Democratic candidate for governor, Terry McAuliffe, was the 72nd Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2014 to 2018. McAuliffe was unable to seek reelection in 2017 due to a state law that bars sitting governors from serving consecutive terms. McAuliffe attended The Catholic University of America and Georgetown University Law Center. A lifelong businessman and entrepreneur, McAuliffe has lived in Fairfax County for more than 20 years with his wife, Dorothy. The couple has raised five children together.
McAuliffe is centering his campaign on building a strong Virginia economy that works for everyone. He plans to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024, two years ahead of the current schedule. He wants to require employers to provide paid sick days along with paid family and medical leave to all workers. Because Virginia is the 10th most expensive state for childcare in the country, McAuliffe wants to assist families burdened with childcare costs by providing subsidies, funneling federal money to families, and making it easier for people to qualify for assistance.
McAuliffe plans to invest $2 billion in Virginia’s education system every year so that teachers are paid above the national average, children have access to universal pre-K, and every student can get online. To make college more affordable to students, McAuliffe will offer more financial aid and expand on current Governor Ralph Northam’s program that makes community college free to low- and middle-income students studying in certain fields. McAuliffe also wants to boost enrollment at Historically Black Colleges and Universities by providing free tuition to students who promise to teach for five years in the state’s high-need areas.
While serving as Governor of Virginia, McAuliffe took action to reduce carbon emissions in the state and received a $120.5 million federal grant to combat the rising sea level on Virginia’s coast. He wants Virginia to reach 100% clean energy by 2035 and make access to clean energy and transportation infrastructure more affordable by providing subsidies for solar usage and public transit construction. McAuliffe also plans to address the racial impacts of climate change by providing funding to communities hit by extreme heat and rising sea levels.
McAuliffe pushed for Medicaid expansion during his first term and wants to increase access to affordable healthcare by supporting Virginia’s plan to create a state-run health insurance marketplace. He backs lowering prescription drug costs, reducing health insurance premiums, and creating a Medicaid buy-in option for people who make too much to qualify for the program but still can’t afford out-of-pocket costs on the marketplace. When he was governor, McAuliffe vetoed Republican legislation that would have limited abortion access. If reelected, McAuliffe plans to incorporate Roe v. Wade into Virginia’s constitution to guarantee that abortion access is protected.
McAuliffe is running against multimillionaire Republican Glenn Youngkin, the former president of Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. Youngkin wants to channel the state’s money from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to fund private schools. Youngkin has admitted that he opposes abortion access and will work to dismantle protections for reproductive freedom in the Commonwealth. Youngkin is also against making health coverage more affordable in Virginia.
McAuliffe is also facing a challenge from activist and educator Princess Blanding, an Independent candidate. Blanding is the sister of Marcus David-Peters, a young Black man who was killed by police in 2018. Blanding wants to hold police accountable by ending qualified immunity and shifting funding away from police departments to invest in community services. She also wants to make health coverage more affordable by creating a public healthcare system.
Due to his record in providing leadership for the Commonwealth and his support of Virginia working families, the environment, affordable health coverage, and reproductive rights, Terry McAuliffe is the most progressive choice in this race.Last updated: 2021-09-15
Democratic candidate for governor, Terry McAuliffe, was the 72nd Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2014 to 2018. McAuliffe was unable to seek reelection in 2017 due to a state law that bars sitting governors from serving consecutive terms.
Democratic candidate for governor, Terry McAuliffe, was the 72nd Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2014 to 2018. McAuliffe was unable to seek reelection in 2017 due to a state law that bars sitting governors from serving consecutive terms.
The daughter of a Salvadorian and North African immigrant father and a Lebanese and Irish mother, Delegate Hala Ayala was one of the first Latina women elected to the House of Delegates, having one her first election to represent the 51st District in 2017. She worked for over 20 years as a cybersecurity specialist and is the single mother of two grown children. If chosen by voters to be the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, Ayala will be the first woman and Afro-Latina to do so.
