Virginia State Senate - District 13
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Lashrecse Aird grew up the daughter of a teenage mom and a naval torpedoman, where she experienced first-hand the harsh reality of income inequality and underinvestment in her community. She’s worked as a legislative aid and was elected three times as a State Delegate, where she earned a reputation as a coalition builder and a bold leader and was recognized as the Virginia Education Association’s 2021 Legislator of the Year for her support of public schools.
Lashrecse is 100% pro-choice, and as a Delegate, she voted to protect and ensure abortion access and coverage in health insurance. She opposed attempts by anti-choice Republicans to cut funding and restrict abortion access. During her time in the General Assembly, she is proud of advancing many health-related policy initiatives, including leading Virginia to become the first southern state to declare racism a public health crisis; establishing the certification of community health workers; and passing legislation and budget language to combat maternal and infant mortality with the development of a registry for community-based doulas.
Lashrecse is also a leading voice on environmental justice, representing one of the most energy burden communities in the Commonwealth. Her legislation created the first-ever Clean Energy Advisory Board, she passed language to declare access to water a human right, and when a derelict landfill operator abused regulations in the only poor minority community they represented, she led the fight to shut them down.
In addition to the VoteProChoice endorsement, Lashrecse is supported by U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, Congress members Bobby Scott, Abigail Spanberger, and Jennifer McClellan, six current State Senators, 13 elected and appointed leaders in Petersburg, six elected leaders in Henrico County, and 13 elected leaders across Charles City County, Dinwiddie, Hopewell, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex.