Ahead of the 2024 General Assembly session, Virginia Democrats and Republicans are picking their leadership. After winning narrow majorities in both the House of Delegates and the Senate, Democrats are poised to assume majority roles in the chambers, while the GOP will take up minority positions. 

This story was reported and written by our media partner The Virginia Mercury

Here’s who the parties have picked: 

Virginia Senate

  • Majority Leader: Sen. Scott Surovell, D-Fairfax 
  • Democratic Caucus Chair: Sen. Mamie Locke, D-Hampton
  • Democratic whips: Sen. Barbara Favola, D-Arlington, and Sen. Lamont Bagby, D-Richmond
  • Minority Leader: Sen. Ryan McDougle, R-Hanover
  • Republican Caucus Chair: Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg 
  • Republican whips: Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin, and Sen. Bryce Reeves, R-

Virginia House of Delegates

  • House Speaker: Del. Don Scott, D-Portsmouth 
  • Majority Leader: Del. Charniele Herring, D-Alexandria 
  • Democratic Caucus Chair: Del. Kathy Tran, D-Fairfax 
  • Minority Leader: Del. Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah 
  • Republican Caucus Chair: Del. Amanda Batten, R-James City
  • Republican whip: Del. Michael Webert, R-Fauquier