Affordable access to healthcare is a central focus for Ayala. As a first-time mother, Ayala depended on Medicaid to give her son life-saving care. In 2018, Ayala voted to expand Medicaid to 400,000 Virginians. In 2020, she co-patroned legislation to cap the cost of insulin in the state. In 2021, she voted to make the cost of prescription drugs transparent and to boost Virginia’s capacity to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. She also wants to reduce Black maternal mortality and create a universal paid family and medical leave program in the Commonwealth.
As a graduate of Prince William County schools, Ayala believes that a well-funded education system is critical to a thriving Commonwealth. In 2021, she voted to increase teachers’ salaries by 5%. She also supported the “Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back (G3) Fund and Program, which provides free community college to low- and middle-income students who are studying in certain fields. As lieutenant governor, Ayala will prioritize expanding access to pre-K, reducing overcrowding in classrooms, and dedicate more funding to improve school infrastructure.
Recognizing the climate crisis as a national security threat, Ayala believes the state needs to play a bigger role in addressing the impacts of climate change. She co-patroned the Virginia Clean Economy Act in 2020, which will eliminate carbon emissions in the Commonwealth by 2050. She also wants to dedicate more funding to communities dealing firsthand with the effects of climate change, believing that solutions to the crisis must be created with racial equity in mind.
Ayala personally understands how hard it is for families to make ends meet. Her family struggled financially when she was a child, and she worked and raised children while obtaining her degree. In 2020, Ayala voted to raise the state’s minimum wage. She supports making paid family and medical leave available to all Virginia working families. In 2021, she voted to strengthen the rights of tenants and protect them from eviction during the pandemic. She also sponsored legislation to protect workers during the pandemic by requiring employers to provide them with personal protective equipment and hazard pay.
Ayala is running against former delegate Winsome Sears, a Republican who represented Norfolk in the House of Delegates from 2002 to 2003. Sears owns a plumbing and appliance repair store in Winchester. Sears opposes legislation that would make our communities safer from gun violence. She also supports using public money to fund private schools and wants to create deliberate barriers to voting access that make it more difficult for people to participate in our democracy.
Due to her support of affordable health coverage, the environment, public education, and Virginia working families, Delegate Hala Ayala is the most progressive choice for lieutenant governor in Virginia.Last updated: 2021-09-15The daughter of a Salvadorian and North African immigrant father and a Lebanese and Irish mother, Delegate Hala Ayala was one of the first Latina women elected to the House of Delegates, having one her first election to represent the 51st District in 2017.The daughter of a Salvadorian and North African immigrant father and a Lebanese and Irish mother, Delegate Hala Ayala was one of the first Latina women elected to the House of Delegates, having one her first election to represent the 51st District in 2017.
Incumbent Attorney General Mark Herring is seeking his third term in office after having been first elected in 2013. Raised by a single mother in Loudoun County, Herring obtained a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Virginia before earning his law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law. He and his wife of 30 years, Laura, raised two children together.
Herring has stood up for access to affordable healthcare by fighting off efforts by the Trump administration to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In 2021, Herring defended the ACA by joining a coalition of 21 attorneys general to argue in front of the U.S. Supreme Court against a lawsuit from the Trump administration that would have dismantled the ACA, protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and Medicaid expansion.
Herring is a champion of reproductive rights and abortion access, and has used his office to support a person’s right to decide when and whether to become a parent. He has signed onto several lawsuits that challenge different states’ restrictive abortion laws. He issued an opinion in 2015 to strike down medically unnecessary Targeted Restrictions on Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws that shuttered women’s health centers in the Commonwealth. In 2019, he successfully filed an injunction against the Trump administration’s efforts to halt contraceptive coverage in health insurance.
Herring has worked to keep our communities safe from gun violence by standing up to the gun lobby. In 2020, he defended two common-sense laws passed by the General Assembly aimed at preventing gun violence, the one-handgun-a-month law, and extended background checks. The same year, he also successfully defended a challenge to Virginia’s extreme risk protection law, which keeps guns out of the hands of people who pose a risk to themselves or others.
During his time in office, Herring has fought to keep the promise of democracy real by protecting access to the ballot box. This year, he applauded the passage of the Voting Rights Act of Virginia and joined other attorneys general in urging Congress to pass safeguards that guarantee people’s rights to participate in our democracy by voting. In 2020, he ensured that voters did not face intimidation while casting their ballots in our fair and free elections. In 2016, he defended a decision from former Governor Terry McAuliffe to restore the rights of returning citizens in the Commonwealth.
