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Virginia Legislative Black Caucus Announces New Leadership Team Through 2026 Session

Senator Lamont Bagby elected Chair; Delegate-elect Joshua Cole elected Vice Chair; Senator-elect Angelia Williams Graves elected Secretary


From the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus:


Richmond, Va – The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus is pleased to announce its new leadership team through the 2026 session.

Senator Lamont Bagby – Chair
Delegate-elect Joshua Cole – Vice Chair
Senator-elect Angelia Williams Graves – Secretary
Delegate Sam Rasoul – Treasurer
Delegate Luke Torian – Chaplain

“I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve as Chair of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus,” said Senator Lamont Bagby. “This General Assembly is more diverse and more representative of our Commonwealth than ever before. And it is up to us to deliver on our promise to make Virginia the best place to live, work and raise a family.  I am proud of the historic size of our caucus and am eager to get to work.”

“It is truly humbling to be trusted by my colleagues to serve as the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus’ Vice-Chair,” said Delegate-elect Joshua Cole. “We have so much more work to do to ensure that every Virginian, regardless of their zip code, has a fair shot to live the American Dream. Whether that be by pursuing economic justice, criminal justice reform, or ensuring reproductive freedom, the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus is ready to get to work and deliver for the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

“I’m honored that my colleagues in the VLBC would elect me as the Secretary of the caucus,” said Senator-elect Angelia Williams Graves.  “With a historic number of members, we are certainly up to the challenge of delivering for our constituents and continuing to move the Commonwealth forward.”

“It’s my pleasure to serve on the Executive Committee of the strongest VLBC in Virginia’s history.  We will be bold in moving the Commonwealth forward.” said Delegate Sam Rasoul

About the VLBC: The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus (VLBC)  consists of 32 members of the Virginia General Assembly. The VLBC is committed to improving the economic, educational, political, and social conditions of African Americans and underrepresented groups in Virginia. A vital part of the VLBC’s mission is to raise the consciousness of others of the contributions made by African Americans to the Commonwealth and the Nation.


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