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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.
Virginia saw more than 25,000 ballots cast via same-day registration in law’s first year
More than 25,000 Virginians tried to cast a ballot in the 2022 midterm elections under same-day registration rules, a new process that had the most impact in college towns, according to statewide data obtained by The Virginia Mercury.
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.
Del. Don Scott Takes Aim at Governor Youngkin Over Losing EV Jobs Opportunity
Democratic Del. Don Scott took aim at Governor Glenn Youngkin in a recent column in the Richmond-Times Dispatch. He criticized the governor for publicly rejecting a deal with Ford Motor Co. that would have brought 2,500 jobs to the state and placing his presidential ambitions above the wellbeing of Virginians.
Virginians Respond to Youngkin’s CNN Education Town Hall With Fact-Checking, Skepticism
Gov. Glenn Youngkin said Virginia’s policies should be a “playbook for education” on a national level, but educators, legislators, activists, and even students in Virginia who watched the town hall didn’t think that was the case.
Del. VanValkenburg: Why Gov. Youngkin’s Administration is Full of “Missed Opportunities” in Education
Education is a hot topic in the commonwealth, so Dogwood sat down with Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg to discuss the issue–not just from a legislator’s perspective, but from an actual teacher’s point of view.