Delegate David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)

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57: County of Albemarle (part); City of Charlottesville [map]
Took Office
January 2006
Next Election
November 2017
Courts of Justice, Rules, Transportation
Copatroning Habits
57% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 56% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 52% of them are Democrats.
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Bills Passed
4.8% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)

David Toscano is an attorney specializing in family and real estate law. The Syracuse native holds degrees from Colgate, Boston College, and the University of Virginia. He served on the Charlottesville City Council from 1990-2002. He is married and has a son.

Recent Mentions in the Media

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Blue Virginia (press release) (blog): Virginia House Democratic Leader David Toscano: The Majority Is Still In Play

November 15, 2017
by Virginia House Democratic Leader Del. David Toscano. The results in Virginia's elections for our 100 House of Delegates seats last Tuesday were nothing short of a massive tsunami that people will write and talk about for years. (There's more about ...and more »

NBC 29 News: Charlottesville City Council Lays out Legislative Proposals on Demonstrations, Statues

November 16, 2017
The bills will be brought up during City Council's meeting on Monday. From there, the bills will be passed to 57th District Del. David Toscano (D) and 58th District Del. Rob Bell (R) who have the option of sponsoring them in General Assembly next year.

The Daily Progress: Opinion/Letter: Word to Dems: When you vote, you win

November 16, 2017
TIMEAfter my 2014 congressional run, I sat down with Virginia Democratic Party leader Del. David Toscano to try to figure out where Democrats were going wrong. At that time, the party had lost badly in almost every off-year, non-presidential election since ...Big vote totals don't convert to wins for House DemocratsNBC2 NewsDems win from coast to coastMendon Journal'Political gamesmanship' could come into play in battle for control of Va. House of DelegatesWRICInside NoVAall 452 news articles »

WTOP: As Va. heads for recounts, Dems question Fredericksburg ballots ...

November 15, 2017
Karina Smith holds her son Kyler Smith, 2, as she fills out her ballot at a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Alexandria, Va. Republican candidate for ...Audio: Major Concerns in Virginia HD-28, Including Disenfranchised Voters, ?Split Precincts,? Call Election Results ...Blue Virginia (press release) (blog)all 3 news articles »

These are all of the video clips of David Toscano’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 410 video clips in all.


