Senator Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk)

Photo of Kenneth Alexander
Party
Democratic
District
5: Chesapeake City (Part), Norfolk City (Part) [map]
Took Office
September 2012
Next Election
November 2019
Committees
Commerce and Labor, Finance, Transportation, Constitutional Amendments, Reapportionment, Referenda
Age
50
Website
senatorkennethcalexander.com
Copatroning Habits
61% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 56% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 51% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
13% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

Virginian-Pilot: With quick win, Kenny Alexander will be Norfolk's first new mayor in 22 years

May 3, 2016
With quick win, Kenny Alexander will be Norfolk's first new mayor in 22 yearsKenny Alexander, a state senator and Norfolk native, will become the city's next mayor after a commanding victory Tuesday night. Alexander, 49, will be the first African American to hold the position, a feat that many of his supporters described ...and more »

Thenewjournalandguide: Kenneth Alexander Berkley Born & Bred; Now Runs For Mayor

April 21, 2016
Kenneth Alexander Berkley Born & Bred; Now Runs For MayorAlexander, who is now a Virginia state senator, is a ?Berkley Boy? as his long time homies call each other. He did not stray far; he inherited his father's business in his childhood community ? Metropolitan Funeral Service. This spring, he is competing ...and more »

WAVY-TV: Sen. Kenny Alexander announces run for Norfolk mayor

November 9, 2015
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) ? Less than a week after his unopposed re-election, Virginia State Senator Kenny Alexander (D) announced he wants to be the next mayor of Norfolk. Sen. Alexander, who represents the 5th District, made the announcement Monday ...State Senator Kenny Alexander to run for mayor of Norfolkwtkr.comall 6 news articles »

13newsnow.com: Kenny Alexander wins big in Norfolk mayoral race

May 2, 2016
NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- For the first time in more than two decades, Norfolk has a new mayor. State Senator Kenneth Alexander enjoyed a sizeable margin of victory, taking more than 51% of the votes. That was more than double the percentage captured by ...

Thenewjournalandguide: Spruill Announces For 5th Dist. Senate Seat Vacated By Alexander

May 5, 2016
By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide HAMPTON ROADS State Delegate Lionell Spruill has wasted no time in announcing his intentions to run for State Senator Kenneth Alexander's seat, now that Alexander has been elected mayor of ...

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These are all of the video clips of Kenneth Alexander’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2009. There are 66 video clips in all.