Herring is facing a challenge from Delegate Jason Miyares, a conservative Republican who wants to create deliberate barriers to voting access, undermine workers’ rights by keeping Virginia a right-to-work state, and oppose efforts to shift funding away from police budgets to community services. As a delegate, Miyares voted against raising the state’s minimum wage, expanding access to affordable healthcare to hundreds of thousands of Virginians, abolishing the death penalty, and legalizing marijuana. He also opposes abortion access.
Due to his support of access to affordable healthcare, abortion access, gun violence prevention, and voting rights, Attorney General Mark Herring is the most progressive choice for this race.Last updated: 2021-09-15Incumbent Attorney General Mark Herring is seeking his third term in office after having been first elected in 2013.Incumbent Attorney General Mark Herring is seeking his third term in office after having been first elected in 2013.
House of Delegates
Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below House of Delegate races on your ballot.
The 91st District encompasses part of York County, the city of Poquoson, and part of the city of Hampton. It is a competitive area, but leans Democratic. Del. Mugler won with 54% of the vote in 2019 and Sen Tim Kaine (D) won in the district with 57% of the vote in 2018.
Incumbent Delegate Martha Mugler was first elected to the House of Delegates in 2019. She is a native of Hampton and worked in higher education and banking. She spent 12 years on the Hampton School Board, serving as chair of the board for four years. She’s passionate about improving the lives of children and is involved with the Downtown Hampton Child Development Center Board and No Kid Hungry, among other organizations. She is also a proud mother and grandmother.
Since her election, Mugler has voted for environmental protections and facilitated Virginia’s transition to relying on 100% renewable energy sources. She voted in favor of the Virginia Clean Economy Act, which facilitates Virginia’s power grid relying on renewable sources by 2050. To help with this process, Mugler was chief patron of a bill that established the Division of Offshore Wind to manage wind energy projects and established Hampton Roads as a location for future offshore wind generation. These projects will be critical to Virginia’s transition to renewable energy as well as create many new jobs in the wind industry.
As a member of the House Education Committee, Mugler has fought for quality and well-funded education at all levels, from early childhood to higher education. She is proud of her work on the budget to increase teacher salaries, giving all teachers a 5% raise. She’s dedicated to ensuring that Virginia pays teachers more than the national average and believes that having competitive salaries will help the state recruit and retain high-quality educators. Mugler also worked to add $88 million dollars to the budget for early childhood education and expanded opportunities for financial aid for in-state college and university students.
Additionally, Mugler wants to boost opportunities for working families. She voted to raise the minimum wage in 2020. She successfully patroned legislation to expand child care subsidies in the Commonwealth by doubling the income threshold for individuals eligible for subsidies and expanded it to individuals looking for work. Mugler received the “Family Friendly Seal of Approval” from the Virginia Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy for her dedication to expanding options for paid family and medical leave.
Mugler has also worked to increase access to affordable healthcare. She voted in favor of capping the price of insulin at $50. She voted for legislation to end surprise billing so that there is more transparency about medical costs. She supports expanded access to reproductive healthcare and voted in favor of requiring insurance companies to cover abortions. She voted to establish a state-run health insurance marketplace, which helps uninsured or underinsured residents who aren’t covered by an employer-provided health plan to get affordable coverage. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she advocated for expanded protections for sick leave for healthcare workers.
Mugler’s opponent is Republican A.C. Cordoza, an Air Force veteran who works in cybersecurity and serves as vice-chairman of the Hampton Republican Party. He opposes common-sense gun safety legislation and supports using taxpayer money to fund private education through school voucher programs. Cordoza does not believe that the rich and wealthy corporations that have benefitted from our communities should have to pay their fair share in taxes.
Due to her support of the environment, public education, working families, and access to affordable healthcare, Delegate Martha Mugler is the most progressive choice for Virginia’s 91st District.
Incumbent Delegate Martha Mugler was first elected to the House of Delegates in 2019. She is a native of Hampton and worked in higher education and banking. She spent 12 years on the Hampton School Board, serving as chair of the board for four years.
