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Mamye E. BaCote

Mamye E. BaCote

Democrat, House District 95


Service: 2004 - Present

Seniority: 40 of 100

Legislator Rating: 79.4

Preferred Name: Mamye

Born: Halifax, Virginia on February 18th, 1939

Education: Virginia Union University (A.B., 1960); Hampton Institute (M.A., 1967);

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Spouse: Ted

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Assembly Office: Room 507 Assembly Phone: 8046981095 Assembly Fax: 8046986795
District Office: P. O. Box 5154 District Address: Newport News 23605 District Phone: 757-244-4415 District Fax:
E-mail: delegatebacote@aol.com Legislative Aide: Krystal Stanley Aide's E-mail: Web site: www.delegatemamyebacote.com/ Make checks payable to: Bacote for Delegate

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House Appropriations 21
House Health, Welfare & Institutions 19
House Transportation 17

Mamye BaCote, a Newport News Democrat, has served in the House of Delegates since 2004. Her career background is in education. She is a former social studies chair at Menchville High School and works as an adjunct professor at Hampton University. The sixty-something BaCote served on Newport News City Council from 1996-2003. When longtime Del. Flora Crittenden announced she would not seek re-election in 2003, BaCote threw her hat in the ring and won a 51 percent majority in a three-way Democratic primary. She ran in the general election with 65 percent of the vote in a black-majority district and hasn't faced a serious challenger since. BaCote serves on three House committees: Appropriations; Health Welfare & Institutions; and Transportation. Virginia FREE rates her a "swing" vote on business issues. BaCote earned a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Union University and a master’s degree from Hampton University. She and her husband, Theodore Edward BaCote Jr., have three sons.