Alex Askew

Virginia House of Delegates | District 85

I was born and raised in Virginia Beach by my mother who was a public school teacher. She taught me that a quality education has the power to change anyone’s life. I came up through the Virginia Beach public education system graduating from Tallwood High School and earned my undergraduate degree from Hampton University.

After graduation, I worked on various local, statewide, and national campaigns and projects and managed diverse teams that empowered voters to use their voice to make positive changes.

Following nearly seven election cycles I decided to create tangible solutions for those looking to their elected officials for leadership. I served as a legislative aide for the Virginia House of Delegates where I helped craft groundbreaking legislation such as; the nationwide Ashanti Alert, which notifies the public of critically missing adults, Medicaid expansion, affordable housing expansion, and providing our students with a safe learning environment.

When I’m not working, I remain engaged in my community. I am currently a founding board member of the New Leaders Council Virginia, a nonprofit that mentors and trains future leaders. I’m also a board member for the Democratic Business Alliance of South Hampton Roads and a 2018 graduate of University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership’s Political Leaders Program. I am an active member of New Jerusalem Ministries where I mentor and tutor local youth.

The residents of Virginia Beach, my community, have remained my motivation in every stage of my life and serving in the House of Delegates would be an extension of this motivation.

That is why I am running to represent 85th District in the Virginia House of Delegates.

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Why This Race Is Important

2019 is a thrilling year for Democrats in the Commonwealth—just one seat down in both the state Senate and the House of Delegates, the party is poised to take control of the General Assembly and turn Virginia into a trifecta for the Democrats. New, court-mandated district maps more fairly represent Democratic voters in Virginia, which means some Republican-held districts are now in play. And, these are all “Last Chance” races; the legislators elected in 2019 will be serving during the 2021 redistricting process.

In 2017, Virginia was one of the first states to hold a general election during the Trump presidency, and the historic “blue wave” of Democrats who won office was widely considered a bellwether of the Trump “resistance” movement. Sister District supported 14 races in Virginia in 2017, and we are thrilled to return to the Commonwealth in 2019 and finish the job.

Sister District Policy Scorecard

This candidate has pledged commitment to the following statements:

  • We must protect a woman’s right to choose the health care and reproductive services she wants and needs.
  • We need to protect and expand our social safety net, not dismantle it.
  • We should pursue common-sense gun safety policies, consistent with the Second Amendment and local community standards and needs, which vary from community to community.
  • Climate change is real and we need to protect our environment.
  • We need to protect all members of our diverse community, and ensure that everyone, including the most vulnerable, is treated with fairness, justice, and equality.
  • We need to ensure that districts are drawn fairly and protect the right to vote, so that everyone can have a voice in politics.
Alex Askew

Alex Askew

Virginia House of Delegates | District 85
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