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Editorial: Know your legislators

The entire Virginia General Assembly will be on the ballot in November: 100 delegates and 40 senators.

Until then, members of the veteran delegation that represents Gloucester and Mathews at the State Capitol remain the go-to people for anyone having an opinion on a pending issue, problems with a road, or any other matter over which the state has jurisdiction.

The assembly has been in session since Jan. 9 and is progressing through many issues, with adjournment scheduled for Feb. 23.

We take this opportunity to remind our readers that a truly stellar event will occur in July of this year: the 400-year anniversary of the first meeting of the House of Burgesses at Jamestown. Today’s assembly, dating from the first session of July 30, 1619, is known as the oldest continuously-meeting body of legislators in the New World.

A wealth of material about each member is available on the website, We recommend this location for anyone seeking to find the progr...

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