Kelly Fowler

Kelly Convirs-Fowler 1

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:

  • Government –

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.

News

Twitter

Videos

Speeches

Del. Convirs-Fowler Floor Speech on Stormwater Local Assistance Fund
VAHouse Dems
Published on February 13, 2019
By: VAHouse Dems

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