  • HB936: Students, certain, with limited English proficiency; Board shall make provision in its regulations.
  • HB1666: Speed monitoring systems; locality may, by ordinance, establish.
  • HB1711: Minimum city population required to enforce certain ordinance violations.
  • HB1800: Electric utility regulation; third party power purchase agreements.
  • HB2214: Transportation, Department of, and University of Virginia; use agreement.
  • HB2215: Adoption assistance; children with special needs.
  • HB2216: Putative Father Registry; changes name to Virginia Birth Father Registry.
  • HB2217: Address confidentiality program; victims of sexual violence and human trafficking.
  • HB2232: Child day programs; exemptions from licensure.
  • HB2365: Registration records; deadline extension.
  • HJ684: Commending Robert C. Vaughan III.
  • HJ711: DNA data bank; VSCC to study expanding number of certain crimes that require DNA.
  • HJ981: Celebrating the life of William Henry Anderson, Jr.
  • HJ984: Commending Ebenezer Baptist Church.
  • HJ990: Celebrating the life of Holly Marie Kerr Edwards.
  • HJ991: Celebrating the life of William Harold Lucy.
  • HJ992: Celebrating the life of Rouhollah K. Ramazani.
  • HJ993: Celebrating the life of Pierre Paul Saunier, Jr.
  • HJ994: Celebrating the life of James Gordon Simmonds.
  • HJ1031: Commending J.F. Bell Funeral Home, Inc.
  • HJ1035: Celebrating the life of Charles Henry Gleason, M.D.
  • HB742: Neighborhood Assistance Program; eligibility for tax credits.
  • HB899: Elections; early voting by persons age 65 or older.
  • HB913: Discrimination; prohibited in employment and housing.
  • HB914: Campaign finance; fundraising during special sessions prohibited.
  • HB915: Passing stopped school buses; mailing of summons.
  • HB932: Court-appointed counsel; compensation, increases frequency of reporting.
  • HB933: High school graduation and dropout data; students who have been placed in custody of DSS.
  • HB935: Extended Foster Care Services and Support Program; created.
  • HB936: Students, certain, with limited English proficiency; Board shall make provision in its regulations.
  • HB941: Clean energy programs; expands scope by including certain residential properties.
  • HB1137: Electric utilities; net energy metering, energy balancing devices.
  • HJ374: Celebrating the life of Francis Harrison Fife.
  • HJ381: Commending Rabbi Daniel S. Alexander.
  • HJ423: Celebrating the life of Horace Julian Bond.
  • HJ439: Commending Timothy John Longo, Sr.
  • HJ516: Commending Stephen L. Sellers.
  • HJ519: Commending the University of Virginia athletics program.
  • HJ520: Celebrating the life of Howard Arthur Pape.
  • HR75: Commending religious liberty and freedom from political persecution.
  • HR86: Commending the Reverend Dr. Lehman D. Bates II.
  • HR262: Commending Malcolm Moses Brogdon.
  • HB1316: Virginia Retirement System; average final compensation.
  • HB1617: DNA; analysis upon conviction of certain Class 1 misdemeanors.
  • HB1938: Campaign finance; campaign fundraising during special sessions prohibited.
  • HB1939: Neighborhood assistance; reduces tax credit.
  • HB1959: Higher educational institutions; information for six-year plans.
  • HB2051: Charlottesville, City of; amends current sidewalk construction provision.
  • HB2073: Electric utilities; net energy metering, energy balancing devices.
  • HB2075: Electric utility regulation; solar renewable energy certificate registration system.
  • HB2098: Tangible personal property; miscellaneous and incidental property.
  • HB2139: Higher educational institutions; reporting of felony criminal sexual assault.
  • HB2181: Coal; tax credit allowed beginning January 1, 2015.
  • HB2201: Academic transcripts; documentation of dismissal.
  • HB2360: Punitive damages; changes cap from $350,000 to $750,000.
  • HB2370: Firearms; transfer at gun shows, voluntary background check, penalties.
  • HJ739: Celebrating the life of Thomas F. Bergin.
  • HJ740: Celebrating the life of the Honorable James Brady Murray.
  • HJ741: Commending the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society.
  • HJ742: Commending Donna Shaunesey.
  • HJ743: Commending Eugene Williams.
  • HJ744: Commending Lorraine Payne Williams.
  • HJ798: Celebrating the life of John Robert Erwin.
  • HJ959: Celebrating the life of Betty Van Yahres.
  • HB121: Tax information; disclosure by Department of Taxation.
  • HB312: Civil action; rescission of deed, etc., court may award to plaintiff reasonable attorney fees, etc.
  • HB397: Social worker; family-services specialists & qualified equivalent workers allowed to perform tasks.
  • HB406: Evaluate Tax Preferences, Joint Subcommittee to; required to report to General Assembly annually.
  • HB407: Adoption; disclosure of identifying information.
