Overview of General Assembly 2018 support for ratification.

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