Friday, January 27, 2023

Norment elected GOP minority leader in Virginia state Senate

State Sen. Tommy Norment will lead Republicans as they prepare to operate in the minority in the Virginia state Senate.

The James City Republican was re-elected Thursday.

Norment was first elected to the Senate in 1992.

He said in a statement that Republican leaders in the Statehouse will be “standing up for the Virginians who sent us here to be their voice and to represent their values.”

Following November’s elections, Democrats will control power in the Senate with a slim majority of 21 seats to 19 seats.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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