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Mamie Locke

We are well into the 2015 elections. There is a lot at stake with this election; most notable, control of the Senate of Virginia. It is imperative that everyone turns out to vote on November 3rd. Medicaid expansion, women’s reproductive rights and health choices, public education funding, and efforts to reduce gun violence are all at stake. A new majority in the Senate will put Virginians first, not ideological perspectives and battles. Citizens of Virginia need elected representatives who will focus on issues important to them, not partisan bickering. I encourage you to become involved and work to elect strong, committed individuals to the Virginia General Assembly. Elections matter.

At the Special Session called by Governor McAuliffe on August 17, 2015, to engage in completing a Congressional redistricting plan per federal court order, nothing happened. Why? The session was bogged down in partisan bickering over the Governor’s appointment of Judge Jane Marum Roush to the Virginia Supreme Court. Republican legislators were miffed that the Governor called the special session to address redistricting instead of waiting until after the November 3rd elections. Justice Roush was caught in the middle and became the target of the displeasure. Republican leadership chose to nominate Court of Appeals Judge Rossie Alston and invited him alone to appear before the joint Courts of Justice committee for an interview. Justice Roush was not granted an interview. This is the level of pettiness of partisanship to which the General Assembly has devolved. Elections matter. Vote November 3rd to at least bring a level of reasonableness to the Virginia Senate.

Congressional redistricting is now in the hands of the federal courts. Some house and senate districts are also being challenged as being gerrymandered. These issues remain in the courts.


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Campaign Office

47 E. Queens Way
Suite 201
Hampton, VA 23669
Phone: 757-224-4415 

Capitol Office

Senator Mamie E. Locke
General Assembly Building
Room 427

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 396
Richmond, VA 23218

Phone: 804-698-7502
Fax: 804-698-7651


Legislative Assistant:
Theressa Parker

District Office

Locke for State Senate
P. O. Box 9048
Hampton, VA 23670
Phone: 757-825-5880
Fax: 757-825-7327