Dec 08, 2011
New faces and demographics in the Gen’l Assembly
08 Dec 2011
Posted by Andrew Kantor
Your new Virginia legislators: Younger, non-native, and even more likely to be male. That’s what the folks at VPAP concluded after checking out the new faces and backgrounds.
In fact, for the first time in modern history, native Virginians will not constitute a majority of the Virginia Senate. Natives and non-natives will be split 20:20, compared to the current 22:18 majority for those born in Virginia.
And get this: The average age of the 2011 General Assembly was 55. The average age of incoming lawmakers: 43. [Insert "Get off my lawn!" joke here.]