Alex Mejias is seeking the Democratic nomination for the Virginia House of Delegates, 70th District. A graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A., Religious Studies) and UVA School of Law, he is a member of the bar in New York and Virginia, and has worked in both private practice and public interest law. Alex has worked at the Legal Aid Justice Center, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, and the National Senior Citizens Law Center. Locally, he spent three years at BrownGreer, where he worked to oversee complex settlement programs involving thousands of claimants. Alex now works in business development at Foster Made, a thriving local web development firm.
As a seven-year resident of the 70th District, Alex’s personal, non-profit, and volunteer efforts have been focused locally to advocate for community improvements. He has served on the advisory board of Urban Hope, where he helped initiate an emphasis on safe and affordable rental properties for low-income families seeking housing. Alex served on the board of the Richmond Justice Initiative, an organization focused on ending human trafficking in Central Virginia. He currently serves on the board of Freedom in Creation, an arts and sustainable farming organization in Northern Uganda.
Most recently, Alex organized Businesses for Black Lives, a conversation between local business leaders and law enforcement around issues of race and policing. This led to the formation of the Business Coalition for Justice, which aims to address these issues both on a practical level and on a policy level through continued conversations and concrete support for those whose lives intersect with the criminal justice system. He also volunteers at the Richmond City Justice Center, organizing worship services for offenders in the facility.
Alex is an active member of East End Fellowship, where he worships with his wife of 11 years, Ashley, and their three daughters.