Del. Hodges settles in at General Assembly

by Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Jan 11, 2012 - 04:07 PM

Photo: Del. Keith Hodges

Del. Keith Hodges

Freshman 98th District Del. Keith Hodges (R-Middlesex) officially moved into his Richmond legislative office earlier in the week and attended his first session of the Virginia General Assembly on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The Gazette-Journal caught up with Hodges Monday afternoon, already busy at work planning for the then-upcoming session.

"It’s going very well," Hodges said. "I already have a full plate meeting with folks." The whole experience is definitely going to be a "learning curve," he said, "but I’m ready to grab onto it and move forward."

Hodges said his overall experience so far has been positive. "It’s been a lot of fun," he said. "The people (here in Richmond and at home in the district) have been absolutely fantastic in helping me get prepared."

Though Hodges won’t know the committees he will be serving on until the Speaker of the House appoints each freshman delegate to them, he has his wish list.