|Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 2nd district
|Preceded by||W. Henry Maxwell|
|Mayor of Hampton, Virginia|
|Preceded by||Joseph Spencer II|
|Succeeded by||Charles A. Wornom|
March 19, 1954 |
|Alma mater||Tougaloo College
|Committees||Education and Health
General Laws and Technology
Rehabilitation and Social Services
Mamie E. Locke (born March 19, 1954, in Brandon, Mississippi) is an African-American politician and educator. A Democrat, she was a member of the Hampton, Virginia city council 1996–2004, and mayor 2000–2004. Since 2004, she has been a member of the Senate of Virginia from the 2nd district. She currently represents parts of the cities of Hampton, Newport News and Portsmouth, plus part of York County. She is also Professor of Political Science and Dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Hampton University.[update]
Locke received a B.A. degree in history and political science from Tougaloo College in 1976. She then attended Atlanta University for advanced political science studies, receiving an M.A. in 1978 and a Ph.D. in 1984. She also completed a program in Middle Eastern studies at the American University in Cairo in 1986.
In 2003, she won a three-way Democratic primary for the 2nd Senate district nomination with 48.11% of the vote. She then won the general election over Republican P. K. Bomersheim and independent J. B. Hobson with 64.75%.
In 2007, Locke was unopposed.
In 2011, she defeated Republican Tom E. Harmon IV with 65.39% of the vote.
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- "Mamie Locke; Virginia State Senate - District 2". Retrieved 2012-11-16.
- "Commonwealth of Virginia; June 10, 2003 election - primaries". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
- "General Election - November 4, 2003". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
- "November 6, 2007 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
- "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
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- "Senator Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)". Richmond Sunlight.
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Mamie E. Locke (VA) profile
- Follow the Money - Mamie Locke
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