Delegate Daun Hester (D-Norfolk)

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89: City of Norfolk (part) [map]
Took Office
December 2012
Next Election
November 2017
Appropriations, Education, General Laws
Copatroning Habits
62% of bills she copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 55% 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

Thenewjournalandguide: Jerrauld 'Jay' Jones To Run For 89th Delegate

February 16, 2017
Jerrauld 'Jay' Jones To Run For 89th DelegateNORFOLK Jerrauld ?Jay? Jones announced this week that he is running for the 89th District House of Delegates seat of the Virginia General Assembly. The seat is currently held by Delegate Daun Hester who is stepping down to run for the office of Norfolk ...

WAVY-TV: Jerrauld 'Jay' Jones, Joe Dillard running for 89th District House seat

February 13, 2017
Jerrauld 'Jay' Jones, Joe Dillard running for 89th District House seatNORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) ? Two men announced Monday that they are running for the 89th District House of Delegates seat. Jerrauld ?Jay? Jones is running against Joe Dillard. The seat is currently held by Delegate Daun Hester, who is stepping down to run ...

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.

Lynchburg News and Advance: Bill advances mandating at least two members from private sector on Va. Board of Education

January 24, 2017
Del. Daun Hester, D-Norfolk, the only delegate to vote against the bill, said in an email that she wants to ensure there is a discussion ?regarding the legislation when it comes before the entire body.? ?I also have concerns about designating specific ...

Blue Virginia (press release) (blog): 2017 Virginia Democratic House Candidates by District

February 10, 2017
The following lists Virginia's 100 House of Delegates districts, the percentage that Mark Warner won in 2014 against Ed Gillespie just to give an idea of the district's partisan ?lean? the geographic makeup of the district; and who the Democratic ...

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.