Editorial: Know your legislators
Posted on Feb 05, 2014 - 01:07 PM Printer Friendly View
Now that the 6th Senate District recount is over and we actually do know our legislators, the Gazette-Journal presents its annual guide to getting in touch with our representatives in Richmond.
For starters, visit virginiageneralassembly.gov. This site has full information on contacting delegates and senators, the committees on which they sit, and the status of all pending legislation.
The 2014 assembly lasts until Saturday, March 8. The legislators have a long way to go. They are our voice in Richmond; do not be shy about letting them know where you stand.
Del. Keith Hodges of Urbanna represents Gloucester, Mathews and other localities of the 98th district, Essex, King and Queen, Middlesex and part of King William, in the House of Delegates. A Republican, he is beginning his second term.
Contact information during the session is General Assembly building, P.O. Box 406, Richmond, Va. 23218; DelKHodges@house.virginia.gov; 804-698-1098. His district contact information is P.O. Box 928, Urbanna, Va. 23175; 804-277-9801.
Sen. Thomas Norment of Williamsburg represents the 3rd Senatorial District, which includes Gloucester County. Other localities in the district include parts of Hampton, Isle of Wight, James City, Suffolk, Surry and York, and all of King and Queen, King William, New Kent and Poquoson.
A member since 1992, the veteran Republican has served as minority leader and majority leader.
His contact information during the session is Senate of Virginia, P.O. Box 396, Richmond, Va. 23218; firstname.lastname@example.org; 804-698-7503. His district office address is P.O. Box 6205, Williamsburg, Va. 23188; 757-259-7810.
Sen. Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. of Accomac represents the 6th Senatorial District, which includes Mathews County. Other localities in the district include the Eastern Shore counties of Accomack and Northampton and parts of the cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
Lewis, a Democrat who previously served in the House of Delegates representing the Eastern Shore, was elected by an 11-vote margin, taking office after surviving a recount challenge late last month.
His contact information during the session is Senate of Virginia, P.O. Box 396, Richmond, Va. 23218; email@example.com. Telephone: 804-698-7506.