About Delegate Marcia "Cia" Price
Marcia, affectionately known as "Cia", was born and raised on the Peninsula. She graduated from Warwick High School in the Peninsula's first graduating class of the International Baccalaureate Program, receiving the full IB Diploma and Advanced Studies Diploma (1998). Del. Price attended Spelman College and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, with intensive study in Biology (2002). She also received her Master of Arts in Religious Studies from Howard University (2005). After having completed some coursework toward her Master of Divinity Degree at Howard University (2011-2013), she is now finishing her degree at the School of Theology at Virginia Union University. With each program, she focuses on learning as much as she can in order to return home to make a positive difference.
Del. Price worked as a special assistant in the Virginia Liaison Office under then Governor Mark Warner and as a state coordinator for the NAACP This Is My Vote! Campaign for voter registration, education, and mobilization. After what was supposed to be a month long internship at a dental office, she enjoyed an almost 10 year career of dental office administration and management because she was passionate about helping people get the care that they needed.
In September 2016, as a project of New Virginia Majority, she worked to start the Virginia Black Leadership Organizing Collaborative (VA BLOC), a non-profit focused on "building empowered communities" through integrated voter engagement, civic involvement, and leadership development, where she serves as Director.
Del. Price is a member of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church and has been active in organizations like Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., People to People, and Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. She currently serves on the Board for Habitat for Humanity serving the Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg.
On November 5, 2019, Del. Price was reelected for her third term to represent the 95th District in the Virginia House of Delegates. She currently serves on the Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee, the Privileges and Elections Committee, the General Laws Committee, and the Public Safety Committee. In 2020, she was appointed the Chair of the Behavioral Health (Institutions) Subcommittee. She also serves as Secretary of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus. Del. Price is a member of the Hampton Roads Caucus, the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, and NOBEL Women.
Del. Price has received several honors, including the 2017 Marguarite Adams Award for Political Action from the Mid-Atlantic Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the 2017 Community Service Award from the Hampton Democrats, the 2017 Community Service Award from Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. She was named Greek of the Year twice for the Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (2009, 2011). Also, she received the 2017 “Solid as a Rock Award” from the Virginia Education Association for her strong support of public education. In 2018, she was named the Champion of College Affordability by Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust. And in 2019, Del. Price received the Economic Justice Advocacy Award from the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy and the Friend of Nursing Award from the Virginia Nursing Association. She also was inducted into the Hampton Newport News Community Service Board Hall of Fame in 2019.
Del. Price loves interacting with her constituents and is called upon to give speeches to help awaken audiences to the needs of the community and to inspire them toward action. As a fourth generation resident of the Peninsula, Del. Price embraces her family's legacy of service and strives to make a positive impact in the Peninsula community that has given so much to her.
(Marcia is pronounced mar-See-ya)
Updated March 2020