Candidates We Support

All candidates listed below have received the VEA Fund’s Recommendation


Ralph Northam (D)


Ralph Northam has served as an Army doctor, business owner, and lieutenant governor. However, the thing his friends and family would tell you he’s most proud of is his career fighting for children—as a pediatric neurologist and volunteer medical director for a pediatric hospice care facility, he knows children are the key to Virginia’s future. Ralph grew up on Virginia’s Eastern Shore and attended local public schools. When his school desegregated, many families sent their children elsewhere—but not the Northams. Ralph called his parents’ decision to continue to send him to integrated schools “one of the best decisions of my life.” Ralph is a graduate from VMI, has served in the Army treating wounded soldiers, and has practiced as a pediatric neurologist in Norfolk.

Mark Herring (D)

Attorney General

Mark has served as Attorney General since 2013. From 2006 – 2013, Mark served as a state Senator representing Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. Mark worked on issues facing one of America’s fastest-growing counties and some of the world’s most innovative businesses. Mark also served on Loudoun County’s Board of Supervisors from 1999-2003, and was a lawyer in private practice in his hometown of Leesburg for more than 20 years. Mark received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Virginia, and graduated with honors from the University of Richmond School of Law.

Justin Fairfax (D)

Lieutenant Governor

Fairfax is a graduate of Duke University and Columbia Law School, has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and was previously the Deputy Coordinator of the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force. He’s also a small business owner, along with his wife, Dr. Cerina Fairfax, DDS.


Dawn Adams (D)

68th District

Delegate Lashrecse Aird (D)

63rd District

Hala Ayala (D)

51st District

Delegate Lamont Bagby (D)

74th District

Larry Barnett (D)

27th District

Delegate John Bell (D)

87th District

Delegate Rob Bloxom (R)

100th District

Delegate Jeff Bourne (D)

71st District

Delegate Jennifer Boysko (D)

86th District

Delegate David Bulova (D)

37th District

Delegate Betsy Carr (D)

69th District

Sheila Bynum-Coleman (D)

62nd District

Veronica Coleman (D)

84th District

Karrie Delaney (D)

67th District

Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn (D)

41st District

Kelly Fowler (D)

21st District

Jennifer Carroll Foy (D)

2nd District

Elizabeth Guzman (D)

31st District

Delegate Steve Heretick (D)

79th District

Delegate Charniele Herring (D)

46th District

Delegate Patrick Hope (D)

47th District

Delegate Tim Hugo (R)

40th District

Delegate Matthew James (D)

80th District

Jay Jones (D)

89th District

Delegate Mark Keam (D)

35th District

Delegate Terry Kilgore (R)

1st District

Delegate Kaye Kory (D)

38th District

Delegate Paul Krizek (D)

44th District

Delegate Mark Levine (D)

45th District

Delegate Alfonso Lopez (D)

49th District

Delegate Delores McQuinn (D)

70th District

Delegate Jackson Miller (R)

50th District

Delegate Will Morefield (R)

3rd District

Delegate Mike Mullin (D)

93rd District

Delegate Kathleen Murphy (D)

34th District

Delegate Israel O’Quinn (R)

5th District

Djuna Osborne (D)

17th District

Delegate Ken Plum (D)

36th District

Delegate Marcia Price (D)

95th District

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D)

11th District

Delegate Mark Sickles (D)

43rd District

Delegate Marcus Simon (D)

53rd District

Shelly Simonds (D)

94th District

Katie Sponsler (D)

66th District

Delegate Rip Sullivan, Jr. (D)

48th District

Delegate Luke Torian (D)

52nd District

Delegate David Toscano (D)

57th District

Kathy Tran (D)

42nd District

Cheryl Turpin (D)

85th District

Schuyler VanValkenburg (D)

72nd District

Tia Walbridge (D)

33rd District

Delegate Jeion Ward (D)

92nd District

Delegate Lee Ware (R)

65th District

Delegate Vivian Watts (D)

39th District

Delegate Joseph Yost (R)

12th District
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