Tavarris Spinks

Richmond City Council, District 2

Tavarris will the first openly LGBTQ elected official in Richmond's history!


Tavarris Spinks is a proud fifth-generation Black Richmonder. Born and raised in the city’s east end, he became one of the first members of his family to graduate from college, and he’s spent his entire adult life uplifting his community. Over the last seventeen years, he’s knocked on thousands of doors for over two dozen Democratic candidates, led voter registration drives, lobbied at the General Assembly for civil rights and in 2019 he was a plaintiff in a Supreme Court decision to overturn racial gerrymandering in his home district.

Tavarris worked for twelve years as a bankruptcy and consumer protection advocate regularly take calls late at night and on the weekends from folks who needed financial advice from someone who understands how it feels not knowing how the rent will get paid. Tavarris is running to build a better Richmond that works for everyone, and that means fighting for a brighter, more equitable future for all Richmonders.

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