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}}{{tnr}}'''Daun Sessoms Hester''' is a [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012]] [[Democratic]] candidate for [[State legislative special elections, 2012#December 18, 2012|District 89]] of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Daun Sessoms Hester''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 89. She was first elected to the chamber on December 18, 2012.
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==Biography==
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Hester graduated from Norview High School, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree (Cum Laude) in Education from Virginia State University. She also earned a Master of Arts degree in Education and Human Development from George Washington University. Hester worked as an educator and an education administrator, including as a principal. She served on the Norfolk City Council from 1996 to 2010, serving as Vice-Mayor from 2004 to 2008. She also served as vice-chair on the Norfolk Economic and Community Business Development Committee.<ref name=about/>
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2013====
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Hester’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://daunhester.ngpvanhost.com/issues ''Daun Sessoms Hester'', "On the Issues," accessed September 20, 2013]</ref>
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*'''[http://daunhester.ngpvanhost.com/privacy Economy]
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:Excerpt: "Creating a strong economy in our city and our Commonwealth means building on a foundation formed by several elements – each of which constitutes a complex web of issues. A strong middle-class... A healthy commercial sector... Sound and sustainable transportation..."
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*'''[http://daunhester.ngpvanhost.com/issues/education Education]
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:Excerpt: "Public education has always been my priority and my passion.  It is a complex issue with many facets.  I know through my life’s work as a professional educator and my many years of public service as an elected official – there are no quick fixes or political ploys for the challenges that our schools face."
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*'''Environment
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:Excerpt: "I am committed to preserving, protecting and, when feasible, restoring our natural world through reasonable policy and collective efforts.  Often in communities of great need, environmental issues may seem less of a priority.  But a clean, healthy environment is fundamental to the well-being of all, and especially in areas affected by economic decline."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2013===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
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Hester won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 89.  Hester ran unopposed in the June 11 [[Democratic]] primary and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY  ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013]</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[State legislative special elections, 2012]]
 
:: ''See also: [[State legislative special elections, 2012]]
  
Hester is running in the special election for District 89 of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]]. He will face [[James J. St John]] (I) in the general election on December 18, 2012. The seat is vacant following [[Kenny Alexander]]'s resignation after winning a special election for the Virginia state senate on September 4, 2012.<ref>[http://hamptonroads.com/2012/09/special-election-set-dec-18-fill-norfolk-legislative-seat ''Hampton Roads,'' "Special election set for Dec. 18 to fill Norfolk legislative seat," September 28, 2012]</ref><ref> [http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/Files/Cast%20Your%20Ballot/Candidate%20List/Official%20Candidates%20List%20for%2012_18_2012%20House%20of%20Delegates%2089th%20District%20Special%20Election.pdf ''Virginia State Board of Elections,'' " List of candidates December 18, 2012 special election,"  accessed  December 17, 2012] </ref>
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Hester won election in the special election for District 89 of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]]. She defeated [[James J. St John]] (I) in the general election on December 18, 2012. The seat was vacant following [[Kenny Alexander]]'s resignation after winning a special election for the Virginia state senate on September 4, 2012.<ref>[http://hamptonroads.com/2012/09/special-election-set-dec-18-fill-norfolk-legislative-seat ''Hampton Roads,'' "Special election set for Dec. 18 to fill Norfolk legislative seat," September 28, 2012]</ref><ref> [http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/Files/Cast%20Your%20Ballot/Candidate%20List/Official%20Candidates%20List%20for%2012_18_2012%20House%20of%20Delegates%2089th%20District%20Special%20Election.pdf ''Virginia State Board of Elections,'' " List of candidates December 18, 2012 special election,"  accessed  December 17, 2012] </ref><ref> [http://www.wvec.com/my-city/norfolk/Daun-Hester-wins-House-of-Delegate-special-election-184050471.html ''WVEC,'' "Daun Hester wins House of Delegate special election," December 18, 2012] </ref>
  
