Delegate Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk)

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90: Cities of Norfolk (part) and Virginia Beach (part) [map]
Took Office
September 2014
Next Election
November 2017
Commerce and Labor, Education, Privileges and Elections
Copatroning Habits
59% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 69% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 58% of them are Democrats.
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Bills Passed
11.1% in 2016

Joe Lindsey is an attorney, holding a BA in Political Science from the Hampton Institute. He attended American University’s Washington School of Law. The Norfolk native is married, with two children.

Recent Mentions in the Media

Virginian-Pilot: Lionell Spruill Sr. defeats Joe Lindsey in firehouse primary for state Senate

July 9, 2016
Lionell Spruill Sr. will be moving from the state House to the Senate next year following his win Saturday against Del. Joe Lindsey. The two Democrats competed to fill the state Senate seat of Kenny Alexander, who vacated it after being sworn in as ...Lionell Spruill wins 5th District Democratic firehouse primaryWAVY-TVall 3 news articles »

Virginian-Pilot: Jay Jones wins big in 89th House District Democratic primary

June 13, 2017
Jerrauld ?Jay? Jones, a 28-year-old lawyer whose father represented the district for 14 years as a delegate, won in his first foray into politics. Jones won 67 percent of the vote, defeating Joe Dillard in the 89th House District Democratic primary 5 ...

Virginian-Pilot: Virginia tightens lid on tunnel toll bills after Pilot highlights 5-figure debts

March 31, 2017
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a firmer cap on tunnel toll penalties at Norfolk City Hall on Friday, Ma. Behind him are state Del. Joe Lindsey, D-Norfolk; Norfolk Mayor Kenny Alexander; Portsmouth Mayor John Rowe and Del. Daun Hester ...and more »

Virginian-Pilot: On paper, these two Norfolk-area House candidates seem to have similar qualifications ? so where do they differ?

June 9, 2017
Both are 28 and that means either would be among the youngest lawmakers in the General Assembly next year (Del. Those in the 89th District likely recognize his dad's name: Jerrauld C. Jones, who served as the district's delegate from 1988 to 2002.and more »

Bicycling: Pro Cycling Has to Address Its Concussion Risk

May 17, 2017
. Toms Skujins' terrifying crash in the Tour of California shows the potential injury riders face, and the sport's failure to minimize it. By joe lindsey . toms skujins cannondale crash ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Joe Lindsey’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2015. There are 3 video clips in all.


  • HB1495: Servicemembers Civil Relief Act; attorney fees.
  • HB1510: Appointment of guardian ad litem in civil cases.
  • HB1511: Presentence reports.
  • HB1655: Sentencing guidelines; appeals.
  • HB1670: Property Owners' Association Act; amendment of declaration.
  • HB2367: Virginia Port Authority; removal of members on Board of Commissioners.
  • HB2382: Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord to inspect vacated dwelling unit.
  • HJ741: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Johnny S. Joannou.
  • HR379: Celebrating the life of Sidea Lashae Griffin.
  • HR403: Celebrating the life of Edward Gaines.
  • HR404: Commending Master Chief Petty Officer William Goines, USN, Ret.
  • HB113: Retention of case records; electronic format.
  • HB387: Secure Commonwealth Panel; increase of membership, report.
  • HB390: Parole; limitation on the application of parole statutes.
  • HB1143: Body-worn cameras; required policies.
  • HB1167: Grand larceny; increases threshold amount of money taken, etc., to $1,000.
  • HB1168: Convictions & deferred disposition dismissals; person allowed to petition for expungement, etc.
  • HB1256: Improper driving; jury may find accused not guilty.
  • HJ501: Commending Nola Carolyn Hughes Lindsey.
  • HR26: Commending James E. Lindsey, Sr.
  • HB1369: Grand larceny; increases threshold.
  • HB1370: Improper driving; jury hearing case.
  • HB1375: Voter identification; expiration date not considered.
  • HB1395: Nursing, Board of; licensure of applicant with previous conviction.
  • HB1519: Virginia Biased-Based Profiling Statistics Reporting Act; established.
  • HB1520: Sheriffs, local police, and State Police; transportation & security of officials, dignitaries, etc.
  • HB1521: Body-worn camera system; use by law enforcement.
  • HB1783: Child support; arrearage.
  • HB1805: Veteran Entrepreneurship Grant Fund and Program; created.
  • HB2259: Veteran Entrepreneurship Grant Fund and Program; created.
  • HB2260: Driving under influence of alcohol; persons convicted under federal law.
  • HB2261: Minors; electronic transmission of sexually explicit images of himself to another, penalty.
  • HB2326: Petit larceny; deferred disposition for first offense provided accused meets terms and conditions.