Senator Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)

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6: Accomack County (All), Mathews County (All), Northampton County (All), Norfolk City (Part), Virginia Beach City (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 2014
Next Election
November 2019
Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, Education and Health, Local Government, Higher Education
Copatroning Habits
54% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 52% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 50% of them are Democrats.
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Bills Passed
30.4% in 2017
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

Delmarva Daily Times: Hope finally fulfilled: Eastern Shore Community College marks construction project

October 14, 2017
Sen. Lynwood Lewis called the college "such an integral and important part of our community." "It has been great over the last few years to watch this project sort of bump up the list of capital projects for the community college system ? and that's ...

Daily Press: Lewis: It's time to work together

July 29, 2017
Lewis: It's time to work togetherVirginia State Senator Lynwood Lewis, Democratic incumbent in Senate District 6, meets with the daily Press editorial board. (Judith Lowery / ). The Senate district I represent is uniquely split between one of the most rural areas of the ...and more »

Virginian-Pilot: Bill could lead to suspension of Norfolk Treasurer Anthony Burfoot, future convicted officials

February 1, 2017
Bills sponsored by Heretick and Sen. Lynwood Lewis would change the law so an official ?convicted of a felony under the laws of any state or the United States shall be automatically suspended upon such conviction, regardless of any appeals, pleadings, ...

Virginian-Pilot: Marijuana decriminalization group forms in Hampton Roads

August 17, 2017
From left: Jenn Michelle Pedini, executive director of Virginia chapters the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, with Jasmine Washington of Norfolk who will lead the Hampton Roads chapter before a meeting to kickoff the revived ...and more »

Daily Press: Lewis keeps 6th District Senate seat

November 3, 2015
Virginia State Senator Lynwood Lewis, Democratic incumbent in Senate District 6, meets with the daily Press editorial board. State Sen. Lynwood Lewis, D-Accomac, will hold onto the state Senate seat he first won by 11 votes in a special election ...and more »

From the Legislator’s Website

These are all of the video clips of Lynwood Lewis’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2009. There are 73 video clips in all.


