Rosalyn Dance

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Rosalyn Dance
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 16th district
Assumed office
November 9, 2014
Preceded by Henry L. Marsh
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 63rd district
In office
April 6, 2005 – November 9, 2014
Preceded by Fenton Bland
Succeeded by Joseph E. Preston
Personal details
Born ( 1948 -02-10) February 10, 1948 (age 69)
Chesterfield County, Virginia
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Nathaniel A. Dance, Jr.
Children Nathaniel Dance III, Tanya Dance Kelly
Residence Petersburg, Virginia
Alma mater John Tyler Community College
Virginia State University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Profession Nurse
Committees Appropriations; General Laws; Privileges and Elections
Religion Baptist
Website Dance for Senate

Rosalyn R. "Roz" Dance (born February 10, 1948) is an American politician. Since 2005 she has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 63rd district southeast of Richmond, made up of the city of Petersburg and part of Hopewell, plus parts of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie and Prince George Counties. Dance was mayor of Petersburg 1992–2004. She is a member of the Democratic Party.[1][2]

Dance has served on the House committees on Appropriations (2006–), General Laws (2006–), Health, Welfare and Institutions (2013–), and Privileges and Elections (2006–2012).[1]

Electoral history[edit]

In 2001, the 63rd Virginia House of Delegates district incumbent, Democrat Jay DeBoer, retired after 18 years. Dance, then mayor of Petersburg, ran for the seat as an independent but lost to the Democratic nominee, funeral director Fenton Bland.

On January 25, 2005, Bland pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to commit bank fraud; he resigned the 63rd district seat the next day. Dance received the Democratic nomination and was chosen to replace Bland in a special election on March 22.[3] Dance was reelected multiple times, the last in November 2013.

Dance currently serves in the Virginia State Senate, representing District 16, having won a special election on November 4, 2014 to fill the seat once held by Henry L. Marsh.[1]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
Virginia House of Delegates, 63rd district
Nov 6, 2001[4] General Fenton Bland Democratic 8,774 52.48
Rosalyn Dance Independent 7,926 47.40
Write Ins 20 0.12
Mar 22, 2005[5] Special Rosalyn Dance Democratic 4,342 68.78
A G Sims Republican 1,690 26.77
M W Bratschi Independent 271 4.29
Write Ins 10 0.16
Fenton Bland resigned; seat stayed Democratic
Nov 8, 2005[6] General Rosalyn Dance Democratic 9,456 60.29
D H Dphrepaulezz Independent 6,177 39.38
Write Ins 52 0.33
Nov 6, 2007[7] General Rosalyn Dance Democratic 8,684 98.07
Write Ins 170 1.92
Nov 3, 2009[8] General Rosalyn Dance Democratic 12,375 96.42
Write Ins 459 3.57
Nov 8, 2011[9] General Rosalyn Dance Democratic 10,775 96.64
Write Ins 374 3.35
Jun 11, 2013[10] Democratic primary Rosalyn Dance 2,471 52.82
Evandra D. Thompson 2,207 47.18
Nov 5, 2013[11] General Rosalyn Dance Democratic 15,962 95.72
Write Ins 714 4.28
Senate of Virginia, 16th district
August 9, 2014[12] Special primary Rosalyn Dance 1,725 45.4
Delores McQuinn 1,375 36.2
Rudy McCollum 592 15.6
Gerry Rawlinson 108 2.8
November 4, 2014[13] Special general Rosalyn Dance Democratic 7,262 64.2
Preston "Famous" Brown Independent 3,872 34.2
Write-ins 177 1.6
Henry L. Marsh resigned; seat stayed Democratic

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Rosalyn R. Dance". Senate of Virginia. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Meet Delegate Dance". Delegate Rosalyn R. Dance - Virginia's 63rd District. Retrieved 2013-06-14.  (campaign/constituent website)
  3. ^ Lewis, Bob (2005-04-29). "Former Va. Delegate Sentenced to Federal Prison". Associated Press. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  4. ^ "General Election- November 6, 2001". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on December 29, 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  5. ^ "Special Election- March 22, 2005". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on May 15, 2008. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  6. ^ "General Election- November 8, 2005". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on December 28, 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  7. ^ "November 6, 2007 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  8. ^ "November 2009 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  9. ^ "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  10. ^ "Unofficial Results - Primary Election - June 11, 2013". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  11. ^ "November 2013 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. 
  12. ^ "Del. Rosalyn R. Dance wins Senate primary". NBC 12. 
  13. ^ "November 2014 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. [permanent dead link]

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