It’s great to see Makya Little this morning announcing her candidacy for VA House of Delegates (see video and press release, below)! Back in July 2020, I posted an interview with her, on the “Virginia Commission on African-American History Education…How She Got Involved, What the Recommendations Are Looking Like.” As she said in that interview, “my personal goals are to pay it forward by speaking up—not just for my children, but for all children of the Commonwealth.” And now she’s hoping to take that to the Virginia House of Delegates in the new, deep-“blue” 19th district (Woodbridge, Lorton, Mason Neck; HIGHLY diverse — 32% Hispanic, 30% White, 26% Black, 14% multi-racial, 11% Asian-American). To see where the highly impressive Makya Little stands on the issues, click here, and to learn more about her, click here. Good luck/go Makya!
Makya Little Announces Candidacy for Virginia’s New 19th Delegate District
Running as a Democrat, Little is vying to fill a vacant seat which encompasses Northern Woodbridge, Lorton, Mason Neck and Fort Belvoir.
Lorton, VA – Makya Little, a dedicated community advocate and national security professional, released the following statement announcing her candidacy in the Democratic Primary for the vacant 19th District Delegate seat:
“First and foremost, I’d like to thank Delegates Kathy Tran and Candi King for their steadfast and tremendous leadership over the years that they have represented our community. They each represent so much of what makes this such a unique and special place to live.
I’m running to be an advocate for the future transportation infrastructure that our neighbors and businesses depend on, to protect the natural resources, parks and trails that are central to our region’s identity, and to be a voice for equity and inclusion across our community, and throughout the entire Commonwealth,” said Makya Little.
In a video announcing her candidacy, Little highlighted a number of specific goals that will be central to her platform including extending Metro to Woodbridge, advancing legislation to protect our natural
resources, and building equitable pathways to success for residents of the new 19th District.
In addition to nearly a two decade career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Little has previously served as the President of the Thomas Jefferson Alumni Action Group and a member of the Lewis
Academy NOW Committee. Little is also well known in the General Assembly and among women’s rights advocates for the legislation that she championed in the current session, H.B. 1351—chief patroned by Delegate Nadarius Clark—known as “Makya’s Law.”
At the time of this release, Little had received endorsements from: Delegate Kaye Kory (H.D. 38), Neabsco District Supervisor Victor Angry (Prince William County), and Dr. Janice Underwood
(Virginia first Chief Diversity Officer, Northam Administration).