Watts, Vivian E.

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
House of Delegates
Political Affiliation:


Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • AAbstain
  • *See Comments/Notes
  • Declined to respond

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Reinstate abortion restrictions that included the 24-hour waiting period, a requirement that a doctor perform surgical abortions, an ultrasound prior to an abortion, and fully informed consent. N* Survey
2. Prohibit state funding of all elective abortions consistent with the federal Hyde N* Survey
3. Replace Virginia’s state constitutional amendment that recognizes marriage as between one man and one woman with language that recognizes any marriage arrangements with no limits on the number of parties. Y* Survey
4. Require faith-based adoption agencies to violate their religious convictions by forcing them to place children in homes with unmarried parents or same-sex couples. -* Voted for a bill that would have prohibited DSS from contracting with faith-based adoption agencies who do not place children in homes with same-sex couples.
5. Require churches and religious schools to violate their religious tenets in employment and membership decisions if they conflict with special protections for “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” Y* Voting Record
6. Prohibit biological males from competing in female-only public school sports. A
7. Prohibit public school divisions from promoting any of the core tenets of “Critical Race Theory” to school children. -* Voted for legislation to promote anti-bias/anti-racist teaching and cultural competency training for teachers.
8. Oppose incorporating the tenets of “LGBTQ+” and “transgender” ideology into K-12 public school curriculum. Y* Voting Record
9. Establish tax-advantaged Education Savings Accounts for families to use on K-12 private school tuition and/or school supplies. N* Survey
10. Prohibit state agencies from soliciting minors about information related to sexuality without parental consent. N* Survey
11. Limit the number of days an emergency executive order is effective until the General Assembly takes action. N* Survey
12. Prohibit local and state government entities from restricting a government employee’s and teacher’s freedom of speech in public forums during their personal time. N* Survey
13. Oppose the commercialization of marijuana products. -* Voted for legislation in 2021 to legalize marijuana and allow for the sale of marijuana products. The bill must be passed again in 2022.
14. Oppose the proliferation of “games of skill”, which act and look like slot machines in Virginia restaurants, convenience stores, and other similar places of business. Y* Survey