Let's build a better Richmond for everyone!

I am running for Richmond City Council 2nd District because I believe we can build a better city that works for everyone.


Elected Officials

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Community Organizations

Richmond Free Press

LGBTQ Victory Fund

Richmond Crusade for Voters

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local 666)

Sunrise Movement 

Virginia Justice Democrats 

LGBT+ Democrats of Virginia

Richmond For All 

Mid-Atlantic Pipe Trades Association

Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters 

Laborers International Union of North America 

About Tavarris

Tavarris is a fifth-generation Richmonder. He was born and raised in the East End/Fulton,  attended Richmond City Public Schools and earned a BA in History from Virginia Commonwealth University, becoming one of the first members of his family to attend college. During college, he became actively involved in politics serving as president of the VCU young democrats and SGA senator, and began working to elect State and Local Democratic candidates. He served as Virginia Young Democrats City/ County Chair and received Young Democrat of the Year award in 2019. Tavarris has also been an active, dues-paying member of the Richmond City Democratic Committee since 2008 and served as Secretary and 2nd District Chair.

In 2011 Tavarris joined other black voters filing a lawsuit against the state to contest the unconstitutional racial gerrymander of the House of Delegates map. In 2017 the Supreme Court ruled in the plaintiffs favor triggering a redrawing of House of Delegates district lines.

Professionally, Tavarris spent twelve years working as a bankruptcy specialist at Boleman Law Firm where helped folks navigate financial hardships. He is currently a project manager in the healthcare technology sector, where he oversees the development of care management software designed to streamline treatment plans for Medicaid recipients.

Tavarris has seen and experienced first hand the vast array of issues affecting this city, and he is determined to build a better Richmond that works for everyone.

Building a Better Richmond

News and Updates

Video: Mayorathon 2nd District Forum

During the 2nd District Richmond Mayorathon forum I spoke about the urgent need for a strong, autonomous Civilian Review Board and my commitment to ensuring that the board is protected against those who will seek to undermine

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Environmental Policy

Experts have been sounding the alarm about climate change for decades, and unprecedented impacts on our environment are becoming increasingly devastating. To tackle this crisis effectively, leadership on every level must commit to bold, innovative solutions.  Tavarris

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Video: Tavarris talks Scott Addition

Thank you to The Scott’s Addition Boulevard Association for having me last week! Check out our conversation and hear my thoughts on why it’s crucial we reckon with our city’s unwillingness to address structural racism and my

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