About HCDC's Vice Chair
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.