Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk)

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89: City of Norfolk (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2018
Next Election
November 2019
Finance, General Laws, Transportation
Copatroning Habits
84% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 77% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 75% of them are Democrats.
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Bills Passed
57.1% in 2018
Recent Mentions in the Media

NBC4 Washington: Virginia Del. Jay Jones Shares Family Experiences with Racism in Floor Speech

February 22, 2019
  With Virginia still reckoning with revelations last month that the state's governor wore blackface in college, Virginia's youngest black state delegate used his floor ... Full text of Del. Jay Jones' speech

February 21, 2019
  I have wrestled deeply over the subject matter of this speech today, but the last three weeks have prompted a significant amount of thought and reflection with ...

Virginia Mercury: The chasm between black and white Virginia; parties clash over sexual assault investigation; newly-discovered sisters and other headlines

February 22, 2019
  ... ? Del. Jay Jones, D-Norfolk, one of the youngest members of the House of Delegates, gave a passionate speech on the floor on Thursday detailing his family's ...

Washington Post: Virginia?s black lawmakers struggle with painful questions as scandals unfold around race and sex

February 12, 2019
  The lawmakers have called for the resignations of Gov. Ralph Northam and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. But many of their constituents say they don't want either to ...

WHSV: Assembly OKs bills to address housing and eviction issues

February 15, 2019
  A flurry of bills addressing affordable housing and high eviction rates in Virginia cities moved forward in the House and Senate this week.

From the Legislator’s Website


February 13, 2017


  • HB1664: Out-of-state conviction of drug offenses; petition for restricted driver's license.
  • HB1681: Income tax credits; housing choice vouchers, eligible housing areas.
  • HB1767: Wrongful death beneficiaries; parents of decedent who receive support or services, etc.
  • HB1782: Court-established community service programs; community service work in lieu of payment of fine,etc.
  • HB1871: Virginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare (VIEW); transitional child care.
  • HB2133: Emergency Management, Virginia Department of; annual reporting requirements.
  • HB2134: Private security services businesses; qualifications, felony convictions.
  • HB2135: Notaries; qualifications, conviction of a felony.
  • HB2214: Motorized skateboards or foot-scooters; operation, local authority.
  • HB2460: Income tax; state; credit for solar energy equipment.
  • HB2489: Suspension of tolls; evacuations.
  • HB2609: School resource officers; compulsory minimum training standards.
  • HJ972: Celebrating the life of Robert C. Nusbaum.
  • HJ973: Celebrating the life of Anne B. Shumadine.
  • HJ974: Commending the Norfolk Drug Court.
  • HJ975: Commending the Attucks Theatre.
  • HJ976: Commending Ohef Sholom Temple.
  • HJ986: Celebrating the life of Richard Dudley White.
  • HB243: Jury duty; employees summoned to report.
  • HB260: Virginia Critically Missing Adult Alert Program; created.
  • HB316: Norfolk, City of; amending charter, appointment of officers, record of ordinances, etc.
  • HB1367: Emergency Management, Virginia Department of; local sheltering data.
  • HB1368: Group accident and sickness insurance; eligibility for continuation of coverage.
  • HJ440: Celebrating the life of Clarence L. Sessoms.
  • HJ516: Commending Helen Burch Hess.