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About Delegate Marcia "Cia" Price


Marcia, affectionately known as "Cia", was born and raised on the Peninsula in the District she now serves.  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, she worked to start 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.

On November 7, 2023, Del. Price was reelected for her fifth term to represent the new 85th District in the Virginia House of Delegates.  She is the chief sponsor of the Voting Rights Act of Virginia (2021) and works for voting rights, housing justices, and gun violence prevention, among other issues.

She currently serves on the Health and Human Services Committee and is Chair for the Health Professions Subcommittee and a member of the Health Subcommittee.

On the General Laws Committee, she serves on the ABC/Gaming Subcommittee and the Housing/Consumer Protections Subcommittee. 

And she is the first Black woman to serve as Chair of the House Privileges and Elections Committee, which is the longest continuously running legislative committee in the nation. 

Current Caucus Memberships:

  • House Democratic Caucus
  • Gun Violence Prevention Caucus
  • Hampton Roads Caucus
  • National Black Caucus of State Legislators
  • Virginia Legislative Black Caucus
  • LGBTQ+ Legislative Caucus
  • Black Maternal Health Caucus

Previous Committee & Caucus Experience:

  • Public Safety Committee (2020-2022)
  • Chair, Behavioral Health Subcommittee of HWI (2020)
  • Vice Chair, Privileges and Elections Committee (2020-2022)
  • Chair, Voting Rights Subcommittee (2021)
  • Vice Chair, Barrier Crimes and Background Checks Joint Subcommittee (2020-2021)
  • Member, Behavioral Health Commission (2020-2022) 
  • Chaplain, Virginia Legislative Black Caucus (2016-2018)
  • Secretary, Virginia Legislative Black Caucus (2018-2023)
  • Vice Chair, Virginia Legislative Black Caucus (2023)

Del. Price is a fourth-generation member of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church.  She is an active member in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the NAACP; and currently serves on the Board for Habitat for Humanity serving the Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg. 

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 also participated in the Fannie Lou Hamer Fellowship 2020 Cohort with the Sandler Phillips Center.

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. Del. Price attended Spelman College and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, with intensive study in Biology. She also received her Master of Arts in Religious Studies from Howard University.  After having completed some coursework toward her Master of Divinity Degree at Howard University, she graduated from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University with her Master of Divinity and as Valedictorian of STVU (2022). With each program, she focused on learning as much as she could in order to make a positive difference.  

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.  

You can follow Del. Price and her work on her social media pages!


(Marcia is pronounced mar-See-ya)

Updated February 2024

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