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 »

WAVY-TV: Democrats in Norfolk, Chesapeake choose next state senator Saturday

July 8, 2016
... of potential voters have created angst in the race. ?This situation is patently offensive,? says Delegate Joe Lindsey, who is offended with Democratic Delegate Lionell Spruill. 10 On Your Side's Andy Fox asked Del. Lionell Spruill what he ...and more »

Virginian-Pilot: Chesapeake's Spruill, Norfolk's Lindsey to vie for Kenny Alexander's state Senate seat

May 3, 2016
Chesapeake's Spruill, Norfolk's Lindsey to vie for Kenny Alexander's state Senate seatState Dels. Lionell Spruill, D-Chesapeake, and Joe Lindsey, D-Norfolk, will vie for the 5th District state Senate seat following Sen. Kenny Alexander's victory ... I've heard a number of people in the area say they'd back Del. Daun Hester, D-Norfolk ...and more »

Virginian-Pilot: Gov. McAuliffe brings his political weight into the race for Kenny Alexander's Senate seat

July 6, 2016
Gov. McAuliffe brings his political weight into the race for Kenny Alexander's Senate seatTerry McAuliffe visited Norfolk this week to endorse Del. Lionell Spruill Sr. of Chesapeake. McAuliffe said both Spruill and Norfolk Del. Joe Lindsey, who are competing for the seat, are qualified to replace Kenny Alexander in the Senate, but he was ...and more » Race to replace Kenny Alexander in ?Firehouse Primary?

July 7, 2016
ThenewjournalandguideTwo current Delegates are running to replace him. Delegate Lionell Spruill has served in the Virginia House of Delegates since 1994. His opponent, Delegate Joe Lindsey, won a special election in 2014 to replace retiring Delegate Algie Howell of Norfolk.Spruill, Lindsey Square Off This Saturday In Democratic PrimaryThenewjournalandguideall 3 news articles »

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.