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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:30 AM

Virginia House Democratic Caucus Introduces Historic and Diverse Slate of 92 Candidates

RICHMOND (August 13, 2019) – With less than 3 months until election day, the Virginia House Democratic Caucus is pleased to announce a diverse slate of 92 candidates, the most Democrats to run for the House of Delegates in Virginia history. The 92 Democratic candidates, of whom 52 percent are women, 39 percent are people of color, 33 percent are under 40 years old and 5.4 percent are openly LGBTQ+, are ready to represent their districts and take the majority this November.

“House Democrats are proud to have candidates in 92 districts across the Commonwealth who truly represent their communities. Our diversity is our strength, and we know these leaders will help us achieve more for Virginians,” said House Democratic Caucus Executive Director Trevor Southerland.

In addition to the candidates’ demographic diversity, the caucus has all strived to reflect diversity in the backgrounds and professions in the candidate slate.

Sixteen of our candidates, Rhonda Seltz (HD 7), Wendy Gooditis (HD 10), Beverly Harrison (HD 15), Kelly Fowler (HD 21), Ann Ridgeway (HD 30), Ken Plum (HD 36), Juanita Jo Matkins (HD 56), Sally Hudson (HD 57), Janie Zimmerman (HD 60), Mike Asip (HD 65), Betsy Carr (HD 69), Schuyler VanValkenburg (HD 72),Karen Mallard (HD 84), Jeion Ward (HD 92), Lamont Bagby (HD 74) and Shelly Simonds (HD 94), come from education backgrounds and are committed to improving Virginia’s public education system, up and down the Commonwealth.

Seventeen of our candidates, Laura Galante (HD 18), Jennifer Lewis (HD 20), David Zilles (HD 23), Larry Barnett (HD 27), Lee Carter (HD 50), Hala Ayala (HD 51),Morgan Goodman (HD 55), Elizabeth Alcorn (HD 58), Tim Hickey (HD 59), Michele Joyce (HD 64), Dawn Adams (HD 68), Rodney Willett (HD 73), Roslyn Tyler(HD 75), Ibraheem Samirah (HD 86), Mark Downey (HD 96), Ella Webster (HD 98), Starla Kiser (HD 4), come from STEM Backgrounds. These candidates offer a unique perspective on the importance of technology and innovation for an even more digital future.

Six of our candidates, Dan Helmer (HD 40), Lee Carter (HD 50), Marcus Simon (HD 53), Trudy Berry (HD 61), Clint Jenkins (HD 76), and Kevin Washington (HD 97) have proudly served in the armed forces. We are overjoyed they have chosen to continue serving their country in elected office and look forward to their unique perspectives in the House of Delegates.



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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:44 AM

1. I'm jealous

Kentucky is the bluegrass state, but it's governed by a herd of red asses.

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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:56 AM

2. If they win the house and Senate the ERA will almost certainly be passed by next year

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