Virginia Legislative Black Caucus

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The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus is an American political organization composed of African Americans elected to the Virginia General Assembly.

Priorities[edit]

The No. 1 budget priority is continuing to fund a proton beam cancer center at Hampton University. The $200 million project, which focuses on using proton beams to shrink tumors, is under construction.

Other priorities include establishing a 36 percent interest rate cap on payday loans, expanding pre-kindergarten education programs, reforming the mental health system and allowing low-income working Virginians to purchase health insurance through a state program.[1]

History[edit]

Current membership[edit]

List of officers:[2]

District Officers Position
89 (House) Kenneth Cooper Alexander chair
2 (Senate) Mamie Locke Secretary

Members[edit]

  • Virginia State Sen. Mamie Locke (D-2nd) Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, and Suffolk
  • Virginia State Sen. Louise Lucas (D-18th) Emporia, Greensville, Nottoway, and Sussex. Part of Brunswick, Chesapeake, Franklin City, Isle of Wight, Lunenburg, Portsmouth, Southampton, and Suffolk
  • Virginia State Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-9th) Charles City. Part of Henrico and Richmond City
  • Virginia State Sen. Henry L. Marsh (D-16th) Dinwiddie and Petersburg. Part of Chesterfield, Hopewell, Prince George, and Richmond City
  • Virginia State Sen. Yvonne B. Miller (D-5th) Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach
  • Virginia State Del. Kenneth Cooper Alexander (D-89th) Norfolk
  • Virginia State Del. Mamye BaCote (D-95th) Hampton and Newport News[3]
  • Virginia State Del. Rosalyn Dance (D-63rd) Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, and Petersburg
  • Virginia State Del. Charniele Herring (D-46th) Fairfax and Alexandria
  • Virginia State Del. Algie Howell (D-90th) Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach
  • Virginia State Del. Matthew James (politician) (D-80th) Portsmouth
  • Virginia State Del. Delores McQuinn (D-70th) Chesterfield, Henrico, and Richmond City
  • Virginia State Del. Lionell Spruill, Sr. (D-77th) Chesapeake and Suffolk
  • Virginia State Del. Luke Torian (D-52nd) Prince William County
  • Virginia State Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-75th) Emporia, Greenville, and Sussex. Part of Brunswick, Isle of Wight, Lunenburg, Southampton, and Franklin City
  • Virginia State Del. Jeion Ward (D-92nd) Hampton
  • Virginia State Del. Onzlee Ware (D-11th) Roanoke City and Roanoke County

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Paige, Vivian. "Black Caucus releases its legislative agenda". blognetNews:Virginia. Retrieved 2008-04-30.
  2. ^ "Members". Virginia Legislative Black Caucus. Archived from the original on July 26, 2012. Retrieved 2008-04-30.
  3. ^ Black Democrats make case for Obama, Clinton[permanent dead link]