Charniele Herring

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Charniele Herring
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Virginia House of Delegates District 46
In office
January 26, 2009 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 6
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$170/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedJanuary 2009
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sGeorge Mason University
J.D.Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, 1997
Date of birthSeptember 25, 1969
Place of birthSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic
Office website
Campaign website
Charniele L. Herring is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 46 since January 26, 2009. She began serving as the Minority Whip in 2012.

She was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of Virginia.[1] She announced the end of her campaign on May 12, 2014 and endorsed Don Beyer.[2]


Herring earned her B.A in economics from George Mason University in 1993 and her J.D. from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia in 1997. Her professional experience includes working as an attorney for Charniele Herring, Admin & Logistics Services Inc.

Committee assignments


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

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Counties, Cities and Towns
Courts of Justice


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


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


Campaign themes


Herring's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Education

Excerpt: ""I will work to fund quality pre-K education for all of Virginia 's children; promote personal curriculums in our schools; and for higher teacher salaries to attract and maintain quality teachers for our children."

  • Traffic and infrastructure

Excerpt: "I will work to get funding into a lock box for our roads and infrastructure once and for all."

  • Housing

Excerpt: "I have worked to protect the interests of families by working with housing groups to get funding for the Homeless Intervention Protection Act expanded."

  • Healthcare

Excerpt: "I support universal healthcare and will work to ensure that Virginia fully funds healthcare for those who cannot afford to cover themselves through private insurance companies."

  • Environment

Excerpt: "I support finding alternative fuel sources that protect our environment instead of drilling off the shores of Virginia to feed our addiction to oil."



See also: Virginia's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

Herring ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Virginia's 8th District, and sought the Democratic nomination in the primary June 10, 2014.[1]She announced the end of her campaign on May 12, 2014, and endorsed Don Beyer.[2] The general election took place November 4, 2014.


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Herring won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 46. Herring ran unopposed in the June 11th Democratic Primary. She was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[3]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Herring won re-election to District 46 of the Virginia House of Delegates. She was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed the November 8 general election.[4]


"Delegate Charniele Herring Sworn In."
See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Herring was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. She defeated Sasha Gong in the General Election.[5]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 46 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charniele Herring () 8,778
Sasha Gong (R) 4,929

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Herring's reports.[6]

Charniele Herring (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2014$0.00$121,315.44$(31,640.47)$89,674.97
Running totals


In 2011, Herring received $88,519 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charniele Herring's campaign in 2011
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association$3,000
Saslaw For State Senate$3,000
Mccoy, Ms Emily$3,000
Northern Virginia Association Of Realtors$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $88,519


The top five donors to Herring's 2009 campaign:[9]

Contributor 2009 total
Democratic Party of Virginia $25,025
ActBlue $10,441
Virginia Legislative Black Caucus $5,000
Virginia Dental Assoc $5,000
Virginia Wine Wholesalers Assoc $3,500

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