Kelly DeLucia is a Hampton Roads native raised in Yorktown where she resides with her wife and twin sons. She is currently a REALTOR® in Hampton Roads, ranking in the top 6% of over 6,500 local agents and recognized as the #1 Individual Agent in her firm in 2016. She has been cast into leadership and recognized for excellence throughout her life. Like many who hear the call, Kelly entered politics resolved to make a difference for her community.
WinVA, Competitive Commonwealth Fund, VDWC Woman's Caucus, AFL-CIO, VA Professional Fire Fighters, Code Blue, NARAL Pro Choice VA, EVPAC, LGBT Democrats of Virginia
Why I Run
“Three times in my life I have experienced devastation. After 9/11 I trusted that America would take steps keep us safe in the future. After my mother lost her long battle with cancer I resolved to spend my life building a legacy of service as she did. Then 11/8 happened and frankly, I saw no clear way forward, and no way back. I was shocked, to say the least, and scared for so many of the people I care about. I looked for ways I could effect real change in my community. I marched, I wrote my legislators, and I helped start local activist group that now has hundreds of members. But I found that so much of our work fell on deaf ears. That’s when it became clear: we need new listeners, new legislators. We must elect new representatives that will actually listen to our concerns instead of the concerns of special interest groups. So I went to the data, I researched my district, and I found that there was a clear path to victory in House District 96. I knew I had to stand up and fight to protect my community.”
Ready for the Challenge
Kelly holds a BS in Public Administration specializing in Environmental Science from Indiana University's prestigious School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). She was among 20 students selected to join the Washington Leadership Program and the only intern to serve in the Pentagon. Kelly attended IU on a soccer scholarship winning a Big Ten Championship in '96 and serving as Captain in '97. After college Kelly traversed the country playing semi-pro ball eventually moving to Denmark where she achieved her childhood dream of playing professional soccer. Kelly’s formal education in leadership culminated in a MA specializing in Motivational Psychology. She is an experienced small business owner, having built up two successful small businesses in Hampton Roads. Competition with herself and others has made her into an intense, resilient, future-focused leader with a deep desire to serve her community in the Virginia House of Delegates. Kelly is ready for the challenge.
Focused on Community
Prior to her transition to real estate, Kelly founded a youth sports training academy who’s mission was “To provide sporting experiences that nurture the qualities that make great athletes and great citizens.” As a coach and mentor Kelly has worked with well over 10,000 children throughout the US. Over the last decade, Kelly’s worked to fundraise and increase awareness for dozens of local non-profit organizations through her programs. Her Sand Soccer Shootout event at Buckroe Beach drew thousands and featured several local nonprofits each year. She’s worked with organizations such as YouthBands, RockSolid Foundation, Seton Youth Shelter, Virginia SIDS Alliance, Ferguson Center Arts for All, StandUp for Kids, Houses of H.O.P.E, Steps to Success, N.E.W to You, Orphan Helpers, H.E.L.P., VA Power Soccer, No Bully, CASA of Chesapeake, Safehaven, Free Kicks 4 Kids, Boy Scouts, LINK, Tony’s Marching Angels, and many others.