Current Position: Governor since 2018

Former Positions: Lt. Governor from 2014 – 2018; State Senator for VA Senate District 6 from 2008 – 2014

Affiliation: Democrat

Mission Statement:
"Governor Northam approaches public service with the same passion he brought to his military and medical service. He is committed to working with leaders from both parties to build a Virginia that works better for every family, no matter who they are or where they live."

Virginia General Assembly

The Virginia General Assembly is the legislative body of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the oldest continuous law-making body in the New World, established on July 30, 1619.

The General Assembly is a bicameral body consisting of a lower house, the Virginia House of Delegates, with 100 members, and an upper house, the Senate of Virginia, with 40 members. Combined together, the General Assembly consists of 140 elected representatives from an equal number of constituent districts across the commonwealth. The House of Delegates is presided over by the Speaker of the House, while the Senate is presided over by the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. The House and Senate each elect a clerk and sergeant-at-arms. The Senate of Virginia's clerk is known as the "Clerk of the Senate" (instead of as the "Secretary of the Senate", the title used by the U.S. Senate).

The Republican Party currently holds a two-seat majority in both the House of Delegates and the Senate following large gains by Democrats in the 2017 House election.

Virginia State Government

The government of Virginia combines the three branches of authority in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The current Governor of Virginia is Ralph Northam.

The State Capitol building in Richmond was designed by Thomas Jefferson, and the cornerstone was laid by Governor Patrick Henry in 1785. Virginia currently functions under the 1971 Constitution of Virginia. It is the Commonwealth's seventh constitution. Under the Constitution, the government is composed of three branches, the legislative, the executive and the judicial.

Websitevirginia.gov/government

Contact page
Address: 1000 Bank Street
RichmondVA23219

Justin Fairfax

Current Position: Lt. Governor since 2018

Affiliation: Democrat

Mission Statement: N/A

Mark Herring

Current Position: Attorney General since 2014

Former Positions: State Senator for VA Senate District 33 from 2007 – 2013

Affiliation: Democrat

Mission Statement: N/A

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