Bills

  • SB317: Veterans Docket Act; established, report.
  • SB394: Health care; plan to increase transparency in delivery, etc.
  • SB644: Battery; public transportation operators; penalty.
  • SB669: Highway maintenance payments; bicycle lanes.
  • SJ7: Constitutional amendment; real property tax exemption for certain primary residences.
  • SB9: Civil immunity; forcible entry of motor vehicle to remove unattended companion animal.
  • SB195: Bicycles, electric personal assistive mobility devices, etc.; requirement of red rear lights.
  • SB209: State Corporation Commission; insurance assessments.
  • SB210: Automobile clubs; repeals provisions relating to licensure and operations.
  • SB230: Income tax withholding; employer penalties.
  • SB317: Veterans Docket Act; established, report.
  • SB338: Higher educational institutions; study abroad programs.
  • SB394: Health care; plan to increase transparency in delivery, etc.
  • SB395: Investor-owned electric utilities; establishment of protocols for energy efficiency programs.
  • SB592: Vital records; amending death certificates.
  • SB594: Certificates of death; electronic registration.
  • SB595: Dead human bodies; storage of body for more than 48 hours prior to disposition.
  • SB596: Death certificates; extends time for filing medical certification of death.
  • SB602: Virginia Economic Development Incentive Grant Program; extends award of grants for eligible project.
  • SB609: Academic credit; industry credentials.
  • SB625: Port Opportunity Fund; funds appropriated for grants, exception.
  • SB639: Health insurance; proton radiation therapy coverage decisions.
  • SB644: Battery; public transportation operators; penalty.
  • SB669: Highway maintenance payments; bicycle lanes.
  • SJ7: Constitutional amendment; real property tax exemption for certain primary residences.
  • SJ72: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Thomas W. Moss, Jr.
  • SJ129: Public Transportation Safety Day; designating as April 29, 2016, & each succeeding year thereafter.
  • SR78: Commending Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Iota Omega Chapter.
  • SB616: Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Department of; elimination of Department, etc.
  • SB729: Credit life and credit accident and sickness insurance; reports.
  • SB781: Passing with a double yellow line; drivers allowed to pass a pedestrian, bicycle, skateboard, etc.
  • SB838: Armed forces member; immediate family of a member of armed forces may obtain state resident license.
  • SB881: Safety and Health Codes Board; establishment of Voluntary Protection Program.
  • SB895: Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Board of; clarifies definition of embalming.
  • SB896: Child labor laws; appeal procedures.
  • SB951: Dead bodies; disposition of remains or burial of decedent.
  • SB1024: Apprenticeship-related instruction.
  • SB1106: Veterans; unclaimed cremains.
  • SB1145: Local school board members; professional development.
  • SB1332: Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission.
  • SB1333: Virginia Public Procurement Act; small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses.
  • SB1363: Virginia Health Benefit Exchange; created.
  • SB1364: Income tax, corporate; apportionment of income for manufacturers, exemptions.
  • SB1375: School boards; elections; City of Norfolk.
  • SJ87: Appalachian Cherokee Nation, Incorporated; General Assembly to extend state recognition.
  • SJ286: Commemorating the life and legacy of Benjamin Franklin Butler.
  • SJ314: Commending Thomas M. Little.
  • SJ315: Commending the Honorable Gwendolyn Jones Jackson.
  • SR79: Commending Palmer Stillman.
  • SR99: Celebrating the life of Bonnie Estelle McEachin.
  • SR105: Commending Frank Duke.
  • SB23: Conflicts of Interests Acts, State & Local Government and General Assembly; gifts, disclosures.
  • SB24: Downtown and Midtown Tunnels; use by law enforcement, school buses, emergency medical vehicles, etc.
  • SB26: Public comment and transparency; presentation of proposals to Committees of the General Assembly.
  • SB70: Insurer insolvencies; refunds of surplus funds.
  • SB90: Norfolk, City of; changes length of term for school board members.
  • SB91: Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; comprehensive agreement.
  • SB198: Charter; City of Norfolk.
  • SB199: Service districts; different classifications of property may be taxed based on benefit received.
  • SB246: Funeral services; cremation.
  • SB304: Dead human bodies; establishes a process for disposition for unclaimed bodies.
  • SB403: Dead bodies; disposition.
  • SB404: Virginia Health Club Act; changes term health spa to health club throughout Act.
  • SB616: Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Department of; elimination of Department, etc.
  • SJ6: Commending Andolyn Medina.
  • SJ87: Appalachian Cherokee Nation, Incorporated; extends state recognition.
