Delegate Daun Hester (D-Norfolk)

Photo of Daun Hester
89: City of Norfolk (part) [map]
Took Office
December 2012
Next Election
November 2017
Appropriations, Education, General Laws
Copatroning Habits
63% of bills she copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 56% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that she also copatroned, 54% of them are Democrats.
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Bills Passed
10% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)

Del. Hester is an educator who holds degrees from Virginia State University and George Washington University. She was a long-time member of the Norfolk City Council. Hester is married, and has two sons.

Recent Mentions in the Media

Virginian-Pilot: Del. Daun Hester to run for Norfolk treasurer

December 30, 2016
State Del. Daun Sessoms Hester said Friday that she plans to run for Norfolk city treasurer next year. She's the second person to announce a campaign to replace Anthony Burfoot, who was just convicted of taking bribes while serving as a city councilman.

Virginian-Pilot: Norfolk treasurer race draws 2 independents ? one a defector from the Democrats

March 21, 2017
Hales' switch leaves both parties' primaries uncontested for now. So unless more candidates enter the race by the March 30 filing deadline, Hales and Sanders will face off in November with Republican Michael Voogd and Democrat Daun Hester.and more »

Thenewjournalandguide: 2 Millennials Vie For 89th Seat

March 2, 2017
Two representatives of Norfolk's millennial generation have launched campaigns to run for the House of Delegates seat being vacated by incumbent Del. Daun Hester, who plans to join the race for Norfolk Treasurer Joe Dillard, Jr., the current President ...

Virginian-Pilot: Roger Chesley: Virginia's expensive defense of a crooked system

March 3, 2017
Roger Chesley: Virginia's expensive defense of a crooked systemThe districts in our region are held by Cliff Hayes of Chesapeake; Matthew James of Portsmouth; Daun Hester and Joe Lindsay of Norfolk; Jeion Ward of Hampton; and Marcia Price of Newport News. Republican lawmakers ... The continuing legal battles over ...and more »

Blue Virginia (press release) (blog): Capital News Service's Virginia Legislative Batting Averages ? They Swing, They Miss!

March 6, 2017
Capital News Service's Virginia Legislative Batting Averages ? They Swing, They Miss!*Capital News Service/Potomac Local claims that Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax) put in 14 bills and passed ... Two of those (Daun Hester and Roslyn Tyler) had a combined 7 bills, all completely non-controversial and passed unanimously. The other Dem in ...

These are all of the video clips of Daun Hester’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2013. There are 10 video clips in all.


  • HB1161: Correctional Officer Procedural Guarantee Act; created.
  • HB1848: Comprehensive community colleges; tuition grants and fees for certain individuals.
  • HB2278: Cooperative Marketing Fund; programs eligible for matching grant funds.
  • HB2279: Child-protective services; complaints involving members of the United States Armed Forces.
  • HJ995: Commending the Girl Scouts of the USA.
  • HJ996: Commending Boy Scouts of America Troop 24 of Norfolk.
  • HR350: Celebrating the life of Thomas Edward Graves, Jr.
  • HR432: Celebrating the life of Virginia Drew Randolph.
  • HB1161: Correctional Officer Procedural Guarantee Act.
  • HB1189: Child welfare agency; operating without a license, abuse and neglect of child, penalty.
  • HB1253: Norfolk, City of; repeals obsolete provisions for appointment of members to school board.
  • HB1381: License plates, special; issuance for supporters of curing ovarian cancer.
  • HJ158: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Thomas W. Moss, Jr.
  • HR94: Commending the Civil Air Patrol Virginia Wing.
  • HR95: Commending the United States Colored Troops Descendants.
  • HR97: Celebrating the life of Eleanor Jane Friel.
  • HR201: Celebrating the life of Chief Petty Officer Louge Gunn, USN, Ret.
  • HR228: Commending Lonnie Blow, Jr.
  • HB2102: Higher educational institutions; sexual misconduct policies.
  • HB2149: School board, local; professional development for members appointed to schools denied accreditation.
  • HB2169: Education, Board of; annual report on the condition & needs of public education in the Commonwealth.
  • HB2363: School boards; initial election of members in City of Norfolk.
  • HB2364: Correctional Officer Procedural Guarantee Act; created.
  • HJ638: Kinship Caregivers of Children Month; designating as September 2015, and each succeeding year.
  • HJ799: Celebrating the life of Patricia Godbolt White.
  • HR264: Celebrating the life of Frances Elizabeth Simpson Winstead.
  • HR277: Celebrating the life of Constance Violet Glenn Allen.
  • HB1107: Alcoholic beverage control; gourmet brewing shop license, tasting privilege.
  • HB1108: Motor vehicle sales and use tax; exemptions.
  • HB1210: Community improvement districts; any locality may by ordinance create.
  • HJ327: Celebrating the life of Ellen Virginia Pryor Harvey.
  • HJ328: Celebrating the life of Letitia ReneRose Batey.
  • HJ370: Commending Minister Earl Bynum and The Mount Unity Choir.
  • HJ397: Commending the Honorable Charles E. Poston.
  • HJ5108: Celebrating the life of Milton Lecounte Jacocks, Sr.
  • HR174: Celebrating the life of Dana Jay Gant.
  • HR175: Commending the Rotary Club of Norfolk.
  • HR522: Commending the Kiwanis Club of Norfolk.
  • HJ775: Celebrating the life of Leeser Boone Howell.
  • HJ840: Celebrating the life of Virginia R. Armstrong.
  • HR236: Celebrating the life of Hurley Merritt Holloway.
  • HR237: Celebrating the life of Dorothy M. Riddick.
  • HR238: Celebrating the life of Gertrude Alethia Abbott.