College of William and Mary Student Is Virginia’s First Black Presidential Elector

Christia Rey, a student at the law school at the College of William and Mary, was one of 13 people chosen to represent Virginia in the Electoral College. This was the first time since the 1964 Johnson landslide that Virginia was in the Democratic column in the presidential election.

Rey, a former captain in the U.S. Army, is the first, and only, African American to be a presidential elector from the state of Virginia.