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Senator Creigh Deeds

Proudly Serving the People of Virginia’s 25th District

Creigh has dedicated his life to fighting for a Virginia that works for everybody. That means working to address the inequalities in our health and mental healthcare systems, making sure that every child, regardless of zip code, gets access to a world-class public education, and fighting to make sure that Virginia’s natural beauty is preserved and protected for generations to come to enjoy. 

Photo of Creigh Deeds
Photo of Creigh Deeds

Senator Creigh Deeds

Proudly Serving the People of Virginia’s 25th District

Creigh has dedicated his life to fighting for a Virginia that works for everybody. That means working to address the inequalities in our health and mental healthcare systems, making sure that every child, regardless of zip code, gets access to a world-class public education, and fighting to make sure that Virginia’s natural beauty is preserved and protected for generations to come to enjoy. 

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Meet Creigh

Senator Deeds’ public service career spans over 30 years, beginning when he was elected Commonwealth’s Attorney. Four years later, he won a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, where he served for a decade. In 2001, he was elected to the State Senate, where he still serves to this day.

Where Creigh Stands

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I believe that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. I helped win the fight to expand Medicaid to over 400,000 Virginians, lower the cost of premiums, and make healthcare more accessible to those in need.  As Chair of the Behavioral Health Committee, I championed the fight  to expand mental health services to all Virginians.  We cannot stigmatize mental health challenges. Services must be available to Virginians of all ages—especially in emergencies.   I have always fought for veterans rights and sponsored our legislation to establish Virginia’s psychiatric bed registry. I have and will continue to ensure the aggressive expansion of services  until everyone in the Commonwealth has the healthcare they need.

Growing up in beautiful rural Virginia, I understand just what an asset our environment is to the Commonwealth. In the Senate, I’ve fought against unnecessary pipelines that would scar Virginia’s beautiful countryside,have worked to provide clean energy alternatives to reduce our carbon emissions and footprint, and have championed our state parks. As a father and grandfather, I want to preserve our Commonwealth’s beauty for generations to come and I’ll continue to be that environmental champion in the State Senate.

Across the nation, our Democracy is under attack; across the nation conservative states are enacting laws to restrict voting.  As the Chair of the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee, I have been on the forefront of expanding voting rights in the Commonwealth and fought subsequent attempts to roll them back. I fought for same day registration and early voting. Our democracy is stronger when we remove barriers from voting and encourage participation.  I support the rights of people who have paid their debt to society to have their ability to vote restored.  I will always fight to ensure that we make voting accessible, convenient, and safe for all those who wish to participate.

As a product of Virginia’s public schools, I believe that our public school system is the great equalizer and that every child in Virginia deserves a world-class public education, regardless of zip code. That’s why Creigh has fought to fully fund our public schools, raise teacher pay to attract and retain the best and the educators, and ensure that students from Lee County to Virginia Beach and everywhere in between have the best education the Commonwealth can provide.

With the overturn of Roe v Wade, it is time to codify the right to abortion care in Virginia. For too long Virginia has fought these regressive battles meant to restrict a right for a woman to make her own healthcare decisions. I firmly believe that politicians have no business making healthcare decisions for others. In addition, I will be a brick wall to resist Youngkin’s agenda to impose more severe abortion restrictions.  I also support more funding for family planning and women’s health services. 

The Commonwealth, including our district, has been plagued with gun violence for far too long.  I have fought for universal background checks, the one handgun a month law, and believe that we should ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines. Weapons of war have no place on our streets. I also believe that ensuring our safety means supporting adequate pay and moral support for law enforcement that protects people, property, and our civil rights of our citizens in an accountable way.

I believe that we need a 21st century economy that values workers just as much as we value profits. That means ensuring that a Virginian working a full-time job can fully support their family, that they must have a livable wage, access to paid family leave, and that they have a seat at the table to collectively bargain for better pay, better benefits, or working conditions. At a time when corporate profits are at an all time high, there’s no reason we should leave our workers behind.

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