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Democratic Party of Virginia
Chairperson Susan Swecker
Secretary Isaac Sarver
Spokesperson Grant Fox, Communications Director
Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam
Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Justin Fairfax
Senate President Pro Tempore Louise Lucas
Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw
House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn
Founded 1924 (1924)
Headquarters 919 East Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23223
Newspaper Blue Virginia (unofficial)
Student wing Virginia College Democrats
Youth wing Virginia Young Democrats
Women's wing Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus
Overseas wing Democrats Abroad
LGBT wing LGBT Democrats of Virginia
High School Wing Virginia Young Democrats Teen Caucus
Ideology Centrism
Modern liberalism
Political position Center-left
National affiliation Democratic Party
Colors      Blue
Statewide Executive Offices
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House of Delegates
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U.S. Senate
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U.S. House of Representatives
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Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
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The Democratic Party of Virginia is the affiliate (associated with) of the Democratic Party. The Virginia Democrats are based in Richmond, Virginia.

As of 2021, the Democrats are the largest party in both state legislature chambers; Senate of Virginia and Virginia House of Delegates. Federally, Virginia has voted for every Democratic presidential candidate since 2008. The Democrats also hold seven out of the 11 state's U.S. House seats and both of the state's U.S. Senate seats.


Local Democratic Committees

Local Democratic Committees assist the Democratic Party by locality, though they can contain several localities.

Central Committee

The Central Committee controls all matters of the Party. The committee can create an annual budget and the method to nominate candidates for statewide offices.

Current elected officials

Mark Warner 113th Congress photo
Senior Senator Warner

Members of Congress

U.S. Senate

Democrats have controlled both of Virginia's seats in the U.S. Senate since 2008:

U.S. House of Representatives

Out of Virginia's 11 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, seven are held by Democrats:

Statewide offices

Democrats control all three elected statewide offices:

Legislative leadership

  • President pro tempore of the Senate of Virginia: Louise Lucas
  • Senate Majority Leader: Dick Saslaw
  • Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates: Eileen Filler-Corn
  • House Majority Leader: Charniele Herring

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