On October 22, 2021, Catholic Law alumna Charniele Herring ’97 was featured in Blue Virginia’s "Flip-A-District Friday: Volume XV." The series helps Virginia voters learn more about leaders in the state’s House of Delegates prior to the upcoming election on November 2. Herring represents House District 46. Her election to the General Assembly in January of 2009 made her the first Black woman from Northern Virginia ever elected to the over 400-year-old Virginia legislature. In 2019 she was also elected as the first Black woman to be Majority Leader in the House of Delegates.
Date: October 22, 2021
Final 2021 “Flip-[and-Hold]-A District Friday”: Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn; VA House Majority Leader Charniele Herring
Charniele was elected to the General Assembly in January 2009 in a special election to fill the vacated seat for the 46th House District. Her election is historic because she is the first African American woman from Northern Virginia ever elected to the over 400-year-old Virginia legislature. Since her election, Delegate Herring has served on the Joint Subcommittee Studying Strategies and Models for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, Governor McDonnell’s internal working group on voting rights restoration, the Virginia State Crime Commission, and Governor McAuliffe’s Taskforce on Heroin and Prescription Drugs. In the legislature, Herring serves on the Courts of Justice and Counties, Cities, and Towns Committees.
To learn more about Charniele Herring, her work, and her historic career, click here.