• Dedicated to our country, our commonwealth, our community.

    Missy Cotter Smasal served in the United States Navy, opened a small business, and is a passionate advocate for safety and equality in Virginia Beach. She’s always been committed to building a safe, resilient, and strong Virginia Beach. And today, she’s running to serve in Virginia’s Senate to represent the 8th district.


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  • Military Service

    As a US Navy vet, service and leadership play a central part of Missy’s life and mission.

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    Small Business

    Missy owned one of the most successful and high-earning small businesses in the area.

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    Community Involvement

    An active volunteer, youth coach, and Girl Scout Troop leader, Missy has always given back to the community she loves.

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    Advocate for Safety and Equality

    In 2017, Missy led a movement to lock and protect doors in local elementary schools.

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    "[VoteVets.org] is honored to support you in your campaign to serve your fellow citizens of the 8th District in the Virginia State Senate. We at VoteVets are always so proud to see veterans like you committed to continuing their service after the uniform."

    susan loesberg

    Co-founder, Together We Will – Hampton Roads

    Susan Loesberg

    "I am excited to support Missy Cotter Smasal for state Senate in my district. Missy has helped locally to get Democrats elected and has been an advocate for local issues such as school safety, to get locks on Virginia Beach schools. I have no doubt she will stand up for us in Richmond!"

    dave belote

    Former Candidate in Virginia 8th Senate District

    Dave Belote

    "I'm honored and excited to endorse Missy Cotter Smasal for Virginia State Senate District 8 -- there's no one in Virginia Beach I'd rather have representing me and my family in Richmond. Let's put her focus, energy, and dedication to service in the State Senate!"