Cheryl Turpin

Virginia State Senate | District 7

Cheryl Turpin has spent almost three decades as a high school science teacher making a difference in the lives of her students. Now she is running to make a difference for Virginia Beach in the Virginia Senate. As a science teacher at Cox, Princess Anne, and Tallwood High Schools, Delegate Turpin has strong ties across Virginia Beach’s 7th Senate District.

Delegate Turpin currently represents Virginia Beach in the 85th District of the Virginia House of Delegates. She has played a key role in bringing Medicaid Expansion to Virginia, increasing teacher pay, and giving struggling schools the resources they need. As a State Senator, she will keep fighting for education, healthcare and keeping our air and water clean.

Sister District endorsed Cheryl in 2017 where she defeated incumbent Rocky Holcomb (R) in the Virginia House of Delegates District 87 election.

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On The Issues

Cheryl Turpin is running to make a difference for our community – as she’s always done for her students. Turpin is a local public-school science teacher and state delegate. As senator, she will work to improve our public schools and invest in job training programs so students are trained for good paying jobs in our area.

Turpin believes everyone should be able to afford to see a doctor when they’re sick. She helped bring Medicaid Expansion to Virginia. Now, hundreds of thousands more Virginians have access to affordable healthcare, including veterans, children, and working families who fall through the cracks.

Cheryl Turpin knows that our leaders in Richmond can do more to keep our communities and families safe. That’s why she supports common-sense reforms like expanding background checks to keep weapons away from the dangerously mentally ill and domestic abusers.

As the mother of two daughters, Turpin prioritizes equality. She stood up for the Equal Rights Amendment and believes women should receive equal pay for equal work. Turpin believes men and women are equal and won’t stop working until our state and U-S Constitution say so.

Turpin will stand up to reckless politicians who support forced trans-vaginal exams or want to turn away federal tax dollars that help get important healthcare to women, like cancer screenings and affordable birth control. Turpin trusts Virginia women to make their own healthcare decisions.

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.

Cheryl Turpin

Cheryl Turpin

Virginia State Senate | District 7
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