Editorial: Know your legislators
The General Assembly is in session. It will consider big items such as the budget, special interest items such as Sunday hunting and uranium mining, and hundreds of additional bills and resolutions, from the mundane to the vitally important, in the weeks ahead.
Do you know how to reach your legislators? We offer this annual guide to help.
Del. M. Keith Hodges is the newly-elected representative of the 98th District, which includes Gloucester and Mathews, in the House of Delegates. He succeeds 32-year member Harvey B. Morgan.
His in-session contact information is General Assembly Building, Room 821, Capitol Square, Richmond, Va. 23219; 804-698-1098; DelKHodges@house.virginia.gov.
His district mailing address is P.O. Box 928, Urbanna, Va. 23175; phone, 804-277-9801. Mike Hazelwood is legislative assistant for Hodges.
Sen. Thomas K. Norment Jr. of Williamsburg represents the Third District, which includes Gloucester County, and is majority leader of that body. He has served since 1992.
His contact information during the session is Senate of Virginia, P.O. Box 396, Richmond, Va. 23218; 804-698-7503; email@example.com. Legislative assistants are Amanda Johnston and Tom Cosgrove.
Norment’s district office contact information is P.O. Box 6205, Williamsburg, Va. 23188; 757-259-7810.
Sen. Ralph S. Northam of Norfolk represents the Sixth District, which includes Mathews County. He is beginning his second four-year term, and may be contacted during the session at Senate of Virginia, P.O. Box 396, Richmond, Va. 23218; firstname.lastname@example.org; 804-698-7506.
Northam’s home office may be reached at P.O. Box 9529, Norfolk, Va. 23505; 757-818-5172. His legislative assistant is Matthew J. Strickler.
The General Assembly of Virginia website, http://legis.state.va.us, contains a wealth of information on each member of the assembly, and the status of all legislation being considered.