Del. Debra Gardner (D-Chesterfield)

Photo of Debra Gardner
76: County of Chesterfield (part)
Took Office
January 2024
Next Election
November 2025
Copatroning Habits
91% of bills she has copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 100% of them are Democrats. Of all of her fellow copatrons of the bills that she copatroned, 71% of them are Democrats.
Bills Passed
30.8% in 2024
Recent Mentions in the Media

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia: New delegate wants to lift ban on radar detectors

January 4, 2024 | 3:00 am Virginia: New delegate wants to lift ban on radar detectors

January 4, 2024 | 3:00 am

The Commonwealth Times: Meet the women of color candidates in this upcoming General Assembly election

November 1, 2023 | 3:00 am

Blue Virginia: Who Knew We Could Flip Chesterfield County Blue?

September 6, 2023 | 3:00 am

Blue Virginia: Flip and Defend-A-District Friday: Volume IX (Del. Holly Seibold, Del. Mark Sickles, Del. Shelly Simonds, Debra ...

August 18, 2023 | 3:00 am

From the Legislator’s Website


  • HB176: Elections; form of ballot, party identification of candidates, constitutional offices.
  • HB177: Federal Early Intervention Program for Infants & Toddlers w/Disabilities; reimbursement rates.
  • HB178: Social Work Advisory Board; established, report, sunset date.
  • HB179: Imprisonment; consecutive terms.
  • HB180: Radar detectors; use and sale of devices to detect radar, etc.
  • HB312: Rental conveyances; relocates certain provisions related to assignments of rent.
  • HB317: Children's residential facility; Off. of Children's Ombudsman to interview children in foster care.
  • HB335: Tipped employees; DOLI to study increasing wages and address wage theft by employers.
  • HB472: TANF; repeals provision relating to child care services, reporting.
  • HB1369: Criminal justice training academies; curriculum.
  • HB1375: Early childhood care and education; publicly funded providers.
  • HB1472: Water certificates or permits; compliance with water quality standards.
  • HB1537: JLARC; Department of Human Resource Management's Grievance Procedure Manual, report.
  • HR260: Commending the Honorable Dr. Dwight Clinton Jones.
  • HR270: Commending Aliyah Elliott.