Rozia Henson

Virginia House of Delegates, District 19

Rozia will be the first out LGBTQ person elected to represent District 19!


Rozia “J.R.” Henson is a Commonwealth baby. He was born and raised in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Born to a teenage mother, who raised him alongside his stepfather, Rozia became the second child for the couple.

He attended and graduated from Virginia State University, receiving his bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and later attended and graduated from the University of Maryland University College to receive his Master of Business Administration degree. Today, he is a successful federal contractor and Program Manager for the Department of Homeland Security while maintaining his Small Business as a consultant.

Rozia realized it is his duty and calling to be a voice to those who feel as if they are voiceless. To do the work of ensuring that the underrepresented, marginalized voices are heard and that they feel supported by their local leaders and community. Working alongside constituents to let them know that their vote matters.

Rozia is a community leader, activist, and grassroots organizer. He won the election as the Chair of the Woodbridge Democratic Committee of the Prince William County Democratic Party. In 2021, Rozia was elected as Senior Vice Chair of the Prince William County Democratic Committee and Vice President of the Prince William Young Democrats. Rozia currently serves as Commissioner of the Historical Commission appointed by the Woodbridge District Supervisor.

Rozia is the only openly gay candidate running in his race.

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