Virginia Election Information
Due to the late finalization of the 2020 census by the previous federal administration, Virginia's new independent redistricting commission currently will not have the data in time for redistricting the November 2021 election. The election will proceed with the 2019 districts. Delegates will likely have to run again in 2022 with new districts and then again in 2023.
House of Delegates
All 100 districts in the House are up for reelection in November 2021 for two-year terms.
In the 2020 election, Biden won in Virginia by a strong margin of 10.1% with Virginia becoming a fully Blue state.
In 2019, the Democrats took back control of the state House of Delegates, the first time since 1997. Democrats flipped 6 districts and now have 55 seats to Republicans' 45 seats. There are at least 6 more districts that Democrats can flip - districts that the Democratic Governor won in 2017 or a Democrat won the Congressional seat in 2018.
The State Senate is not up for election in 2021. All seats will be up in 2023.
Virginia Democrats' Accomplishments
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CRIMINAL JUSTICE BUNDLE
Virginia Democrats are working to make communities safer by reforming the criminal justice system. Since the Democrats gained control of Virginia’s General Assembly in 2019, they have undertaken major criminal justice reforms. During the legislative sessions of 2020 and 2021, the General Assembly, with both the House and Senate under Democratic control for the first time since 1993, passed more than 20 criminal-justice reform bills.
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LABOR UNIONS IN VIRGINIA
In 2020, Democrats in the House of Delegates and Senate passed a number of progressive-oriented measures to expand voting rights, provide some sensible regulation on gun ownership, and guarantee a minimum wage increase. But in the area of labor unions, Democratic progress was tentative, limited to permitting (but not requiring) local authorities to engage in collective bargaining with unions representing public employees. Anti-worker right-to-work remains the law of the state and public employees continue to be banned from striking even if represented by a union.
WORKER MISCLASSIFICATION IN VIRGINIA
Workers in the U.S. are taken advantage of by being inaccurately labeled as independent contractors instead of as employees. The default classification for workers is to be employees; only if specific criteria are met can a worker be an independent contractor. Misclassified workers are generally paid less and lose many worker protections. Worker misclassification is a widespread problem in Virginia that harms workers, compliant businesses and the revenue streams of government. Thanks to the more worker-friendly Democratic-controlled general Assembly, Virginia workers now have more protections against unscrupulous employers.