Lamont Bagby

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Lamont Bagby
Del Bagby Headshot.jpg
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 74th district
Assumed office
July 23, 2015
Preceded byJoe Morrissey
Personal details
Born (1976-12-21) December 21, 1976 (age 44)
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceHenrico, Virginia
Alma materNorfolk State University (BS)
Virginia Commonwealth University (M.Ed.)
  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Rules
  • Commerce and Labor

Lamont Bagby (born December 21, 1976) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. On November 3, 2015, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 74th district, which includes Charles City County, parts of Henrico County and the city of Richmond. He is a former member of the Henrico County School Board.

Electoral history[edit]

Lamont Bagby was a member of the Henrico County School Board (2008–2015), serving as chair in 2011. Bagby was then elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in a special election on July 21, 2015, and took the oath of office July 23, replacing Joe Morrissey, who resigned in April.[1] He defeated David Lambert, son of longtime Virginia State Senator Benjamin Lambert. With all 33 precincts reporting, Bagby received 2,192 votes, or 84.5 percent, to Lambert’s 398 votes, or 15.34 percent.[2] Bagby also defeated Lambert in the general election on November 3, 2015.[3]

Special election for Virginia House of Delegates, July 2015
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lamont Bagby 2,192 84.5
Independent David Lambert 398 15.34
General election for Virginia House of Delegates, Nov. 2015
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lamont Bagby 11,452 77.9
Independent David Lambert 3,107 21.13
General election for Virginia House of Delegates, Nov. 2017
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lamont Bagby 20,041 76.0
Independent Preston T. Brown 6,146 23.31

Personal life[edit]

Delegate Bagby is a graduate of Henrico High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from Norfolk State University as well as a master's degree in Education Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Delegate Bagby also serves as the Director of Operations at the Peter Paul Development Center.[4]

Gubernatorial appointment(s)[edit]

In 2014, Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed Bagby to the Norfolk State University Board of Visitors.[5]

Other recognition[edit]

Bagby was named to the top 40 Extraordinary leaders under 40 list in Richmond alternative newspaper Style Weekly in 2009.[6]

Currently, Bagby is the chairman of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, an organization dedicated to improving the economic, educational, political and social conditions of African Americans and other underrepresented groups in the Commonwealth of Virginia.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Burns, Jake (July 21, 2015). "Lamont Bagby wins special election for Morrissey's house seat". WTVR. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
  2. ^ "2015 July Special - HOD 74". Virginia Department of Elections. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
  3. ^ "2015 House of Delegates General Election District 74". Virginia Elections Database. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
  4. ^ "A Special Visit to the Capitol". Peter Paul Development Center. July 27, 2015. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
  5. ^ Sizemore, Bill (June 3, 2014). "McAuliffe names 7 members to NSU, ODU boards". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
  6. ^ "Top 40 Under 40: Lamont Bagby, 32". Style Weekly. October 14, 2009. Retrieved August 25, 2020.

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