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Encyclopedia > Virginia House of Delegates

The Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the Virginia General Assembly. It has 100 members elected for terms of two years. The House is presided over by the Speaker of the House, who is elected from among the House membership by the Delegates. The Speaker is almost always a member of the majority party and, as Speaker, becomes the most powerful member of the House. The House shares legislative power with the Senate of Virginia, the upper house of the Virginia General Assembly. The House of Delegates is the modern-day successor to the Virginia House of Burgesses. The House is divided into Democratic and Republican caucuses. In addition to the Speaker, there is a majority leader, majority caucus chair, minority leader, minority caucus chair, and the chairs of the several committees of the House. The Virginia House of Delegates is considered the oldest continuous English-speaking legislative body in the New World, having been formed as the House of Burgesses at Jamestown in 1619. A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house. ... The Virginia General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Virginia. ... The term Speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a countrys lower house of parliament or congress (ie: the House of Commons or House of Representatives). ... The Senate of Virginia is the upper house of the Virginia General Assembly. ... An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the lower house. ... The Virginia General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 320 km 690 km 7. ... Patrick Henry before the House of Burgesses in an 1851 painting by Peter F. Rothermel The House of Burgesses was the lower house of the Colony of Virginia. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... The Republican Party was established in 1854 by a coalition of former Whigs, Northern Democrats, and Free-Soilers who opposed the expansion of slavery and held a Hamiltonian vision for modernizing the United States. ... A caucus is most generally defined as being a meeting of supporters or members of a political party or movement. ... The majority leader is a term used in congressional systems for the chamber leader of the party in control of a legislature. ... In U.S. politics, the minority leader is the Floor Leader of the second-largest caucus in a legislative body. ... Jamestown was established in 1607, on the James River in Virginia, in what is currently James City County, about 45 miles (70 kilometers) southeast of where Richmond, Virginia, is now located. ... Events May 13 - Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is executed in The Hague after having been accused of treason. ...


The House has met in Virginia's Capitol Building, designed by Thomas Jefferson, since 1788. In recent years, the General Assembly members and staff operate from offices in the General Assembly Building, located in Capitol Square. Virginia State Capitol Building at Richmond, Virginia Virginia State Capitol is a building in Richmond, the city which is the third State Capital of Virginia. ... Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 N.S. – July 4, 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–1809), principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential founders of the United States. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Republicans took control of the traditionally Democratic House of Delegates for the first time since Reconstruction in 1999 (with the exception of a brief 2 year period in which the Readjuster Party was in the majority in the 1880s). However, the Democrats began making a comeback under the leadership of Governors Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, gaining 6 seats during Warner's term in office (2002-2006), and 1 in a special election at the beginning of Kaine's term. The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Reconstruction-era military districts in the South For other uses, see Reconstruction (disambiguation). ... The Readjuster Party was a political faction formed in Virginia in the late 1870s during the turbulent period following the American Civil War. ... Mark Robert Warner (born December 15, 1954) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Virginia and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Timothy Michael Kaine (born February 26, 1958 in St. ...

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Make-up of Virginia House of Delegates

Affiliation Members
  Republican Party 57
  Democratic Party 40
  Independent
3
 Total
100
 Government Majority
14

The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...

Party Control

Year Democratic Party Republican Party Independent
  1998-2000 50 49 1
  2000-2002 47 52 1
  2002-2004 34 64 2
  2004-2006 37 61 2
  2006-2008 40 57 3

The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... The Republican Party was established in 1854 by a coalition of former Whigs, Northern Democrats, and Free-Soilers who opposed the expansion of slavery and held a Hamiltonian vision for modernizing the United States. ...

House Leadership

Position Name Party District
Speaker William J. Howell Republican 28th
Majority Leader Morgan Griffith Republican 8th
Minority Leader Franklin Hall Democratic 69th

The term Speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a countrys lower house of parliament or congress. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The majority leader is a term used in congressional systems for the chamber leader of the party in control of a legislature. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... In U.S. politics, the minority leader is the Floor Leader of the second-largest caucus in a legislative body. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...

Members

Office Name Party and District First Election Next Election
  Delegate Matt Lohr [1] Republican Party (26) 2005 2007
  Delegate Vince Callahan Republican Party (34) 1967 2007
  Delegate Steve Shannon [2] Democratic Party (35) 2003 2007
  Delegate Ken Plum [3] Democratic Party (36) 1977 2007
  Delegate David Bulova [4] Democratic Party (37) 2005 2007
  Delegate Bob Hull [5] Democratic Party (38) 1993 2007
  Delegate Vivian Watts [6] Democratic Party (39) 1995 2007
  Delegate Tim Hugo [7] Republican Party (40) 2001 2007
  Delegate Dave Marsden [8] Democratic Party (41) 2005 2007
  Delegate Dave Albo [9] Republican Party (42) 1993 2007
  Delegate Mark Sickles [10] Democratic Party (43) 2003 2007
  Delegate Kris Amundson [11] Democratic Party (44) 2001 2007
  Delegate David Englin [12] Democratic Party (45) 2005 2007
  Delegate Brian Moran [13] Democratic Party (46) 1995 2007
  Delegate Albert Eisenberg [14] Democratic Party (47) 2003 2007
  Delegate Robert Brink [15] Democratic Party (48) 1997 2007
  Delegate Adam Ebbin [16] Democratic Party (49) 2003 2007
  Delegate Jim Scott Democratic Party (53) 1991 2007
  Delegate Chuck Cuputo [17] Democratic Party (67) 2005 2007
  Delegate Tom Rust [18] Republican Party (86) 2001 2007


See also: The Republican Party was established in 1854 by a coalition of former Whigs, Northern Democrats, and Free-Soilers who opposed the expansion of slavery and held a Hamiltonian vision for modernizing the United States. ... The Republican Party was established in 1854 by a coalition of former Whigs, Northern Democrats, and Free-Soilers who opposed the expansion of slavery and held a Hamiltonian vision for modernizing the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... The Republican Party was established in 1854 by a coalition of former Whigs, Northern Democrats, and Free-Soilers who opposed the expansion of slavery and held a Hamiltonian vision for modernizing the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... The Republican Party was established in 1854 by a coalition of former Whigs, Northern Democrats, and Free-Soilers who opposed the expansion of slavery and held a Hamiltonian vision for modernizing the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... The Republican Party was established in 1854 by a coalition of former Whigs, Northern Democrats, and Free-Soilers who opposed the expansion of slavery and held a Hamiltonian vision for modernizing the United States. ...

  • Category:Members of the Virginia House of Delegates

External link

  • Virginia General Assembly website

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