Editorial: Know your legislators
The Virginia General Assembly convened Wednesday for its so-called "short" session—the second year of the biennium—in which it considers everything left over from 2012, and new issues as well.
Do you know how to reach your legislators? We offer this annual guide to help.
Del. M. Keith Hodges of Urbanna, represents the 98th District, which includes Gloucester and Mathews, in the House of Delegates. He is in the second year of his first term.
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; 804-277-9801. Mike Hazlewood is his legislative assistant.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org. His legislative assistant is 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 serving his second four-year term, and may be contacted during the session at Senate of Virginia, P.O. Box 396, Richmond, Va. 23218; email@example.com; 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 Jay C. Ford.
The General Assembly of Virginia website, http://www.virginiageneralassembly.gov, contains a wealth of information on each member of the assembly, and the status of all legislation being considered.