges to keep the racially gerrymandered districts that they drew in 2011 and by relentlessly opposing efforts to make voting easier by opposing early voting bills and increasing voter ID requirements.  This has to stop and this is the year to finally stop it. 

Civil Rights

Reproductive Rights

Nancy feels that it is not the role of government to dictate that a woman must become a mother.  With the current make-up of the United States Supreme Court, we can no longer assume that women’s decisions about reproduction will be constitutionally protected.  If Roe v. Wade is overturned the issue will immediately become one for state legislatures to decide. Even though he is an OB-GYN by training, Chris Stolle currently has a 17% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, and voted multiple times for the law requiring women who seek an abortion to first have an ultrasound and be shown a picture of the fetus.  The bill was so outrageous that it became a punch line on national comedy shows. He also voted for the “personhood” bill, which defined life as legally starting at conception, and would confer legal rights on an unborn fetus.  He has voted repeatedly to eliminate state funding to providers of abortions, including Planned Parenthood.

Democracy

Redistricting

Nancy fully supports the proposed legislation of One Virginia 2021 that would create a non-partisan, third-party process for redistricting in Virginia and end gerrymandering. For too long in Virginia, the politicians have chosen their voters instead of the other way around.  The incumbent, Chris Stolle, has said he does not support this proposal.  The 83rd was redrawn following his election in 2009 to include two non-contiguous precincts with a conservative voting history and remove more diverse precincts that were a natural part of the District which has “protected” his seat for almost a decade.  The 83rd is one of the Districts that has been redrawn by order of the Federal Court because of racial gerrymandering and the Republican House Caucus, of which Mr. Stolle is a member, has appealed that decision.  The process should be fair to all and not be slanted regardless of which political party has the majority in the legislature.

Education

Public School Funding

Nancy feels strongly that public education should be the among the highest spending priorities of state and local government. In the ten years Mr. Stolle has been in office, state funding for public education across the board has decreased and in Virginia Beach and Norfolk has gone down over a thousand dollars per pupil in spite of rising state revenues.  The Literacy Fund, which historically assisted localities with the capital costs of building and renovating schools, was completely zeroed out.   Nancy fully supports Governor Northam’s proposal to more fully fund education in the second half of the biennial budget with the projected increase in revenues, including a 5% teacher pay raise over two years, an increase in the number of guidance counselors and a return to funding the Literacy Fund.  She will continue to fight for equitable funding for public education in subsequent budgets.

Environment

Nancy feels we have a moral imperative to protect the environment for future generations.  In the two years of the Trump administration the health rating of the Chesapeake Bay, which runs the length of the 83rd District has gone from a “C” to a “D+.” With the federal government focused on enabling polluters rather than controlling them it is imperative that the state steps up its efforts to protect this important resource for both ecological and economic reasons.   Likewise, in 2018 the United States, for the first time in ten years, increased its output of carbon emissions. Nancy is proud that Virginia is a member of the Under2Coalition and pledged to support the goals of the Paris Climate Accord.  She will oppose any effort to undermine these efforts.  She also supports Virginia’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative which would force utilities to move investment from fossil fuel plants to renewable sources like wind and solar. Chris Stolle has stated that he opposes RGGI. Although he  has tried to position himself as an “environmentally friendly” Republican, his current rating from the Virginia Conservation League is still only 43%, and his lifetime rating is 33%. His web page does address the realities of sea level rise, but skirts the issue of climate change, saying glibly “regardless of the cause.” It is our duty to recognize that the cause is climate change and take steps to correct the problem.

Safety

Nancy supports common sense controls like universal back ground checks and limits on the volume of gun purchases.  Chris Stolle has an “A” rating from the NRA (93%) and has voted against even such common sense controls as the one gun a month purchase limitation.  He voted multiple times for a bill that would authorize those who have a restraining order filed against them to carry a concealed firearm.  The grip of the gun lobby on Richmond is so strong that, once again in 2019, Virginia failed to let a bill that would require universal background checks to even get out of committee for a vote on the House floor.

