Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond)

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68: Counties of Chesterfield (part) and Henrico (part); City of Richmond (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2018
Next Election
November 2019
Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources, Militia, Police and Public Safety
Copatroning Habits
78% of bills she copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 100% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that she also copatroned, 93% of them are Democrats.
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Recent Mentions in the Media

New Richmond delegate plans to keep job in state government while serving in General Assembly:

January 15, 2018
  Richmond.comFull coverage

Muted response to first openly gay woman in Va. legislature shows social shift:

December 25, 2017
  Washington PostFull coverage

Virginia House LGBTQ caucus doubles as Danica Roem and Dawn Adams sworn in:

January 10, 2018
  Metro WeeklyNewly diverse Virginia House convenes for its first day  Virginian-PilotDanica Roem Officially Sworn In As America's First Openly Trans State Legislator  NewNowNextFull coverage

Addressing dramatic changes in Virginia House, Republican lawmaker urges colleagues to enter 'brave new world ...:

January 12, 2018
  Richmond.comDanica Roem comes to Richmond  Washington BladeFull coverage

A brief look at a few other things that happened in the General Assembly:

January 12, 2018
  Richmond.comFull coverage


  • HB711: Educational Parity, Commission on; established, report.
  • HB712: Highways, bridges, interchanges, and other transportation facilities; authority to name.
  • HB713: Commercial dog breeders; cages.
  • HB954: Healthy Virginia, Commission for; established, report.
  • HB1365: Va. Alternative Energy and Coastal Protection Act; establishing funding source to affected locality.
  • HB1381: Voter referendum; independent redistricting commission.
  • HB1386: Pension de-risking; annuities.
  • HB1496: Voter identification; free voter photo identification cards provided by the Dept. of Motor Vehicles.
  • HB1497: Special license plates; I HAVE A DREAM.
  • HJ16: Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month; designating as March 2019 and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • HJ82: Manufactured housing communities.