FILE - Virginia State Sen. Lynwood Lewis, left, talks with Sen. Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax, during the Senate special session at the remote location in Richmond, Va., on Feb. 11, 2021. Lewis and former House speaker Democratic Del. Eileen Filler-Corn announced Tuesday, March 7, 2023, plans to step down after their current terms end, joining the flurry of lawmakers retiring rather than seeking re-election this year under new maps. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Longtime Eastern Shore Lawmaker Latest of Many to Announce Retirement in Newly-Redrawn Legislative Districts

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.

Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn D- Springfield attends a 4th Congressional District election party for state Sen. Jennifer McClellan, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, in Richmond, Va. Virginia voters on Tuesday elected McClellan, a veteran state legislator from Richmond, to fill an open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, where she will make history as the first Black woman to represent the state in Congress.  (AP Photo/John C. Clark)
Portrait of Virginia’s First Woman House Speaker To Be Unveiled at the Capitol

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.

Work continues on the tunnel being dug between the new Virginia General Assembly building and the State Capitol Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
From Abortion To Education, Key Wins And Losses From Virginia’s Legislative Session

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?