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Virginia House District 66

Duties - The House of Delegates, with the Senate, has legislative power to enact laws. The House of Delegates has 100 members who are elected from separate districts.Term - 2 yearsSalary - $17,640

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    Sheila C. Bynum-Coleman
    (Dem)

  • M. Kirkland "Kirk" Cox
    (Rep)

  • L. K. Harris Sr.
    (I)

Biographical Information

What do you believe is the top priority for your district, and what is your plan to address it?

What measures, if any, would you support to ensure the right to vote and election integrity?

Regarding fair redistricting (1) Do you support the proposal for a Virginia Redistricting Commission and why? (2) If the constitutional amendment is adopted, what legislation would you support to implement the commission?

Do you support the Equal Rights Amendment? If yes, what are you willing to do to ensure ratification by the Virginia General Assembly?

What solutions would you support to curb gun violence in Virginia?

In a recent public opinion poll, 82% of Virginians believe that people should be able to afford to live in the community where they work. What programs or policies would you support to promote workforce housing in Virginia?

Campaign Phone (646) 420-5325
Age 47
Twitter page @sheilaforva
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sheila4va
Affordable health care, stopping gun violence, and reproductive choice are all extremely important issues that must be addressed. When it comes to health care, I have two children with preexisting conditions. I will always vote to make prescription drugs cost lower. I strongly believe in universal background checks and red flag laws. Finally, unlike my opponent who is one of the most anti-choice legislators in Virginia, I will make sure that people don't stand in between women and their doctors.
As a woman of color, I understand the barriers to the ballot box and the remnants of Jim Crow that exist in our society today. We have some of the worst voting laws in the country -- I believe in early voting, automatic voter registration, same-day registration, and vote by mail.
My district wasn't even competitive because of racial and political gerrymandering. I strongly support a California-like independent commission that doesn't solely fetishize compactness, but instead makes the districts reflective of the communities they encompass -- irrespective of their partisan makeup.
I have constantly talked about how Virginia can be the final state necessary to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and that we need to ratify it. I will be vocal in my support, and work to make it a priority to recruit and train other women to run for office here in the commonwealth. The fact that only 26.4% of our legislators in the General Assembly are women, which is below the national average, is unacceptable.
I just put out an ad on this. As the mother of a gun violence survivor, I strongly support universal background checks, banning bump stocks and assault weapons, and red flag laws.
As the first African-American on the Virginia Board of Contractors and someone who works in real estate, I fully understand the need for folks to have affordable housing. I even worked for years to build affordable housing in neighborhoods where people lived and worked. I believe we need to implement policies that put tenants first instead of landlords.
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