About Deetzie Bayliss
My name is Delmara "Deetzie" Bayliss, and I am a Democrat running for House of Delegates to represent District 29.
I have been licensed by the Virginia State Bar since 1987 and practiced as a private attorney and as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Loudoun County, Virginia. I have spent most of my career reading, studying, and understanding the Code of Virginia, and know that I am well prepared to draft and discuss legislation from the first day, should I be elected. My husband, who retired as a lieutenant colonel from the Army, and I have raised two wonderful children. I have volunteered many hours at my children’s schools, serving on boards and as parent association president, in addition to pursuing my passion for animals by rescuing many feral cats, and adopting several abused dogs. Our home would never be complete without a vast array of furry creatures.
I have lived in Virginia for most of my life, having been born and raised in Winchester and Frederick County, graduating from Handley, Virginia Tech, and Washington & Lee School of Law. Before law school, I worked as an eligibility worker and social worker trainee and later as a Realtor licensed in Virginia and West Virginia. I come from many generations who were born, raised, worked, and died in Frederick County.
My roots run deep, which is why I truly care about our district, and know that I understand the values and needs of all who live here. I am pro-police, pro-family, and pro-environment. I respect the military and the constitution of the United States. As a member of the Episcopal faith, I have empathy for the needs and cares of others. I want to continue to move Virginia forward protecting health care, expanding broadband availability, and ensuring the highest quality education for our children.
I ask for your vote on November 2nd. Thank you!