Virginia State Legislature

Background Information

Virginia’s state legislature is made up of the House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia, both of which are up for election in November 2019. Democrats are just two seats shy of a majority in both houses, as Republicans currently hold a 51-49 majority in the House of Delegates, and a 21-19 majority in the Senate. Not only would Democratic majorities give Democrats total control of Virginia’s government, but it would also ensure an end to Republican gerrymandering for redistricting in 2021. Virginia’s elections are among the most competitive in the country — the House of Delegates race that gave Republicans their majority in 2017 literally ended in a tie. We can flip Virginia’s state legislature, but we need to talk to as many voters as possible between now and November.

Our Candidates

HOD 27: Larry Barnett

Larry Barnett is running for the HOD in District 27 against Republican incumbent Roxann Robinson. Larry ran for this seat in 2017, and fell short by less than 150 votes.

HOD 28: Joshua Cole

Joshua Cole is running in HOD District 28 against Republican incumbent Robert Thomas. Joshua ran for this seat in 2017 and fell short by just 73 votes.

HOD 51: Hala Ayala

Haya Ayala was narrowly elected to the House of Delegates in 2017. She is running for reelection this November.

HOD 66: Sheila Bynum-Coleman

Sheila Bynum-Coleman is running for the House of Delegates in District 66. This district was redrawn by the Virginia Supreme Court and is now one of the most competitive in the state.