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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
 Vacant,    
 Vacant,    
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
14McEachin, A. DonaldD2008 -1996-2002; 2006-2008
15Petersen, J. ChapmanD2008-2002-2006
16Barker, George L.D2008- 
17Vogel, Jill HoltzmanR2008- 
18Stuart, Richard H.R2008- 
19Marsden, David W.D2010-2006-2010
20Stanley, William M., Jr.R2011- 
21Black, Richard H.R2012-1998-2006
22Carrico, Charles W., Sr.R2012-2002-2012
23Ebbin, Adam P.D2012-2004-2012
24Reeves, Bryce E.R2012- 
25Garrett, Thomas A., Jr.R2012- 
26Favola, Barbara A.D2012- 
27Cosgrove, John A. , Jr.R2013-2002-2013
28Wexton, Jennifer T. D2014- 
29Lewis, Lynwood W. , Jr.D2014-2004-2014
30Chafin, A. Benton , Jr.R2014-2014-2014
31Dance, Rosalyn R.D20142005-2014
32Surovell, Scott A. D2016-2010-2016
33DeSteph, William R. , Jr.R2016-2014-2016
34Dunnavant, Siobhan S. R2016- 
35Chase, Amanda F. R2016- 
36Sturtevant, Glen H. , Jr.R2016- 
37McPike, Jeremy S. D2016- 
38Suetterlein, David R. R2016-