A committed community member and lifelong educator who is running for State Senate to improve the lives of all Virginians.
During her childhood, Virginia saw her parents deeply involved in community service as they served on local community boards and organized voters to participate in state and local politics. These real life examples of being your brother’s keeper helped in shaping her core values. As she matured in her understanding, she saw how our political system can be used to improve the lives of people. Through these experiences, Virginia developed her guiding philosophy: See where you can help, then do it!
She graduated from Virginia Union University and the University of Virginia before beginning her teaching career with Richmond Public Schools. Over the years, Virginia taught kids from Kindergarten through Fifth grade, finally retiring from Mary Munford Elementary. After, she taught at Virginia Commonwealth University as an adjunct professor in the School of Education.
Virginia’s desire to help others led her onto a path of entrepreneurship. Inspired by her work within the public school system, she created a hands-on learning tool that parents can use to prepare their child for Kindergarten.
Beloved children’s book author
In 2014, Virginia became a published children’s book author with Tate Publishing Company. The main character in one of her most loved books is dedicated to President Barack Obama–Virginia even received a personalized Thank You note from the President after sharing an autographed copy of the book with him.
Committed to public service
As a resident of the 15th District in Prince George County, Virginia continues to be committed to public service. When she is not spending time with her family and friends, she volunteers her time to mentor at one of the area's Middle Schools.
Virginia knows that when people work together, incredible things can happen. She sees a place in the Virginia State Senate where she can help, and she's doing it.