Virginia General Assembly Begins Wednesday

Area lawmakers head to Richmond.

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.

Lorton and Fairfax Station's representatives are:

Virginia Senate 2013

Senator George Barker
Member since 2008
District 39: Prince William, Fairfax and greater Alexandria
Committees: Education and Health, General Laws and Technology, Rehabilitation and Social Services 

Senator Toddy Puller
Member since 1999
District 36: Franconia, Mount Vernon, Lorton, Woodbridge, Stafford 
Committees: Local Government, Rehabilitation and Social Services and Courts of Justice

Senator Dave Marsden
Member since 2010
37th District: Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax Station, Burke
Committees: Local Government, Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources and Transportation. 

Virginia House of Delegates 2013

Del. Dave Albo
Member since 1994
42nd District: Lorton (part), Fairfax Station, West Springfield (part), Mount Vernon (part).

Del. Tim Hugo (Majority Caucus Chairman)
Member since 2003
40th District: Clifton (part) and Centreville 
Committees: Finance, Privileges and Elections, Transportation and Commerce and Labor 

The House of Delegates is presided over Speaker of the House Del. Bill Howell (R-28th).

The Senate is presided over by the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, currently Republican 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

Lorton Patch Daily Newsletter Registration


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »