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General Assembly 2013: Burke Area Lawmakers Head to Richmond

Senators Dave Marsden, Chap Petersen, Dick Saslaw, George Barker, and Dels. David Bulova, Vivian Watts, Eileen Filler-Corn, and David Albo are heading to Richmond for the 2013 session of Virginia's General Assembly.

The Virginia General Assembly will convene at noon Wednesday for its 2013 session. 

In odd-numbered years, the General Assembly meets for 30 days, with the option to extend the session for a maximum of another 30 days. 

The General Assembly consists of the House of Delegates with 100 members and the Senate with 40 members.  The 140 elected representatives are from an equal number of constituent districts across the commonwealth.

Area representatives are:

Virginia Senate 2013

Senator Chap Petersen

Elected in 2007; Democrat; District 34

Contact Petersen at: info@fairfaxsenator.com; 804-698-7534

Senator Dick Saslaw

Member since 1989; Democrat; District 35

Contact Saslaw at: district35@senate.virginia.gov; 804-698-7535

 

Senator Dave Marsden

Member since 2010 (delegate from 2006-09); Democrat; District 37

Contact Marsden at: district37@senate.virginia.gov; 804-698-7537

Senator George Barker

Member since 2008; Democrat; District 39:

Contact Marsden at: district37@senate.virginia.gov; 804-698-7539

Virginia House of Delegates 2013

  • Delegate David Bulova

Member since 2006; Democrat; District 37

Member since 1996; Democrat; District 39

  • Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn

Member since 2010; Democrat; District 41

Member since 1994; Republican; District 42

Cool Stuff to Know

The House of Delegates is presided over by the Speaker of the House.

The Senate is presided over by the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, currently Bill Bolling.

The Republican Party currently holds the majority in the House of Delegates, and exactly 50 percent of the Senate. The breaking of tie votes falls to the Lieutenant Governor.

Virginia's General Assembly is the oldest legislative body in the Western hemisphere, founded July 30, 1619, in Jamestown as the House of Burgesses.

Useful Links:

2013 Session Meeting Schedule

Virginia Senate Live Session Video Stream

Virginia House of Delegates Live Session Video Stream

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