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Editorial: Know your legislators

The Virginia General Assembly is well underway in its “short” session which convened Jan. 11 and is due to adjourn on Feb. 28.

A mass of legislation will work its way through the committees, some bills making it to the House and Senate floors, some dying, some being approved and sent to the Governor.

A fine site to keep abreast of bills of interest is, which contains copious detail on members, committee work, and much, much more.

To make your views known, however, the most direct route is to get in touch with your delegate and senator. Below is up-to-date information for our local members.

House of Delegates

Del. M. Keith Hodges of Middlesex County, member since 2012, represents the 98th district, which includes Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, Essex, King and Queen, and part of King William.

A Republican, Hodges can be reached by email at; during the session, Pocahontas Building, 900 E. Main Street, Richmond, ...

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