  • SJ94: Commending the Norfolk Chamber Consort on its 45th anniversary.
  • SJ110: Celebrating the life of Kathryn Brown Bibbins.
  • SJ127: Celebrating the life of Joshua P. Darden, Jr.
  • SJ5039: Commending Donald R. Buma.
  • SB699: Medical malpractice; expert witness certification, court may conduct an in camera review.
  • SB700: Taxes on fuels; issuance of bonds.
  • SB823: Writ of actual innocence; joint motion for petitions.
  • SB836: Fraud; court may vacate judgment of criminal conviction.
  • SB1147: Cemetery Board; resale of interment rights by churches or religious organizations.
  • SB1194: Juveniles; alleged to be truant, development of truancy plan.
  • SB1374: Schools; interventions for those denied accreditation and failing to demonstrate progress.
  • SJ271: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Yvonne Bond Miller.
  • SJ286: Commending the Lake Taylor High School football team.
  • SJ294: Public schools; encouraged to promote ideals, heroes, and successes of nonviolence.
  • SJ301: Celebrating the life of Leeser Boone Howell.
  • SJ326: Appalachian Cherokee Nation of Virginia; State recognition.
  • SJ333: Celebrating the life of Dr. Virginia R. Armstrong.
  • SJ395: Celebrating the life of Athaline S. Fisher.
  • SJ396: Commending Divine Baptist Church.
  • SR39: Celebrating the life of the Reverend John R. Briggs, Sr.
  • HB886: Truancy; Board of Education shall promulgate regulations to address.
  • HB887: Student suspension or expulsion from school; requires superintendent to ensure continued education.
  • HB888: Companion animals, tethering of; allows any locality to regulate by ordinance.
  • HB889: Tolls; collected for use of Midtown or Downtown Tunnels between Norfolk and Portsmouth.
  • HB890: Mortgage foreclosure; right to reinstatement.
  • HB891: Mobile infrared transmitters; violation of prohibition on operation of nonemergency vehicles.
  • HB892: Highway Construction Projects Trust Fund; established.
  • HB1125: Dead bodies; requires court authorization for locality to pay reasonable expenses for disposition.
  • HB1190: Workers' compensation; injured employee's choice of pharmacy providers shall not be restricted.
  • HB1297: Tolls; use to fund other facility.
  • HJ123: School attendance; Board of Education to study causes of chronic school absenteeism, etc.
  • HJ368: Commending Mary Lettie Toodle Norman.
  • HJ369: Commending Dr. Deborah M. DiCroce.
  • HR29: Commending Jeryl Rose Phillips.
  • HR581: Commending Irene Saunders Hoffler.
  • HB207: Police lineups; establishes a uniform procedure to be used by all law-enforcement agencies.
  • HB1385: Cemetery Board; exemptions from licensure.
  • HB1659: Funeral services; prerequisites for cremation.
  • HB1660: Special elections; filling vacancies in certain local offices.
  • HB1661: Disposition of dead bodies; payment of expenses.
  • HB1662: Prisoners; mandatory testing for human immunodeficiency virus.
  • HB1663: Mental health services; conditions for licensure of providers.
  • HB1664: Products liability; when cause of action accrues.
  • HB1665: Mortgage foreclosures; notices and reinstatement right.
  • HB2017: Death certificates; organ procurement organizations to determine suitability of organs for donation.
  • HB2018: Cemetery Board; establish requirements for resale of interment rights in cemetery, exemptions.
  • HB2452: Virginia Tort Claims Act; abolishes sovereign immunity up to maximum limits of statutory cap.
  • HJ581: Commending Cheryl Mathis.
  • HJ582: Commending Sentara Healthcare.
  • HJ583: Commending Josephine Demmons McBride.
  • HJ584: Celebrating the life of Edith R. Jones.
  • HJ585: Celebrating the life of Raymond H. Norman, Sr.
  • HJ586: Producer licensing examination candidates; Bureau of Insurance within SCC to collect information.
  • HJ858: Commending WHRO on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
  • HR68: Celebrating the life of Joseph Robert Brooks, Jr.
  • HB200: Service districts annual tax; shall only be levied upon specific classification of real estate.
  • HB201: Human remains; proper handling by funeral establishment.
  • HB202: Campaign finance disclosure; person filing to attach a copy of most recent bank statement.
  • HB203: Wrongful incarceration; definition, compensation.
  • HB204: Customer telecommunications services; authorization and verification for products on telephone bill.
  • HB205: Residential property insurance; duty of insurer to repair damages.
  • HB206: Aboveground liquid fertilizer storage tanks; requires localities to adopt ordinance that regulates.
  • HB207: Police lineups; establishes a uniform procedure to be used by all law-enforcement agencies.
  • HB215: Campaign telephone calls; prohibits campaign person from falsifying identification information.
  • HB318: Manufacturing facility; expands definition to include those used in creation of intangible property.
  • HB319: Funeral services; prerequisites for cremation.
  • HB937: Boiler and pressure vessels; fees for certification.
