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VLBC Elects Cia Price as Vice-Chair

May 4, 2023

Contact: Tempestt Boone

The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus Elects Del. Cia Price as Vice Chair

RICHMOND, Virginia — This Wednesday, the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus (VLBC) elected Del. Cia Price (D-95, Newport News) to serve as Vice-Chair. She is filling the unexpired term left vacant when Rep. Jennifer McClellan was elected to Congress. Price has served in the House of Delegates since 2016 and has previously served as Chaplain and Secretary of the VLBC. She has worked diligently on voting rights and was the lead sponsor of the Voting Rights Act of Virginia; in addition, she has worked on housing justice and many of the VLBC's other legislative priorities.

Senator Lamont Bagby, Chairman of the VLBC, said, "The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus unanimously elected my good friend Del. Cia Price as Vice Chair, and I couldn't be happier." He continued, "Cia is someone we can count on. From her constituents back home in Newport News, to the VLBC members who stand shoulder to shoulder in so many important fights, to people all across the Commonwealth looking for bold leadership: I can say unequivocally that our new Vice Chair has our backs. I look forward to working with her in this new role as our Caucus continues to build the kind of leadership team every Virginian deserves."

"I am honored and humbled by the trust my colleagues have put in me. I look forward to continuing the legacy of those who have held this position before me," said Del. Cia Price. She also said, "This caucus has worked for generations to amplify the voices of those who are too often otherwise disregarded. As Vice Chair of the VLBC, I look forward to using this new platform to be an even stronger advocate for those Virginians who are counting on us to deliver on their behalf. We will not let extremists erase our history or distract us from getting needed equity. Together, we stand firm in our refusal to turn back the clock."


About the VLBC
The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus (VLBC) is made up of 20 members of the Virginia General Assembly. VLBC is committed to improving the economic, educational, political, and social conditions of African Americans and underrepresented groups in Virginia. A vital part of VLBC’s mission is to raise the consciousness of others to the contributions made by African Americans to the Commonwealth and the Nation.

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