Louise Lucas

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Current Position: State Senator for VA Senate District 18 since 1992
Affiliation: Democrat

Candidate: 2019 State Senator VA Senate District 18

Mission Statement: N/A


Louise Lucas

The Honorable L. Louise Lucas is a Portsmouth native and product of the Portsmouth Public School System. She is President/CEO of Lucas Lodge, Lucas Transportation, Portsmouth Day Support Program and Southside Direct Care Provider organizations operating in The Lucas Professional Center located in Portsmouth.

Senator Lucas began her federal career in 1967 as an Apprentice Shipfitter at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) and became the first Woman Shipfitter in July 1971. Senator Lucas began her public sector career path as Interim Executive Director of the Southeastern Tidewater Opportunity Project (STOP) in 1985 and was appointed Executive Director in 1986 where she served until 1992.

Graduating with honors, Senator Lucas received her Bachelor of Science degree (Cum Laude) in Vocational-Industrial Education from Norfolk State University in 1971 and her Master of Arts Degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Urban Affairs with a concentration in Human Resources Planning and Administration also from Norfolk State University in 1982.

Senator Lucas served in the position of Congressional Liaison for Sponsored Program at Old Dominion University from 1992 – 1994. She also served as Assistant Professor, Department of Academic Affairs and Special Assistant to the Vice President for University Advancement at Norfolk State University from 1994 – 1998.

Senator L. Louise Lucas was elected to the Virginia General Assembly in November 1991 and continues to serve the citizens of the 18th Senatorial District.

Senator Lucas is the mother of two daughters, Lisa L. Lucas-Burke and Theresa Lynn Lucas-Lamb who partner with her in various business entities and one son, the late Jeffery Lee Lucas, Sr. She has five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.


Work Experience

  • President/CEO
    Lucas Lodge
    2019 to present


  • MA
    Norfolk State University
    2019 to present

    Urban Affairs, with a concentration in Human Resources Planning and Administration, magna cum laude

  • B.S., Vocational-Industrial Education
    Norfolk State University
    2019 to present


Born in Portsmouth, Virginia on January 22, 19444. Baptist; member: Deaconess, New Mount Olivet Baptist Church.


Legislative Assistants: Vernon Tillage, Denis Young



Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
Room No: E508
Senate of Virginia
P. O. Box 396
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 698-7518
Fax: (804) 698-7651

District Office
P.O. Box 700
Portsmouth, VA 23705-0700
Phone: (757) 397-8209
Fax: (757) 966-9671


Government Page, Facebook


Recent Elections

2015 State Delegate for VA Senate District 18

Louise Lucas (D)20,32195.6%
Write In (Write-in)9424.4%

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System



Commerce and Labor
Courts of Justice
Education and Health


Studies and Commissions
   Block Grants
Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Committee
Electric Utility Regulation, Commission on
Federal Action Contingency Trust Fund Approval, Commission
Health Care, Joint Commission on

Voting Record

DANCE, ROSALYN has run in 8 races for public office, winning 7 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $939,451.

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System


In the News

Virginia GOP has stopped abortion law change for years. Democrats hope 2020 will be different
By: Marie Albiges
Virginia Pilot – January 17, 2019


Other Videos

This Week In Richmond: Louise Lucas, Marvin Figueroa, Dr. John Yosay
Community Idea Stations
Published on October 29, 2018
By: Community Idea Stations

On this episode of This Week in Richmond host David Bailey is joined by Senator L. Louise Lucas (D Distric 18). Marvin Figueroa, Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources. as well as Dr. John Yosay a family doctor in Colonial Heights, VA to discuss healthcare.
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