New faces and demographics in the Gen’l Assembly

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.]

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About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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