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Mamye BaCote
Mamye BaCote.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 95
In office
2004 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 11
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sVirginia Union University, 1960
Master'sHampton Institute, 1967
Date of birth02/18/1939
Place of birthHalifax, VA
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Mamye E. BaCote (b. February 18, 1939) is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 95. She was first elected to the chamber in 2003.


BaCote earned her M.A. from Hampton Institute in 1967 and her A.B. from Virginia Union University in 1960.

BaCote served as Councilwoman on the Newport News City Council from 1996 to 2003.[1] She worked as an educator in the Newport News Public School System and also worked as an adjunct professor.

Committee assignments


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


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


  • HB 1910 Firearms; localities may adopt ordinance prohibiting thereof in libraries owned by locality.
  • HB 1911 Retirement System; retirees may be hired as teachers without interrupting retirement benefits.
  • HB 2571 Restricted driver's license; court to provide during period of suspension.[2]

Campaign themes


BaCote's answers to the Virginia State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available. When asked her priorities she stated, "My priorities are supporting funding + policies for public education + higher education, health care, transportation and public safety."[3]



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

BaCote won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 95. BaCote ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary and defeated John Bloom (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[4]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

BaCote is running for re-election to the District 95 seat of the Virginia House of Delegates. She was uncontested in the August 23 primary and will be opposed by Glenn McGuire (L) in the November 8 general election.[5]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 95 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMamye BaCote 77.2% 7,142
     Libertarian Glenn McGuire 22.8% 2,114
Total Votes 9,256


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, BaCote was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. [6]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 95 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mamye BaCote (D) 11,837

Campaign donors


In 2011, BaCote received $73,758 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mamye BaCote's campaign in 2011
Virginia Legislative Black Caucus$2,500
Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association$2,500
Virginia Bankers Association$2,358
Pod PAC$2,250
Total Raised in 2011 $73,758
Total Votes received in 2011 7,142
Cost of each vote received $10.33


Listed below are the top five donors to BaCote's 2009 campaign:[8]

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia Bankers Association $2,988
Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association $2,500
Virginia Optometric Association $2,500
Virginia Legislative Black Caucus $2,500
Virginia Healthcare Association $4,000



In 2013, BaCote’s endorsements included the following:


BaCote and her husband, Theodore, have three children. She served on the board of Peninsula Habitat for Humanity and Newport News Public Art Foundation.[1]

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