Toscano Elected New House Minority Leader

GLEN ALLEN, VA — Delegate David J. Toscano was unanimously elected new House Democratic Caucus Minority Leader by his Democratic peers in today’s Organizational Meeting held at the Wyndam Crossings in Glen Allen, Virginia.

“It has been an honor serving the Charlottesville-Albemarle community in the General Assembly for the last six years ” said Delegate Toscano. “As House Minority Leader, I look forward to continuing the work we have begun by building an effective House Caucus team that projects a positive vision for the Commonwealth and works to implement that vision for the benefit of her citizens over the next several years.”

Toscano was overwhelmingly re-elected to serve a fourth term to represent Virginia’s 57th district in the House of Delegates earlier this month.  He was first elected to represent the 57th district in 2005, upon the retirement of former Delegate Mitch Van Yahres.  Toscano previously served for twelve years on Charlottesville City Council (1990-2002), including one term as mayor (1992-1994).  Toscano and his wife, Nancy Tramontin, and their son Matthew reside in the City of Charlottesville.

Toscano officially took the reins as the new Minority Leader following the unanimous vote today.  He replaces former House Minority Leader, Delegate Ward Armstrong, who lost his re-election bid to the House of Delegates this year.