|Member of the Virginia Senate|
from the 16th district
Assumed office |
November 9, 2014
|Preceded by||Henry L. Marsh|
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates|
from the 63rd district
April 6, 2005 – November 9, 2014
|Preceded by||Fenton Bland|
|Succeeded by||Joseph E. Preston|
February 10, 1948 |
Chesterfield County, Virginia
|Spouse(s)||Nathaniel A. Dance, Jr.|
|Children||Nathaniel Dance III, Tanya Dance Kelly|
John Tyler Community College|
Virginia State University
Virginia Commonwealth University
|Committees||Appropriations; General Laws; Privileges and Elections|
|Website||Dance for Senate|
Rosalyn R. "Roz" Dance (born February 10, 1948) is an American politician. Since 2005 she has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 63rd district southeast of Richmond, made up of the city of Petersburg and part of Hopewell, plus parts of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie and Prince George Counties. Dance was mayor of Petersburg 1992–2004. She is a member of the Democratic Party.
In 2001, the 63rd Virginia House of Delegates district incumbent, Democrat Jay DeBoer, retired after 18 years. Dance, then mayor of Petersburg, ran for the seat as an independent but lost to the Democratic nominee, funeral director Fenton Bland.
On January 25, 2005, Bland pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to commit bank fraud; he resigned the 63rd district seat the next day. Dance received the Democratic nomination and was chosen to replace Bland in a special election on March 22. Dance was reelected multiple times, the last in November 2013.
Dance currently serves in the Virginia State Senate, representing District 16, having won a special election on November 4, 2014 to fill the seat once held by Henry L. Marsh.
|Virginia House of Delegates, 63rd district|
|Nov 6, 2001||General||Fenton Bland||Democratic||8,774||52.48|
|Mar 22, 2005||Special||Rosalyn Dance||Democratic||4,342||68.78|
|A G Sims||Republican||1,690||26.77|
|M W Bratschi||Independent||271||4.29|
|Fenton Bland resigned; seat stayed Democratic|
|Nov 8, 2005||General||Rosalyn Dance||Democratic||9,456||60.29|
|D H Dphrepaulezz||Independent||6,177||39.38|
|Nov 6, 2007||General||Rosalyn Dance||Democratic||8,684||98.07|
|Nov 3, 2009||General||Rosalyn Dance||Democratic||12,375||96.42|
|Nov 8, 2011||General||Rosalyn Dance||Democratic||10,775||96.64|
|Jun 11, 2013||Democratic primary||Rosalyn Dance||2,471||52.82|
|Evandra D. Thompson||2,207||47.18|
|Nov 5, 2013||General||Rosalyn Dance||Democratic||15,962||95.72|
|Senate of Virginia, 16th district|
|August 9, 2014||Special primary||Rosalyn Dance||1,725||45.4|
|November 4, 2014||Special general||Rosalyn Dance||Democratic||7,262||64.2|
|Preston "Famous" Brown||Independent||3,872||34.2|
|Henry L. Marsh resigned; seat stayed Democratic|
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- "Meet Delegate Dance". Delegate Rosalyn R. Dance - Virginia's 63rd District. Retrieved 2013-06-14. (campaign/constituent website)
- "Legislative Information System". Virginia General Assembly. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
- Lewis, Bob (2005-04-29). "Former Va. Delegate Sentenced to Federal Prison". Associated Press. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
- "General Election- November 6, 2001". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
- "Special Election- March 22, 2005". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
- "General Election- November 8, 2005". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
- "November 6, 2007 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
- "November 2009 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
- "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
- "Unofficial Results - Primary Election - June 11, 2013". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
- "November 2013 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections.
- "Del. Rosalyn R. Dance wins Senate primary". NBC 12.
- "November 2014 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections.
- "Rosalyn Dance". Virginia Public Access Project. (campaign finance)
- "Election Results". Virginia State Board of Elections.