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About HCDC's Vice Chair for Voter Outreach and Education


Duke Hawkins, Voter Outreach and Education

A lifelong Democrat and Virginian, I was raised in the Fredericksburg area and began volunteering on elections with Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. After high school I moved to Norfolk and attended Old Dominion University from 2014-2017 as a political science major. At ODU, I found my tribe with the ODU Democrats and dedicated myself to the 2016 Presidential Election, eventually becoming President of that organization. After that, I began working on the executive committee of the Norfolk Democratic Committee as Outreach Chair, while also starting a political consultation business working on various campaigns in the Hampton Roads area. After college, I moved to Henrico with my fiancée with plans on settling here in the Richmond area – unbeknownst that the COVID-19 pandemic was about to change the world as we know it. 


I look forward to getting back involved in the Henrico community, to educate and reach as many Henrico citizens as possible. 

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