Stephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a lecture, "Reviewing the 2022 Midterm Elections and Previewing the 2023 Legislative Session,” at the Virginia Business Journal Forum in Richmond.
Professor Farnsworth also appeared in several media reports, including:
Virginia Special Election Could Change Future of Abortion Rights (WRC TV DC)
“If the Republicans retain this seat and it is a 21-19 Senate, then any deal that Republicans might make with Senator Morrissey on the abortion restrictions but could get to a 20-20 tie and that tie be broken by the Republican pro-life Lieutenant Governor,” said Stephen Farnsworth.
General Assembly to reconvene in Richmond (Cardinal News)
“A lot of lawmakers have new districts, some of them are running against each other, and as a result the top priority is going to be a session that ends promptly,” said Stephen J. Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington. “That means a lot more of the contentious issues will be stalled, killed in committee perhaps or maybe kept off the agenda until next year. “
Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth, who is director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies; Professor of Geography Stephen P. Hanna; and Kate Seltzer, a 2021 graduate of UMW with degrees in political science and in communication and digital studies, are coauthors of a book chapter entitled, “Declining Rural Influence in Virginia Politics: Comparing Mark Warner’s 2001 and 2020 Elections,” which was published in the new book, Vibrant Virginia: Engaging the Commonwealth to Expand Economic Vitality, just published by Virginia Tech.
Further information on the book is available here: Link
Stephen Farnsworth, professor of Political Science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a lecture in Washington, "Previewing the 2022 Midterm Elections," to visiting Australian government and party officials participating in the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program. Dr. Farnsworth has previously lectured on U.S. politics for IVLP delegations visiting Washington from Zambia, Yemen, and Taiwan.