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Glenn Davis 1Glenn Davis

Current Position: State Delegate since 2014
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position(s): Virginia Beach City Council from 2009 – 2013

Delegate Glenn Davis is a public servant, business owner, and serial entrepreneur.

In the Virginia General Assembly, Glenn is one of Virginia’s leading advocates for economic development, regulatory and tax reform, and helping grow Virginia’s small businesses. His initiatives in these areas have earned him multiple awards and honors from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, including Freshman Legislator of the Year (2014), Small Business Advocate Award (2015), Champion of Free Enterprise Award (2016), Advancement of Innovation and Technology Award (2017), and multiple Free Enterprise Awards for his legislation on Virginia’s Business Climate, as well as Workforce and Education (2018)

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate since 2014
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position(s): Virginia Beach City Council from 2009 – 2013

Delegate Glenn Davis is a public servant, business owner, and serial entrepreneur.

In the Virginia General Assembly, Glenn is one of Virginia’s leading advocates for economic development, regulatory and tax reform, and helping grow Virginia’s small businesses. His initiatives in these areas have earned him multiple awards and honors from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, including Freshman Legislator of the Year (2014), Small Business Advocate Award (2015), Champion of Free Enterprise Award (2016), Advancement of Innovation and Technology Award (2017), and multiple Free Enterprise Awards for his legislation on Virginia’s Business Climate, as well as Workforce and Education (2018)

About

Glenn Davis

Source: Campaign page

Delegate Glenn Davis is a public servant, business owner, and serial entrepreneur.

Glenn began his entrepreneurial career in a one-bedroom apartment in Virginia Beach, Virginia. There, he started his first company, a telecommunications management firm which soon became a leading telecom business garnering many awards and in 2007 was named by the Inc. 5000 as one of the 100 fastest growing IT companies in America. 

Over Glenn’s 19 years of experience as an entrepreneur and business executive, he has developed a proven track record in business, and has received numerous awards including the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award from the Regent University School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship and has spoken at national conferences and business schools.

In the Virginia General Assembly, Glenn is one of Virginia’s leading advocates for economic development, regulatory and tax reform, and helping grow Virginia’s small businesses. His initiatives in these areas have earned him multiple awards and honors from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, including Freshman Legislator of the Year (2014), Small Business Advocate Award (2015), Champion of Free Enterprise Award (2016), Advancement of Innovation and Technology Award (2017), and multiple Free Enterprise Awards for his legislation on Virginia’s Business Climate, as well as Workforce and Education (2018). 

In 2017, Glenn sought the Republican nomination for Virginia Lieutenant Governor, traveling over 60,000 miles across Virginia in a grassroots campaign. His issues-based campaign and focus on improving the lives of Virginians from all regions and backgrounds earned respect and support from all across the Commonwealth. Glenn emerged from the campaign as a pre-eminent leader for Virginia Republicans on economic and regulatory reform.

Representing the 84th House of Delegates District in the Virginia General Assembly, Glenn serves on the Education, Transportation, and General Laws Committees. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Joint Commission on Technology and Science and chaired its Cyber Security and Blockchain subcommittees.

Prior to joining the House of Delegates, Glenn was twice elected to the Virginia Beach City Council, in 2008 and 2012. Glenn is a graduate of the EO/MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program, a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, a member and past president of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization of Southeast Virginia, has served as Chairman of Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads, and sits on the Board of Governors of Green Run Collegiate, a charter school connected to the Green Run community where he grew up. 

Glenn and his wife, Chelle, live in Virginia Beach and are both very active in the community and charitable efforts throughout Hampton Roads.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Telecommunications

Education


  • George Mason University

    O/MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program

Awards

Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, “Rising 25” (2005)
Inside Business Magazine, Top 40 Under 40 (2006)
Inc. 5000 (2007, 2008)
Regent School of Global Leadership Entrepreneurial Excellence Award (2010)
Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Freshman Legislator of the Year (2014), Small Business Advocate (2015), Economic Competitiveness Award (2015)
Children’s Harbor, Safe Harbor Award (2015)

Personal

  • Birth Year: 1973
  • Place of Birth: Norfolk, VA
  • Gender: Male
  • Race(s): Caucasian
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Spouse: Chelle

