Melanie Cornelisse is the Democratic candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates District 78. His name will appear on the ballot on Nov. 2.

Candidate: Melanie Cornelisse

Race: Virginia House of Delegates District 78

Party: Democratic


Biography: Melanie Cornelisse is a gun violence survivor and advocate, as well as a wife, mother of two, and former small business owner. Cornelisse lost her business as a seamstress when the wedding industry was impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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