One of the best aspects of lobbying the General Assembly is the personal relationships you make with the legislators, as well as others, during your time in Capitol Square. One delegate, in particular, Kenny Alexander (D-89, Norfolk), has become a favorite of ours. To learn why, we recommend our interview with him: Part One, here; Part Two, here. He's very good natured, very warm and open to all ideas. He gives you a fair hearing. He also skyrocketed from a 12 rating on the 2004-05 Family Foundation Scorecard to a 55 on the 2006-07 report, most of it on the strength of the '07 session, making him one of the highest rated Democrats on our scorecard.

Today it was reported in the Richmond Times-Dispatch that Delegate Alexander was elected chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus. Congratulations to him on the high honor! We look forward to keeping open our dialogue with him and expanding it throughout the entire caucus.