Membership & Affiliation

Green Run Collegiate (board of governors)
Hampton Roads Community Foundation
Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads
Southeast Virginia Entrepreneurs’ Organization
Virginia Beach Rotary
Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership (2007)

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Maura Pratt
Administrative Assistant During Session: Smokie Crews

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1084

District Office
One Columbus Center #695
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 802-4982

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Glenn R. Davis Jr. (R)10,58251.16%
Karen P. Mallard (D)10,08248.74%
Write-In (Write-in)210.10%
TOTAL20,685

2017 State DelegateArray

Glenn Davis (R)10,83551.6%
Veronica Richardson Coleman (D)10,09348.1%
Write In (Write-in)520.2%
TOTAL20,980

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Finances

DAVIS JR, GLENN R has run in 3 races for public office, winning 3 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $609,058.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Transportation
Education
General Laws

Subcommittees

Education – Subcommittee #1
Education – Subcommittee #2 General Laws – Subcommittee #2
General Laws – Subcommittee #2
General Laws – Subcommittee #4
Transportation – Subcommittee #1
Transportation – Subcommittee #2

Appointments

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

  • Chief Patron
  • Chief Co-Patron
  • Co-Patron

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Issues

Governance

Innovative Solutions

Glenn has identified bold, innovative solutions to many of the problems facing our Commonwealth. Whether tax, education, or job-creation, Glenn believes Virginia should work to replace outdated policies with new innovative policies, taking advantage of recent technology to create better efficiencies and cut the cost of government.

Glenn, at his own expense, has visited MIT to identify 21st-Century coal research, traveled to Estonia to better understand 21st-Century robotics manufacturing opportunities, and worked to identify new technology to bring high-speed bandwidth to homes in rural Virginia.

Civil Rights

2nd Amendment

Troughout high school, Glenn shot 3-position smallbore rifle competitively for his school’s NJROTC unit and as part of a rifle team out of Langley Air Force Base.  Today Glenn enjoys various shooting sports including skeet, sporting clays, and long range precision shooting.

Glenn believes that Virginia should protect the rights secured by the Second Amendment while ensuring that the necessary laws exist to keep firearms out of the hands of those that should not possess them.

Economy

Virginia used to be #1 in the nation for business and job growth. Now Virginia continues to fall in and out of the top 10 and has the 30th worst tax policies in the nation. 

Glenn is an entrepreneur and has the history and experience to eliminate the tax and regulatory burdens that are holding back economic opportunities for Virginians. His initiatives in these areas have earned him multiple awards and honors from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, including Freshman Legislator of the Year (2014), Small Business Advocate Award (2015), Champion of Free Enterprise Award (2016), and Advancement of Innovation and Technology (2017).

Education

Glenn is extremely passionate about the education of our children. He has been heavily involved in numerous initiatives including SOL reforms to reduce the number of standardized tests in our schools and additional opportunities for our students with disabilities. Additionally, Glenn has focused on growing opportunities for students to graduate high school with a high tech skill set in the trades, allowing them to enter high wage careers right out of high school, without the additional burden of college debt.

Glenn has also seen the benefits of charter schools first hand serving on the Governing Board of Green Run Collegiate, a charter school in Virginia Beach he helped create.

Life & Family

Glenn supports policies that strengthen our families and keep our communities safe. As a pro-life conservative, Glenn believes that we should further streamline the adoption process so women can be more confident that their babies will not end up lost, growing up inside a governmental system, but rather in a loving home, allowing not only their child to achieve their dreams, but also allowing loving couples to reach theirs.

Glenn also recognizes that the family is the bedrock of any functioning society and will support policies that strengthen our families and keep our communities safe.

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Alex Askew

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Democrat

Alan Askew has served as a legislative aide for the Virginia House of Delegates, guiding elected officials towards tangible solutions. He’s helped craft groundbreaking legislation such as the nationwide Ashanti Alert (a public alert system for missing and endangered adults), Medicaid expansion, affordable housing expansion, and school safety initiatives.

