Senate Clerk's Office Departments
The Senate Clerk's departments are located within the Capitol and General Assembly building. The hours of operation are from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, except during session. Office hours during the legislative session may be extended to 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, and the office is typically open should the Senate be in session past these hours.
Staff: Susan Clarke Schaar, Clerk of the Senate, John McE. Garrett, Chief Deputy Clerk; Rose Ramsey, Assistant Clerk and Trish OBrion, Secretary to the Clerk
Location: Capitol, 3rd Floor, Room N302
Phone: (804) 698-7400
Summary of Responsibilities: Statement of Economic Interests, Prefiled Bills and Resolutions,
Office and Seating Assignments, Invocations, Reservations for Gallery and Committee Rooms, Resolutions, Certificates, Flags for Presentations, Floor Presentations (Pursuant to Senate Rule 19), Pages and Messengers, and Session Personnel
Staff: Hobie Lehman, Coordinator of Committee Operations/Sergeant-At-Arms; and Maribeth Turner, Assistant Coordinator of Committee Operations
Location: General Assembly Building, Room 267
Phone: (804) 698-7450
Summary of Responsibilities: Senate Committees, Session Committee Schedule, Daily Floor Calendar and Commissions and Studies
Staff: Charlotte Mary, Senior Assistant Clerk- Fiscal and Human Resources; Michelle R. Wright, Fiscal Officer and Jan Waldrop, Fiscal Accountant
Location: Capitol, 1st Floor, Rooms S134, S136
Phone: (804) 698-7420
Summary of Responsibilities: Compensation and Benefits*, Travel Reimbursement, Accounts Payable/Receivables and Agency Budget Development
* Senator and legislative assistant compensation and expense reimbursements are determined by the provisions set forth in the biennial Appropriations Act and Code of Virginia references cited therein. Salary and travel reimbursement data are included under the provision of Chapter 21, Code of Virginia, Virginia Freedom of Information Act.
Staff: Jonathan Palmore, Senior Assistant Clerk-Technology; Linda Wettstone, Senior Systems Analyst; Glenn Robertson, Senior Systems Analyst; Maryann Horch, Senior Systems Analyst; and David Bortz, Senior Systems Analyst.
Location: General Assembly Building, Room 300
Phone: (804) 698-7470
Summary of Responsibilities: Operations for Local Area Network, User Support Operations
General Computer-Related Policies, User Account Administration, Hardware and Software Acquisitions and Configurations, Training, Application Development, Web Site Development and Audio-Visual Support
Journal and Indexing
Staff: Tara Perkinson, Deputy Clerk-Journal Operations; Ginny Edwards, Counsel/Assistant Journal Clerk; and Dianne Whitaker, Assistant Journal Clerk/Engrossing Supervisor.
Location: Capitol, 1st Floor, Room W149
Phone: (804) 698-7440
Summary of Responsibilities: Records Legislative Actions, Manages Floor Votes and Vote Statements, Paperwork relating to Bills and Resolution (Introduced Legislation, Amendments, Engrossing, and Inquiries), Compiles Data for Senate Journal, Senate Manual, Faces of the Senate, and Other Publications
Legislative Information and Constituent Services
Staff: Nathan Hatfield, Assistant Clerk-LINCS; Bladen Finch, Senate Page Program Director/Civics Coordinator; Barbara Carter, Legislative Information Officer; Stephen Matous, Legislative Information Officer/Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms.
Location: Capitol, 1st Floor, Rooms S130, S132, W147
Phone: (804) 698-7410
Toll-free: (888) 892-6948
Summary of Responsibilities: Research on Legislation, Districts, and Historical Data, Constituent Services (Sending/Referring Information), Votes – Floor and Committee, Publications, Chamber Tours and Presentations and Page/Messenger Program
Staff: Johnye Bennett, Deputy Clerk-Support Services; Jennifer Welch, Manager/Administrative Services/Purchasing; Melanie Newby, Purchasing Officer, Geneva Tulasz, Assistant Purchasing Officer, Eric Bingham, Facilities Coordinator and Erica Mason, Administrative Support Assistant.
Location: General Assembly Building, Room 325
Phone: (804) 698-7460
Summary of Responsibilities: Stationery, Business Cards, Session Supplies, Post Office, Fax Office, and Copy Center, Telephone System, Maintenance, Office Furniture, and Equipment, Senate Gift Display Case, Identification Cards, Parking, Recycling, Locker Rentals and Vending Area