The 92nd District includes part of the city of Hampton. It is a strongly Democratic area. Ward has run unopposed in the general election for many years and Sen. Kaine (D) won the district with 79% of the vote in 2018.
Incumbent Delegate Jeion Ward has represented the 92nd District since 2004. A native of Hampton Roads, she attended Thomas Nelson Community College before graduating from Christopher Newport University. She became a teacher and is the president of the Hampton Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 4260. She is active in the Hampton Branch NAACP, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Hampton Democratic Committee. She is married to her high school sweetheart with whom she has three sons.
Ward is a strong advocate for working families and serves as chair of the House Labor and Commerce Committee. She successfully sponsored legislation to raise Virginia’s minimum wage in 2020. She fought the following year to remove a Jim Crow-era exemption that bars farmworkers from earning the minimum wage but was unsuccessful. Ward supports the right of workers to form unions and voted for legislation to allow municipal employees to collectively bargain. She also wants to repeal Virginia’s right-to-work law.
Ward voted in favor of the Virginia Clean Economy Act, which will facilitate Virginia’s transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050. She also supported the creation of new emission standards for cars and requiring car manufacturers to produce a certain percentage of low- and zero-emission vehicles. She voted in favor of the creation of a rebate for individuals who purchase electric vehicles, incentivizing the use of efficient transportation. Additionally, she is working on expanding the state’s vehicle charging infrastructure.
As a middle school teacher, Ward believes in the importance of a well-funded education system. She voted for 5% raises for teachers, which she sees as a critical step for addressing the teacher shortage in Hampton and statewide. She supports increasing funding to allow for smaller class sizes, particularly for younger students who benefit from more teacher-student interaction. She also voted for additional funding for schools so they can reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ward wants to keep communities safe with common-sense measures to prevent gun violence. She was chief patron of a successful bill to establish a one-handgun-per-month purchase limit. She also supported universal background checks and the right of localities to regulate the possession of firearms, along with other gun violence prevention legislation passed in 2020. She voted in favor of abolishing the death penalty in Virginia and for the legalization of marijuana.
Ward is facing a challenge from Republican Benjamin Siff. He opposes a person’s right to decide when and whether to become a parent and the Virginia Clean Economy Act. Siff supports using taxpayer money to fund private education through school voucher programs. He also opposes policies to make our public schools welcoming and inclusive places.
Due to her support of working families, the environment, gun violence prevention, and public education, Delegate Jeion Ward is the most progressive choice in this race for the 92nd District.
Incumbent Delegate Jeion Ward has represented the 92nd District since 2004. A native of Hampton Roads, she attended Thomas Nelson Community College before graduating from Christopher Newport University.
The 95th District includes parts of the cities of Hampton and Newport News. The district is strongly Democratic. Del. Price has frequently run unopposed in the general election and Sen. Tim Kaine (D) won the district with 72% of the vote.
Incumbent Delegate Marcia “Cia” Price has represented the 95th District in the House of Delegates since 2016. She received an undergraduate degree from Spelman College and a master’s degree from Howard University. She has served as a special assistant in the Virginia Liaison Office, a state coordinator for the NAACP’s This Is My Vote! Campaign, and a dental office administrator. She founded the Virginia Black Leadership Organizing Collaborative (VA BLOC), which focuses on voter and civic engagement.
Price is a strong supporter of expanding access to the ballot box. She successfully sponsored the Voting Rights Act of Virginia, which prohibits discrimination at the polls. She also voted to keep voters safe during the pandemic by establishing drop boxes for ballots and removing the witness signature requirement for absentee ballots during an emergency. Price also voted for bills to extend early voting, remove the requirement for an excuse for absentee voting, open up the polls for Sunday voting hours and opportunities for curbside voting, in addition to making Election Day a state holiday.
Price wants to address the housing crisis by advocating for tenant rights and affordable housing in the Commonwealth. She was the chief patron of legislation to ensure that measures to protect the rights of tenants during the pandemic are made permanent and supported additional measures to protect renters during the pandemic. She also helped expand access to the Virginia Rent Relief Program and voted to create the Virginia housing opportunity tax credit, which assists low-income individuals.
