Cheryl Turpin


Cheryl Turpin


Cheryl won HD-85 Delegate seat with 50.8% in Nov 2017. In 2019, she is running for SD-7, where incumbent Frank Wagner (R) has decided to retire.

Delegate Cheryl Turpin grew up in an active military family. For the past 18 years, Cheryl's family has called the Kempsville area of Virginia Beach home. Her two adult daughters, Ellison and Patricia, are graduates of Kempsville High School.

Cheryl received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Education Degree from the University of Virginia. Cheryl has invested herself and her appreciation of education into the lives of local students for the past 24 years while serving as a High School Science teacher.

Cheryl will fight for:

➔ Education +

  • Reduce the time dedicated to mandated testing and add it back into instructional time.
  • Provide full day public kindergarten for every child.
  • Give teachers the resources needed to increase the use of technology in the classroom.
  • ➔ Human Rights +

  • Protect and provide healthcare to all the citizens of the Commonwealth.
  • Demand a minimum wage that allows people to provide for their families.
  • Work in a bipartisan way to overhaul our criminal justice and mental health care systems to keep the Commonwealth safe and secure.
  • ➔ VA Workers & Economy +

  • Increase infrastructure spending to improve our roads and traffic conditions to attract families and businesses to Virginia Beach.
  • Create small business loans to encourage young entrepreneurs to start new businesses.
  • Expand broadband access so that every student, business, and entrepreneur has the tools they need to stay competitive.
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    Republican Opponent


    Jen Kiggans

    Kiggans is a Navy pilot-turned-geriatric nurse, who narrowly defeated Virginia Beach School Board member Carolyn Weems in the 2019 Republican Primary.

    Cheryl Turpin to face Jen Kiggans in Virginia Senate battle; Lynwood Lewis easily wins, The Virginian-Pilot, 6-11-19.

     SD-7 District Profile 
    Virginia Beach

    SD-7 Voting Trend

    2018: Kaine received 56% of the vote.
    2017: Northam received 54% of the vote.
    2016: Clinton received 47% of the vote.
    2015 (SD election): Dem lost w. 46%

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    Statistics from VPAP, January 2019/May 2019.