Family Friendly Virginia Releases Pre-Primary “Family Friendly Seal of Approval” Scorecards

RICHMOND, 05/18/23 — Today, with early voting underway in the 2023 primary season, Family Friendly Virginia awarded its “Family Friendly Seal of Approval” to candidates in legislative races across Virginia for their support of critical family-friendly workplace policies.

Candidates who are being awarded the “Family Friendly Seal of Approval” are certified by Family Friendly Virginia to be champions of family friendly economic policy, notably:

  • Paid family and medical leave;
  • Quality child care;
  • Earned sick days; and
  • Affordable long-term care.

“The Family Friendly Seal of Approval recognizes candidates who are committed to lifting up working families,” said Kristina Hagen, director of Family Friendly Virginia. “For too long, families have had to choose between earning a paycheck and being there for a loved one in their time of need, tending to their own medical emergencies, or welcoming a new child. Virginia’s small businesses are at a competitive disadvantage with larger employers when it comes to attracting and retaining talent because they cannot begin to match the benefits. Virginia’s families, Virginia’s small businesses, and Virginia’s economy will be stronger with these candidates in office.”

The Family Friendly Seal of Approval is not an endorsement; rather, it is a marker that a candidate stands with working families. As such, more than one candidate in a race can receive it. Family Friendly Virginia will not make endorsements in primary races. Only candidates who have received the Family Friendly Seal of Approval will be considered for future general election endorsements. 


Luke W. Priddy, SD04

Deborah “Renie” Gates, SD07

Trudy Berry, SD09

Creigh Deeds, SD11

Sally Hudson, SD11

Lashrecse Aird, SD13

Lamont Bagby, SD14

Katie Gooch, SD14

Ghazala Hashmi, SD15

Schuyler VanValkenburg, SD16

Clint Jenkins, SD17

L. Louise Lucas, SD18

Lionell Spruill, Sr., SD18

Victoria Luevanos, SD20

Andria McClellan, SD21

Angelia Williams Graves, SD21

Aaron Rouse, SD22

Mamie Locke, SD23

T. Montgomery “Monty” Mason, SD24

Jolicia Ward, SD25

Pamela Garner, SD26

Benjamin M. Litchfield, SD27

Joel Griffin, SD27

Elizabeth Guzman, SD29

Jeremy McPike, SD29

Danica Roem, SD30

Russet Perry, SD31

Ibraheem Samirah, SD32

Suhas Subramanyam, SD32

Hala Ayala, SD33

Jennifer Carroll Foy, SD33

Scott Surovell, SD34

Heidi Drauschak, SD35

David W. Marsden, SD35

George Barker, SD36

Stella G Pekarsky, SD36

Chap Petersen, SD37

Saddam Salim, SD37

Jennifer Boysko, SD38

Barbara Favola, SD40


Patrick Hope, HD01

Adele McClure, HD02

Alfonso H. Lopez, HD03

Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, HD05

Paul Berry, HD07

Shyamali Hauth, HD07

Karen Keys-Gamarra, HD07

Irene Shin, HD08

Karrie K. Delaney, HD09

Dan Helmer, HD10

Holly Seibold, HD12

Vivian E. Watts, HD14

Laura Jane Cohen, HD15

Dr. Henri’ Thompson, HD15

Paul Krizek, HD16

Mark Sickles, HD17

Kathy Tran, HD18

Rozia Henson, HD19

Makya Little, HD19

Michelle Maldonado, HD20

Josh Thomas, HD21

Travis Nembhard, HD22

Candi Mundon King, HD23

Luke E. Torian, HD24

Briana Sewell, HD25

Kannan Srinivasan, HD26

David Reid, HD28

Fernando “Marty” Martinez, HD29

Bob W Smith, HD33

Randall Wolf, HD36

Lily Franklin, HD41

Patricia Quesenberry, HD47

Katrina Callsen, HD54

Bellamy W. Brown, HD54

Amy Laufer, HD55

Kellen Squire, HD55

Susanna Gibson, HD57

Bob Shippee, HD57

Rodney Willett, HD58

Rachel Levy, HD59

Sara Ratcliffe, HD62

Pastor Leonard Lacey, HD64

Joshua Cole, HD65

Shelly Simonds, HD70

Jessica Anderson, HD71

Bilal Z. Raychouni, HD72

Debra Gardner, HD76

Michael Jones, HD77

Betsy Carr, HD78

Rae C. Cousins, HD79

Ann-Frances Lambert, HD79

Richard Walker, HD79

Destiny LeVere Bolling, HD80

John Dantzler, HD80

Delores L. McQuinn, HD81

Terrence L. Walker, HD81

Kimberly Pope Adams, HD82

Victor McKenzie, HD82

Nadarius Clark, HD84

Marcia “Cia” Price, HD85

Jeion A. Ward, HD87

Don Scott, HD88

Kim Y. Sudderth, HD92

Phil Hernandez, HD94

Alex Askew, HD95

Susan Hippen, HD96

Brandon Hutchins, HD96

Michael Feggans, HD97

Zachary Coltrain, HD98

Cat Porterfield, HD99

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