Price was a co-patron of the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, which provided critical protections for workers like housekeepers, nannies, and many others, ensuring they have the same labor protections and a minimum wage like everyone else. In addition, she voted in favor of successfully raising the minimum wage and supported efforts to end the exclusion of farmworkers from minimum wage requirements. She also helped pass the Virginia Overtime Wage Act, which guarantees employees receive fair compensation for overtime work.
Price has worked to make healthcare affordable and accessible to all. In 2018, she voted to expand Medicaid, increasing coverage for nearly 500,000 Virginians. She supported the $50 cap on insulin and is working to cap prices for other expensive prescription drugs. She also voted in favor of a bill to require state-run health facilities to treat undocumented immigrants rather than report them. She also voted for legislation that requires insurance companies to cover abortion services.
Price is facing a challenge from Republican David Wilson, a conservative community organizer. Wilson opposes access to abortion. Wilson has also shared homophobic content on social media. He opposes government efforts to keep communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, including mask wearing, and is posting misinformation on the COVID-19 vaccine on social media.
Due to her support of expanding access to the ballot, working families, and access to affordable healthcare, Delegate Marcia Price is the most progressive choice in this race.
Incumbent Delegate Marcia “Cia” Price has represented the 95th District in the House of Delegates since 2016. She received an undergraduate degree from Spelman College and a master’s degree from Howard University.
Chris O. Snead is currently serving her third term on Hampton’s city council. She has served on the council since 2012. She is a graduate of Thomas Nelson Community College and Saint Leo University. She is currently a member of Hampton’s Finance Committee and the Virginia Municipal League’s Finance Committee, where she served as the former chair. She is a mother and a grandmother of two.
Snead plans to address the $6 million in lost revenue Hampton has faced due to the pandemic. She plans to propose a $530 million dollar budget that will rely on tax revenue from real estate and personal property taxes. She promises to keep collection rates up, as a means of keeping overall tax rates low. She hopes that her experience on the city council and her relationship with the commissioner of revenue will yield positive results in the office.
Snead also plans to work towards making tax payments easier. She plans to educate residents of Hampton on the importance of paying taxes and methods to do so. It is her goal to add more automated services, drop boxes, and drive-up kiosks throughout Hampton. While on the city council, she prioritized economic development through collaboration between public and private partners. With her efforts to maintain and increase revenue, she hoped to increase access to affordable housing, develop infrastructure of water resources, and reduce poverty.
Chris Snead is running unopposed. Due to her commitment to making services of the treasury more accessible, increasing affordable housing, and investing in infrastructure, she is a progressive choice in this race.Last updated: 2021-09-15Chris O. Snead is currently serving her third term on Hampton’s city council. She has served on the council since 2012. She is a graduate of Thomas Nelson Community College and Saint Leo University.Chris O. Snead is currently serving her third term on Hampton’s city council. She has served on the council since 2012. She is a graduate of Thomas Nelson Community College and Saint Leo University.
Karen Bowden is a native of Smithfield and a long-term resident of Hampton. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University. Bowden has worked for the Hampton Sheriff’s Office for nearly 30 years. Bowden and her husband, Larrine, are parents to their son TJ. In January 2021, she was appointed as sheriff following the late sheriff B.J. Roberts – making her the first woman to hold the position.
Bowden plans to establish a stronger jail management network. She hopes to develop better partnerships with internal agencies and external stakeholders. She believes this network will also improve jail infrastructure and better meet the needs of the inmate population. She was instrumental in developing a new classification system that went beyond categorized inmates on gender only. Her new system involved several more in-depth criteria.
Bowden also worked to ensure that female inmates had access to the same programs as male inmates. She plans to create additional inmate programs and potentially develop programs to help inmates upon release. These programs will potentially include virtual learning programs, additional educational programs, and digital equipment. Bowden also hopes to partner with outside agencies to help released prisoners obtain housing. It is her goal to establish a method of allowing inmates to continue any program, such as substance abuse programs, upon release.
