Angelia (Angelia) Williams Graves (D-21)

State Senator Angelia Williams Graves

Angelia (Angelia) Williams Graves (D-21)
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Capitol: 804.698.7521
FAX: 804.698.7651
District: 757.524.4941
Room 507 General Assembly Building 201 North Ninth Street
Richmond, VA 23219
PO Box 41359
Norfolk, VA 23502
Residence:Norfolk, VA

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Born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, Angelia's public service spans over more than two decades. She is a graduate of St. Mary's Academy, Booker T. Washington High School, Tidewater Community College and Old Dominion University. Angelia is also a graduate of Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership at the University of Virginia. She is the Principal Broker and Owner of Homes by Angelia Realty & Property Management Company a small real estate firm located in Norfolk, VA. "I was born, raised, and educated in Norfolk, VA. I work in Norfolk, and I started my business in Norfolk. My husband and his almost 70-year-old family business is in Norfolk. I have worked in public service in Norfolk for more than 20 years. I am running for the Virginia Senate, because I love this city, I love its people, and I AM ALL NORFOLK!" As for her personal life, Angelia is married to Tommy Graves III, the owner of Graves Funeral Home located in Norfolk. She has two wonderful bonus sons and is what some like to call a "Glamma". As a member of Grove Baptist Church located in Portsmouth, VA, she serves on the Altar Ministry as a trio leader. Angelia has been honored by several historically African American organizations for her profound community services such as Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Her public service began when she started as an employee for the City of Norfolk in 2001. After being appointed to the Norfolk Public Libraries Board of Trustees, Angelia went on to be elected as a member of Norfolk's City Council in 2010. From there, she was then appointed as Vice-Mayor of the City of Norfolk from 2014 to 2016 and elected to the Virginia General Assembly's House of Delegates in 2021. As you can see, Angelia undoubtedly has the skillset, knowledge, track-record, experience, and temperament to get things done! On top of that, she has the ability to stand her ground as a respected Virginia Democrat fighting for the people, and only the people.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2023    Next Election: 2027
Spouse: Tommy Graves   
Counties Representing
Roanoke City
Salem City