Inside Virginia’s Voter Rights Revolution: How the General Assembly Increased Access to the Ballot
Delegate Jay Jones, a 2010 graduate of W&M, garnered national attention with a floor speech he delivered in the House in February 2019. He described in detail the experience of growing up and living as a Black man in Virginia. Jones was elected to the House of Delegates from the 89th District in 2017
and re-elected without opposition in 2019.