Outside of work, he has remained engaged in this community. I am an active member of New Jerusalem Ministries, where I mentor and tutor local youth. I am a founding board member of the New Leaders Council Virginia, as well as a board member for the Democratic Business Alliance of South Hampton Roads and a 2018 graduate of UVA’s Political Leaders Program.

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Democrat

Alan Askew has served as a legislative aide for the Virginia House of Delegates, guiding elected officials towards tangible solutions. He’s helped craft groundbreaking legislation such as the nationwide Ashanti Alert (a public alert system for missing and endangered adults), Medicaid expansion, affordable housing expansion, and school safety initiatives.

Outside of work, he has remained engaged in this community. I am an active member of New Jerusalem Ministries, where I mentor and tutor local youth. I am a founding board member of the New Leaders Council Virginia, as well as a board member for the Democratic Business Alliance of South Hampton Roads and a 2018 graduate of UVA’s Political Leaders Program.

About

Source: Campaign page

I was born in Virginia Beach and raised here by my mother, a public school teacher. I came up through the Virginia Beach public education system, including Tallwood High School, before attending Hampton University. After graduating, I worked for nearly seven election cycles on a variety of local, state-wide, and national campaigns and projects.

I now serve as a legislative aide for the Virginia House of Delegates, guiding elected officials towards tangible solutions. I’ve helped craft groundbreaking legislation such as the nationwide Ashanti Alert (a public alert system for missing and endangered adults), Medicaid expansion, affordable housing expansion, and school safety initiatives.

Outside of work, I remain engaged in this community. I am an active member of New Jerusalem Ministries, where I mentor and tutor local youth. I am a founding board member of the New Leaders Council Virginia, as well as a board member for the Democratic Business Alliance of South Hampton Roads and a 2018 graduate of UVA’s Political Leaders Program.

Thank you to the residents of Virginia Beach for being my motivation throughout my life. You have inspired me to fight for affordable healthcare, quality education, economic opportunities, and a safe environment for all of us. Together, we can create positive change for our community.

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Campaign Site, Facebook

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Alex Q. Askew (D)12,07951.64%
N. D. “Rocky” Holcomb III (R)11,27748.21%
Write-In (Write-in)330.14%
TOTAL23,389

Issues

Education

Our young people are the key to a successful future. Each and every student in our district deserves the best public education we can provide them. We must strengthen our public education system by providing teachers and parents with adequate resources to help our children succeed.

Teacher pay raises
Let’s raise teacher pay to at least the national average.

Expanding access to early childhood education
By providing more children with the opportunity to enter into the classroom early and jumpstart their educational development, we will better prepare them to meet their curriculum standards and perform well on standardized tests.

College tuition
For students pursuing higher education, we must make tuition at our colleges and universities affordable. In our ever-expanding global economy, higher education is more essential than ever. Students should not be burdened with mounting student loan debt because they chose to continue their education and improve their lives for themselves and their families. We must ensure that the coming generations have the resources to save, acquire wealth, and invest in their communities.

Health Care

Healthcare

The General Assembly must continue to protect every Virginian’s access to affordable healthcare.

Safety

We must pass legislation to guarantee that our coastlines are permanently protected from offshore drilling and large polluters.

No one in Virginia should ever have to worry if their air is safe to breathe or if their water is clean to drink. Richmond must hold polluters accountable for their actions and we must act immediately to ensure a clean and sustainable environment.

Criminal justice reform
We must do more as a Commonwealth to make sure that our criminal justice system is equitable and serves justice fairly to every citizen of Virginia.

Alex is also a proponent of establishing a process for the restoration of voting rights for those have served their time and repaid their debt to society.

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Jay JonesJay Jones

Current Position: State Delegate 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.

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate 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.

About

Jerrauld (Jay) Jones

Source: Campaign page

Delegate Jerrauld “Jay” Jones is a lifelong resident of the 89th House District and he strives to make a positive impact in his community each and every day. Jay is running to be the 89th District’s representative for the House of Delegates because of his deep and abiding love for the City of Norfolk. Jay Jay has served as a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization and served as a tutor and mentor to local schoolchildren.

