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Louise Lucas
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Virginia Senate District 18
Incumbent
In office
1992 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 22
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$180/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1991
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorfolk State University
Master'sNorfolk State University
Personal
Birthday01/22/1944
Place of birthPortsmouth, VA
ProfessionDeaconess
ReligionAfrican Methodist Episcopal
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
L. Louise Lucas is a Democratic member of the Virginia State Senate, representing District 18. She was first elected to the chamber in 1991.

Biography

Lucas received a B.S. and a M.A. at Norfolk State University. Lucas is a Deaconess at the New Mount Olivet Baptist Church.

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Lucas served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Courts of Justice
Education and Health
Finance
Local Government
Senate Rules

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Lucas served on the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Lucas served on the following committees:

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Lucas won re-election to District 18 of the Virginia State Senate. She was unchallenged in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[1]

2007

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2007

On Nov. 6, 2007, Lucas won re-election to the 18th District Seat in the Virginia State Senate.[2]

Lucas raised $133,133 for her campaign.[3]

Virginia State Senate, District 18 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Louise Lucas (D) 20,260 98.48%
Write-in 311 1.51%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Lucas received $144,765 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Virginia State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Louise Lucas's campaign in 2011
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association$5,000
Dominion$4,500
Allen Allen Allen & Allen$3,500
Virginia Bankers Association$3,222
Associated Distributors LLC$3,000
Total Raised in 2011 $144,765

2007

Below are Lucas' top five campaign contributors in the 2007 election:

Contributor 2007 total
Louise L. Lucas $37,000
Richard L. Saslaw for State Senate $12,000
Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association $2,500
Virginia Healthcare Association $2,500
Virginia Bankers Association $2,500

Scorecards

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2014-2015

In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that VMA introduced or was part of an coalition that introduced it.

2012-2013

In 2012, the Virginia General Assembly was in regular session from January 11 to March 10. In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 9 to February 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on Reproductive Health and Rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on important legislation affecting business and industry.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on the issue of equality.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record on the issues of the principles of life, marriage, parental authority, constitutional government and religious liberty.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation: 2013 Legislative Scorecard

Personal

Lucas was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, on January 22, 1944.

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Virginia Senate District 18
1992-present
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