  • HB1385: Cemetery Board; exemptions from licensure.
  • HJ48: Hunger and malnutrition; joint subcommittee to study extent and cost thereof in State.
  • HJ231: Commending Irvin Lewis Powell.
  • HJ232: Commending Lester L. Burnett.
  • HR27: Celebrating the life of Lucias T. Mitchell.
  • HR28: Celebrating the life of Robert Ratliff.
  • HB215: Real estate tax; classification of residential property.
  • HB2219: Qualified voter; definition of residence.
  • HB2220: Animal control officers; localities may raise cap on salaries.
  • HB2221: Federal write-in absentee ballots; witness requirement.
  • HB2222: Limited liability companies; domestications and cancellations thereof.
  • HB2495: Child labor; permits children 17 years of age satisfying enumerated criteria to drive automobiles.
  • HB2496: Early voting pilot projects; State Board of Elections to establish for general elections in 2010.
  • HB2499: Aerospace Advisory Council; adds Director of Space Grant Consortium to serve as ex officio.
  • HB5009: Claims; Arthur Lee Whitfield.
  • HJ774: Celebrating the life of Staff Sergeant Jeremiah Emmanuel McNeal.
  • HJ1039: Celebrating the life of Levi E. Willis, Sr.
  • HB196: Accident and sickness insurance, group; coverage for full-time students.
  • HB215: Real estate tax; classification of residential property.
  • HB216: Organs and tissue, transplantable; consent to remove.
  • HB217: Tethering of animals; makes certain acts associated therewith Class 3 misdemeanor.
  • HB577: Campus police; report of certain incidents to local law-enforcement agency.
  • HB673: Animals; clarifies several standards of welfare.
  • HB674: Aging, Department for; four-year plan therefor, report.
  • HB1317: Subaqueous lands; Marine Resources Commission to convey parcels of previously filled lands.
  • HB1422: Cemeteries; access thereto located on private property.
  • HB1423: Cemeteries; purchasing property containing private cemetery shall not be moved, relocated, etc.
  • HB1545: Consumer Protection Act; advertising at price after rebate.
  • HJ222: Celebrating the life of John T. Fisher, Jr.
  • HJ226: Commending the Jewish families of Berkley, Virginia.
  • HJ342: Commending the Norfolk Botanical Garden on the occasion of its 70th anniversary.
  • HJ438: Commending Vandeventer Black LLP on the occasion of its 125th anniversary.
  • HJ453: Celebrating the life of Sergeant William R. Howdeshell.
  • HB155: Residential property; permits localities to tax at a lower rate.
  • HB1299: Preneed Funeral Contract Recovery Fund; created.
  • HB1300: Funeral services licensees, funeral directors, and embalmers; continuing education requirements.
  • HB1302: Life insurance; payment of benefits to designee of beneficiary.
  • HB1622: Accident and sickness insurance, group; student medical leave of absence.
  • HB1635: Workers' compensation; occupational disease presumption of police officers of Norfolk Airport Auth.
  • HB1642: Voter registration records; clarifies duties of general registrars and State Board of Elections.
  • HB1658: Real property; survey of property required when purchased by public bodies.
  • HB1730: Real property; establishes separate classes for purposes of taxation rates.
  • HB2098: Tethering of animals; certain acts associated therewith Class 3 misdemeanor.
  • HB3052: Election officers; appointment of high school students age 16 or older to serve as interns.
  • HB3123: Housing authorities; must hold at least one public hearing to receive views of citizens.
  • HJ567: SOL; Department of Education to include standards regarding instruction on animal safety, etc..
  • HJ759: Celebrating the life of Beatrice J. Jennings.
  • HJ839: Celebrating the life of Geneva Harper Revell.
  • HJ842: Commending the New Frontier Church of God in Christ and its 40th anniversary Convocation.
  • HB151: Resident trainee; name changed to funeral service interns.
  • HB152: Felony arrest warrants; magistrates to issue only under certain circumstances.
  • HB153: Halal food; regulation of sale, penalty.
  • HB154: Campus police; local law-enforcement agency to be notified of certain reports.
  • HB155: Residential property; permits localities to tax at a lower rate.
  • HB1299: Preneed Funeral Contract Recovery Fund; created.
  • HB1300: Funeral services licensees, funeral directors, and embalmers; continuing education requirements.
  • HB1301: Death benefits; definition excludes payments under a life insurance contract.
  • HB1302: Life insurance; payment of benefits to designee of beneficiary.
  • HB1303: Small Estate Act; modifies collection of personal property by affidavit provision.
  • HB1419: Housing authorities; requirements of public hearings.
  • HJ209: Humane treatment of animals; report.
  • HJ277: Celebrating the life of Edna Joyce.
  • HJ348: Commending Marie G. Young.
  • HJ414: Celebrating the life of Harry A. Snyder.
  • HJ456: Commending Franklin R. Bowers.
  • HJ5118: Commending Pastor E. James Eaddy.