Latest Virginia State General Assembly News

Chase joins wide Virginia GOP field challenging Spanberger

Nov. 18, 2021 11:51 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A firebrand state senator with a long history of clashing with fellow Republicans and others across the political spectrum has joined the crowded GOP field seeking to unseat Rep. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia. “I will continue to be a strong...

Virginia House control in limbo; recounts sought in 2 races

Nov. 16, 2021 17:59 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two incumbent Democrats who trail Republican challengers in close races in Virginia’s House of Delegates announced Tuesday that they will seek recounts, leaving control of the chamber in limbo. Republicans have won 50 seats and Democrats have won...

Democrats to seek recounts in 2 Virginia House races, leaving control of chamber in limbo

Nov. 16, 2021 16:22 PM EST
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrats to seek recounts in 2 Virginia House races, leaving control of chamber in limbo.

Virginia certifies election results, but 2 recounts loom

Nov. 15, 2021 18:18 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans are on track to win a majority in the House of Delegates, according to results certified by the state on Monday. But two races where Republicans are leading by razor-thin margins are eligible for recounts, leaving open a remote possibility of a...

Gilbert nominated as speaker of Virginia House of Delegates

Nov. 14, 2021 16:59 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Republicans on Sunday unanimously elected their leadership team for the upcoming legislative session, nominating Del. Todd Gilbert to serve as House speaker. The vote came nearly two weeks after Republicans flipped the Democratic-held...

Democratic Del. Convirs-Fowler reelected to Virginia House

Nov. 10, 2021 19:29 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Del. Kelly Convirs-Fowler has been reelected to the Virginia House in one of three races that had remained uncalled more than a week after the election. The Associated Press on Wednesday called the 21st District race for Convirs-Fowler....

Two recounts appear likely in tight Virginia House races

Nov. 09, 2021 17:41 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Days after Democrats conceded control of the Virginia House of Delegates to Republicans, they walked back that concession as two key races in which the GOP holds razor-thin leads appeared headed for recounts. As of Tuesday, vote counts show...

Report urges greater oversight for a still-struggling VEC

Nov. 08, 2021 16:49 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers should strengthen their oversight of the still-struggling employment commission, the state's legislative watchdog agency warned in a highly critical report issued Monday. The report outlined how problems with staffing,...

Virginia Dems concede defeat, say Republicans control House

Nov. 05, 2021 22:05 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic leaders in Virginia conceded Friday that Republicans have won control of the House of Delegates. The Associated Press has not called all of Virginia's House races yet. But the concession means Republicans would complete an elections sweep...

Republicans win at least 50 House seats in Virginia

Nov. 03, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — Republicans have won at least 50 seats in the Virginia House, ensuring at least a tie with Democrats who had fought to retain control. Several races were still too early to call, but the GOP also declared victory in some of those, with party...