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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
1Colgan, Charles J.D1976- 
2Saslaw, Richard L.D1980-1976-1980
3Stosch, Walter A.R1992-1983-1992
4Howell, Janet D.D1992- 
6Lucas, L. LouiseD1992- 
7Norment, Thomas K., Jr.R1992- 
8Martin, Stephen H.R1994-1988-1994
9Hanger, Emmett W., Jr.R1996-1983-1992
10Newman, Stephen D.R1996-1991-1996
11Edwards, John S.D1996- 
12Watkins, John C.R1998-1982-1998
13Puller, Linda T.D2000-1992-2000
14Ruff, Frank M., Jr.R2000-1994-2000
15Wagner, Frank W.R2001-1992-2001
16Deeds, R. CreighD2001-1992-2001
17Obenshain, Mark D.R2004- 
18Locke, Mamie E.D2004- 
19McDougle, Ryan T.R2006-2002-2006
20McEachin, A. DonaldD2008 -1996-2002; 2006-2008
21Petersen, J. ChapmanD2008-2002-2006
22Smith, Ralph K.R2008- 
23Barker, George L.D2008- 
24Vogel, Jill HoltzmanR2008- 
25Stuart, Richard H.R2008- 
26Miller, John C.D2008- 
27Marsden, David W.D2010-2006-2010
28McWaters, Jeffrey L.R2010- 
29Stanley, William M., Jr.R2011- 
30Black, Richard H.R2012-1998-2006
31Carrico, Charles W., Sr.R2012-2002-2012
32Ebbin, Adam P.D2012-2004-2012
33Reeves, Bryce E.R2012- 
34Garrett, Thomas A., Jr.R2012- 
35Favola, Barbara A.D2012- 
36Alexander, Kenneth C. D2012-2002-2012
37Cosgrove, John A. , Jr.R  
38Wexton, Jennifer T. D  
39Lewis, Lynwood W. , Jr.D