Jay 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’s family has a long history of service to the city.  His grandfather, Hilary H. Jones, Jr., was a pioneer in the Civil Rights Movement.  A lawyer, he became the first African American appointed to the Norfolk School Board and subsequently the State Board of Education.

Both of Jay’s parents are longtime public servants. Jay’s father, Jerrauld C. Jones, served eight terms in the House of Delegates representing the 89th District. He stepped down in 2002 to accept an appointment by Governor Mark Warner to serve as the Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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.  He is also a board member of Festevents, Ltd., the private not-for-profit organization which is the official event marketing and production agency for the City of Norfolk.  Jay also serves on the Old Dominion University Athletic Foundation’s Next Generation Board and is a lifelong member of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception.

In his spare time, Jay enjoys attending Tides games at Harbor Park, attending festivals, concerts, and other events around Norfolk, and spending time with friends and family.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Attorney

Education

  • JD
    University of Virginia School of Law
    2015
  • B.A., History and Government
    College of William and Mary in Virginia
    2010

Personal

  • Birth Year: 1989
  • Place of Birth: Norfolk, VA
  • Gender: Male
  • Race(s): African American
  • Religion: Roman Catholic

Membership & Affiliation

Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Virginia (board member)
Elizabeth River Trail Foundation (board member)
Festevents, Ltd. (board member)
Old Dominion Athletic Foundation (Next Generation board member)

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Alex Q. Askew
Administrative Assistant During Session: Susan Bain

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1089

District Office
P.O. Box 2892
Norfolk, VA 23501

Phone: (757) 529-1455

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Jerrauld C. “Jay” Jones (D)14,39896.18%
Write-In (Write-in)5723.82%
TOTAL14,970

2017 State DelegateArray

Jay Jones (D)16,54184.5%
Terry Richard Hurst (L)2,94415.0%
Write In (Write-in)970.5%
TOTAL19,582

Finances

JONES, JERRAULD C (JAY) has run in 2 races for public office, winning 1 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $311,791.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Transportation
Finance
General Laws

Subcommittees

Finance – Subcommittee #1
General Laws – Subcommittee #3
Transportation – Subcommittee #2

Appointments

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Issues

Civil Rights

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

Embedded in my ideas for a successful community that thrives economically well into the future is a belief in a justice system that is fair and equal to all citizens. As an attorney, I know that Virginia is long overdue to reassess the community-wide effects of a number of its criminal procedures.

I am also a strong proponent of a simpler process for the restoration of voting rights for offenders that have served their time and repaid their debt to society. We should be encouraging ex-offenders to engage civically and return to the workforce as productive members of the community.

Economy

Jobs

As your delegate, I will support policies that seek to expand our economy and diversify the workforce.  Specifically, I will work to help make Norfolk the premier destination in our region for entrepreneurs to jumpstart their small businesses and contribute to the continued growth and economic diversification of our region.

The Commonwealth and Norfolk must continue to find ways to support entrepreneurs continued innovation and expansion. Governor McAuliffe has partnered with Virginia Commonwealth University and Junior Achievement of Central Virginia to host a Virginia Entrepreneurial Challenge for high school juniors and seniors from across Virginia. I will work with the Governor to launch similar regional opportunities for our young entrepreneurs here in Norfolk.

Second, I will work tirelessly to support the growth of small businesses in our region. Small businesses are the life-blood of job growth in America and they are the key to the economic diversification of our region. They provide the majority of all jobs in the country and over two-thirds of all new jobs since the 1970s. Norfolk has taken a stand as a city ready to support the growth of small businesses in our region. As your legislator, I will push the state to be an equal partner for our job creation initiatives.

Education

We need to ensure that our children have access to the strongest educational curriculum possible so they may become the innovators and producers of our Commonwealth. Companies continue to examine the strength of a workforce by the strength of the educational opportunities available to them. By investing in our educational institutions at all levels, we can give graduates the skills necessary to becoming the innovators of the future. A strong local school system provides a consistent skilled workforce for new businesses looking to find a home in Norfolk.

I am committed to providing resources to our K-12 students, including opportunities for vocational and technical training to ensure they have the skills they need to be successful in the workforce. Also, I am committed to ensuring that higher education in Virginia remains affordable for all students.

