Candidates

DEMOCRATIC Candidates are Key


We are supporting progressive state Democratic candidates where we can make a difference and help flip seats blue in State Houses and State Senates. It's critical that Democrats show up at the polls and support their candidates. The candidates elected in 2019 will help determine whether or not redistricting after the census in 2021 is fair or not. It's critical that the House and Senate be flipped BLUE to ensure fairness, justice, and equity in Virginia.


House of Delegates

Del. Wendy Gooditis

HOLD INCUMBENT
VA-HD10
Boyce
2017: 4%D
2017 Gov: 8% D

Wendy Gooditis

 

Delegate Wendy Gooditis supports a living wage and benefits for public school educators to recruit more talent to the schools and works to increase healthcare access including mental health services. She supports the expansion of environmental protections.

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Del. Kelly Fowler

HOLD INCUMBENT
VA-HD21
Virginia Beach
2017: 5% D
2017 Gov: 14% D

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Voted for Medicaid expansion, increased teachers pay, small business tax breaks. Pro ERA pro-choice. Dedicated to reducing gun violence, mitigating effects of climate change.


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Larry Barnett

FLIP INCUMBENT
VA-HD27
Midlothian
2017: 0.5% R
2017 Gov: 3% D

Larry Barnett

 

Worked in mental health is equipped to tackle healthcare issues including opioid addiction. Supports universal background checks for firearms. Believes increasing teacher pay brings more talent to schools.

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Josh Cole

FLIP
VA-HD28
Fredericksburg
2017: 0.35% R
2017 Gov: 3% D

JOSH COLE

 

Josh has served the 28th district since 2005 when he was a page for the State House. He’s committed to improving his constituents’ lives, with expanded Medicaid, economic justice, gun control and jobs.

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Dan Helmer

FLIP INCUMBENT
VA-HD40
Fairfax
2017 Gov: +11% D

Dan Helmer

 

Army veteran, Rhodes Scholar, and business strategist for public and private sectors, Dan will fight to protect and expand healthcare and make sure Northern Virginia gets its fair share of transportation funding.

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Del. Kathy Tran

HOLD INCUMBENT
VA-HD42
Springfield
2017: +22% D

Del. Kathy Tran

 

Civil servant and community activist, Kathy is dedicated to protecting the rights of
workers, women and immigrants. She’s a champion
of access to higher quality education, creating
greater opportunities for all.

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Lindsey Dougherty

FLIP
VA-HD62
Chester
Redistricted in 2019
3.8% R

Lindsey Dougherty

 

Lindsey’s goals are to improve local and state economies, increase access to college and trade education leading to better earnings, and to enhance the health and well-being of every Virginian.

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Sheila Bynum-Coleman

FLIP INCUMBENT
VA-HD66
Chesterfield
Redistricted in 2019
6.5% D

Sheila Bynum-Coleman

A small business owner on the Virginia Board of Contractors, Sheila fights for education reform, environmental cleanup and gun-safety laws. She advocates for women’s and LGBTQ rights, criminal justice reform and a minimum wage.

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in Virginia

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It's time to bring Democrats back to clean up the mess Republicans have made and create opportunity for all Virginia residents.

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Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg

HOLD INCUMBENT
VA-HD72
Henrico
2017: +5% D

Schuyler VanValkenburg

Delegate Schuyler VanValkenburg is committed to quality education for all. He works for criminal justice reform and women’s rights for healthcare access and equal pay. He supports helping fight the opioid crisis.

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Rodney Willett

HOLD BLUE
VA-HD73
Henrico
2017: +3% D

Rodney Willett

Affordable healthcare is Rodney’s top priority. He has created public/private partnerships to provide prescription medications to Virginia’s uninsured. He’s committed to raising the minimum wage and eliminating red tape.

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More Coming

in Virginia!

More Coming Soon

 

It's time to bring Democrats back to clean up the mess Republicans have made and create opportunity for all Virginia residents.


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Karen Mallard

FLIP INCUMBENT
VA-HD84
Virginia Beach City
2017: 3% R
2017 Gov: 5% D

Karen Mallard

 

Lifelong champion of working families, clean air and water laws and tougher gun laws, Karen embodies compassion with a fighting spirit for excellence in education, re-education and high-paying, green jobs.

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Alex Askew

HOLD BLUE

VA-HD85
Virginia Beach
Redistricted in 2019
+2.7% D

Alex Askew

Alex is committed to protecting the coastlines from offshore drilling and large polluters, ensuring safe, clean air and water, Medicare expansion, greater investment in public education and affordable housing.

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MORE COMING!

in Virginia

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It's time to bring Democrats back to clean up the mess Republicans have made and create opportunity for all Virginia residents.

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Shelly Simonds

FLIP INCUMBENT
VA-HD94
Newport News
Redistricted in 2019 +13.65 D

Shelly Simonds

Shelly believes in preparing students for a high-tech
economy by hiring STEM teachers and increasing
teacher pay. She supports criminal justice reform and increased mental health
treatment programs.

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State Senate

Cheryl Turpin

FLIP
VA-SD7
Virginia Beach
Gov 2017 +8% D

Cheryl Turpin

 

Serves as House Delegate for District 85. Science Educator. Dedicated to fully funding public schools and environmental protections to prevent catastrophic flooding in Virginia. Running on issues of affordable healthcare, women's reproductive rights, gun violence prevention, and quality education programs.

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Ghazala Hashmi

FLIP INCUMBENT
VA-SD10
Midlothian
Gov 2017 +15% D

Ghazala Hashmi

A Ph.D. from Emory University and a leading educator in Virginia’s college and university system, Ghazala has meaningful plans to improve public education, implement common sense gun safety reforms, and protect access to healthcare.She will advocate for women’s healthcare rights, environmental protections and improved broadband access.

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Debra Rodman

FLIP INCUMBENT
VA-SD12
Henrico
Gov 2017 +4% D

Debra Rodman

 

Current House Delegate for District 73. Master’s in Marine Affairs and understands the impact of climate change on Virginia. A fighter for education, quality affordable health care, gun violence prevention, and an economy that works for all. Supports universal background checks.

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John Bell

FLIP
VA-SD13
Chantilly
Gov 2017 +11% D

John Bell

 

Current delegate in House District 87, Bell is a former Air Force Finance Officer credited with saving $200 million annually. He has supported investments in education, transportation, and economic development in the Virginia House of Delegates.

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DEMOCRATIC Candidates are Key


LOCAL MAJORITY HELPS CAMPAIGNS


 

Local Majority has put together a variety of resources for Democratic campaigns. These include:

        • Research resources
        • Resources for finding volunteers
        • Video PSAs with Julia Louis-Dreyfus to help amplify your message

More information at Campaign support