COLONIAL HEIGHTS – Delegate Mike Cherry (R-Colonial Heights) announced today his re-election for Virginia’s 74th House of Delegates district. Following redistricting, the 74th comprises all of Colonial Heights and southern/central portions of Chesterfield County.
Cherry stated “I am excited to officially announce my re-election bid in the 74th district to continue serving Colonial Heights and Chesterfield. I am proud of what I have accomplished over the last two years alongside our Republican majority in the House and Governor Youngkin’s leadership. I know that I can continue to bring positive results for Colonial Heights and Chesterfield families, and look forward to campaigning across the district this year.”
During his first two years, Cherry has been a dedicated voice for our district, focusing on issues like parental rights, cutting taxes, and public safety. He supported bipartisan legislation that fully reopened public schools (SB 739) to ensure that students were able to receive in-person instruction. He voted in favor of Governor Youngkin’s 2022 budget proposal that cut taxes by $4 billion and supports additional tax cuts for working Virginians. He introduced legislation to formally classify 9-1-1 dispatchers as first responders (HB 2327, HB 2328) and crack down on human trafficking (HB 1699). During the most recent legislative session, he was ranked in the top quarter of most effective legislators in the House with more than half of his bills passing both chambers of the General Assembly.
His full voting record is available for the public to view online at lis.virginia.gov.
Cherry also noted his desire to continue delivering high-quality constituent services to residents of the 74th district. He and his staff have worked diligently with constituents experiencing difficulties with state agencies like the Virginia Employment Commission, Department of Motor Vehicles, and Department of Taxation, seeking to cut through bureaucratic red tape and deliver appropriate responses in a timely manner.
“I look forward to introducing myself to voters in the new portions of the district and doing my part to hold and expand our Republican majority in the House,” stated Cherry. “I know that with a Republican House, alongside a new majority in the Senate, we can make good on our promise to make Virginia the best place to work, live, and raise a family.”
Cherry was first elected to the 66th House of Delegates district in 2021 after serving on the Colonial Heights City Council. He currently sits on the Education; Cities, Counties & Towns; and Health, Welfare & Institutions committees. He is seeking reelection in the 74th House of Delegates district.