  • SB290: Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures pertaining to NASA airfield.
  • SB330: Tuition, in-state; eligibility of members of Virginia National Guard.
  • SB1200: Voter identification requirements; repeal of photo identification requirements.
  • SB1201: Workers' compensation; suitably equipped automobile for incapacitated employee.
  • SB1202: Commercial Space Flight Authority; development of six-year strategic plan.
  • SB1203: Working waterfront development areas; establishment.
  • SB1204: Sale of dog or cat not obtained from releasing agency or animal rescue.
  • SB1205: Commercial fishing vessels; classifies vessels as a separate class of property.
  • SB1206: Redistricting process.
  • SB1349: Coastal Protection and Flooding Adaptation, Secretary for; creates position, effective clause.
  • SB1429: Onley, Town of; amending charter, shifts municipal elections from May to November.
  • SB1487: Public officers; automatic suspension upon conviction of felony.
  • SB1496: Virginia Alternative Energy and Coastal Protection Act; established, report.
  • SB1518: Recycling; beneficial use.
  • SB1531: Teachers, qualified; creates dependent care tax credit.
  • SB1532: Motor vehicle license fees; exemption of antique vehicles.
  • SJ280: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; political considerations prohibited.
  • SJ281: Study; long-term economic viability of working waterfronts; report.
  • SJ331: Constitutional amendment; property tax, exemption for flooding remediation, abatement, etc.
  • SJ353: Celebrating the life of Elnora S. Branch.
  • SJ354: Celebrating the life of Warner Ray Hargis, Jr.
  • SJ355: Celebrating the life of Giles Crowder Upshur, Jr.
  • SJ361: Commending Shorter's Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
  • SB282: Virginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund; established, annual audit of Virginia Resources Authority.
  • SB283: Crab pots; recreational gear license, turtle excluder device.
  • SB284: Oysters; taking for recreational use.
  • SB290: Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures pertaining to NASA airfield.
  • SB293: Virginia National Guard Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Program and Fund; established.
  • SB307: Beach restoration; expedited permit.
  • SB330: Tuition, in-state; eligibility of members of Virginia National Guard.
  • SB344: Sunday hunting; exempts any person who hunts rail (Rallidae) or other wetland birds.
  • SB345: Workers' compensation; employer's duty when employee incapable of work.
  • SB357: Court clerks; inclusion to obstruction of justice statute.
  • SB643: U.S. Department of the Interior; monitoring by VMRC, Assateague Island National Seashore.
  • SB652: State and Local Government Conflict of Interest Act; prohibited contracts; exceptions.
  • SB672: Redistricting process; preparation and standards.
  • SB720: Environmental cleanup programs; localities may by ordinance establish.
  • SB721: Protective orders; assesses civil penalty.
  • SJ53: Commending NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.
  • SJ54: Commending first responders to the Cherrystone Campgrounds tornado.
  • SJ103: Celebrating the life of Vincent Johns Thomas.
  • SJ130: Commending Paul D. Fraim.
  • SR18: Commending the Reverend Anthony Curtis Paige.
  • SR19: Celebrating the life of Vincent Johns Thomas.
  • SR23: Commending Colley Avenue in Norfolk.
  • SR32: Celebrating the life of the Honorable N. Wescott Jacob.
  • SR34: Celebrating the life of Ann L. Dearsley-Vernon.
  • SR35: Celebrating the life of John Duffy.
  • SR59: Commending the Reverend Leonard Spady, Jr.
  • SR72: Commending Terry Howard.
  • SR73: Commending Jack Tarr.
  • SB880: Disposable plastic shopping bags; prohibits retailers from providing, local option.
  • SB931: Veterans identification card; definition of veteran.
  • SB950: Veteran Employment Grant Fund and Program; created.
  • SB956: Overheight vehicles; owner of vehicle to be fined for any damage.
  • SB958: Driving while intoxicated; mandatory minimum jail sentence, penalty.
  • SB962: Virginia Military Advisory Council (VMAC); reduces membership.
  • SB1000: Redistricting advisory commission, temporary; establishes commission, process of redistricting.
  • SB1070: Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority; dedicated revenues.
  • SB1115: Food and dairy products; sampling of seized products.
  • SB1189: Electronic communication service or remote computing service; obtaining records.
  • SB1312: Private roads; covenants, government maintenance and improvements.
  • SB1315: Nonhuman primates; acquisition prohibited, penalties.
  • SB1317: Virginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund; established.
  • SB1323: Study; Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative; report.
  • SB1406: Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases.
  • SB1407: Paid sick leave for employees; civil penalties.
  • SB1464: Menhaden fishery; management.
  • SJ290: Governor's School for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; establishes in Hampton Roads.
  • SJ291: Flood resilience; DEQ to study potential for funding source to localities in coastal Virginia.
  • SJ368: Commending the Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
  • SR38: Senate Committee to study safety of Route 13 in Northampton and Accomack Counties.
  • SR87: Commending the Mathews High School girls' volleyball team.
  • SR88: Commending Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.
  • SR111: Commending first responders to the Cherrystone Campgrounds tornado.
  • SJ147: Commending George M. Hudgins.
  • SJ170: Commending Carter Davis, Jr.
  • SJ187: Commending the City of Norfolk.
  • SJ5071: Commending Eastern Shore volunteer fire departments.
  • SR38: Senate Committee to study safety of Route 13 in Northampton and Accomack Counties.
  • SR39: Celebrating the life of Scott Harper.
  • SR40: Celebrating the life of Orris James Rowley III.
  • SR41: Celebrating the life of Calvin Leavenworth Brickhouse.
  • SR507: Commending C. Edward Vann.
  • SR508: Commending Lauren Campsen.
  • SR513: Celebrating the life of Brian Wayne Jones.
  • SR517: Commending the Reverend Kelvin F. Jones.
  • HB1195: Vehicle weight limits; increases tandem axle weight limit.
  • HB1506: Service firearms; minimum years of service.
  • HB1507: Deeds; circuit court clerk has authority to reject any deed or recordation for filing, etc.
  • HB1514: Golf carts and utility vehicles; adds Town of Wachapreague to list that may authorize.
  • HB1515: Widgeon, Randy Marshall; transfers his service pistol to his widow, Pamela Turlington Widgeon.
  • HB1516: Pharmacies; access to the Prescription Monitoring Program.
  • HB1517: Involuntary intoxication offense; notice by defendant to State of intention to present evidence.
  • HB1518: Sexual abuse of child; increases penalty for any adult who commits abuse with child under 15.
  • HB1799: Natural gas utilities; investments in qualifying projects.
  • HB1800: Land preservation tax credit; property conveyances for public use.
  • HB2014: Incarcerated individuals; notification of those ineligible for public assistance.
  • HB2173: Virginia Retirement System; retirees hired as school board security personnel.
  • HB2174: Workers' compensation; Commission may review any award of compensation, compensation benefits.
  • HB2176: Northampton County School Board; terms of members.
  • HJ226: Chincoteague, Town of; U.S. Department of Interior urged to oppose federal purchase of land.
  • HJ642: Celebrating the life of the Reverend David Raymond Chew, Jr.
  • HJ643: Commending Ballard Fish and Oyster Co., Inc.
  • HJ644: Commending William Leslie Mariner.
  • HJ656: Commending Dr. Billie M. Reed.
  • HJ700: Celebrating the life of Nicholas J. Covatta, Jr.
  • HJ757: Commending the Northampton County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
  • HJ945: Celebrating the life of Baxley Trower Tankard.
  • HB192: State facilities; reporting requirements of critical incidents involving consumers.
  • HB193: Property conveyance; DGS to convey to County of Accomack certain real property.
  • HB194: Driver's licenses, commercial; requires DMV to consider applicants' military experience.
  • HB195: Higher educational institutions; course credit for military service.
  • HB196: Haul seine nets; required to be anchored at one end to shore and other end mechanically drawn.
  • HB197: Grass, etc.; adds Town of Chincoteague to list authorized to require cutting on occupied property.
  • HB198: Voter registration; requires a receipt be given to person completing form at DMV office.
  • HB199: Town of Onancock; liens for water charges.
  • HB200: Assault and battery; any adult who commits on school grounds is guilty of Class 1 misdemeanor.
  • HB761: Recording deeds; statement of preparation.
  • HB762: License plates, special; changes those promoting tourism on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
  • HB763: Nonresident executors and testamentary trustees; conveyance of real estate located in State.
  • HB1195