Annette Hyde is the Democratic nominee for the 24th Senate District and the first to challenge for the seat since 2007. She is a 18-year veteran yoga teacher from Madison County who first ran for office in 2017.
Annette was born in Fort Worth, Texas and raised in suburban Dallas. She has a BA in Communications/Journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington. Annette is married and has two adult sons. Her family moved to Fairfax County, Virginia in 1990, and her sons attended Fairfax County Public Schools. She was active in the former Chantilly Presbyterian Church and both her sons’ Cub Scout dens.
Annette and her husband, Clint, purchased their home and property in Madison County in 2013 and moved there permanently in 2016. She is a member of the Madison County Democrats, the Culpeper Branch of the NAACP, the Culpeper Persisters and a founding member of the Culpeper/Madison/Orange Chapter of Moms Demand Action. She teaches yoga classes in Culpeper and Orange.
Annette decided to run for office because she believed no legislator should run unopposed, She saw nothing getting done to improve internet access, health care, education, criminal justice reform and the environment in rural communities.