Elected in 2017, Delegate Debra Rodman was inspired to run by the simple idea that real people should have a voice in their government. She is an Associate Professor at Randolph-Macon college, and regularly use her academic expertise to serve as an expert witness in US Federal Court where she advocates for families and LGBT refugees fleeing violence.
Debra is a proud mom to two beautiful boys and the wife to Darryl Lowery, a Richmond native and member of the Lumbee tribe of North Carolina.
Debra brings her passion – and compassion – as an educator to the General Assembly, fighting fiercely for the improvements to Virginia public education and health care systems that our communities need. As a Delegate, she has worked across the aisle to improve teacher evaluations and raise teacher pay. It is because of Debra and her colleague’s advocacy for Medicaid expansion on the campaign trail and in the General Assembly that 400,000 Virginians who previously slipped through the cracks now have access to affordable health care. Debra continues to champion initiatives that will strengthen our community, working with her colleagues to create jobs in growing industries and give Virginians better opportunities for employment.
It is her mission to remain accessible and present in the community she loves to serve.