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Rosalyn Dance

Rosalyn Dance
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 63rd district
Assumed office
April 6, 2005
Preceded by Fenton Bland
Personal details
Born ( 1948 -02-10) February 10, 1948 (age 66)
Chesterfield County, Virginia
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Nathaniel A. Dance, Jr.
Children Nathaniel Dance III, Tanya Dance Kelly
Residence Petersburg, Virginia
Alma mater John Tyler Community College
Virginia State University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Profession Nurse
Committees Appropriations; General Laws; Privileges and Elections
Religion Baptist

Rosalyn R. "Roz" Dance (born February 10, 1948) is an American politician. Since 2005 she has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 63rd district southeast of Richmond, made up of the city of Petersburg and part of Hopewell, plus parts of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie and Prince George Counties. Dance was mayor of Petersburg 1992–2004. She is a member of the Democratic Party.[1][2]

Dance has served on the House committees on Appropriations (2006–), General Laws (2006–), Health, Welfare and Institutions (2013–), and Privileges and Elections (2006–2012).[3]

Electoral history

In 2001, the 63rd Virginia House of Delegates district incumbent, Democrat Jay DeBoer, retired after 18 years. Dance, then mayor of Petersburg, ran for the seat as an independent but lost to the Democratic nominee, funeral director Fenton Bland.

On January 25, 2005, Bland pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to commit bank fraud; he resigned the 63rd district seat the next day. Dance received the Democratic nomination and was chosen to replace Bland in a special election on March 22.[4]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
Virginia House of Delegates, 63rd district
Nov 6, 2001[5] General F L Bland Jr Democratic 8,774 52.48
R R Dance 7,926 47.40
Write Ins 20 0.12
Jay DeBoer retired; seat stayed Democratic
Mar 22, 2005[6] Special R R Dance Democratic 4,342 68.78
A G Sims Republican 1,690 26.77
M W Bratschi 271 4.29
Write Ins 10 0.16
Fenton Bland resigned; seat stayed Democratic
Nov 8, 2005[7] General R R Dance Democratic 9,456 60.29
D H Dphrepaulezz 6,177 39.38
Write Ins 52 0.33
Nov 6, 2007[8] General Rosalyn R. Dance Democratic 8,684 98.07
Write Ins 170 1.92
Nov 3, 2009[9] General Rosalyn R. Dance Democratic 12,375 96.42
Write Ins 459 3.57
Nov 8, 2011[10] General Rosalyn R. Dance Democratic 10,775 96.64
Write Ins 374 3.35
Jun 11, 2013[11] Democratic primary Rosalyn R. Dance 2,471 52.82
Evandra D. Thompson 2,207 47.18


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