Delegate Sam Rasoul at Virginia General Assembly
1.14.2019
By Roanoke College News

Rasoul at Va. General Assembly as it marks 400 years

The Virginia General Assembly is the oldest continuous law-making body in North America. It was established as the House of Burgesses in Jamestown in 1619. It was then and is now a legislative body comprised of “citizen legislators,” elected representatives that serve in a part-time capacity meeting full-time responsibilities.

When the General Assembly session gaveled on Jan. 9, 2019, marking 400 years since its establishment, one of Roanoke College’s own was on the floor as a member of this historic legislative body. A 2002 graduate of Roanoke College graduate, Rasoul has been a member of the House of Delegates since 2014, representing the 11th district (Roanoke area.) Rasoul, a Democrat, serves as the Minority Caucus Secretary.