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
21.4% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

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Delmarva Daily Times: GOP's Bloxom wins another term in Shore district; Democrats come close to taking Va. House

November 8, 2017
GOP's Bloxom wins another term in Shore district; Democrats come close to taking Va. HouseRandall also challenged Bloxom for the seat in 2015 and ran in a special election held in February 2014 to fill the seat vacated by Lynwood Lewis when Lewis became a state senator. READ MORE: Eastern Shore native Ralph Northam will be the next ...and more »

Blue Virginia (press release) (blog): Dave Belote Suspends Campaign for Congress in VA-02

November 16, 2017
From the Dave Belote for VA-02 campaign. Belote's withdrawal leaves Karen Mallard and likely other candidates to come (note: I've heard rumors that State Sen. Lynwood Lewis probably won't run, also that another candidate is likely to enter the race soon).

Delmarva Daily Times: Delegate candidates face off ? once again ? in Northampton

October 30, 2017
Randall also challenged Bloxom for the seat in 2015 and in a special election held in February 2014 to fill the seat vacated by Lynwood Lewis when Lewis became a state senator. Also speaking at Tuesday's forum at Northampton High School were ...

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 »

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: Vehicle weight limits; increases tandem axle weight limit.
  • HB1214: Suspended license; when court may reduce charge.
  • HJ28: Celebrating the life of Bruce Samuel Paone.
  • HJ29: Celebrating the life of Suzanne Savedge Wescoat.
  • HJ30