Michelle Lopes Maldonado is a long-time resident of Prince William County and the City of Manassas and has proudly served her first term in the House of Delegates fighting for families, a cleaner and greener economy, accessible and affordable housing, healthcare and reproductive rights, LGBTQ+/equal rights, technology and innovation to keep Virginia competitive, and funding for schools and teachers as our students recover from learning loss.
Michelle is running for office because she believes all Virginians deserve representatives who will fight the good fight and collaborate and compromise when both are called for to serve the highest interests of the people she represents and the people of the Commonwealth. She ran because she was frustrated with the divisiveness in our communities and country that was leaving everyday citizens underserved, unserved, and unprotected. She ran to fight for those who don’t have a voice and those who do and to bring people, resources, systems, and opportunity together to champion a better path forward for all.
She brings heart, honor, and action to her work because she knows how important it is to be a voice and advocate for all people she represents. She has worked as an entrepreneur, business leader, former tech attorney, mother, wife, and bridge-builder who is running for re-election to represent the new District 20. With a code of strong ethics, compassion, determination and vision, Michelle isn’t afraid to tackle hard issues and to work across party lines to get things done. In her first term, she was named “Rookie Legislator of the Year” by the Virginia Education Association and founded the bi-partisan Virginia Technology & Innovation Caucus.
Michelle has spent over two decades supporting the development and performance of leaders, teams, and communities across industries — ranging from teachers to corporate executives, humanitarian aid workers, military and law enforcement. She is skilled at navigating difficult environments to bring people together to find solutions to the problems impacting our families, communities, and businesses around the Commonwealth. She is honored to lend these skills to the political sphere fueling why she runs and how she serves.