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The Senate of Virginia consists of 40 members. Each member is elected for a
term of four years and receives an annual salary of $18,000. A Senator represents
approximately 176,000 citizens of the Commonwealth. Members of the Senate
serve four-year terms, which commences on the 2nd Wednesday in January.
The Lieutenant Governor is the presiding officer of the Senate and is elected in a
statewide election for a four-year term. In the event of his absence, the President
pro tempore carries out the duties of the presiding officer. The President pro
tempore is elected by the Senate for a term of four years.
The Clerk of the Senate is elected by the Senate. The Clerk's duties are overseeing
the daily operations of the Senate, maintaining all Senate records, keeping the
daily Journal, and referring bills to committees.
Excerpted from General Assembly site...[Link]