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  Stoney, Levar
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AffiliationDemocratic  
  2014-01-01  
 
NameLevar Stoney
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Jun 20, 2016 01:55pm
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InfoLevar Stoney was sworn in as Secretary of the Commonwealth on January 19, 2014. Stoney is the first African-American to hold this post and is the youngest member of Governor McAuliffe’s Cabinet.

The Secretary of the Commonwealth is designated by the Code of Virginia as the keeper of the seals of the Commonwealth. Among the office’s various duties, Stoney assists the Governor in his appointments of nearly 4,000 individuals to serve on Virginia's boards and commissions and the restoration of civil rights to ex – offenders.

Prior to serving as Secretary of the Commonwealth, Stoney served as the Deputy Director of the McAuliffe Gubernatorial Transition. He was the Deputy Campaign Manager of McAuliffe's 2013 campaign for Governor. In 2008, he served as Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Virginia. At the time he was one of the youngest state Democratic party executive directors in the United States.

During his career, Levar worked in various public and private sector capacities, including for Virginia State Senator R. Creigh Deeds and former Delegate C. Richard Cranwell.

Levar remains engaged in civic and community service by serving on a number of boards and committees. He is a member of VCU Massey Cancer Center Advisory Board; member of LEAD Virginia Board of Directors; member of the Virginia State Bar’s Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee; member of the Jamestown Yorktown Foundation 2019 Commemoration Steering Committee;and member of the Ujima Legacy Fund.

Levar received his undergraduate degree from James Madison University in 2004. In 2006, he completed the Virginia Commonwealth University Minority Political Leadership Institute's leadership development program. He is a native of Yorktown and is a product of the York County public schools. He and his wife reside in Richmond.

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