Angelia Williams Grave

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Incumbent

Background

Grave graduated with an associate of science degree in business administration from Tidewater Community College and a BS in business with a concentration in marketing from Old Dominion University. Grave also attended the Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership at the University of Virginia, and currently works as the Principal Broker with Angelia Realty & Property Management Company in Norfolk, VA [1].

Grave has worked for the City of Norfolk since 2001, was later appointed to the Norfolk Public Libraries Board of Trustees and the Norfolk City Council in 2010, and was the co-chair of the Commission on Poverty Reduction City of Norfolk. Grave was appointed as Vice-Mayor of the City of Norfolk in 2014, and was later elected to the 90th District of Virginia’s General Assembly in 2021. Grave was named the 2023 Legislator of the Year by the Hampton Bar Association [1, 7].

Key Issues

Abortion

Grave wants to codify abortion access in Virginia and has announced her intention to reject any proposal that infringes on reproductive rights already available to Virginia women [3].

Education

Grave wants to limit the politicization of education by increasing the protections available to teachers against persecution based on their teaching practices, and also wants to fully fund public schools to improve the general quality of education [3].

Public Safety

Grave wants to enforce strong gun safety laws in order to prevent the onset of violence in Norfolk communities, as well as supporting legislation to invest in violence intervention programs and reform the criminal justice system [1]

Endorsements

Hampton Roads Faith Leaders; Governor Ralph Northam; Governor Terry MacAuliffe; Senator Tim Kaine; Councilwoman Danica Royster; Norfolk Treasurer Daun Hester; Senator Aaron Rouse; Martin A. Thomas Jr., Norfolk City Vice Mayor

Sources

1 Angelia Williams Grave
2 Ballotpedia
3 WAVY
4 Facebook
5 VPAP
6 Virginian-Pilot
7 LinkedIn