VEA Fund Recommends Candidates in House Races

RICHMOND—Candidates seeking office in the House of Delegates around the Commonwealth have earned the recommendation of the VEA Fund for Children and Public Education, the Association’s political action arm, in this fall’s House of Delegates races.

“It is now more important than ever that Virginia’s students, families, and educators have legislators in the General Assembly who will prioritize public education in a way that will give them the tools and resources they need to succeed,” said VEA President Jim Livingston, who also serves as chairman of the VEA Fund.

“For far too long, the General Assembly has failed to do all it can to address the needs of public schools across Virginia. Instead of pushing policies that are proven not to work and that weaken public education, it is time Virginians elect candidates across the Commonwealth who will put kids first.”

Notably, the VEA Fund recommends candidates – including incumbents – based on positions and records related to public education and regardless of party. The VEA Fund is proud to be issue driven and party blind, and firmly believes in working with all parties to advance what’s best for Virginia’s students, and ultimately the Commonwealth.

Recommendations include:


Delegate Terry Kilgore (R – 1st)
Jennifer Carrol Foy (D – 2nd)
Delegate Will Morefield (R – 3rd)
Djuna Osborne (D – 17th)
Kelly Fowler (D – 21st)
Larry Barnett (D – 27th)
Elizabeth Guzman (D – 31st)
Tia Walbridge (D – 33rd)
Kathy Tran (D – 42nd)
Delegate Jackson Miller (R – 50th)
Hala Ayala (D – 51st)
Sheila Bynum-Coleman (D – 62nd)
Delegate Lee Ware (R – 65th)
Kate Sponsler (D – 66th)
Karrie Delaney (D – 67th)
Dawn Adams (D – 68th)
Schuyler VanValkenburg (D – 72nd)
Veronica Coleman (D – 84th)
Cheryl Turpin (D – 85th)
Jay Jones (D – 89th)
Delegate Rob Bloxom (R – 100th)