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Editorial: Know your legislators

The Virginia General Assembly opened Wednesday. While the delegation representing Gloucester and Mathews counties remains the same as in recent years, change will be in the air in Richmond.

Democratic wins in November brought parity to the House of Delegates, and a new administration will be inaugurated Saturday. What will this year bring for Virginia?

Good citizens should keep an eye on Richmond, as bills of large import and small impact may well affect Gloucester and Mathews residents.

For our readers, we print our annual “Know your legislators” guide. Here they are, and here is their contact information.


Del. M. Keith Hodges of Urbanna represents Gloucester and Mathews in the House of Delegates. His 98th district comprises these counties, as well as Essex, King and Queen, Middlesex and part of King William.

Hodges, a Republican, has been a member of the House since 2012. He serves on the committees for Counties, Cities and Towns; General Laws; and Health, We...

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