Virginia State Legislature

The Virginia General Assembly is a bicameral body, composed of the House of Delegates, and Senate of Virginia.  The General Assembly consists of 140 elected representatives including 100 members from the House of Delegates and 40 members from Senate of Virginia.  The General Assembly assembles in Richmond, the capital of Virginia.

The presiding officer of the House of Delegates is the Speaker.  The Lieutenant Governor of Virginia heads the Senate.  The regular sitting of the General Assembly is for 60 days during even numbered years and 30 days during odd numbered years.  Both houses have the right to extend the sitting with a two-thirds vote.

A candidate for the Virginia General Assembly elections must be at least 21 years of age.  The person must be a resident of the district that s/he represents.  The candidate must be qualified to vote for General Assembly legislators.

Virginia General Assembly Website


Inside Virginia State Legislature