  • HB922: Alcoholic beverage control; special agents.
  • HB1110: Children placed in child-caring institutions or group homes; reimbursement of costs to educate.
  • HB1233: Address Confidentiality Program; victims of stalking eligible for Program.
  • HB5005: Judgeships; authorization to fill certain judgeships and appropriation of funds to pay.
  • HJ72: Pay It Forward, Pay It Back; SCHEV to study feasibility of implementing.
  • HJ120: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
  • HJ280: Celebrating the life of Joseph Charles Palumbo.
  • HJ318: Commending the Senior Center, Inc.
  • HJ455: Commending Raymond Lee Richards.
  • HJ456: Commending Jennifer J. Brown.
  • HJ457: Commending the Virginia High School League.
  • HJ458: Commending James H. Bash.
  • HJ460: Celebrating the life of Mary Wilkinson Gaston.
  • HJ483: Commending the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District.
  • HJ5037: Commending Nancy C. Damon.
  • HJ5038: Commending Anthony Guy Bennett.
  • HJ5133: Commending the Albemarle High School boys' lacrosse team.
  • HJ5134: Commending the Western Albemarle High School girls' tennis team.
  • HJ5135: Commending the Western Albemarle High School boys' soccer team.
  • HJ5220: Commending the University of Virginia baseball team.
  • HJ5255: Commending the Paramount Theater.
  • HJ5256: Commending James Haden.
  • HJ5257: Commending Lincoln Vernon Lewis.
  • HJ5258: Commending First Presbyterian Church.
  • HR67: Public interactions; Virginia ABC to observe agency policies and protect constitutional rights.
  • HB450: Parental rights; procedure for restoration, child and parent to consent to restoration of rights.
  • HB1723: Child support; imputation of income, custodial parent attendance in educational, etc., program.
  • HB1724: Subdivision ordinance; Charlottesville may allow developer to construct sidewalk on residential lot.
  • HB1727: Water and waste authorities; rates and charges.
  • HB1728: Virginia Vulnerable Adult Protection Act; created.
  • HB1729: Payment of wages to employees; requires employers to maintain and preserve certain records.
  • HB1735: School boards, local; salary increases for members.
  • HB1795: Child support; confidentiality of guidelines worksheets in mediated agreements.
  • HB1975: Certificate of public need; continuing care retirement communities, admissions to nursing home beds.
  • HB1976: Higher Education, Virginia Commission on; Board appointments.
  • HB1978: University of Virginia; Board of Visitors, composition and quorum.
  • HB2006: Mortgages; retains its subordinate status.
  • HB2329: Adoption; death of joint petitioner prior to entry of final order.
  • HJ676: Standards of Learning; Board of Education to study alternatives to assessments.
  • HJ712: Celebrating the life of Jean Miller Brundred Murray.
  • HJ713: Celebrating the life of Preston Alexander Coiner.
  • HJ714: Celebrating the life of William Henry Wood.
  • HJ857: Commending the Jefferson School City Center.
  • HJ959: Celebrating the life of Daniel John Meador.
  • HB146: Virginia's Tax Preferences, Commission to Review the Effectiveness of; established, report.
  • HB147: Statewide fraud control program; medical assistance overpayment moneys to be paid into Fund.
  • HB444: Public Procurement Act; certain payments under state plan for medical assistance services exempted.
  • HB445: Adoption; various changes to procedures.
  • HB446: Coal tax credits; termination of certain credits.
  • HB447: Appropriation bills; House Appropriations and Senate Finance issue reports with budget conference.
  • HB448: Net energy metering program; standby charges.
  • HB449: Virginia Public Procurement Act; preferences by localities, etc.
  • HB450: Parental rights; procedure for restoration.
  • HB451: Adoption; appointment of counsel if parent is determined to be indigent.
  • HB658: Conflict of Interests Act, State and Local; definition of personal interest in a transaction.
  • HB1113: Biscuit Run; DCR to negotiate land exchange of certain acres in Albemarle County.
  • HB1264: Income tax, state; extension of time to file tax return.
  • HJ285: Celebrating the life of Mary Ann Wilder Elwood.
  • HJ286: Celebrating the life of Alicia Inez Bowler Lugo.
  • HJ287: Celebrating the life of Dr. Raymond C. Bice, Jr.
  • HJ291: Commending the City of Charlottesville on its 250th anniversary.
  • HJ389: Commending the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia.
  • HJ506: Commending Snow's Garden and Landscaping Center.
  • HJ5008: Commending Gordon J. Walker.
  • HJ5014: Commending The Salvation Army's Charlottesville Corps.
  • HJ5019: Celebrating the life of Charles Steven Martin.
  • HJ5028: Commending Horace Julian Bond.
  • HB440: Accident and sickness insurance policies; coverage of children who are under age 27.
