State chamber names Sen. Norment 'legislator of the year'

Staff writer

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce has named Sen. Thomas “Tommy” K. Norment as its legislator of the year for 2019.

The chamber calls its annual award “the business community’s premier legislative award honoring the lawmaker who demonstrates outstanding leadership on pro-business issues,” according to a news release from Norment’s office announcing the honor.

Norment, R-James City County, is the Senate majority leader and represents the 3rd Senate District. The district includes parts of James City and York counties, Poquoson, parts of Hampton and Suffolk, as well as the counties of King William, New Kent, Gloucester and King and Queen and parts of Isle of Wight and Surry counties.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the Chamber for my work this session, and it was truly humbling to be named Legislator of the Year,” Norment said in the release. “Receiving this honor after our successful effort to provide tax relief and strengthen the commonwealth’s reputation for strong fiscal stewardship recognizes just how important these achievements were to bolstering our businesses and our economy.”

Legislator of the year was one of four chamber awards Norment earned this year. He also won three Free Enterprise Awards for his efforts in legal reform, fiscal stewardship and tax reform.

“I am truly grateful to the Chamber for these awards, and will continue to work to advance Virginia’s reputation as being among American’s best states for business.”

Jack Jacobs, 757-298-6007,, @jajacobs_

Copyright © 2019, The Virginia Gazette