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Seniority



Seniority shall be based upon longest continuous service in the Senate. However, if a Senator has previous interrupted service in the Senate, then the beginning date of such previous Senate service shall qualify the Senator for seniority before those Senators elected at the same time not having previous service in the Senate, and if a Senator has previous service in the House of Delegates then the beginning date of such House service shall qualify the Senator to seniority before those Senators elected to the Senate at the same time not having previous service in the House of Delegates.

Senators elected at the same time without previous service in the Senate or House of Delegates shall have their seniority determined by a public drawing of lots, conducted by the Clerk of the Senate, to which all Senators involved shall be invited to attend.

SeniorityMember NamePartySenateHouse
1Saslaw, Richard L.D1980-1976-1980
2Howell, Janet D.D1992- 
3Lucas, L. LouiseD1992- 
4Norment, Thomas K., Jr.R1992- 
5Hanger, Emmett W., Jr.R1996-1983-1992
6Newman, Stephen D.R1996-1991-1996
7Edwards, John S.D1996- 
8Ruff, Frank M., Jr.R2000-1994-2000
9Wagner, Frank W.R2001-1992-2001
10Deeds, R. CreighD2001-1992-2001
11Obenshain, Mark D.R2004- 
12Locke, Mamie E.D2004- 
13McDougle, Ryan T.R2006-2002-2006
14Petersen, J. ChapmanD2008-2002-2006
15Barker, George L.D2008- 
16Vogel, Jill HoltzmanR2008- 
17Stuart, Richard H.R2008- 
18Marsden, David W.D2010-2006-2010
19Stanley, William M., Jr.R2011- 
20Black, Richard H.R2012-1998-2006
21Carrico, Charles W., Sr.R2012-2002-2012
22Ebbin, Adam P.D2012-2004-2012
23Reeves, Bryce E.R2012- 
24Favola, Barbara A.D2012- 
25Cosgrove, John A. , Jr.R2013-2002-2013
26Wexton, Jennifer T. D2014- 
27Lewis, Lynwood W. , Jr.D2014-2004-2014
28Chafin, A. Benton , Jr.R2014-2014-2014
29Dance, Rosalyn R.D20142005-2014
30Surovell, Scott A. D2016-2010-2016
31DeSteph, William R. , Jr.R2016-2014-2016
32Dunnavant, Siobhan S. R2016- 
33Chase, Amanda F. R2016- 
34Sturtevant, Glen H. , Jr.R2016- 
35McPike, Jeremy S. D2016- 
36Suetterlein, David R. R2016- 
37Spruill, Lionell , Sr.D2016-1994-2016
38Mason, T. Montgomery "Monty"D2016-2014-2016
39McClellan, Jennifer L.D2017-2006-2017
40Peake, Mark J.R2017-