CHARLOTTESVILLE – Delegate David J. Toscano announced today that he will seek a sixth term to represent the 57th District in Virginia’s House of Delegates. In a letter to supporters announcing his reelection, Toscano commented on his efforts to represent the values important to the constituents of the district, noting that this seat is a successor seat to the one once held by Thomas Jefferson:
I have often heard it said that “Decisions are made by those in the room at the time.”
Your support has allowed me to be “in the room” at the General Assembly for the last ten years. For the last four of those, my position as House Democratic Leader has allowed me the access to fight even more strongly for a progressive agenda to improve our Commonwealth.
During this time, I have been supporting the values of this community, including enhanced funding for education at all levels, initiatives that create jobs and spread economic opportunity throughout the Commonwealth, measures to expand the use of renewable energy and combat the dangers of climate change, efforts to expand Medicaid and to provide access to 400,000 Virginians who do not presently have healthcare coverage, and struggles to protecting the rights of women seeking control of their reproductive healthcare. You can review my record at davidtoscano.com.
I would like a chance to continue this work, and today am announcing my decision to seek another term as your Delegate in the 57th House District. As many of you know, this is the successor seat to the one once held by Thomas Jefferson when he served the Commonwealth in the House of Delegates and I do not take the responsibility of occupying it lightly.
I will continue to work hard to earn your support and vote. I thank you in advance for your support and look forward to working with you in the months and years ahead.
Since 2006, David Toscano has represented the 57th District, which is compromised of the City of Charlottesville and a portion of Albemarle County. He succeeded Mitch Van Yahres who represented the district from 1981-2005. The seat is a successor seat to the one once held by Thomas Jefferson. Delegate Toscano also serves as House Democratic Leader, a position he has held since elected to by his peers in 2011. Mr. Toscano is an attorney with Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, Ltd., and lives in Charlottesville with his wife, Nancy Tramontin and their son, Matthew.