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About the VBDC 2022 Recommended Candidates


The Virginia Beach Democratic Committee is proud to announce our 2022 Voter Guide. 

In addition to Congresswoman Elaine Luria receiving the Democratic Nomination for Congressional District 2, the following candidates have received the committee’s recommendations for City Council and School Board. 

Melissa Peck

For City Council, District 1

Melissa Peck is a lifelong volunteer, military spouse for over 20 years, and community organizer. As a graduate student in Library & Information Sciences, she values informed decision-making and innovative community-first solutions.

Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond

For City Council, District 4

Amelia is a former Virginia Beach Councilwoman and the Founder & Chairman of the Virginia African American Cultural Center. She chairs the Mayor’s Inclusion Diversity, Equity and Accessibility and is also an Appointee by Governor Northam to the Hampton Roads Transit Commission.

Worth Remick

For City Council, District 6

Worth is a longtime Virginia Beach resident, parent, coach, and volunteer who believes strong families, safe neighborhoods, good schools, and a sound business climate make for a healthy city.

Joash Schulman

For City Council, District 9

Joash ​​is a real estate and business attorney and serves as the managing partner of Town Center Office Suites. He and his wife have been residents of Virginia Beach since 2007 and they reside with their three young daughters in the city’s Thoroughgood neighborhood.

Joash is passionate about economic development and strategic growth initiatives, our public school system, and coastal resiliency, flooding, and environmental issues.

Jennifer  Rouse

For City Council, District 10

Jennifer was born and raised in Virginia Beach. She graduated with honors from Virginia Wesleyan College and earned her graduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she was awarded the prestigious L. Douglas Wilder Graduate Scholar Fellowship.

She is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Department Chair of Social Sciences and Education Pathway at Tidewater Community College.