Republicans Elevate Additional Women to VA Supreme Court


This year, the General Assembly elected Judge Teresa Chafin to the Supreme Court of Virginia, and Judge Patricia West as the newest judge on the State Corporation Commission.

Judge West’s election to the State Corporation Commission means women will now hold the majority on this important court. Justice-elect Chafin is the fourth woman elected to the Supreme Court since 2001 (Kinser, 2010; Powell, 2011; McClanahan, 2011; Chafin, 2019).

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