Latest Virginia State General Assembly News

Virginia GOP completes sweep of elections with House win

Dec. 03, 2021 14:00 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A three-judge panel overseeing a recount in a close Virginia state House race upheld the Republican candidate’s victory on Friday, a decision that also reaffirms the GOP’s takeover of the chamber and completes the party's sweep of last month's elections. ...

Judges confirm Republican win in Virginia Beach House seat, cementing GOP’s new majority and splitting legislature

Dec. 03, 2021 12:03 PM EST
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Judges confirm Republican win in Virginia Beach House seat, cementing GOP’s new majority and splitting legislature.

Virginia House recount underway; could affirm GOP majority

Dec. 02, 2021 20:39 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Election officials were painstakingly recounting votes late into the night Thursday in one of two unresolved races in Virginia that will settle whether Republicans have reclaimed the majority in the state's House of Delegates and completed a party sweep of last...

Recount in 1 Virginia House district set for this week

Nov. 30, 2021 17:42 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of the two outstanding recounts requested by Democratic incumbents who trail their GOP challengers in Virginia House races is set to take place Thursday and Friday. Republicans won at least 50 seats in the 100-seat chamber in the Nov. 2...

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....