The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2004
African Americans comprise more than three of every 10 residents of Hampton Roads. Only recently, however, has this population translated into a large number of elected representatives in the Virginia General Assembly. This year, there are eight elected African American legislators in Richmond who claim Hampton Roads as their home. We explore their power and influence, noting that many do not yet possess the seniority to wield extensive influence. All eight legislators are Democrats and serve in a statehouse dominated by Republicans.
Regional Studies Institute, Old Dominion University, "Part 6: The Role and Influence of African American Legislators From Hampton Roads" (2004). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 127.