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    Lamont Bagby
  • Incumbent Democratic Delegate Lamont Bagby is a former member of the Henrico County School Board. He received his bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University and his master’s from Virginia Commonwealth University.

    During his time in office, Bagby proposed a bill to ensure additional affordable housing in Richmond. He also co-sponsored sensible gun laws including one which mandated that authorities must be notified if a gun is lost or stolen. Additionally, he supported adding funding to the Housing Trust Fund, increasing the number of school counselors, and addressing healthcare billing, while also providing additional tax relief for Virginia. Bagby also played an important role in ensuring that Virginians no longer have their driver’s licenses suspended for failure to pay court fines and fees.

    Delegate Bagby is running unopposed and is the progressive choice in this race.

    Lamont Bagby

    Incumbent Democratic Delegate Lamont Bagby is a former member of the Henrico County School Board. He received his bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University and his master’s from Virginia Commonwealth University.

    Last updated: 2019-09-06

House District 074

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House District 074

Delegate

  • The 74th District includes part of the city of Richmond, Charles City County, and part of Henrico County. The district is strongly Democratic. Bagby has run unopposed in the general election in every election since 2015. Sen. Kaine (D) won the district with 77% of the vote in 2018.

    About the Candidate

    Incumbent Democratic Delegate Lamont Bagby is a former member of the Henrico County School Board. He received his bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University and his master’s from Virginia Commonwealth University.

    During his time in office, Bagby proposed a bill to ensure additional affordable housing in Richmond. He also co-sponsored sensible gun laws including one which mandated that authorities must be notified if a gun is lost or stolen. Additionally, he supported adding funding to the Housing Trust Fund, increasing the number of school counselors, and addressing healthcare billing, while also providing additional tax relief for Virginia. Bagby also played an important role in ensuring that Virginians no longer have their driver’s licenses suspended for failure to pay court fines and fees.

    Delegate Bagby is running unopposed and is the progressive choice in this race.

    Lamont Bagby

    Incumbent Democratic Delegate Lamont Bagby is a former member of the Henrico County School Board. He received his bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University and his master’s from Virginia Commonwealth University.

    Last updated: 2019-09-06

Henrico County

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below county races on your ballot.

Henrico Commonwealth's Attorney

  • Democratic incumbent Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor is running for a third term in office to serve Henrico County. Taylor graduated from the University of Virginia in 1989. She then attended the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 1995.

    Taylor has implemented and advocates for a number of criminal justice reforms including treating opioid addiction as a health issue, rights restoration for former felons, banning screening questions regarding criminal history on employment applications, and eliminating cash bail. She will continue to prioritize getting illegal firearms off Henrico streets and advocating for commonsense gun violence prevention measures. Taylor supports federal and state legislation such as universal background checks for all firearm purchases and allowing judges to temporarily restrict access to firearms for those who are deemed at risk of harming themselves or others, known as an extreme risk protection order.

    Owen Conway, a criminal defense attorney, is running against Taylor as the Republican candidate. Conway believes in reducing the population of incarcerated people in the county’s jail system, but has not addressed any other criminal justice reforms that align with our values.

    Due to her advocacy for former felons’ rights, gun violence prevention, and concern for opioid addiction, incumbent Shannon Taylor is the more progressive choice for Commonwealth’s Attorney in Henrico.

    Shannon Taylor

    Democratic incumbent Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor is running for a third term in office to serve Henrico County. Taylor graduated from the University of Virginia in 1989. She then attended the T.C.

    Last updated: 2020-08-18

Henrico Sheriff

  • Alisa Gregory has been in law enforcement for over 20 years, currently serving as Chief Deputy for Henrico County. If elected, she will be the first female Sheriff to serve Henrico County. As Sheriff, Gregory vows to address the opioid and mental health crisis in Henrico County. She is interested in pursuing alternative sentences for non-violent offenders and plans on addressing the needs of women in prison by establishing an advisory panel that plays special attention to their unique needs.

    Bob Matson is the Republican candidate for Henrico Sheriff. Matson served in the United States Army and National Guard. He vows to address the opioid addiction crisis by being “smart on crime” but also “tough on crime”. Additionally, Matson plans on recruiting more officers to the Sheriff’s department.

    J.T. Wadkins III is an independent candidate who supports inmate labor sharing between counties. Wadkins is originally from Chesterfield County and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He oversaw the finance and computerization aspects of the Richmond City Jail in the Richmond City Sheriff’s Office for ten years. He is also a member of the National Gun Rifle Association.

    Alisa Gregory is the progressive candidate because of her consideration of alternative sentencing for offenders and her focus on the needs of women impacted by the prison system.

    Alisa Gregory

    Alisa Gregory has been in law enforcement for over 20 years, currently serving as Chief Deputy for Henrico County. If elected, she will be the first female Sheriff to serve Henrico County. As Sheriff, Gregory vows to address the opioid and mental health crisis in Henrico County.

    Last updated: 2020-08-18

City of Richmond

Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney

  • Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth and sits on the banks of the James River in central Virginia. It has a population of 226,610 people. The city is strongly Democratic with 83% of the vote going to President Joe Biden in the 2020 election.

    About the Candidate

    Colette McEachin is a Deputy Prosecutor for the City of Richmond and she has worked in the Richmond Commonwealth Attorney’s office for more than 20 years. She is the wife of U.S. Representative Donald McEachin. They live in Richmond and have three adult children.

    McEachin is currently serving as interim Commonwealth’s Attorney. She plans to end cash bail requirements for pretrial release and provide alternatives to incarceration through a diversion program for first-time arrestees charged with non-violent offenses. She also promises to be engaged with the community on all levels and increase diversity with the staff in the Commonwealth Attorney’s office.

    There is currently no challenger to McEachin’s bid for office. With her focus on ending cash bail and providing alternatives to incarceration, McEachin is the progressive candidate of choice for the City of Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney.

    Colette McEachin

    Colette McEachin is a Deputy Prosecutor for the City of Richmond and she has worked in the Richmond Commonwealth Attorney’s office for more than 20 years. She is the wife of U.S. Representative Donald McEachin.

    Last updated: 2019-09-08

Richmond Circuit Court Clerk

  • Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth and sits on the banks of the James River in central Virginia. It has a population of 226,610 people. The city is strongly Democratic with 83% of the vote going to President Joe Biden in the 2020 election.

    About the Candidate

    A native Richmonder and serving as Clerk Of Court since 2014, Ed Jewett has 29 years of experience working in the Richmond Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. Jewett spearheaded modernization efforts at the office by digitizing all court filings and establishing an electronic filing system for attorneys, which has saved taxpayer money and increased public access to court records. He serves on committees throughout Virginia to develop training systems to improve other court systems. Jewett leads a staff of 42 employees that he said reflects the diversity of Richmond.

    Due to his experience leading the Richmond Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, Jewett is the progressive candidate of choice for Richmond.

    Ed Jewett

    A native Richmonder and serving as Clerk Of Court since 2014, Ed Jewett has 29 years of experience working in the Richmond Circuit Court Clerk’s Office.

    Last updated: 2019-09-08