DPVA Chair Susan Swecker Statement on Historic Democratic Victory
RICHMOND, VA - Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker issued the following statement on the 2019 election results:
"Tonight,Virginia Democrats have once again made history. Starting this January, for the first time in decades, Democrats will control the House, Senate, and the Governor’s Office.
This landmark victory is a tribute to our candidates, their commitment to the issues that matter, and the work of a strong Democratic Party of Virginia and our partners. And most importantly, we owe this victory to the people of Virginia, who with their votes spoke loudly and clearly in placing control of the House and Senate into Democratic hands. Virginia voters made it clear that the time is now for common-sense gun violence prevention, a raise in the minimum wage, the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and all the progressive reforms we campaigned so hard on this year.
Our thanks go to the countless volunteers and party activists whose dedication and hard work made tonight’s victories possible. We have demonstrated to state parties across this nation how to win elections and now our candidates will reward Virginians’ trust by making our Commonwealth ever stronger, safer and fairer."