Michael Dickinson

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Michael Dickinson studied criminal justice, urban planning, and public policy at Virginia Commonwealth University. He grew up in Richmond and currently runs a local business. Dickinson was convicted of criminal misdemeanors in 2018 and 2019, including larceny and obtaining money by false pretense. Both charges, which arose from a vape shop business deal a few years earlier, were initially felonies, but Dickinson pleaded no contest to reduce misdemeanor charges and was sentenced to twelve months in jail. Additionally, the Richmond GOP filed a complaint to the police alleging Dickinson committed “serious election fraud.”

Key Issues

Law Enforcement

Dickinson advocates for the police force and does not align himself with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Endorsements

No current endorsements

Sources

Ballotpedia

Michael Dickinson

Transparency USA

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Richmond Times-Dispatch