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Happy New Year!!

It was an honor to have been named Chair-Designee of the House of Delegates Commerce and Labor Committee!


This marks the first time in 23 years that a Democrat has been Chair of the committee that’s the gatekeeper for laws on employment, workers compensation, utility regulation, telecommunications, insurance and financial services.

On Wednesday, December 18, I attended the Rise for Youth Healthy Communities Secure Care Legislation Press Conference in Richmond, Virginia. It was an honor to stand alongside my esteemed colleagues, Mr. James Braxton, Delegate Betsy Carr, and Valerie Slater, Esquire. 

RISE for Youth is a nonpartisan campaign committed to dismantling the youth prison model by promoting the creation of community-based alternatives to youth incarceration. Their work centers the voices of impacted youth and communities, and challenges racial injustice in Virginia.

The purpose of this press conference was to announce my Co-Patron, Delegate Betsy Carr, discuss the challenges African American youth face today, the importance of community based solutions, and different ways to reduce recidivism.

Exciting News & Upcoming Events!
I am excited to announce my Legislative Assistants, Kourtney Brooks and Wonda Morton.
 
Kourtney Brooks (pictured left) is a recent college graduate of my alma mater, Christopher Newport University, and plans to attend law school in the near future.

Wonda Morton (pictured right) continues to serve as a Legislative Assistant in our office. In addition, she is an Army Veteran and continues to serve as a Veteran liaison between local Veterans and myself. 

BEFORE I LEAVE FOR RICHMOND! 

THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, FROM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Make sure to attend my "Doughnuts with the Delegate" event to discuss any legislative and community matters that are important to you!
 
For more information, please contact me at (757) 827-5921.
Click here to RSVP
 As always, it is a pleasure to serve you. Thank you.
 
Sincerely,
Delegate Jeion A. Ward
Virginia House of Delegates
Ninety-Second House District





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