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Alexander Named Black Caucus Leader

Anita Kumar

Del. Kenneth Cooper Alexander (D-Norfolk) was elected the chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus.

Alexander replaces former Del. Dwight Clinton Jones (D-Richmond), who was elected Richmond's mayor on Nov. 4.

In the past, the caucus has worked to reform the payday lending industry, make voting more accessible, increase gun control, expand health insurance for low-income residents and add money for training on racial-profiling awareness.

The General Assembly has 14 African American legislators. Last year, members led four Senate committees and gained seats on the legislature's two powerful money committees.

By Anita Kumar  |  December 16, 2008; 11:19 AM ET
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