Lamont Bagby, born and raised in Richmond, has served as chair for the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, an eight year term as a Henrico County school board member and District 74’s delegate in Virginia’s General Assembly [1, 2, 3, 4]. Graduating from Norfolk State and the Virginia Commonwealth University, Bagby has used his degrees in Education Leadership & Business Education to focus his campaign on social justice, specifically educational as he had been brought up in a low income neighborhood .
In February of 2020, Bagby voted yea for the ‘Requires Schools to Create Policies Transgender-Friendly Student Policies’ bill. The next year Bagby voted yea for the ‘Prohibits Public Institutions of Higher Education from Asking About an Individual’s Criminal Record During the Application Process and From Denying Admission Based on Criminal History’ bill, prohibiting education institutes from asking about a person’s criminal history during the application process. In this month, Bagby also voted yea for the ‘Expands Financial Aid for Undocumented Immigrants’ bill, allowing all people to receive in-state tuition regardless of a person’s citizenship status .
In February of 2020, Bagby voted yea for the ‘Reproductive Health Protection Act’, later signed by former Governor Northam , which repealed the need for a written consent form as well as an ultrasound reading (past requirements for an abortion). Later in the next year, Bagby voted yea for the ‘Repeals the Abortion Prohibition in Virginia Health Insurance Plans’ bill, repealing previous attempts to inhibit abortion by enabling the practice in several health plans across the Virginia area .
Bagby, in February of 2021, voted yea for the ‘Establishes Gun-Free Zones on School Board Property’ bil, prohibiting anyone besides law enforcement officers from carrying a firearm in or around the school zone. In 2022, Delegate Bagby, along with other Democrats, voted nay to the ‘Prohibits Mask Mandates at Schools’ bill, permitting all K-12 students and staff from wearing a mask . Bagby would later vote nay for the ‘School Resource Officer Grants Program and Fund’ bill, stating that funds would be awarded to local school and law-enforcement agencies to better train resource officers, excluding grants for firearms, handcuffs or any stun weapon/wrist restraint .
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