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I am Senator Angelia Williams Graves, (pronounced as Angela) and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as the Senator from Norfolk, representing the 21st Senatorial District in the Virginia Senate.  In the Senate, when we are in session, I have been appointed to the following committees:

I also have the privilege of serving as the Secretary of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus (VLBC).  In addition to the committees I have been appointed to while in session, there are several boards and commissions I have been appointed to that meet after session concludes.  When working to create legislation that solves complex challenges, it may be necessary to perform a legislative study or create a commission to deal with various subject matters. Such studies and the commissions that carry out research for them often meet on Capitol Square. I have been appointed to the following:

The regular Virginia General Assembly session for the year 2024 adjourned Sine Die on Saturday, March 9, 2024. This session was called "the long session" and lasted for 60 days. During this session, several pieces of legislation and the biennial budget were crafted and passed. 

As of July 1, 2024 all the bills that passed the House & Senate that where signed by the Governor went into law.  You can find new laws here; more detailed information regarding specific bills can be found here.  In addition, the biennial budget was passed during our Special Session on May 13, 2024.  If you are a little rusty on the legislative process, How a Bill Becomes a Law is a great refresher. 

WE WILL RETURN to Richmond on July 18 at 2pm for Special Session, segment 3.  The House and Senate will return to the General Assembly to restore the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program (VMSDEP), to the pre-budget language. The new bill that each chamber has agreed to also includes $90 million over the next two years to support the program. We have also requested an independent study for this program to better understand how to improve it. We look forward to incorporating study findings into future legislation during our 2025 legislative session. 

As a Norfolk native and self proclaimed “Norfolk Girl”, I am deeply humbled to represent the 21st District as a member of the Virginia Senate in the  General Assembly.  It is truly an honor and privilege to serve the wonderful people of the 21st Senatorial District, especially those residing and/or employed, owning businesses, and having houses of worship, in the City of Norfolk.

Currently, the 21st Senatorial District covers about 93% of the City of Norfolk. I understand that this work cannot be done alone, and I assure you that I am committed to working together with everyone to make our city a more inclusive place, regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, or background. Thank you for allowing me to serve you, and I look forward to continuing to work towards a brighter future for Norfolk and to doing good work on your behalf.

140 members of the Virginia General Assembly were officially sworn into office on Wednesday, January 10, 2024. The General Assembly is composed of 40 members of the Senate of Virginia and 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates. The Freshman classes of both chambers were the most diverse group of individuals to ever serve in the legislature. Additionally, the first Black Speaker of the House in the history of the Commonwealth of Virginia was also elected during the 2024 session. The Virginia General Assembly truly reflects the diversity of Virginia, as we are a reflection of the people. 

We are now in a position to pass legislation that reflects the values of all Virginians, as Democrats hold the majority in both the Senate and House. While it is not an effortless process, and there will be disagreements on certain issues, I assure you that any decision I make will take into account the values, best interests and needs of the diverse population of the 21st Senatorial District and the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Virginia Senate Democratic Majority

We cannot so this job alone; I cannot do this job alone.  I need your help, input and support.  Please contact my office with any issues and/or concerns you may have via our Constituent Services page.  Me and my office team are here to help you.

Finally, throughout my years in public service, I have been blessed with the unwavering support, votes, donations, and prayers of so many amazing people. I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to serve as your Senator and represent the city that I hold dear to my heart. THANK YOU! With your continued support and encouragement, I look forward to doing good work on your behalf. Together, we can make a positive impact and create a brighter future for everyone.


Yours in service, 

Senator Angelia Williams Graves

Senate District 21



Are you a constituent in need of help or assistance? If yes, then look no further! Our Constituent Services page has all the information you need regarding how my office team can assist you. And in case you still require further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help you in any way possible.

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"I have been your councilwoman.  I have been your Delegate. It is my honor to be your Senator!"  ~Angelia


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