League Notes Change Coming to General Assembly; CU Involvement in Coming Elections Critical
Change is coming to the General Assembly with more new faces expected to be filling legislative seats next year than at any time in recent memory. The 40-seat state Senate is assured of at least a 25 percent turnover, with the 100-seat House likely to see one-third of its membership change, before the first votes are cast in summer primaries and fall elections.
The Supreme Court of Virginia approved new voting districts in 2021. The task had fallen to the court under a new process voters had approved. The redistricting work started with a newly created bipartisan redistricting commission, but after that group failed to agree on maps for either Congress or the General Assembly, drawing the new electoral district maps fell to the court.
All 140 seats in the General Assembly will be decided in this November’s general election.
“With so many new lawmakers, we can expect to be incredibly busy in the run up to the 2024 General Assembly session,” says Virginia Credit Union League President/CEO Carrie Hunt. “Credit union involvement in legislative campaigns and our political fundraising efforts will go a long way toward positioning us for success next year and beyond. So much of our legislative success depends on the working relationships we build with lawmakers and political candidates and that starts with educating them about the ‘Credit Union Difference’ and the good work we do to serve members and support our communities.”
Interested in learning more about volunteering for political campaigns or political fundraising? Contact League Director of Political Affairs and State Advocacy CeJae Vtipilson.
Here’s a sampling of recent announcements from lawmakers:
- General Assembly faces sea change in membership, starting at the top
- Redistricting Elevates Va. House Turnover
- Flurry of Virginia legislators announce retirements
- Byron, Edwards the latest senior legislators to announce retirements
- With nomination in hand, Bagby turns to March 28 special election
- Bagby easily wins Democratic primary, will face GOP's Imholt for Senate seat
- Rob Bell not seeking reelection to House of Delegates
- Avoli won’t seek a third term in General Assembly
- Yancey: The side of the General Assembly that the public doesn’t often see
- General Assembly tracker: Everyone who says they aren’t coming back next year
- Richard Saslaw, Virginia’s longest-serving state senator, to retire
- Janet Howell, first woman to lead Senate Finance Committee, to retire
- Sen. Edwards To Retire — Leaving Democrats Scrambling and Republicans Salivating
- Norment, long among the most powerful in the Capitol, is retiring
- Bagby wins primary for McClellan’s Virginia Senate seat, will face GOP’s Imholt
- A Brewer-Sadler primary? Not so fast, Republican Party says
- Four candidates enter crowded House of Delegates race in Reston
- Bell will not seek reelection to state senate after cancer diagnosis
- Bloxom's GOP challenger nixes run, all but assuring Eastern Shoreman's re-election
- Candidate roundup: Who’s running for Isle of Wight’s, Surry’s new state House seats?
- After three terms in the House of Delegates, Gooditis won't run in redrawn district
- Delegate Ransone not seeking re-election, Rich.Co. conservative aiming to replace her
- Mark Obenshain announces Virginia Senate re-election bid in new District 2
- Kent Announces House Candidacy
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