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Meet Don

Delegate Don Scott serves the residents of Virginia’s 80th District in the House of Delegates. A resident of Portsmouth for sixteen years, Don is an attorney, former United States Naval Officer, and community leader. Since being elected in 2019, he has been a champion for criminal justice, economic development, health care affordability, and more in the General Assembly. 

  • Abolished the death penalty
  • Legalized recreational use of marijuana and expunged the records of non-violent drug offenders
  • Automatic expungement of records for certain misdemeanors
  • Allowing admittance of defendant’s mental condition as evidence
  • Limited Adult Probation sentences to a maximum of one year for a misdemeanor, and five years for a felony.
  • Expanded medicaid to thousands of Virginians
  • Capped prices on insulin
  • Expanded and streamlined Virginia’s vaccine program
  • Expanded access to telehealth
  • Established maternal health data taskforce
  • Increased the minimum wage
  • Passed the Governor’s G3 Program – Get skilled, get a job, and give back. 
  • Expanded broadband access to Virginians
  • $25 million for Rebuild VA grant program
  • Passed a 5% teacher pay raise
  • Fully funded early childhood education programs
  • Funding for additional school guidance counselors
  • Addressing learning loss due to COVID19 through supplemental funding for local programming
  • Established parameters to reopen our schools in Fall 2021

Fighting to build a Virginia that works for everyone.

Delegate Don Scott has committed his career to serving our community, Commonwealth, and country. Through his service in uniform, as an attorney and community leader, and now as a Delegate, he’s fought to improve the lives and livelihoods and those around him. 

As Delegate, Don has been a champion for building a new Virginia that leaves nobody behind – with strong public schools, quality, affordable health care for all, an economy that lifts everyone up, and a fair, equitable criminal justice system.