Virginia Smith


Virginia Smith


Virginia is a former teacher, professor, and entrepreneur, running for State Senate, District 15.

"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.

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 will fight for:

➔ Healthcare +

  • Advocate to increase access to mental health treatment,
  • Lower the cost of prescription drugs,
  • Increase access to substance abuse treatment,
  • Work to make sure that pre-existing conditions are covered.
  • Incentives to employers who provide healthcare insurance.
  • ➔ Education +

    "The continued and complete funding of our public schools contributes to a safe and productive learning environment for our kids, maintains a low teacher-pupil ratio, provides access to modern technology, attracts and retains highly-qualified teachers, and increases teacher pay."

    ➔ Human Rights +

    "I support protecting at-risk LGBTQ rights and initiatives."

    ➔ VA Workers & Economy +

  • Paid Family Leave
  • Affordable Housing
  • Good paying jobs and careers through Workforce Development programs
  • ➔ Environment/Energy +

    "As your Senator, I will work to provide incentives for large and small farmers who use their land for solar farming, along with providing incentives for homeowners and businesses that install renewable energy technology.

    ➔ Criminal Justice Reform +

    "I will work to reform the criminal justice system by decreasing the time of incarceration for non-violent offenders, reduce the number of children prosecuted as adults, seek to appoint more women and judges of color to the courts."


    Virginia Smith

    Republican Opponent


    Frank Ruff*

    Ruff has served in SD-15 since 2000. He served in the House of Delegates from 1994-2000.
  • Supports anti-union laws
  • Opposes raising the minimum wage
  • * = Incumbent

     SD-15 District Profile 
    Pittsylvania Co, Mecklenburg Co, Prince George Co, Halifax Co,

    SD-15 Voting Trend

    2018: Kaine received 37% of the vote.
    2017: Northam received 34% of the vote.
    2016: Clinton received 34% of the vote.
    2015 (SD election): No Dem candidate

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    Statistics from VPAP, January 2019/May 2019.