Anne Ferrell Tata

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Incumbent


Tata graduated from Florida State University with a BA in communication and media studies and has lived in Virginia Beach for over 30 years – Tata has also attended the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia, CIVIC Leadership Institute, and Jennifer Byler Institute. Tata has worked with the Educational Media Foundation of K-LOVE & Air1 Christian Radio Networks for over 13 years, and is also an author, patent holder, and medical sales representative [1, 6].

Tata was elected to represent Virginia’s 99th District in 2021 and currently serves on the Education, Transportation, and Communications, Technology, and Innovation committee. Tata has sponsored 25 bills as a legislator and was recognized as the 2022 Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Freshman Legislator of the Year [1, 7].

Key Issues


Tata wants to lower taxes and regulations in Virginia in order to support small businesses in the face of a difficult labor market and high inflation rates [5].


Tata wants to limit politicized discussions in public schools and also wants to ensure that Virginia schools remain taught in-person. Tata also wants to increase the availability and funding of trade schools in order to provide increased opportunities for students to directly contribute to Virginia’s economy [1].

Public Safety

Tata wants to promote public safety, especially in her hometown of Virginia Beach, by unconditionally supporting police departments and other first responders as well as working to reform the criminal justice system by enforcing punishments on violent felons and drug dealers [5].


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