Joseph (Joe) D. Morrissey (D-SS16)
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Capitol: 804.698.7516
FAX: 804.698.7651
District: 804.737.1626
Room E614 Pocahontas Building 900 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219

District Office:
701 German School Road
Richmond, VA 23225
Elected: 2019    Next Election: 2023
Spouse: Myrna N.   DOB: 9/23/1957
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSubcommittee on Hemp
MemberSubcommittee on Criminal Law
MemberSubcommittee on Social Service and Corrections
MemberSubcommittee on Expungement
MemberSenate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
MemberSenate Committee on Local Government
MemberSenate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
MemberSenate Committee on Judiciary
MemberJoint Commission on Tobacco Region Revitalization
Counties Representing
Chesterfield / Dinwiddie / Hopewell City / Petersburg City / Prince George / Richmond City


Senator Joe Morrissey was born in Washington, D.C. on September 23, 1957. He received his bachelor's degree in Chemistry and Economics from the University of Virginia. Senator Morrissey went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University and his Master of Law degree at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

​Senator Morrissey was elected the City of Richmond's Commonwealth's Attorney in 1989 and served in that role until 1993. Upon leaving his role as Commonwealth's Attorney in Richmond, Senator Morrissey practiced law as a criminal defense attorney until 2018.

Senator Morrissey served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2008 until 2015 and was elected the State Senator representing the 16th Senatorial District in November 2019.

Joe proudly represents District 16 in the Virginia State Senate. District 16 encompasses the City of Richmond (part), the City of Hopewell (all), the City of Petersburg (all), Chesterfield County (part), Prince George County (part), and Dinwiddie County (part).