  • HB441: Community and agricultural net metering; requires State Corporation Commission to establish program.
  • HB748: Parental rights; final orders for termination are appealed directly to Court of Appeals.
  • HB1236: Energy conservation; investor-owned electric utilities, etc., to provide information to customers.
  • HB1529: Pendente lite support orders; payment of debts.
  • HB1682: Subordinate mortgage; increases maximum amount upon refinancing of primary mortgage.
  • HB1683: Motor vehicles; passing of bicycles, etc.
  • HB1684: Voter registration; identification requirements for first-time voters who register by mail.
  • HB1685: Agricultural net energy metering; creates a category of eligible customer-generators.
  • HB1686: Distributed solar generation demonstration programs; SCC to consider approval of facilities.
  • HB1868: Adult adopted person; access to identifying information.
  • HB1869: General Assembly; reports to accompany general appropriation bills.
  • HB1870: VEDPA; reports by businesses receiving development subsidies.
  • HB1871: Length of school term; minimum number of required days or hours.
  • HB1872: Public infrastructure maintenance bonds; City of Charlottesville may require from developers, etc.
  • HB1873: Converted vehicles; definition, certain vehicles need not be examined by DMV.
  • HB2421: Adoption procedures; makes numerous changes.
  • HB2422: Protective orders; makes numerous changes to laws governing family abuse and stalking, penalty.
  • HJ606: Commending Robert W. Tucker, Jr.
  • HJ864: Commending the Charlottesville High School Orchestra.
  • HJ950: Commending the Honorable Lewis F. Payne.
  • HJ951: Commending Peppy Linden.
  • HB60: Food safety preparation inspections; exempts private homes that process certain foods.
  • HB61: Driver's licenses; release by DMV of photographs of deceased persons to family members.
  • HB62: Budget bill; required reports from House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees.
  • HB63: Absentee voting; expands scope of persons defined as members of voter's immediate family.
  • HB64: Absentee ballots; authorizes State Board of Elections to develop procedures for counting.
  • HB65: Print-on-demand ballots; restrictions on printing.
  • HB66: Child and spousal support; court to appoint vocational expert to conduct testing and interviews.
  • HB67: Domestic relations cases; witness refusal to answer question on ground that it may self-incriminate.
  • HB68: Preliminary hearing; district court judge may order witness testimony to be reduced to writing.
  • HB213: Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and Landlord and Tenant law; definition of landlord.
  • HB436: Donations by localities; may donate to nonprofit organizations providing energy efficiency services.
  • HB437: Real property tax; permits localities to collect roll-back taxes.
  • HB438: Dam safety; Soil and Water Conservation Board to establish incremental damage analysis procedure.
  • HB439: Common Interest Community Board; provisional licenses for property managers.
  • HB440: Accident and sickness insurance policies; coverage of children who are under age 27.
  • HB441: Community and agricultural net metering; requires State Corporation Commission to establish program.
  • HB442: Electric utilities; authorizes retail customer to continue purchasing renewable energy.
  • HB443: Adoption; amends eligibility and application process requirements for assistance.
  • HB444: Conflict of Interests Act, State and Local Government; prohibited contracts, exceptions.
  • HB747: Stepparent and close relative adoption; appointment of guardian ad litem not required.
  • HB748: Parental rights; final orders for termination are appealed directly to Court of Appeals.
  • HB749: Parental placement adoption; birth parent waiver of consent for out-of-state placement.
  • HB750: Adoption; birth & adoptive parents may enter into post-adoption contact & communication agreements.
  • HB751: Charter; City of Charlottesville.
  • HB1225: Voting equipment; allows acquisition of direct recording electronic machines by any locality.
  • HB1236: Energy conservation; investor-owned electric utilities, etc., to provide information to customers.
  • HJ17: Commending Sally H. Thomas.
  • HJ152: Commending the University of Virginia men's soccer team.
  • HJ156: National Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day; designating as January 29, 2010.
  • HJ157: Celebrating the life of Dr. Robert Latham Brundred Murray.
  • HJ158: Commemorating the life of Paul G. McIntire on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth.
  • HJ198: Youth Fitness Day; designating as April 25, 2010, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • HJ200: Commending Theresa L. Tapscott.