Emily Marie Brewer

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Incumbent

Background

Brewer was adopted in early childhood and has lived in Western Tidewater for the entirety of her life. Brewer is a small business owner, beginning her career in media training for public safety officials before beginning a brick-and-mortar retail business. Brewer was first elected to Virginia’s House of Delegates in 2017, and was the youngest Republican woman elected in the history of the Commonwealth of Virginia; for her work in the Virginia General Assembly, Brewer has been recognized as “2018 Freshman Legislator of the Year” by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the 2020 Emerging Leadership Award by the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership [1].

While serving in the house, Brewer founded the Virginia Future Caucus, a bi-partisan organization working to promote the interests of Millenial and Generation Z legislators. Brewer currently serves on the House Appropriations and General Laws Committees and is the Chair of the House Communications, Technology, and Innovation Committee. Brewer has also been appointed to serve on the Joint Virginia Subcommittee for Health and Human Resources Oversight and is the State Chair for the Commission on Youth [1, 6].

Key Issues

Economy

Brewer wants to keep taxes low for Virginians, while also emphasizing the limitation of discretionary government spending and the growth of small businesses to support the attraction of new jobs into the region [1].

Public Safety

Brewer wants to implement tough-on-crime legislation in Virginia and supports the policies of Attorney General Jason Miyares. Brewer has previously passed legislation to develop new training standards to improve the efficacy of responses to child trafficking [1].

Social Programs

Brewer wants to reform Vriginia’s adoption and foster care system in order to find a home for Virginia’s population of children without parents and wants to streamline the adoption process through any mechanism available [1].

Endorsements

No endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 Emily Brewer for Virginia
2 BillTrack50
3 Facebook
4 WAVY
5 Virginia General Assembly
6 Ballotpedia