State Sen. Lynwood Lewis announced recently that he would not seek reelection to the General Assembly, ending 20 years of service in the legislature and joining seven of his colleagues in the state Senate and many other House members announcing their own exits from the chamber.
In 2020, Del. Eileen Filler-Corn became the first woman and first Jewish speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates. This week, the retiring delegate’s portrait will join those of the many men who previously held the position over its nearly centuries-spanning history.
The Virginia General Assembly has adjourned for the year, which means it’s time to recap: from abortion to climate to education and LGBTQ issues, nearly 3,000 bills were introduced this year. But what does that mean for you?