Senate of Virginia Seal

Mamie E. Locke

Democrat, District 23

Legislation Sponsored

Born in Brandon, Mississippi, on March 19, 1954; Tougaloo College (B.A.); Atlanta University (M.A., Ph.D.); Certificate in Management Development, Harvard University; Certificate in Archives Administration Emory University/Georgia Department of Archives and History ; Professor Of Political Science, Hampton University; member: Roman Catholic Church; Roman Catholic Church; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., life member; Links, Incorporated; Transitions (Family Violence Services), board member; NAACP, silver life member and former executive board member; TowneBank, former board member; Mayor of Hampton, 2000-2004; City Council, 1996-2000; Vice Mayor, 1998-2000 ; Fulbright Hays Award (American University in Cairo);Outstanding Public Service Award, Conference of Minority Public Administrators; Martin Luther King Memorial Award, Old Dominion University; Lawrence Bethel Woman of Courage Award, 100 Black Men of America; Marguerite Adams Award for Political Action, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Peninsula Women's Forum, Thomas Nelson Community College, Outstanding Woman in Government; Outstanding Young Women of America; Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Hampton University; Who's Who Among Black Americans; Who's Who Among America's Teachers; Humanitarian Award, NCCJ; Trailblazer Award, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority; Distinguished Citizen of the Year, CHUMS, Inc.; Citizen of the Year, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; Recipient, Diane Blair Award, Outstanding Achievement in Politics and Government, Southern Political Science Association; Trailblazer Award, Virginia Leadership Institute; Legislator of the Year - Virginia Court Clerk's Association, Virginia Education Association, Virginia Association of Roofing Professionals; Strong Men and Strong Women in Virginia History, Library of Virginia/Dominion Resources; William H Butts Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Disability Community; Virginia Chamber of Commerce Military and Veterans Affairs Advocate Award; NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Defender of Choice Award ; Member of the Senate: 2004-

District 23 Description
All of Hampton City.
Parts of Newport News City.

Studies and Commissions
Groups that discuss and research specific subject matter in regards to legislation or public projects.

Administrative Rules, Joint Commission on
American Revolution 250 Commission
Booker T. Washington Commemorative Commission
Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee
Commission to Study Slavery and Subsequent De Jure and De Facto Racial and Economic Discrimination Against African Americans
Early Childhood Care and Education, Commission
Elementary & Secondary Education Funding, Joint Subcommittee to Study
Emancipation Proclamation and Freedom Monument Subcommittee
Emancipation Proclamation and Freedom Monument Subcommittee Work Group #1 Virginians on the Monument
Enslaved African Americans in Virginia, Task Force to Assist in Identification of the History of Formerly
Fort Monroe Authority Board of Trustees
Freedom of Information Advisory Council
Governor's Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates
Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission
Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Board
Health Care, Joint Commission on
Higher Education Funding Policies Joint Subcommittee
History of Lynching in Virginia Work Group
Intergovernmental Cooperation, Virginia Commission on
Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, Virginia Council on
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Trustees
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission
Joint Rules
Joint Subcommittee on Tax Policy
King, Jr., Dr. Martin Luther, Memorial Commission
Maternal Health Data and Quality Measures, Task Force on
MEI Project Approval Commission
Project Coordinator Subcommittee
Redistricting Commission, Virginia
Tribute to Senator Yvonne Miller Work Group
Uprooting Black Communities by Public Institutions of Higher Education, Commission to Study the History of the
Virginia Housing Commission
Women of Virginia, Commemorative Commission to Honor the Contributions of the
Women's Monument, Commission for the Continuing Preservation and Development of the Virginia

Contact Information

Legislative Staff

Theressa Parker, Chief of Staff; Sharon Duodu, Legislative Aide; Karin Owens, Legislative Aide

Session Office

General Assembly Building
Room No: 1407
Senate of Virginia
P. O. Box 396
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 698-7523
Fax: (804) 698-7651

Email Address

District Office

P.O. Box 9048
Hampton, VA 23670
Phone: (757) 825-5880
Fax: (757) 825-7327