Candidates We Support

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

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Delegate Chis Hurst (D)

12th District

You may know me as the former evening anchor of WDBJ7 Roanoke. Through that job, I traveled the region, talking to, and learning from you. I heard about and reported on the issues that impact your pocketbooks and your family. Now I want to do more. I believe the people of Southwest Virginia need a strong voice in Richmond. Someone who will advocate for our education system, expand access to healthcare, increase economic opportunity, and protect our natural resources.

Senator Ben Chafin (R)

38th District

Ben Chafin currently represents the 38th District in the Senate of Virginia. He was first elected to the Senate in 2014.  Before being elected to the Senate, Ben served the 4th District in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Ben is the owner and operator of a beef-cattle farm in Moccasin Valley. He serves on the the board of First Bank & Trust Company, which has branches throughout Virginia and Eastern Tennessee. Ben is a current member and former president of the Russell County Rotary. He is also an avid outdoorsman who regularly enjoys fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping.

Ben is married to Lora Lee (Carr) Chafin, a teacher in Russell County Public Schools. A Russell County native, Lora has dedicated her life to helping students learn. Ben and Lora are the proud parents of three children. The Chafin family worships at Community Heights Church in Lebanon.

Delegate Ibraheem Samirah (D)

86th District

Senator Mamie Locke (D)

2nd District

Senator Lynwood Lewis (D)

6th District

Senator John Edwards (D)

21st District

Senator Jeremy McPike (D)

29th District

Senator Barabara Favola (D)

37th District

Senator Dick Saslaw (D)

35th District

Senator George Barker (D)

39th District

Delegate David Reid

32nd District

Senator Dave Marsden (D)

37th District

Senator Scott Surovell (D)

36th District

Senator Janet Howell (D)

32nd District

Senator Creigh Deeds (D)

25th District

Delegate Wendy Gooditis (D)

10th District

Nancy Guy (D)

83rd District

Karen Mallard (D)

84th District

Alex Askew (D)

85th District

Senator Lionel Spruill Sr. (D)

5th District

Senator Adam Ebbin (D)

30th District

Senator Chap Petersen (D)

34th District

Missy Smasal (D)

8th District

Delegate Danica Roem (D)

13th District

Amy Laufer (D)

17th District

Joshua Cole (D)

28th District

Suhas Subramanyam (D)

87th District

Martha Mugler (D)

91st District

Dawn Adams (D)

68th District

Hala Ayala (D)

51st District

Delegate Lamont Bagby (D)

74th District

Larry Barnett (D)

27th District

Delegate Jeff Bourne (D)

71st District

Senator Jennifer Boysko (D)

33rd District

Delegate David Bulova (D)

37th District

Delegate Betsy Carr (D)

69th 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

Jay Jones (D)

89th District

Delegate Mark Keam (D)

35th 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 Will Morefield (R)

3rd District

Delegate Mike Mullin (D)

93rd District

Delegate Kathleen Murphy (D)

34th District

Delegate Israel O’Quinn (R)

5th 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

Delegate Rip Sullivan, Jr. (D)

48th District

Delegate Luke Torian (D)

52nd District

Kathy Tran (D)

42nd District

Delegate Cheryl Turpin (D)

7th District

Delegate Roslyn Tyler (D)

75th District

Schuyler VanValkenburg (D)

72nd District

Delegate Jeion Ward (D)

92nd District

Delegate Vivian Watts (D)

39th District

Jennifer McClellan (D)

9th District

The VEA can count on Senator McClellan to be a champion for equity and opportunity in our public schools. Since she was first elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2006, Senator McClellan has maintained a 100% voting record on VEA issues and patroned important legislation on our behalf. She is an important voice in the General Assembly for our public schools, our public school employees, our students, and our communities.

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