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VaNews for 2019 State Senate - District 2 - Regular General

Senate Democrats pick Saslaw to be majority leader for 2020 session

By MEL LEONOR, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Senate Democrats, who will hold a slim majority in the General Assembly’s upper chamber when the 2020 session begins in January, on Wednesday elected Sen. Dick Saslaw of Fairfax County as the next majority leader and re-elected Sen. Mamie Locke of Hampton as the caucus chair.

VaNews November 21, 2019

Pioneering black lawmakers share first calling, wisdom during panel on race and politics.

By LISA VERNON SPARKS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

State Sen. Mamie Locke’s life in public service began in high school, when she did something she was explicitly told not to. She and other classmates wanted to protest the 1970 shooting involving the National Guard at Jackson State, Mississippi, that left two dead and 12 injured.

VaNews August 26, 2019

Judge dismisses charge against driver who hit Virginia state senator

By MARIE ALBIGES, Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 2 articles a month)

A reckless driving charge against a woman accused of hitting a state senator was dismissed Tuesday after the Hampton University police officer who took the report — who was recently fired over online postings — failed to show up in court. Sen. Mamie Locke also was not in the Hampton General District courtroom Tuesday for the scheduled trial.

VaNews August 7, 2019

Legislation being sought to tax long-term leaseholders at Fort Monroe

By LISA VERNON SPARKS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

A new legislative bill would allow Hampton to assess real estate taxes on long-term leases issued by the Fort Monroe Authority to private owners — in the same way the city taxes other property owners. The bill, filed last month by state Sen. Mamie Locke, D-Hampton, would allow the city to directly tax and bill potential long-term leaseholders on the former military post with contracts exceeding 20 years.

VaNews January 3, 2019