November 8, 2023 News & Press Releases

DPVA Chair Statement on Virginia Democrats Flipping the House of Delegates

by Democratic Party of Virginia

RICHMOND, VA – In a resounding triumph for the Democratic Party of Virginia and the people of Virginia, Democrats have secured not only the Virginia State Senate but also the Virginia House of Delegates, thwarting attempts by Governor Youngkin, Virginia Republicans, and MAGA extremists to seize total control of the state government.

Susan Swecker, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Virginia, issued the following statement in response to this monumental victory:

“This victory marks an historic moment for the people of Virginia. Our Democratic candidates, representing the diversity and strength of our great Commonwealth, have secured a majority in the Virginia House of Delegates. With the addition of the House of Delegates to our success in the State Senate, it is clear that Virginians have chosen a path of progress, unity, and common-sense governance.

I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all Democratic candidates who tirelessly campaigned, embodying the values and aspirations of the people they represent. This victory is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our candidates, the Democratic Senators, and members of the Congressional delegation who crisscrossed the Commonwealth to champion our cause.

Our gratitude extends to the incredible volunteers, activists, and voters who stood up against the tide of right-wing extremism. The blue brick wall in Virginia not only stands stronger than ever, but has expanded to protect Virginia from a governor who is working to take away our rights, our freedoms, and put the middle class at risk.

As we celebrate this victory, we recognize the responsibility bestowed upon us by Virginians. With the mandate given by the voters, Democrats are committed to protecting abortion rights, enacting responsible gun control measures, and working towards lowering costs for Virginia's families.”