Office of Delegate C. E. Cliff Hayes, Jr.

Telephone:  757.364.0272 ~ Email: 

732 Eden Way N, Suite E #183, Chesapeake, VA  23320

Welcome to the Official Website for Delegate Cliff Hayes 

Previously, Delegate Cliff Hayes has served as  a Chesapeake City Councilman.  He's also a local government technology expert.  He has studied at Norfolk State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Harvard University, Cambridge College, The Federal CIO Institute, and MIT-Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the Chairman of The Joint Commission on Technology and Science and was chosen as the 2021 Legislator of the Year by the Richmond Technology Council. Finally, the first thing his friends and family will tell you is that he’s never forgotten where he came from or who he’s been fighting for throughout his life.

60s, 70s, 80s

Cliff Hayes was born in Chesapeake , VA. He grew up in South Norfolk (LBJ, Cloverdale, and Varsity Manor).

Cliff, Sr.

His dad, Cliff, Sr. "Click", the youngest of eight children and a graduate of segregated Carver High School in South Norfolk. He went on to serve as the Captain of Norfolk State's very first baseball team.  Finally, he retired as the longest serving employee after 39 years as a driver for Hampton Roads Transit.  He later developed a passion for political issues.  It was through this mentorship that Cliff developed a passion for athletics,  civic engagement, and learned the value of hard work.


His mother, Carolyn, grew up in the Berkley section of Norfolk and graduated from segregated Booker T. Washington High School.  She was one of six children raised by a single father, Eddie, after her mother, Bordie passed away when she was in the 7th grade.  Cliff's mother also attended Norfolk State and later retired as the first female Quality Assurance Specialist (GS11) assigned to Quality Engineering and Analysis, Naval Air Rework Facility, Norfolk, VA.   She inspired Cliff to support others in pursuit of their life-long career goals.


Cliff attended Oscar Smith High School. He excelled in athletics and was ultimately inducted into the 2000 Tiger Athletic Hall of Fame.  He graduated from Norfolk State University with a degree in Management Computer Information Systems, with a minor in General Business.  He also decided to follow in his father's footsteps and played on the Norfolk State Baseball team.  He helped the team earn three CIAA  Championship crowns.

Priority: Protecting access to quality, affordable healthcare

1990s - present

Cliff has developed a career in technology, public policy, and management that spans   almost three decades.

Delegate Hayes has, uniquely, carved out his niche in the public space that helps organizations become more, resilient, effective, and efficient.

Mr. & Mrs.

Cliff married his sweatheart, best friend and soulmate, Kecia.  They have two daughters:  Tonecia, a corporate attorney and Felecia, a public school educator.  The Hayes roots run deep in the 91st district that Cliff is so grateful to represent in the Virginia General Assembly.


Under the direction of Bishop Kim and Elder Valarie Brown, The Hayes Family thoroughly enjoys being partners with The Mount Global Fellowship of Churches.  Pictured (above), Cliff presents the Browns with a 2018 House Joint Commending Resolution, recognizing their visionary leadership and pastoral anniversary.

Nov. 2016

In a 2016 special election, Cliff Hayes was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.  He has been re-elected multiple times and continues to serve the 91st District. 


Fighting for safe communities for children & families

Delegate Hayes serves on various committees in the General Assembly.  He serves on the Approprations committee and assigned to the Higher Education and the General Government/Capital Outlay subcommittees.  He also serves on the Health, Welfare, & Institutions committee and is chairman of the Communications, Technology, and Innovation committee.  In addition, he is chairman of the Joint Commission on Tecnology and Science.  Further, Delegate Hayes was appointed to serve as Deputy Policy Chair of the House Democratic Caucus. 

With the respective appointments, Delegate Hayes will continue to fight for additional education funding, equal rights for women,  seemless access to affordable, quality health care for all Virginians, economic development, safe communities, robust technology, and criminal justice reform, .

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