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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 804-698-7534
Senator Dick Saslaw
Member since 1989; Democrat; District 35
Contact Saslaw at: email@example.com; 804-698-7535
Senator Dave Marsden
Member since 2010 (delegate from 2006-09); Democrat; District 37
Contact Marsden at: firstname.lastname@example.org; 804-698-7537
Member since 2008; Democrat; District 39:
Contact Marsden at: email@example.com; 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.