I serve to continue to fight for our families, for this community that we love, and for the values we share.
Jeff Bourne has spent much of his professional career serving Virginia and the people of Richmond.
Prior to winning elected office, Jeff was appointed by Attorney General Mark Herring to serve as the Deputy Attorney General for transportation, real estate and construction litigation for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prior to that appointment, Jeff was head of Government Relations at the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Jeff also served as Deputy Chief of Staff for the Mayor of Richmond.
But in 2013, Jeff was elected to serve as the 3rd District representative for the Richmond City School Board, which he was selected by his peers to lead as Chairman in 2013 and again in 2016. As Chair of Richmond City’s School Board, Jeff worked to advance education opportunities for Richmond’s kids. He led the effort to expand Pre-K to over 1,000 children, created a comprehensive academic improvement plan and helped create the Richmond Career Education and Employment Academy, which provides functional life skills training for students with disabilities. Jeff knows that no other project we undertake as a city, a region, a state, or a country is more important than creating the public education system that our children deserve.
In 2017, when a special election to succeed State Senator Jennifer McClellan was held, Jeff was elected to the House of Delegates, where he now serves as a member of the Courts of Justice and Education committees and the Courts of Justice Mental Health subcommittee.
In the House of Delegates Jeff’s commitment to education, environmental protection, criminal justice reform, and housing equality have been at the forefront of his work. Jeff is proud to have led the bipartisan passing of bills like HB 1600, which limited long-term school suspensions to 45 days, and HB 1922, which provides stronger safeguards against landlords who mishandle eviction proceedings.
Jeff is proud to have compiled a voting record that has received a perfect rating from the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, the Virginia Education Association, and the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club. Most of all, he is honored to be the recipient of a perfect 0% rating from the Virginia Citizens Defense League and the National Rifle Association
Jeff’s commitment to the community extends beyond the State Capitol. He serves on the Maymont Foundation Board, which helps foster community engagement, citizen leadership, and private philanthropy. He serves on the Board of Directors of Fit4Kids, and holds leadership roles with Next Up.
Prior to public office, Jeff practiced law at Morris & Morris in Richmond, Va., where he handled civil litigation in liability and personal injury law. He earned both his B.A and J.D. at the College of William & Mary. He worships at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Battery Park, and he’s a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
But above all this, Jeff’s most important responsibility is being an active dad to Sydney, a rising 6th grader, and Joseph, a rising 2nd grader in Richmond Public Schools.
Jeff and his wife, Anedra, recently celebrated their 17th anniversary.