The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2001
The region’s political power in the Commonwealth has fallen precipitously over the past decade. The recent legislative redistricting process reduced the number of Hampton Roads delegates and sena-tors by about 15 percent, and the region has lost nearly all of its most senior and powerful legislators. We are at a low ebb in terms of political clout in Richmond, but brighter times may be on the horizon.
Regional Studies Institute, Old Dominion University, "Part 5: Population and Politics: Virginia Legislative Redistricting and the Decline of Political Power" (2001). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 150.