Sen. Mamie Locke elected as Chair of Va. Senate Democratic Caucus

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VIRGINIA (WAVY) — Members of the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus elected Senator Mamie Locke (D – Hampton) to serve as the next Caucus Chair Thursday.

Sen. Locke will replace outgoing Caucus Chair Senator Donald McEachin (D-Henrico). McEachin was recently elected to represent the Commonwealth’s newly redrawn 4th Congressional District.

I am humbled by this opportunity to lead my colleagues as we plan for 2019 and as we reframe ourselves as a Caucus of the Future,” Sen. Locke said. “We owe it to our constituents and to Democrats across Virginia to adopt a legislative agenda on day one that speaks to the needs of our base. We must be the voice of hope and change to the citizens of the Commonwealth if we are going to reach the goal of 21 seats. As a Caucus we are ‘stronger together’ and I look forward to leading us into the 2017 legislative session and beyond.”

Senator Rosalyn Dance (D-Petersburg) was elected to the role of Treasurer, the leadership position formerly held by Senator Locke.