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ABOUT virginia

The COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA was the 10th state given Statehood in 1788. The name “Commonwealth” is a designation used by four of the 50 states to symbolically emphasize that these states have a "government based on the common consent of the people". (The other Commonwealths are Kentucky, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.)

Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" because of its status as the first English colonial settlement in mainland North America (Jamestown 1607). Virginia is also called the "Mother of Presidents" since 8 U.S. presidents were born and lived here, more than any other state: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor and Woodrow Wilson.

Virginia has a total area of 42,774.2 square miles (110,784.7 km2), including 3,180.13 square miles (8,236.5 km2) of water, making it the 35th-largest state by area. The state population is 8,001,024 (2010).

The VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY is the oldest continuous law-making body in the US. It is composed of 100 House members and 40 Senate members. The Virginia General Assembly begins each year on the second Wednesday in January. During odd-numbered years a short 30-day session is held, and on the even-numbered years a longer 60-day session is held.


Use the "Who's My Legislator?" online tool, through the VA General Assembly, to see who your elected representatives are.

Visit the Voter Registration site to update your registration, register for the first time or see what's on your upcoming ballot.

virginia elected officials


Governor, Ralph S. Northam

1111 East Broad Street

Richmond, VA  23219

Phone:  804-786-2211

U.S. Senator, Tim Kaine

Richmond Office

919 East Main Street, Suite 970

Richmond, VA 23219

Phone:  804-771-2221

Washington DC Office

388 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

Phone:  202-224-4024

U.S. Senator, Mark R. Warner

Richmond Office

919 E. Main Street, Suite 630

Richmond, VA  23219

Phone:  804-775-2314

Washington DC Office

475 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

Phone: 202-224-2023

U.S. Congressman, Rob Wittman

508 Church Road

Tappahannock, VA 22560

Phone:  804-443--0668

Washington DC Office

Phone: 202-225-4261


Senator, Ryan T. McDougle (4th Senatorial District)

Email: district04@senate.virginia.gov

Capitol Office

Senate of Virginia, Room 314

Richmond, VA 23218

Phone: 804- 698-7504

District Office

P.O. Box 187

Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Phone: 804-730-1026

Senator, Siobhan Dunnavant (12th Senatorial District)

Email: district12@senate.virginia.gov

Capitol Office

General Assembly Building, Room 307

Richmond, VA 23218

Phone: (804) 698-7512

District Office

4600 Cox Road, Suite 100

Glen Allen, VA  23060

Phone:  804-601-8151

Senator, Jennifer McClellan (9th Senatorial District)

Email: district09@senate.virginia.gov

Capitol Office

Senate of Virginia, Room 332

Richmond, VA 23218

District Office

P.O. Box 47, Richmond, VA 23218


Phone:  804-698-7509


Delegate, Hyland "Buddy" Fowler (55th House District)

E-mail: DelBFowler@house.virginia.gov

Capital Office

General Assembly Building, Room 810

Richmond, VA 23218

Phone: 804-698-1055

District Office

10321 Washington Highway

Glen Allen, VA 23059

Phone: 804-305-8867

Delegate, Scott Wyatt (97th House District)

E-mail: DelSWyatt@house.virginia.gov

Capital Office

General Assembly Building, Room 527

Richmond, VA  23218

Phone: 804-698-1097

District Office

P.O. Box 365

Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Phone: 804-442-2737

9097 Atlee Station Road, Suite 117, Mechanicsville VA 23116

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