Environment

As a coastal city, Norfolk cannot ignore sea level rise. For our investments in job creation, education, and transportation to be sustainable for future generations, we must tackle the growing regional threat of climate change. I will support and sponsor legislation aimed at addressing the increased threat of rising seas while protecting the integrity and natural beauty of the Elizabeth River and the Chesapeake Bay.

The City of Norfolk has been a leader in coastal resiliency and adaptation, but more can be done at the state level. I applaud the work of the Joint Subcommittee on Coastal Flooding and the Commonwealth Center for Recurrent Flooding Resiliency at Old Dominion University. I support more coordination at the state level to ensure our coastal communities are taking advantage of any available federal funding for major adaptation projects.

Infrastructure

TRANSPORTATION

Our region’s diverse transportation network must be a top priority in the General Assembly to support continued economic growth. As the economic driver of the Hampton Roads region, the Commonwealth should invest in a variety of transportation options, including roads, trains, and transit, to service the needs of Norfolk citizens and businesses. I support the continued expansion of light rail in the city and to surrounding areas to meet the demands of our regional economy.

The General Assembly’s landmark bi-partisan transportation funding legislation during the 2013 session has already begun to transform our transportation network. New funding has supported the expansion of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT), expansion of I-64 on the Peninsula, expansion of the High-Rise Bridge, and expanded military highway interchange. This is just the beginning. Hampton Roads must find a long-term funding solution for our growing transit needs so we can continue investing in our transportation infrastructure for the future of our region

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Joseph Lindsey 2Joseph 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.

Summary

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.

About

Joseph Lindsey

Source: Campaign page

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.

To represent the interests of his constituents, Joe serves on several special committees and subcommittees in the Virginia House of Delegates (see current committee listing below).

Experience

Work Experience

  • Attorney

Education

  • JD
    American University Washington College of Law
    1984
  • B.A., Political Science
    : Hampton Institute
    1981

Personal

  • Birth Year: 1959
  • Place of Birth: Norfolk, VA
  • Gender: Male
  • Race(s): African American
  • Religion: Protestant
  • Spouse: Rhoda Venetia German
  • Children: Ashley Hawkins and Jason

Membership & Affiliation

Calvary Revival Church
Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
Southampton Roads Bar Association
Virginia State Bar

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Shakira Brown
Administrative Assistant During Session: Julie Hammel

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1090

District Office
500 East Plume Street, Ste. 105
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: (757) 623-6522

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Joseph C. “Joe” Lindsey (D)12,58491.84%
Write-In (Write-in)1,1188.16%
TOTAL13,702

2017 State DelegateArray

Joseph Lindsey (D)15,99697.3%
Write In (Write-in)4482.7%
TOTAL16,444

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Finances

LINDSEY, JOSEPH C (JOE) has run in 5 races for public office, winning 3 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $272,413.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Privileges and Elections
Commerce and Labor
Finance

Subcommittees

Finance – Subcommittee #3
Commerce and Labor – Subcommittee #2
Privileges and Elections – Subcommittee #2

Appointments

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

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Martha MuglerMartha Mugler

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Democrat

Martha Mugler has lived, worked, and raised a family in the 91st District. She’s a native of Hampton.

Martha was elected to the Hampton School Board in 2008, and is currently serving her third term. She served as Chairman of the Board for four years from 2012 – 2016. Martha received her BA in Communications from Radford University and is an Executive Assistant for Business Development at Old Point National Bank. She previously worked in university admissions, public, community and media relations.

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Democrat

Martha Mugler has lived, worked, and raised a family in the 91st District. She’s a native of Hampton.

Martha was elected to the Hampton School Board in 2008, and is currently serving her third term. She served as Chairman of the Board for four years from 2012 – 2016. Martha received her BA in Communications from Radford University and is an Executive Assistant for Business Development at Old Point National Bank. She previously worked in university admissions, public, community and media relations.

About

Martha Mugler 1

Source: Campaign page

Martha has lived, worked, and raised a family in the 91st District. She’s a native of Hampton and attended middle and high school in Poquoson.

