Woodlawn student connects with legislators

Caroline Tornquist, a student at H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program, met with state Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st) as she geared up to serve as House Speaker pro tempore in the 2018 Model General Assembly session.

Two of the three state senators in Arlington’s legislative delegation will chair committees in the 2020 session, which opens Jan. 8.

State Sen. Janet Howell (D-32nd) has been tapped to chair the Senate Committee on Finance, while Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st) will chair the Committee on Rehabilitation & Social Services.

Democrats won control of the state Senate in the Nov. 5 elections, and will enter the 60-day session with a 21-19 majority. State Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Fairfax/Falls Church) will be Senate Majority Leader.

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