Locke, Mamie, Virginia Senate District 2

Locke, Mamie, Virginia Senate District 2


Part of Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth and York
Capitol 804.698.7502district02@senate.virginia.gov
P.O. Box 9048 • Hampton, VA 23670
P 757.825.5880 • F 757.825.7327
LA: Theressa E. Parker


Senate Committes: 

Education and Health 

General Laws and Technology 

Rehabilitaion and Social Services 


Personal Information

Birthday: March 19

Place of Birth: Brandon, MS

Religion: Roman Catholic

Membership & Affiliation:
National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Past President and Council Member

Former member of Editorial Board for the National Political Science Review

American Political Science Association, former Council member 1993 Program Committee

Editorial Board PS: Politics and Political Science

Organized Section of Women and Politics Research, Secretary and Board member 1994-1999

Southern Political Science Association

Former member of Committee on the Status of Women

Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences

Tougaloo College (B.A.)

Atlanta University (M.A., Ph.D.)

Certificate in Management Development, Harvard University

Certificate in Archives Administration, Emory University/Georgia Department of            Archives and History

Elected State/Local Office:
Hampton City Council, 1996-2004

Mayor, 2000-2004

Vice Mayor 1998-2000

Professor of Political Science, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia

Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad (Egypt), 1986

Outstanding Young Women of America, 1987, 1988

Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1990

Who’s Who Among Black Americans, 1992

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 1994

Pathfinder Award for Continued Support through Civic Excellence and Social   Activism

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Gamma Iota Chapter, 1996

Plaque for Meritorious Community Service and Excellence in Academic Leadership Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Gamma Iota Chapter, 1998

Outstanding President Award, Mid-Atlantic Region Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., 1998

Peninsula Women’s Forum, Outstanding Woman in Government, 1999

Outstanding Public Service Award, Conference of Minority Public Administrators, 2000

Martin Luther King Memorial Award, Old Dominion University, 2001

Lawrence Bethel Woman of Courage Award, 100 Black Men of America, 2001

Marguerite Adams Award for Political Action, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., 2001

Distinguished Citizen of the Year, CHUMS, Inc., 2002

“Mayor of the Year,” Old Northampton Community Organization, 2002

Humanitarian Award, National Conference for Community and Justice, 2002

Citizen of the Year, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2003

Trailblazer Award, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, 2003

Distinguished Woman Award, Newport News/Hampton Chapter, Continental      Societies, Incorporated, 2006

Citizen of the Year, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 2006

Spirit and Leadership Award, Alternatives, Inc., 2007

Senator of the Year, American Council of Engineering Companies in Virginia, 2008

Legislator of the Year, Virginia Association of Roofing Professionals, 2010

Diane Blair Award for Outstanding Achievement in Politics and Government

Southern Political Science Association, 2010

Legislator of the Year, Virginia Education Association, 2010

Legislator of the Year, Virginia Court Clerks’ Association, 2011

Trailblazer Award, Virginia Leadership Institute, 2011