Virginia M. Smith learned the value of service at an early age watching her parents involved in the community, organizing and teaching Sunday school, serving on boards, working to register voters for local political parties, or driving neighbors miles at a time to the grocery store.
She is a graduate of Virginia Union University and the University of Virginia. She is a former educator, entrepreneur, children’s book author, and volunteer mentor. Virginia lives in the 15th District in Prince George County.
Her teaching career was with Richmond Public Schools, where she taught kids from Kindergarten through Fifth grade. Throughout her career, Virginia taught at various public schools in Richmond, and retired from Mary Munford Elementary. Afterwards, she taught at Virginia Commonwealth University as an adjunct professor in the School of Education. 
In 2014, Virginia became a published children’s book author with Tate Publishing Company. Her books are well received and loved by children who read them. When she is not spending time with immediate family, her nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends and Virginia loves serving as a volunteer mentor at one of the area’s Middle Schools. 
She is committed to public service and growing a better tomorrow. Virginia sees a place in the Senate where she can help, and she is determined to help the people of the 15th district move forward together!
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