The Equal Rights Amendment passed the Virginia Senate five times since 2011, most recently in 2016.

In 2018, the list of ERA patrons achieved levels never previously seen in Virginia

Senate: 21 of 40 Senators signed on as patrons (19 Democrats, 2 Republicans) and 2 additional Republicans gave ERA a yes vote on the Senate Rules committee
House: 52 of 100 Delegates signed on as patrons (48 Democrats, 4 Republicans)

The Equal Rights Amendment had additional supporters besides the listed patrons of 2018 and would have passed easily if it had made it to the floor in either/both the House and Senate! A summary of 2018 patrons for SJ4, HJ2, HJ4, HJ129 are listed below.

2018 House of Delegates Recap

Patrons Non-patrons (on Privileges and Elections Committee)
Dawn M. Adams – D Les R. Adams – R
Lashrecse D. Aird – D Mark L. Cole – R
Hala S. Ayala – D H. F. “Buddy” Fowler, Jr. – R
Lamont Bagby – D Gregory D. Habeeb – R
John J. Bell – D Timothy D. “Tim” Hugo – R
Jeff M. Bourne – D Riley Edward Ingram – R
Jennifer B. Boysko – D S. Chris Jones – R
David L. Bulova – D R. Steven “Steve” Landes – R
Betsy B. Carr – D J. A. “Jay” Leftwich, Jr. – R
Lee J. Carter – D Joseph C. “Joe” Lindsey – D (non-patron in 2018 but assures us of his support!)
Kelly K. Convirs-Fowler – D Israel D. O’Quinn – R
Karrie K. Delaney – D Margaret Bevans Ransone – R
Eileen Filler-Corn – D Larry N. “Nick” Rush – R
Jennifer D. Carroll Foy – D
Wendy W. Gooditis – D Other non-patrons
Elizabeth R. Guzman – D Terry L. Austin – R
C. E. “Cliff” Hayes, Jr. – D Richard P. “Dickie” Bell – R
Steve E. Heretick – D Robert B. Bell III – R
Charniele L. Herring – D Robert S. Bloxom, Jr. – R
Patrick A. Hope – D Emily M. Brewer – R
Chris L. Hurst – D Kathy J. Byron – R
Matthew James – D Jeffrey L. Campbell – R
Jerrauld C. “Jay” Jones – D Ben L. Cline – R
Mark L. Keam – D Christopher E. Collins – R
L. Kaye Kory – D M. Kirkland “Kirk” Cox – R
Paul E. Krizek – D Glenn R. Davis, Jr. – R
Mark H. Levine – D James E. Edmunds II – R
Alfonso H. Lopez – D C. Matthew Fariss – R
John J. McGuire III – R Nick J. Freitas – R
Delores L. McQuinn – D T. Scott Garrett – R
Michael P. Mullin – D C. Todd Gilbert – R
Kathleen J. Murphy – D
*prior patron
Christopher T. Head – R
Christopher K. Peace – R Gordon C. Helsel, Jr. – R
Kenneth R. “Ken” Plum – D M. Keith Hodges – R
Marcia S. “Cia” Price – D Terry G. Kilgore – R
S. “Sam” Rasoul – D Barry D. Knight – R
David A. Reid – D Dave A. LaRock – R
Roxann L. Robinson – R D. W. “Danny” Marshall III – R
Debra H. Rodman – D Jason S. Miyares – R
Danica A. Roem – D James W. “Will” Morefield – R
Mark D. Sickles – D Robert D. “Bobby” Orrock – R
Marcus B. Simon – D Todd E. Pillion – R
R. C. “Rip” Sullivan, Jr. – D Brenda L. Pogge – R
Robert M. “Bob” Thomas, Jr. – R Charles D. Poindexter – R
Luke E. Torian – D Chris P. Stolle – R
David J. Toscano – D R. Lee Ware, Jr. – R
Kathy K. L. Tran – D Michael J. Webert – R
Cheryl B. Turpin – D Tony O. Wilt – R
Roslyn C. Tyler – D Thomas C. Wright, Jr. – R
Schuyler T. VanValkenburg – D David E. Yancey – R
Jeion A. Ward – D
Vivian E. Watts – D
Total 53 Total 47

2018 Senate Recap

Patrons Unsupportive Rules members
George L. Barker – D Charles W. Carrico, Sr. – R
Rosalyn R. Dance – D Emmett W. Hanger, Jr. – R
R. Creigh Deeds – D Ryan T. McDougle – R
Siobhan S. Dunnavant – R Stephen D. Newman – R
Adam P. Ebbin – D Thomas K. Norment, Jr. – R
*has voted for ERA previously in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 (but also voted no in 2015 after a disagreement with Senate Democrats)
John S. Edwards – D Mark D. Obenshain – R
Barbara A. Favola – D Bryce E. Reeves – R
Janet D. Howell – D Frank M. Ruff, Jr. – R
Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr. – D William M. Stanley, Jr. – R
Mamie E. Locke – D Frank W. Wagner – R
*corrected the record – he meant to vote for ERA in 2014
L. Louise Lucas – D
David W. Marsden – D Other non-patrons
T. Montgomery “Monty” Mason – D Richard H. Black – R
Jennifer L. McClellan – D A. Benton Chafin, Jr. – R
Jeremy S. McPike – D Amanda F. Chase – R
J. Chapman Petersen – D John A. Cosgrove, Jr. – R
Richard L. Saslaw – D William R. DeSteph, Jr. – R
Lionell Spruill, Sr. – D Mark J. Peake – R
Glen H. Sturtevant, Jr. – R David R. Suetterlein – R
Scott A. Surovell – D
Jennifer T. Wexton – D
Recorded “YES” vote in Senate Rules Committee
Richard H. Stuart – R
Jill H. Vogel – R
Total 23 Total 17