RELEASE: Virginia’s State Legislature Welcomes 40 Elected Millennial Leaders

November 7, 2023


Contact: Pamela Goldsmith

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Washington, DC | November 7, 2023 — Future Caucus today announced that in the Virginia state legislative races, where all 100 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates and 40 seats in the Virginia State Senate are up for election, 40 millennials were among the winning candidates. Of the 87 young lawmakers under 45 running for office, 26 were incumbents, with 84 being millennial and three Gen Z. The election shows a ten percent increase in millennials elected to the legislature.

We are pleased to congratulate the elected millennial representatives who will join the ranks of Virginia’s decision-makers:

  1. Lashrecse Aird: District 13
  2. Del. Jed Arnold: District 46
  3. Alex Askew: District 95
  4. Del. Jason Ballard: District 42
  5. Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker: District 5
  6. Katrina Callsen: District 54
  7. Jennifer Caroll-Foy: District 33
  8. Del. Kelly K. Convirs-Fowler: District 96
  9. Rae Cousins: District 79
  10. Del. Karrie Delaney: District 9
  11. Mark Earley: District: 73
  12. Nicholas Freitas: District: 62
  13. Thomas Garrett: District: 56
  14. Del. Jackie Glass: District 93
  15. Tim Griffin: District 53
  16. Del. Dan Helmer: District 10
  17. Rozia Henson: District 19
  18. Phil Hernandez: District 94
  19. Del. Candi King: District 23
  20. Destiny LeVere Bolling: District 80
  21. Adele McClure: District 2
  22. Del. James Morefield: District 43
  23. Del. Israel O’Quinn: District 44
  24. Perry Russet: District 31
  25. Del. Marcia Price: District 85
  26. Del. Sam Rasoul: District 38
  27. Danica A. Roem: District 30
  28. Sen. Aaron Rouse: District 22
  29. Saddam Salim: District 37
  30. Del. Phillip Scott: District 63
  31. Del. Holly Seibold: District 12
  32. Del. Brianna Sewell: District 25
  33. Del. Irene Shin: District 8
  34. Glen Sturtevant: District 12
  35. Shuas Subramanyam: District 32
  36. Sen. David Suetterlein: District 4
  37. Del. Kathy Tran: District 18
  38. Schuyler T. VanValkenburg: District 16
  39. Del. Michael Webert: District 61
  40. Del. Wren Williams: District 47

Future Caucus’ recently released 2023 Young State Leadership Report revealed that 40% of all bipartisan legislation signed into law in 2023 was authored by young legislators; and 25% of all state legislators are Gen Z or millennials, with 566 young legislators holding committee chair positions in their state legislatures.

Layla Zaidane, President & CEO of Future Caucus, spoke about the significance of this moment, stating, “This surge in young candidates running for office is a promising sign for Americans hoping for a fresh, more collaborative approach to governing. When young people get elected to public office, they lead differently. At Future Caucus, we believe in the power of the next generation to build powerful solutions and get results.”

About Future Caucus

Future Caucus is a national, nonpartisan 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to activating young policymakers to bridge the partisan divide and lead a new era of collaborative governance. In 2013, it organized America’s first-ever bipartisan caucus for young members of Congress — the Congressional Future Caucus. Shaping the next generation of leadership, the organization’s Future Caucus network has expanded into 33 state legislatures and grown into the largest nonpartisan organization of Gen Z and millennial elected officials in the U.S. More information is available at:

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