Freedom Virginia Announces Second Round of 2023 Candidate Endorsements

Advocacy Organization Backs Candidates who are Champions for Hardworking Virginians and Economic Freedom

RICHMOND, Va. — Freedom Virginia, a 501(c)4 organization committed to building a Commonwealth where all Virginia families have the freedom to thrive, today announced their second round of endorsements for the 2023 state legislative races. Freedom Virginia is excited to be endorsing both new and experienced leaders who prioritize affordability. All of these leaders have agreed to support a Prescription Drug Affordability Board, as well as other affordability priorities, in the upcoming 2024 session.

These endorsements follow a successful primary endorsement process and are in addition to general endorsements made earlier this year. Freedom Virginia will be one of the largest contributors of the 2023 general election having committed upwards of a million dollars to elect Affordability Champions across the state.

Rhena Hicks, executive director of Freedom Virginia released the following statement:
“Our endorsed candidates represent some of the strongest leaders and affordability advocates in Virginia. They have proven throughout their campaigns and their careers that they prioritize the values of Freedom Virginia including affordable prescription drugs, lower energy costs, strong public education, and accessible childcare. Each of them have exemplified the importance of community leadership and the positive impact it can have. We look forward to supporting these individuals and their campaigns by connecting with voters and working with them to promote affordability in the future.”

Freedom Virginia is endorsing the following candidates for the November 7th General Election:

  • Sen. Louise Lucas (SD-18)

  • Myra Payne (SD-19)

  • Del. Angelia Williams Graves (SD-21)

  • Joel Griffin (SD-27)

  • Stella Pekarsky (SD-36)

  • Saddam Salim (SD-37)

  • Karen Keys-Gamarra (HD-7)

  • Rozia Henson (HD-19)

  • Rob Banse (HD-30)

  • Susanna Gibson (HD-57)

  • Kimberly Pope Adams (HD-82)

  • Bonita Anthony (HD-92)

  • Del. Kelly Fowler (HD-96)

Freedom Virginia previously endorsed the following candidates:

Virginia Senate 

  • Sen. Creigh Deeds (SD-11)
  • Fmr. Del. Lashrecse Aird (SD-13)
  • Sen. Lamont Bagby (SD-14)
  • Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (SD-15)
  • Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (SD-16)
  • Del. Clint Jenkins (SD-17)
  • Victoria Luevanos (SD-20)
  • Sen. Aaron Rouse (SD-22)
  • Sen. Mamie Locke (SD-23)
  • Sen. Monty Mason (SD-24)
  • Sen. Jeremy McPike (SD-29)
  • Del. Danica Roem (SD-30)
  • Russet Perry (SD-31)
  • Del. Suhas Subramanyam (SD-32)
  • Fmr. Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (SD-33)
  • Sen. Scott Surovell (SD-34)
  • Sen. Jennifer Boysko (SD-38)
  • Sen. Adam Ebbin (SD-39)
  • Sen. Barbara Favola (SD-40)

House of Delegates 

  • Del. Patrick Hope (HD-1)
  • Adele McClure (HD-2)
  • Del. Alfonso Lopez (HD-3)
  • Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (HD-5)
  • Del. Rip Sullivan (HD-6)
  • Del. Irene Shin (HD-8)
  • Del. Karrie Delaney (HD-9)
  • Del. Dan Helmer (HD-10)
  • Del. Holly Seibold (HD-12)
  • Del. Marcus Simon (HD-13)
  • Del. Vivian Watts (HD-14)
  • Laura Jane Cohen (HD-15)
  • Del. Paul Krizek (HD-16)
  • Del. Mark Sickles (HD-17)
  • Del. Kathy Tran (HD-18)
  • Del. Michelle Maldonado (HD-20)
  • Joshua E Thomas (HD-21)
  • Travis Nembhard (HD-22)
  • Del. Briana Sewell (HD-25)
  • Kannan Srinivasan (HD-26)
  • Atoosa Reaser (HD-27)
  • Marty Martinez (HD-29)
  • Del. Sam Rasoul (HD-38)
  • Lily Franklin (HD-41)
  • Katrina E Callsen (HD-54)
  • Amy Laufer (HD-55)
  • Del. Rodney Willett (HD-58)
  • Rachel Levy (HD-59)
  • Fmr. Del. Joshua Cole (HD-65)
  • Del. Shelly Simonds (HD-70)
  • Jessica Anderson (HD-71)
  • Debra Gardner (HD-76)
  • Michael Jones (HD-77)
  • Del. Betsy Carr (HD-78)
  • Rae Cousins (HD-79)
  • Destiny LeVere Bolling (HD-80)
  • Del. Delores McQuinn (HD-81)
  • Fmr. Del. Nadarius Clark (HD-84)
  • Del. Cia Price (HD-85)
  • Del. Jeion Ward (HD-87)
  • House Democratic Leader Don Scott (HD-88)
  • Karen Lynette Jenkins (HD-89)
  • Phil Hernandez (HD-94)
  • Fmr. Del. Alex Askew (HD-95)
  • Michael Feggans (HD-97)
Brigid Godfrey

Brigid Godfrey

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