We’re excited to welcome Lt. Governor Winsome Sears to deliver the keynote address at the VDA’s Dental Days at the Capitol, January 26-28! Lt. Governor Sears will be joining us for the Friday morning breakfast and policy briefing. Register and book your room today to ensure you have a spot in the VDA room block.
About Lt. Governor Winsome Sears
Winsome Earle-Sears, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, immigrated to the United States at the age of six. She is proud to have served in the United States Marine Corps. In addition to her various appointments, she has served as the Vice President of the Virginia State Board of Education; as a presidential appointee to the US Census Bureau, as co-chair of the African American Committee; and the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Winsome was first elected in 2002 to a majority Black House of Delegates district, a first for a Republican in Virginia since 1865. She is the first female Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the first Black female elected to statewide office.
The Lieutenant Governor presides over the Senate and is a member of several other state boards, commissions, and councils, including the Board of Trustees of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, the Center for Rural Virginia; the Board of Directors of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the Virginia Tourism Authority; the Virginia Military Advisory Council, the Commonwealth Preparedness Council and the Council on Virginia's Future.