VPAP.org has another good visualization showing the value of their securities portfolios of our legislators in Richmond.
The 15 richest legislators are,
1) Sen. Bill DeSteph (R; $6.8 million+), 2) Del. Kathleen Murphy (D; $3.1 million+), 3) Sen. Tommy Norment (R; $2.7 million+), 4) Sen. Janet Howell (D; $2.2 million+), 5) Del. Scott Garrett (R; $2 million+), 6) Sen. Ben Chafin (R; $1.8 million+), 7) Del. Kaye Kory (D; $1.7 million+), 8) Del. Mark Levine (D; $1.6 million+), 8) Sen. Mark Obenshain (R; $1.6 million+), 10) Del. Rip Sullivan (D; $1.5 million+), 11) Sen. Scott Surovell (D; $1.3 million+), 12) Del. Chris Jones (R; $1.2 million+), 12) Sen. Dick Saslaw (D; $1.2 million+); 14) Del. Danny Marshall (R; $1.1 million+), 15) Del. Dave LaRock (R; $1 million+).
Many of these legislators seem to have the majority of their money invested in Mutual Funds. But I have concerns about the number of legislators who own stock in Dominion. According to this chart, 8 Republicans and one Democrat hold stock in Dominion Energy. That’s half the number who own stock in Apple. But our legislators don’t cast votes pertaining to Apple but they do cast votes concerning Dominion.
It is surprising how many of our legislators have NO money invested in anything. Twenty-six have no investments whatsoever, Delegates Lee Carter (Democratic Socialist), Chris Hurst (D), Lashresce Aird (D), Danica Roem (D), Emily Brewer (R), Will Morefield (R), Sam Rasoul (D), Kelly Fowler (D), Jeff Bourne (D), Lamont Bagby (D), Elizabeth Guzman (D), Hala Ayala (D), Debra Rodman (D), Chris Collins (R), Charniele Herring (D), John McGuire (R), Cliff Hayes (D), Steve Heretick (D), Joe Lindsey (D), Jeion Ward (D), Kathy Byron (R), Charles Poindexter (R); Senators Dave Marsden (D), Rosalyn Dance (D), Emmett Hanger (R), Bill Carrico (R).
Click here for the interactive visualization.