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Members of the Virginia State Crime Commission

The Commission consists of 13 members that include nine legislative members, three non-legislative citizen members, and one state official as follows: six members of the House of Delegates to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates in accordance with the principles of proportional representation contained in the Rules of the House of Delegates; three members of the Senate to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; three non-legislative citizen members to be appointed by the Governor; and the Attorney General or his designee. Non-legislative citizen members must be citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The term of each appointee is for two years, except that the Attorney General and legislative members shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office. The Commission elects a chairman and vice-chairman annually, who shall be members of the General Assembly.

Senator Thomas K. Norment, Jr.

3rd District Chair

Senator Janet D. Howell

32nd District

Senator Mark D. Obenshain

26th District

Kristine R. Hall

Policy Director, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
Gubernatorial Appointee

Sheriff Arthur Townsend Jr.

Lunenburg County Designee for Attorney General Gubernatorial Appointee

Chief John Venuti

Associate Vice President of Campus Safety/Chief of Police, VCU Police Department
Gubernatorial Appointee



Delegate Robert B. Bell

58th District Vice-Chair

Delegate Richard L. Anderson

51st District

Delegate C. Todd Gilbert

15th District

Delegate Charniele L. Herring

46th District

Delegate G. Manoli Loupassi

68th District

Delegate Jennifer L. McClellan

71st District

Cynthia E. Hudson

Chief Deputy, Attorney General's Office
Designee for Attorney General Mark R. Herring