Karen Bowden is running unopposed. Due to her support of increased rehabilitation programs and interagency collaboration, she is a progressive choice in this election.Last updated: 2021-09-15Karen Bowden is a native of Smithfield and a long-term resident of Hampton. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University. Bowden has worked for the Hampton Sheriff’s Office for nearly 30 years. Bowden and her husband, Larrine, are parents to their son TJ.Karen Bowden is a native of Smithfield and a long-term resident of Hampton. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University. Bowden has worked for the Hampton Sheriff’s Office for nearly 30 years. Bowden and her husband, Larrine, are parents to their son TJ.
Anton Bell has served as the City of Hampton’s Commonwealth’s Attorney since 2012. He is a native of Hampton Roads, and was primarily raised in Norfolk. Bell holds a bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University and obtained his law degree from the North Carolina Central University School of Law. Bell also serves his community as a licensed and ordained minister at Calvary Revival Church. He and his wife, Dr. Dawn Yvette Bell, share a son.
As a prosecutor, Bell has ensured that all violent crimes against persons are prosecuted accordingly. He was firmly against a decision made by the Virginia Parole Board that would release three inmates sentenced to life in prison for murder. He has announced that he will no longer prosecute misdemeanor marijuana cases. Instead, he plans on focusing resources on violent crimes. His office was able to secure federal funding to help citizens through prosecutions of gender-based violence, domestic abuse, child abuse, and human trafficking.
He also supported the creation of an interagency police task force that would investigate police-related shootings. The task force now investigates police-related shootings, rather than having members of the involved officer's department. As commonwealth's attorney, he believes it is his job to keep law enforcement accountable. Additionally, he has taken part in talks with state legislators and community leaders about reducing gun violence. He was appointed special prosecutor for the police brutality case involving Windsor police and Lt. Caron Nazario.
He is a member of Virginia Progressive Prosecutors for Justice, eleven commonwealth's attorneys dedicated to criminal reform. He has endorsed legislation restricting no-knock warrants, increasing police accountability, and ending mandatory minimum sentences. Bell also supports programs that will help reintegrate former inmates back into their communities. He endorsed recently passed legislation that would allow for qualified individuals to have their criminal records expunged.
Bell is running unopposed. Due to his support of criminal reform and police accountability, he is the progressive choice in this election.Last updated: 2021-09-15Anton Bell has served as the City of Hampton’s Commonwealth’s Attorney since 2012. He is a native of Hampton Roads, and was primarily raised in Norfolk. Bell holds a bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University and obtained his law degree from the North Carolina Central University School of Law.Anton Bell has served as the City of Hampton’s Commonwealth’s Attorney since 2012. He is a native of Hampton Roads, and was primarily raised in Norfolk. Bell holds a bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University and obtained his law degree from the North Carolina Central University School of Law.
Ross Mugler has served as the city of Hampton’s commissioner of the revenue since 1992. He holds a bachelor’s degree as well as a master’s degree from Old Dominion University and earned Commissioner of the Revenue certification from the University of Virginia. Mugler previously served as president of the Virginia Commissioners of Revenue Association and served on the Virginia College Savings Plan board of directors. He is married to Delegate Martha Martin Mugler, with whom he shares three children.
Mugler is heavily involved in the community. In June of 2021, he was appointed to the board of visitors of Old Dominion University. He also served as the president of Thomas Nelson Community College Education Foundation and sat on the board of directors of Hampton City Schools Foundation. In addition to his involvement with educational institutions, he has been part of several arts and civic organizations.
He supports the meals tax, which is used to help offset property tax rates, as well as assist in covering debt for the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Mugler also previously expressed issues with inequity in regards to the Commonwealth’s car tax relief program.
Ross Mugler is running unopposed. Due to his commitment to the community, he is a progressive choice for this race.Last updated: 2021-09-15Ross Mugler has served as the city of Hampton’s commissioner of the revenue since 1992. He holds a bachelor’s degree as well as a master’s degree from Old Dominion University and earned Commissioner of the Revenue certification from the University of Virginia.Ross Mugler has served as the city of Hampton’s commissioner of the revenue since 1992. He holds a bachelor’s degree as well as a master’s degree from Old Dominion University and earned Commissioner of the Revenue certification from the University of Virginia.