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==Endorsements==
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===2013===
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In 2013, Hester’s endorsements included the following:<ref>[http://daunhester.ngpvanhost.com/endorsements ''Daun Sessoms Hester'', "On the Issues," accessed September 20, 2013]</ref>
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*Senator [[Kenneth Alexander]]
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*Senator [[Louise Lucas]]
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*Senator [[Mamie Locke]]
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*Senator [[Donald McEachin]]
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*Delegate [[Mamye BaCote]]
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==Additional reading==
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* [http://hamptonroads.com/2013/01/new-daun-hester-all-ready-richmond ''The Virginian-Pilot'', "New Daun: Hester all ready for Richmond," January 13, 2013]
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* [http://hamptonroads.com/2012/12/hester-sweeps-victory-special-va-house-election ''The Virginian-Pilot'', "Hester sweeps to victory in special Va. House election," December 19, 2012]
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==Personal==
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Hester has been a member of the National League of Cities (NLC), a Board and Advisory Council member, a member of the NLC Council on Youth, Education and Families Committee National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO), a member of the National Forum of Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), and a member of the Hampton Roads Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA). She also served as a member of the Virginia Municipal League, the CIVIC Institute Alumni Association, Leadership Hampton Roads Alumni Association and the Virginia State University Alumni Association.<ref name=about>[http://daunhester.ngpvanhost.com/about ''Daun Sessoms Hester'', "About Daun," accessed September 20, 2013]</ref>
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*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/56979a79ff55f51385257b640045691b?OpenDocument Rep. Sessoms Hester's website]
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Daun Sessoms Hester
Daun Hester.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 89
Incumbent
In office
December 20, 2012 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedDecember 18, 2012
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolNorview High School
Bachelor'sVirginia State University
Master'sGeorge Washington University
Personal
Place of birthNorfolk, VA
ProfessionEducator/principal
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Daun Sessoms Hester is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 89. She was first elected to the chamber on December 18, 2012.

Biography

Hester graduated from Norview High School, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree (Cum Laude) in Education from Virginia State University. She also earned a Master of Arts degree in Education and Human Development from George Washington University. Hester worked as an educator and an education administrator, including as a principal. She served on the Norfolk City Council from 1996 to 2010, serving as Vice-Mayor from 2004 to 2008. She also served as vice-chair on the Norfolk Economic and Community Business Development Committee.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Hester’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Excerpt: "Creating a strong economy in our city and our Commonwealth means building on a foundation formed by several elements – each of which constitutes a complex web of issues. A strong middle-class... A healthy commercial sector... Sound and sustainable transportation..."
Excerpt: "Public education has always been my priority and my passion. It is a complex issue with many facets. I know through my life’s work as a professional educator and my many years of public service as an elected official – there are no quick fixes or political ploys for the challenges that our schools face."
  • Environment
Excerpt: "I am committed to preserving, protecting and, when feasible, restoring our natural world through reasonable policy and collective efforts. Often in communities of great need, environmental issues may seem less of a priority. But a clean, healthy environment is fundamental to the well-being of all, and especially in areas affected by economic decline."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Hester won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 89. Hester ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[3]

2012

Special election

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Hester won election in the special election for District 89 of the Virginia House of Delegates. She defeated James J. St John (I) in the general election on December 18, 2012. The seat was vacant following Kenny Alexander's resignation after winning a special election for the Virginia state senate on September 4, 2012.[4][5][6]

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Hester’s endorsements included the following:[7]

Additional reading

Personal

Hester has been a member of the National League of Cities (NLC), a Board and Advisory Council member, a member of the NLC Council on Youth, Education and Families Committee National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO), a member of the National Forum of Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), and a member of the Hampton Roads Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA). She also served as a member of the Virginia Municipal League, the CIVIC Institute Alumni Association, Leadership Hampton Roads Alumni Association and the Virginia State University Alumni Association.[1]

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