Martha was elected to the Hampton School Board in 2008, and is currently serving her third term. She served as Chairman of the Board for four years from 2012 – 2016. Martha received her BA in Communications from Radford University and is an Executive Assistant for Business Development at Old Point National Bank. She previously worked in university admissions, public, community and media relations. 

Martha is a member of the Virginia School Board Association, the Council for Urban Education, the National School Board Association and the Woman’s Club of Hampton, Inc. She has served as an appointed member of the Virginia School Board Association Legislative Positions Committee and is currently serving on the WHRO Hampton Roads Education Telecommunications Association, Inc. Education Advisory Committee.  She is a Governor McAuliffe appointee to the Virginia 529/Able Now Board. 

Martha is a member and Sunday school teacher at First Presbyterian Church and assists in serving hot lunches to children during the summer through No Kid Hungry and the USDA. 

Deeply committed to children and her community, Martha has served on the boards for Downtown Hampton Child Development Center, Star Achievers Academy and the Virginia Living Museum. She is the past president of the Junior Woman’s Club of Hampton, Inc. and S.P. Langley Elementary School PTA. In addition, Martha is a past member of the Junior League of Hampton Roads and served for many years as a Brownie & Girl Scout Leader. Mrs. Mugler has been recognized by the Barrett-Peake Foundation for her contributions to the Peninsula and by the Coalition for Justice for Civil Rights for outstanding service to the community. 

She is the proud mother of three children, Chandler, Will & Anne-Logan and Granmommie to 4-year-old Devon and one-year-old Will. Martha is married to the Honorable Ross A. Mugler.

Web

Campaign Site, Twitter

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Martha M. Mugler (D)11,53554.74%
Colleen Holmes Holcomb (R)9,48745.02%
Write-In (Write-in)490.23%
TOTAL21,071

Issues

Source: Campaign page

Martha Mugler, a 10 year veteran of the Hampton School Board, is running for the Virginia House of Delegates 91st District.

Martha has a lifelong history of public service and dedication to the community. She has lived, worked, and raised her family in the district and she has served on the Virginia 529/Able Now Board, the Hampton Arts Foundation Board, Downtown Hampton Child Development Center Board, the Educational Advisory Committee of Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association for WHRO and is passionate about education, equal rights for all Virginians, and the environment.

“In the last decade as an elected School Board member in Hampton, I have worked to support academic excellence in our schools. I entered the work with a passion for pre-kindergarten and expansion of Virginia Preschool Initiative funding. Throughout the decade of service, my focus has expanded to Standards of Learning Reform. During my tenure I have participated in efforts to lobby our locality, the Virginia Legislature, and United States Congress and Senate to promote public education, special education funding, and oppose efforts to divert funding away from public education”, said Martha.

“With much encouragement, thought, and prayer, I have come to the conclusion that it is time for me to take my experience to another level.”

“I will always support efforts to protect our coastline and our beloved Chesapeake Bay, as well as, mitigation to address the impact of climate change and sea level rise in our region. I support a resolution to ratify the ERA and of course, support the arts and the creative economy.”

“As the Delegate from the 91st will be a member of the Fort Monroe Authority, I pledge to participate fully and work to ensure this special place is given the opportunity to prosper and maintain its historic integrity”.

“I have lived most of my life as a resident of the 91st House District and believe I know the needs of our community. Having served at the local level on the school board I clearly understand the impact that legislation can have on our localities. It would be my honor to represent the citizens of the 91st District.”

Economy

  • Making investments in our workforce
  • Supporting the Virginia Advanced Energy Economy
  • Supporting V3 (Virginia Values Veterans)

Education

  • Protecting public education funding
  • Expanding early childhood opportunities
  • Affordable and accessible higher education

Environment

  • Protecting the Chesapeake Bay
  • Addressing effects of climate change and sea level rise

Health Care

  • Ensuring access and affordability
  • Protecting individuals with pre-existing conditions
  • Women’s health
  • Mental health care access and coverage

Fort Monroe

  • Ensuring that the Fort is positioned to prosper and that the historical integrity is maintained and preserved

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