The Honorable Joseph C. Lindsey has been serving the legal needs of Hampton Roads since 1984. He has extensive litigation experience in the federal and state courts and has served the courts of Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Southampton County, as well as the Eastern Shore for more than 30 years. He’s been a proficient personal injury, family law, criminal defense, and business attorney.
Delegate Lindsey was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He attended Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk and graduated with honors from Hampton Institute obtaining a B.A. degree in Political Science.
He earned his law degree from Washington College of Law, American University, in Washington D.C., and has formerly served as prosecutor in the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, where he was promoted to Chief Deputy of the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney.
Delegate Lindsey was elected to serve in the Virginia House of Delegates in August 2014 during a special election to succeed retiring 90th district incumbent, Delegate Algie Howell. He began serving the cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach on September 6, 2014.
He is married to Rhoda Venetia Lindsey and they have two children and two grandchildrens
Election integrity and voting access for Virginians is essential to our democracy. To maintain the integrity of the election system, transparency and accountability are critical. Continuing to ensure that voting machines are reliable and secure remains a top priority. In addition, adequate resources are needed to ensure timely and accurate results. It is important that voting results accurately reflect the desire of our voters.
It is important that all Virginians have access to quality, affordable health care. I strongly support the expansion of Medicaid and the continuation of Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS.)
I support a nonpartisan, independent redistricting process. Redistricting reform is needed to provide the citizens of Virginia with districts that are competitive and undivided. It is essential that we develop a redistricting process that is transparent and promotes accountability and participation in the voting process. Since reapportionment happens every 10 years, it is vital to develop a process that is effective and excludes gerrymandering.
Threats of sea level rise and flooding are major concerns for the Hampton Roads. I will continue to partner with local officials to assess areas susceptible. It is imperative that we plan and develop strategies for recurrent flooding and sea level rise. I support a cabinet level position in the state's executive branch to coordinate federal, state, and local stakeholder resources to address and fund initiatives that combat this problem. I support the H.R. Planning District's resiliency efforts
Quality public transit/transportation remains a priority. In Hampton Roads, public transportation is a necessity and many of our citizens rely on public transportation daily. However, our public transit system is faced with funding challenges. Public transportation must remain a priority and funding should be provided at the federal, state and local levels. A dedicated funding source is needed to specifically focus on providing funds for public transit.
As Delegate for the 90th district, my priorities continue to be transportation, impartial redistricting, full funding for education, Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act and sea level rise resiliency. During my legislative tenure, my greatest effort has been to advocate for these priorities. If re-elected, I will continue to do make them my focus.