Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake)

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77: Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Suffolk (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2017
Next Election
November 2019
Appropriations, Counties, Cities and Towns, Health, Welfare and Institutions
Copatroning Habits
61% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 60% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 62% of them are Democrats.
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Bills Passed
8.3% in 2018

A Hampton Roads native, Hayes is the technology director of the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office. He holds a bachelor's degree from Norfolk State University and a master's from Cambridge College.

Recent Mentions in the Media

The Republican Standard: Top House Republicans May Face Tougher Election Under Court-Drawn Legislative Map

December 13, 2018
  A court-appointed ?special master? has finished drawing new legislative maps meant to address racial gerrymandering in 11 House districts in the Richmond ... WVEC: Redistricting showdown in the Virginia General Assembly

October 3, 2018
  RICHMOND, Va. (WVEC) ? There's another showdown in the General Assembly, and this time the issue is redistricting. House Speaker Kirk Cox announced ...

Virginian-Pilot: Regional Jail now meets federal and state standards for housing juveniles

June 28, 2018
  A large whiteboard hangs in Col. David Hackworth's office at Hampton Roads Regional Jail. It's filled with tasks the new superintendent wants to accomplish. WVEC: Former Chesapeake Mayor Bill Ward dies at 84

July 11, 2018
  Bill Ward was the City of Chesapeake's first and so far only African-American mayor, leading the city from 1990 to 2004.

Virginian-Pilot: Former Chesapeake councilman Cliff Hayes wins nod for Lionell Spruill's state House seat

August 16, 2016
  Democrats in parts of Chesapeake and Suffolk on Tuesday chose Cliff Hayes Jr. as their nominee to replace Del. Lionell Spruill in state House District 77.

These are all of the video clips of Cliff Hayes’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2017. There are 1 video clips in all.


  • HB1628: Absentee voting; persons age 65 or older.
  • HB1651: Grand larceny; increases threshold amount.
  • HB1665: Court-established community service programs; community service work in lieu of payment of fine,etc.
  • HJ586: Celebrating the life of William E. Ward.
  • HB35: Juveniles; places of confinement.
  • HB184: Drug Control Act; dispensing drugs without a prescription.
  • HB185: Health insurance; coverage for limited drug refills.
  • HB186: Absentee voting; persons age 65 or older.
  • HB187: Sex offenders in emergency shelters; notification registration.
  • HB225: Grand larceny; increases threshold.
  • HB1227: Landlord and tenant law; transient lodging as primary residence.
  • HB1229: Water skis, surfboard, etc.; prohibition on towing.
  • HB1230: Juvenile Justice, State Board of; minimum standards and policies for suicide watch.
  • HB1232: Security freezes; fees.
  • HJ18: Commending the Rotary Club of Chesapeake.
  • HJ152: Commending Nischelle Buffalow.
  • HJ161: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Faye Delores Watford Mitchell.
  • HJ180: Commending Bishop Kim W. Brown.
  • HJ181: Commending Kenneth Mason Easley, Jr.
  • HJ553: Celebrating the life of Darnell Johnson.
  • HJ557: Commending Delta Beta Sigma Chapter.
  • HR16: Commending the VA Showcase.
  • HR52: Commending Andrew Brown.
  • HR57: Commending the staff of the Indian River Community Center.
  • HR58: Commending William H. Milligan, Jr.
  • HR141: Celebrating the life of Robert Gilbert Bagley.
  • HR198: Commending Brenda J. Johnson.
  • HR199: Celebrating the life of the Reverend James W. McNeil.
  • HB1817: Consumer finance loans; rate of interest.
  • HB1818: Absentee voting; entitles persons age 65 or older on date of an election to vote absentee.
  • HB1819: Absentee voting; no-excuse, in-person.
  • HJ727: Commending Dr. Toney Lee McNair, Jr.
  • HJ841: Commending Carl Wheatley Haywood.
  • HJ859: Commending William A. L. Brown II.
  • HJ896: Commending Ray A. Conner.
  • HR341: Commending the South Norfolk Ruritan Club.
  • HR342: Commending Bill Dee.
  • HR398: Commending Marty L. Miller.
  • HR429: Commending the Third District of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • HR430: Commending The New Chesapeake Men for Progress Educational Foundation, Inc.