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. “